Adult Faith Formation
St. Stephen's Parish Studies and Discusses Respect Life Curriculum
The Respect Life Curriculum for High School, College and Adult Study is a program sponsored by the Knights for Life, and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Here at St. Stephen’s it is being utilized for Adult Faith Formation study, with groups beginning October 14, for a series of 15 weeks. If interested in learning more, feel free to drop in on a session. Meetings are held Mondays 8:45-10:15 a.m. in the Archbishop Romero Room; Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. in FCC 10; and Wednesday webinar (for you to join in on from home) 9-10:30 p.m.
Rediscover: is an invitation to find meaning and purpose in life, a sense of belonging, inner peace and strength and true freedom through the depth and beauty of our Catholic faith. It is a pre-evangelization, evangelization and catechesis initiative that supports outreach to all Catholics and provides formation opportunities to deepen our faith and help bring us together to celebrate the gift of our faith. Rediscover: complements the good work being done in this parish and in parishes throughout his local Church. >Click here to learn more.
Second Book Announced for Rediscover Initiative
Many people desire a personal prayer life that is deep and ongoing. In Time for God, author Fr. Jacques Philippe focuses on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing God in solitude and silence in order to enter into intimate, loving communion with him. Practicing this kind of prayer regularly empowers us to respond to his call to holiness.
The books are available for $7 in the parish office.
St. Stephen's Men's Group
Our mission is to foster a deeper faith experience. We meet weekly in small groups to share, encourage and build a brotherhood. The discussions are spirited and straight shooting, focusing on daily challenges and what God calls us to be. Participation is optional – listening is perfectly acceptable. The commitment is flexible, come when you can.
MEETING TIMES: Mondays 5:30-7:00 p.m., or Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m., Fridays 5:30-7:00 p.m. or Sundays 7:00-8:30 p.m. in various locations (check the electronic monitors for specific locations any given day). For more information, contact the parish office at 763-421-2471.
As iron sharpens iron, so man sharpens his fellow man. Proverbs 27:17
As always, shaving is optional!
Want to Rediscover Catholicism?
There's an App for That!
All App Versions Available Now!
The FREE Rediscover app versions for iPhone and iPad are available
on the iTunes App Store. The FREE app for Android devices is available
at Google Play OR you can simply go to www.rediscoverapp.com to download.
Some of the features of the app:
• Over 400 short articles and videos on everything from God to culture
• A resource center for prayer, including over 150 prayers
• A calendar with events, daily Mass readings and reflections, and more
• Find parishes, Masses, and times for Confession and Eucharistic Adoration in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
• Customize with My Faith Life to journal thoughts, record questions, and set and track personal goals
Bible study shines light upon every one of God's words and creates rich discussions about faith and how to apply it to our daily lives and is completely FREE! >Click here to learn more.
Just Faith is a 30 week discussion/ faith sharing process to help participants deepen their understanding of the social justice principles of the Catholic Church. >Click here to learn more.
Marriage Encounter weekends provide a safe environment for spouses to examine their lives together. >Click here to learn more.
Women Of Wonder
"It's not always the understanding of life that is most important...but rather the believing in the wonder of it." ~ Flavia
Women of Wonder is a group for women of all ages dedicated to faith, fellowship, and service. >Click here to learn more.
The Catholic Spirit - official publication of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, >click here
Preparing for Sunday Liturgy, >click here