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 Parish

CCW Faith-Building Summer Tours

The Saint Andrew Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women (CCW) is organizing three summer tours for adults and families in the parish.

  • Saturday, August 18: Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The third tour will take you to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, for prayer, Mass and fellowship. Details and cost information coming soon, but mark your calendars now!

These tours are open to all parish adults and families with parents attending. For more information or to RSVP, contact Sharon Kampa at 763-742-5794 or

The St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women supports, empowers and educates Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. CCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church. Our local council meets the second Monday of each month, September through May, 6:30 PM rosary and 7:00 PM meeting.

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

You are invited to the next Healing the Whole Person Study at  St. Albert Catholic Church in Albertville.

  • When: Monday, August 6, and each Monday evening thereafter (except Labor Day, Sept 3) for a total of eight weeks
  • Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
  • Where:  St. Albert's Catholic Church

 We have allowed two hours for each meeting, with each audio portion averaging 60 minutes. Although some evenings may conclude early, there will be time allowed for any questions that come up throughout the study and some time for reflection.

The workbook/journal that accompanies the study is $20. Please RSVP to if you are interested in attending this next study so that we have plenty workbooks available for everyone.  

It is encouraged that you begin reading Dr. Bob Schucht’s book Be Healed prior to the meeting as an introduction and to supplement his teaching, although it is not required.

Unveiled: Discovering the Great Mystery in Your Marriage
Discover how the great mystery of Christ's love can restore passion, purpose and intimacy in your marriage. In Unveiled, a retreat led by Dr. Bob Schuchts of the John Paul II Healing Center, you’ll engage topics grounded in Church teaching such as: “Discovering True Love,” “A Whole New Look at Your Wedding Day,” “Cultivating Intimacy and Unity in Your Marriage,” “Understanding Your Marital Conflict,” “Healing and Reconciliation in Your Marriage,” and “Restoring Sexual Passion and Intimacy in Your Marriage.” This retreat is open to singles discerning marriage, dating and engaged couples, and couples who have been married for decades! 

Holy Family Catholic Parish in St. Louis Park is hosting this Unveiled conference September 13-15. Early registration opens on June. Register for this amazing experience at Email for more information.

Day of Equipping
Do you desire to be equipped to live into the fullness that Christ intended for each of His followers? If so, this Day of Equipping, led by Bart Schuchts of the John Paul II Healing Center, is for you! During this training, you will learn the foundations of abiding in Christ, hearing His voice and becoming empowered to pray for others as Jesus did. If you desire to do the works that Jesus did and to live more fully into the calling Christ describes in John 14:12, we invite you to attend! 

This Day of Equipping takes place at Holy Family Catholic Parish in St. Louis Park on Friday, September 14. Register online at Early registration opens on June 18. Online registration closes September 4. Email for more information.