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Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus – Chapter 6

From Fr. Bennet Tran, Pastor: One of the more significant books that has influenced my thinking and ministry is Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus….

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Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus – Chapter 5

From Fr. Bennet Tran, Pastor: One of the more significant books that has influenced my thinking and ministry is Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus….

2019 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference Recap

Note: The following recap was written by Mark Weimholt, one of the conference attendees. I am a parishioner of St. Stephen’s, and I attended the March 23 Archdiocesan (Catholic) Men’s…

Join Us for a Four-Part Series – “What to Do: A Conversation on Life and Death Issues”

Dad isn’t doing too well these days; what should I do to help him? I just got a cancer diagnosis; do I really need to do the chemo? My doctor…

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Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus – Chapter 2

From Fr. Bennet Tran, Pastor: One of the more significant books that has influenced my thinking and ministry is Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus….

9 Days for Life Novena

The Anoka Knights of Columbus and St. Stephen’s Life Matters group encourage you and your family to participate in the 9 Days for Life novena (sponsored by the United States…

Exciting Changes Ahead for Faith Formation, including a Name Change: Faith Formation is now Faith for Life

The new academic year brings with it a few changes in our Faith Formation Ministries here at St. Stephen. We have a new director, Maredith Toweh, who comes to us…

Gospel Meditation for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger? Even the most independent among us likes to make changes and have an impact on others. In this Sunday’s Gospel…

Gospel Meditation for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel reading for July 22, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, is Mark 6:30-34 . “Now what?” It’s a difficult thing to hear, isn’t it? The train comes late,…

Gospel Meditation for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Are you ready for a trim? In today’s Gospel, we hear the familiar teaching of the vine and the branches. Jesus reminds us that if we remain close to him-living…