Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Studies and Seminars

Studies and Seminars

Saint Andrew strives to provide adult faith formation opportunities to parishioners here and in surrounding Catholic communities. To that end, our parish is proud to be hosting the Class of St. Padre Pio - Elk River as they complete the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute. One hundred and forty-four adults are a part of this program, with roughly a third coming from our parish!

We also have a parish-wide subscription to FORMED, a tremendous collection of Catholic movies, videos, studies, audio presentations, ebooks and more, available to you free of charge on any web-enabled device:

If you are interested in any of our ongoing ministry or prayer opportunities, please visit Get Involved. Additional adult formation opportunities are listed below.

Saint Andrew Catholic Church

7xh2r4iq2l6s2xw65bbqchk3bol.jpgOur next adult and teen Bible study at Saint Andrew will be the Great Adventure study Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance, led by Fr. Newton. This eight-session study will run Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM or Tuesday afternoons at 3:00 PM in the Cafeteria, beginning Thursday, October 25, or Tuesday, October 30. The cost for the study is $20—to register, contact Melissa at or 763-441-1483.


Diocese of St. Cloud

Women’s Day of Reflection

All women are invited to a Day of Reflection on Saturday, August 18, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm. Father Matthew Bonk, CSsR, will be the speaker.  He is a member of the Redemptorist Mission Preaching Team. The title of his talk is “Mary, A Woman of Purpose."  The day will begin with Mass at 8:30 AM, followed by breakfast. The day will include lunch and end by 2:15 PM.  The cost to attend is $15.  Send your RSVP, including check, to  Janis Fagin, 14585 31st Street, Clear Lake,  MN  55319. If you have questions please call MaryJo  at 320-339-3254 or Carol at 320-248-5976.

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Healing the Whole Person Study

Do you or a loved one struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, addictions, illness or repetitive sin patterns? You may find this program helpful! “Healing the Whole Person” is an eight-part teaching developed by Dr. Bob Schuchts (author of Be Healed) for understanding and experiencing the healing power of God in the wholeness of body, soul and spirit.

Participants learn how to identify and bring their wounds to the Lord to receive His insight, healing and freedom. Simply put, this is a tool for growing in sanctity, wholeness and holiness.

  • Dates: Saturdays, October 13-November 17
  • Time: 7:00-10:00 AM (light refreshments)
  • Where: St. Michael Church Choir Room
  • Cost: $25.
  • Registration: Email your interest to or call 763–308-5003.


The School of Discipleship: A Catechetical Institute Life Skills Course

Open to All! Eight Thursday Evenings: October 11 - December 13, 2018

The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute invites you to an 8-part experience unlike any other that will not only teach the basics of discipleship but will provide an ongoing initiative to put what you learn into practice! If you are interested in taking what you have learned and going to the next level, this spectacular experience is for you. You will be joined by people like you—people who have a hunger to live and share their faith. This is the key to our Church growing.

You’ll learn important keys to live your life as a modern disciple:

  • What does it mean to be a modern-day disciple?
  • What are the daily disciplines of a disciple?
  • How do you share your faith with confidence?
  • How do you bring your prayer life to a new level?
  • How do you hear the voice of God in daily prayer? 

Led by Jeff Cavins, CI instructor and former director, this course is not mere teaching but an experience where Jeff will help you create the life you've been longing for as a modern-day disciple. If you've ever wondered what it was like to be a disciple 2,000 years ago, walking daily with Jesus, this course is for you! You can experience that life yourself!

In a recent interview, Jeff was asked, "What is the secret to fruitful parishes and thriving families?" Jeff answered, "We will never become the parishes and the families we hope to be if we don't live in relationship with Jesus the way the early disciples did. From morning to night, we must bridge the gap between our faith and everyday life. This is the life of a disciple. Every decision, every word, every action, every purchase is made from the perspective of being a disciple of Christ. Nothing less will do."

  • Location: Good Shepherd, Golden Valley
  • Dates: Oct. 11 - Dec. 13 (No class on Nov. 1 or Nov. 22)
  • Time: 7 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: $100

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