Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Core Disciples

Core Discipleship

“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

"Building the Kingdom of God,
here and now 
through the witness of a lived faith"

Our strategy for responding to God in order to extend our ministries and outreach is to strengthen and grow the number of "core disciples" at Saint Andrew: those adults, teens and families who are striving to follow Christ and engaged in the life of the parish. Our first priority is to be sure these disciples are "fed" and supported in their vocations and ministries, and then that they feel called and equipped to invite others to discipleship. Too often in parishes, the same people are called upon to do more and more, because the focus is on bigger events and more people in the pews, rather than growing the number of active disciples and letting the big numbers take care of themselves.

To achieve this, in Spring 2018 we began a series of Core Discipleship meetings, inviting volunteer leaders, parish staff, and those active in parish ministries, as well as all parish families, to grow deeper in their own commitment to following Jesus and witnessing to a lived faith, and encouraging them to look for God's gifts in others and invite them to intentional discipleship and active ministry.

Contact Fr. Mark Innocenti or Randy Bayerl at the parish office to learn more: (763) 441-1483 Know that God is calling you asking you to respond to the invitation.

Grow in Discipleship through formation with!

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Below are audio and print materials from past meetings:

1st Core Discipleship Meeting
2nd Core Discipleship Meeting
3rd Core Discipleship Meeting

Other sample resources to help develop your faith and trust in the Lord's gifts:

Catechetical Institute - an ongoing formation resource from The Seminaries of Saint Paul for Catholic adults who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation.

Women In the New Evangelization - emplowing women to work within their God-given gifts.

Becoming and Activated Disciple with Jeff & Enily Cavins

Bishop Barron's - Word On Fire Ministry, video and podcasts

Knowing my Charism(s), spiritual gifts - Catherine of Siena Institute