Welcome! Bienvenidos!
St Mary's &
St Kathryn's
Two parishes --
One shared Spirit
Faith Formation for all!
Elementary Students - St. Mary’s: A release list must be
submitted to the public school by the end of the summer so sign-up as
soon as possible. Students in
grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will attend class
on Thursdays once a month from 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM.  Parents are
asked to drop off your children; they will be bussed back to school
after class.  Students in
Grades 1 and 2 will meet on Thursdays once
a month from 11:45 AM - 2:30 PM.  They will be bussed.

The schedule is: September 13, October 4, November 8, December
6, January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2. Please mark
your calendar.

St. Kathryn’s: Students will meet for class on Sunday mornings after
the 8 AM Mass.
Group A is Grades 1,2,3,4, and 5. Group B is Grades
6, and older.  Please come to Mass with your child and stay to assist
the classroom.
Jr. High Students  St. Kathryn’s students in Grades 7, 8 and
9
are part of Group B, meeting on Sunday mornings, according to
their schedule.  See you at Mass!

St. Mary’s students will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in
the Parish Center, according to their schedule.
St K's Religious Ed
Stacy Ripka
320-679-1593 at the parish
320-272-4510 after hours
Click here to send her e-mail.
St M's Religious Ed
Sue Grabowski
320-679-1593 at the parish
320-679-5166 after hours
Click here to send her e-mail.
Adult Faith Formation -- All the rest of us!
As Catholics we are called to be lifelong learners, always seeking to know more about our God and our faith. Here are
a number of options for you:

Bible Study Groups at St. Mary’s:
  • Monday mornings at 10 AM in the Parish Center
  • Monday afternoons at 1 PM in the Parish Center
  • The first Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the Rectory

Small Faith-Sharing Groups: During the Fall our small groups will  meet together to study the minor prophets -
Amos, Hosea, and Micah and Their Call for Justice. Who were they?  What was happening in their time?  How
do their words and actions fit with us today?
The book is designed for six-sessions, so it fits neatly into the plan we’ve
used previously.  We will have
sign-up for small faith-sharing groups the weekends of August 25-26, September 1-2 and
8-9. Groups will begin to meet the week of September 24.

We strongly urge you to consider becoming part of a small group.  It is a comfortable way to meet others, grow as a
community, and develop spiritually. You may remain part of a current group or join an entirely new group. Think
about the day of the week and time of day that best fits your schedule. List those preferences on your sign-up sheet.
Together let us “grow in our faith and understanding.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): If you have never been baptized, were baptized in another faith
tradition, or were baptized Catholic but never confirmed, this process will lead you to full membership in the Roman
Catholic Church.  With folks searching like yourself, you will meet weekly to learn, pray, study, and share. Then at
Easter you will receive the sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). If you are interested in the RCIA process,
please call Rita at the Parish Office 320-679-1593. Sessions will begin in early October.
~ Confirmation Students  ~
Students in Grade 10 are enrolled in a prerequisite program to
begin preparation toward Confirmation.  
Students in Grade 11 are in the final preparation stage, preparing
for reception of the sacrament in spring.
At St. Mary's, both groups meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.
At St. Kathryn's, both groups meet on Sundays and Mondays
according to their given schedule.
Preschool and Kindergarten: At St. Kathryn's, the children meet for
class in the Social Hall during the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass. At
St. Mary's, the classes
meet in the church basement during the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass.