Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Studies and Seminars

Saint Andrew strives to provide adult faith formation opportunities to parishioners here and in surrounding Catholic communities. 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 as they are available.

Saint Andrew Catholic Church

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation
Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is often difficult. The good news is that you can understand the Bible, and The Bible Timeline, a 24-part Bible study, makes it easy. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and gives you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture. 

When: Beginning on Sunday, January 12 at 6:30 PM, for 24 weeks.

Contact: Yvonne Paffel, 763-443-7920 or [email protected]

Participants will meet every week at Saint Andrew Catholic Church to view an engaging video presentation followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship.


Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute: School of the Holy Spirit 
Thursdays, February 6 - April 30, 7- 9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s in Elk River 
This dynamic course offers participants the opportunity to personally experience the Holy Spirit, and to receive the charisms which God desires specifically for each person. Taught by Fr. Michael Becker and a Spirit-filled team, students learn how to be open to the Holy Spirit, grow confident in the art of prayer ministry and discernment of spirits. The course features a "Life in the Spirit Seminar" on February 28 & 29. The cost for the course, materials, and seminar is $125/person by January 20 and $150/person after. Online registration: For more information visits semssp/ci

 Called and Gift Workshop

Explore the ancient teaching of the Church on how the gifts (or charisms) of the Holy Spirit work in your life and in the life of your parish. During these workshops, you will learn the signs and characteristics of the most common charisms of the Holy Spirit. The introductory workshop is the first step in a three-part discernment process developed by the Catherine of Siena Institute.

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact: Lani Brouwer, 763-271-3074, [email protected] or Dan Dupay at 763-271-3072, [email protected]

For general questions about Called and Gifted, contact Patrick Conley at 651-323-3292 or [email protected].