Welcome to the Church of Saint Paul's website. As a parish we seek to live out our Catholic faith by encountering the living God. We seek to grow in deep relationship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit through prayer and the Sacraments, and by knowing the truths of the Gospel and our Catholic faith. This knowledge is meant to be lived in relationship with God and one another. Join us as we seek to grow deeper in encountering the Lord through our Catholic Faith.
“The Lenten Mission this year will be a wonderful opportunity to grow as disciples as lay evangelist Keith Strohm comes to speak to us on “Encountering Christ.” ~Fr. Tim Norris
Date: March 8, 9, 10 starting each night at 7:00pm.
Speaker: Keith Strohm (Keith is Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at Queen of the Rosary Parish in Illinois and Executive Director of Ablaze Ministries, an apostolate dedicated to helping individuals and parish communities respond to Christ's call for the evangelization of the world. He also is a contributing author to the book, Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples: (January 2015, OSV). In addition, Keith is a teacher with the Catherine of Siena Institute, and for the past eight years has taught both the Called & Gifted Workshop as well as the Making Disciple Seminar.)
Don't miss this powerful and inspirational mission!
All are invited to attend the 20th annual Living
Stations of the Cross on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 at 7:00pm, with Benediction on Friday night. There will be a special presentation for youth groups on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00pm.
The passionate message of Easter is conveyed through the teens’ dramatic portrayal of the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior and a score of inspirational music. Free will offerings to support this ministry will be gratefully accepted.
In honor of our 20th year, attendees are encouraged to bring donated goods to support teens and young adults experiencing homelessness in Anoka county. Please check for a list of most-needed items at www.hope4youthMN.org/donate-goods.
Last winter and spring, our parish participated in the GROW pastoral planning process offered by the Archdiocese. After gathering together demographic and financial data about the parish, and the results of the parish wide survey taken last March, through a process of prayer and discernment, the GROW committee reflected on our mission and vision for the parish, and produced a plan to focus on five key goals or initiatives.
To view the Pastoral Plan Overview, click here.
To read a summary from Fr. Tim regarding the Pastoral Plan and recent staff changes, click here.
If you have questions about GROW and the results of the planning process, please contact Fr. Tim Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-757-6910.