The Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis have been releasing a series of short talks on the Year of St. Joseph that are really wonderful! Each is about 20 minutes long.
Below are the links for the past talks, new links will be added as they become available, or sign up to receive the rest of the videos, now through December 2021, direct to your inbox by clicking HERE.
- March 2: “Delight of Saints,” Tom Margevičius
- April 6: “Our Spiritual Father,” Deborah Savage
- May 4: “Young Husband of Mary,” Evan Koop
- June 1: “Virginal Father of Jesus,” Kelly Wahlquist
- July 6: “Just and Reverent Man,” Kevin Zilverberg
- August 3: “Savior of the Savior,” Deacon Joe Michalak
- September 7: “Adorer of Christ,” Liz Kelly
- October 5: “Silent Witness,” Fr. John Floeder
- November 2: “Patron of a Happy Death,” Deacon Dan Gannon
- December 7: “Terror of Demons,” Fr. Jon Vander Ploeg
The Chosen Series Study Guide- the attached study guide is meant to help you in watching the videos, relating them to your faith journey and understanding Jesus and the times he lived in. Remember, we did not live then, we can only assume certain things. The director assures us the series is true to the Gospel with drama created to surround the Biblical account. Click Full study guide season 1 to download the pdf study guide.
Awake My Soul Women’s Retreat– held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2021 and presented by the musical ministry group HisOwn. Access a recording of the retreat HERE.
Advent 2020 4-Night Mission presented by Fr. Peter-Elvis, click on the title to access the video
November 30-HOPE-John the Baptist
December 7- JOY- The Virgin Mary
December 14- PEACE- Joseph
December 21- LOVE-Jesus Christ
12/21 handout on prayer-Advent Mission handout-week 4-Saying YES
Bible 101 Class with Deacon Jamie Morgan as recorded on September 28, 2020. Click HERE.
Ways to Read the Bible (from Ascension Press)
As Catholics, we know that the Bible is the Word of God, but we often become frustrated or confused when the Bible doesn’t seem to make sense.
We sit in our prayer spaces and scratch our head over confusing passages and the pages of details and rules in the Old Testament.
We find ourselves searching Scripture for inspiration and answers but sometimes come up short because of difficult passages. And we wonder how it all applies to our daily lives.
It can be really discouraging.
The experience of reading the Bible can be so much more.
It can be life-giving. It can help us gain a deeper understanding of who God is and how we fit into his plan. It can give us courage and community as we walk in our faith.
In this video, Fr. Mike explores different ways to approach the Bible. He offers several reasons for you to pick up your Bible again, see it with new eyes, and allow it to transform your life. Watch it here!
Senior Wellness: Spiritual, Physical, Mental and Emotional by Sandra McKay from the Holy Family Counseling Center. For this September 17, 2020 talk, click HERE.
Watch & Listen:What Should You Know About Purgatory with Fr. Mike Schmitz
Is it Okay to Hate Someone by Fr. Mike Schmitz
What is the sin of gluttony by Fr. Mike Schmitz
Read:5 Saints who died as children at Aleteia
Why do Catholics call the Virgin Mary a Queen at Aleteia
Sunday Reflection from the St. Paul Center
Instruction regarding the burial of the deceased:
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has recently released “Ad resurgendum cum Christo”, instruction regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation. You can find the link to this document at our Website under “Adult Formation Online Resources”.
Click here to view Ad Resurgendum cum Christo
From Fr. Mike Schmitz and Ascension Press:
Webinar from Fr. Mitch Pacwa and OSV:
Online Study Resources