The Catholic Church and School of Saint Andrew

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!

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

Church of Saint Andrew

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come Bible Study Jan. 9-March 22

Advent helps to prepare us for Jesus’ second coming, and the Book of Revelation is our guide! Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an intriguing study that shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven.

Classes will run Tuesdays 3-4:30 p.m. from Jan. 9 through March 20, or Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. from Jan. 11 through March 22.The cost is $25 per person. Registration forms are available here.


Called & Gifted Workshop Jan. 27

Come learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, understand your charisms, and discover how you can best serve others and build up the kingdom of God! The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You will also participate in a one-on-one interview (scheduled individually after the workshop), and a followup session on Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to noon to discuss results and next steps. 

The cost for all sessions and materials is $120 per person—sign up before Jan. 1, 2018, and the cost is just $100. Register online at or contact Shellee Leif at sjleif or 651-962-6891 with questions.

Diocese of St. Cloud

Catholic Men's Conference Feb. 3

Join men of all ages and walks of life at the Diocese of St. Cloud Catholic Men's Conference, Men of Integrity: A Call to Responsibility, Saturday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. John's University. This is an excellent opportunity for men of faith to gather together to learn, experience fellowship, and grow and strengthen their relationships with their families, their Church, and their communities. Opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation and time for workshops will also be available. 

Registration is non-refundable and includes lunch and refreshments.

  • Through Jan. 15: $45 per person; groups of five or more registered together $40 per person
  • After Jan. 15: $50 per person; groups of five or more registered together $45 per person

For more information or to register, go to the Conference webpage.



Catholic Women's Conference March 10

Join women of all ages and walks of life for a “faith lift” at the Diocese of St. Cloud 2018 Catholic Women’s Conference, Why the Pope Was Right: A Day of Reflection, Saturday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of St. Anthony in St. Cloud. This day retreat will allow women to gather together to be renewed in their faith and to grow in fellowship with one another. Women will have the opportunity to attend Mass with Bishop Kettler and listen to our dynamic speaker, Janet E. Smith, Ph.D.

The cost for this retreat is $30 per person ($25 per person with student ID or groups of five or more registered together). For more information or to register, go to the Conference webpage.


Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Healing the Whole Person Retreat Jan. 18-20

Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids is hosting a Healing the Whole Person retreat, led by Dr. Bob Schuchts and the John Paul II Healing Center, on Jan. 18-20. Through three days of teaching, worship, prayer and testimony, you’ll encounter God in a powerful way and experience deeper freedom as the Father speaks to you in the depths of your heart. Grounded in Church teaching, you’ll engage the topics of “Facing our Brokenness,” “Encountering the Father’s Love” and “Living in Freedom.”

Whether you’re struggling with life or you just want more in your walk with God, this conference will empower you with tools, revelation and a greater desire to live your life passionately on fire for God. The cost for this three-day retreat is $147 per person. Learn more and register at Online registration closes on Jan. 8, however, registrations will be taken at the door for an additional fee.