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.

Co-Sponsored by St. Michael, Saint Andrew and Other Area Parishes

REBOOT Live! with Chris Stefanick

How will you prepare for Easter? Saint Andrew is proud to co-sponsor REBOOT Live with Chris Stefanick on Wednesday, April 17, 7:00-9:30 PM,  at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Renew your faith and enter into Easter in a big way this April! This is an event for everyone in the parish, not just teens or families. Men and women, young and old—this event promises to turn hearts and lives to Jesus Christ.

Tickets are $22 and are on sale now—through the end   of November, Saint Andrew families with teens in grades 6-12 can get two tickets (one for a teen, one for a parent) for free!

Contact Jim Thorp for details or to purchase tickets: or (763) 441-1483.


Saint Andrew Catholic Church

Wisdom: God's Vision for Life

Our next Bible study will be Tuesday afternoons or Thursday evenings beginning in  late February. Fr. Arockiya Newton will present WISDOM: God’s Vision for Life, an eight-session Old Testament study  with videos featuring Jeff Cavins. Sessions begin Tuesday, February 19, at 3:00 PM or Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria. The cost for this study is $20; if you would like to join, please contact Faith Formation Secretary Lori Iannuzzelli at 763-441-1483 or

Diocese of St. Cloud

Catholic Men's Conference 2019 - Men of Integrity: Mentoring Disciples

Join men of all ages and walks of life to explore new ways to renew your faith. Take the time to listen to how Christ is calling you to follow Him. Set aside this one day to reflect on your chosen vocation and how being a man of integrity impacts those around you.

Keynote Speaker: Deacon Ralph Poyo

Sacred Heart Parish
2875 – 10th Ave NE
Sauk Rapids, MN

Saturday, February 23, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration in Gathering Space at 8:30 AM

 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. In its fifteenth year, the Catholic Men’s Conference has found that the thousands of men who have attended have benefited from this day-long retreat. Many have made it an integral part of their Lenten journey. Opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation and time for workshops will also be available.

For more information and to register, click here.

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

WINE: Catholic Women's Conference "Beautifully United in Spirit" at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park March 2

WINE: Women In the New Evangelization invites you to the 5th annual WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 2, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park! The conference includes opening Mass with Bishop Andrew Cozzens, inspirational talks by Catholic singer and storyteller ValLimar Jansen; Catholic evangelist, author, and retreat leader Kathleen Beckman; and St. Paul’s own Bible teacher, author, and singer Elizabeth Kelly.  Lunch, door prizes and a fun raffle at the 3:30 PM conclusion are included. The cost is $55 if you register by February 2! For more information and to register, visit

Join your sisters in the faith from Saint Andrew: When you register online, choose Lunch Option "A" so we can all have lunch together, then, once you have registered, please let Cyndy McGrath know at 612-791-6673 or to help us plan carpooling. We look forward to spending a faith-filled day with you!


Healing the Whole Person Lenten Retreat at Church of St. Albert, February 4-April 1

Would you like to get a jump-start on your Lenten journey to prepare and make room for the resurrection? Do you or a loved one struggle with anxiety, depression, repetitive sin patterns, anger, addictions or illness?  You may find this program helpful! 

  • When: Mondays, February 4- April 1,  7:00-8:30 PM
  • Where: Church of St. Albert , 11400 57th Street, Albertville
  • Cost: $20 (for workbook/journal)
  • Registration: Email your interest to or call 763-308-5003

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.


CANCELLED DUE TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Matt Fradd at the Church of St. Henry, February 12-13

The Man Talk (co-sponsored by the Catholic Watchmen) - Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Parenting the Internet Generation - Wednesday, February 13, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

The Love that Satisfies - Wednesday, February 13, 7:15 - 8:30 PM

 Prayers, please, for Matt Fradd and his family!