St. Stephen’s Men’s Group

Searching for Something Supportive and Enriching?

We share, learn, encourage and bond with spirited discussions on life challenges and what God calls us to be.

OUR MISSION:
Building up a brotherhood, by fostering a deeper faith experience through weekly small group meetings, monthly talks, and large group events.

SMALL GROUPS:
Where men learn and share how God works in their lives with opportunities to help others on the faith journey with hope, encouragement and prayer.

PRAY – We open and close with prayer, with prayer petitions to hear the needs of the group and individuals.

SHARE – Men share “Spiritual Celebrations,” where God has blessed us, or “Faith Struggles,” where others can offer support. (Sharing is optional.)

LEARN – We cover varying topics from current events, the Bible, Church history and to teach we use DVDs, podcasts, and book studies. We also learn from each other’s knowledge and experiences.

DISCUSS – Men are strengthened through personal testimonies and insights, which gives us hope to persevere – just listening is good too!

MEETING TIMES: The commitment is flexible, come when you can.
Sundays 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Mondays 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursdays 6:45-8:15 a.m.

MEETING PLACES: Check the monitors for location.

MONTHLY GROUPS:
Once a month there is a presentation on a faith topic. These are presented in video form or given by a Priest or presenter, then there is a time for discussion.

MEETING PLACES: Generally in the FCC, but check the monitors for location.

LARGE GROUP EVENTS:
We also offer other ways to bring men together with movie nights, Chili Cook-Off, workshops, silent retreats, volunteering and other social activities.

 

Archdiocesan Men’s Conference – Saturday, March 10,
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Men are invited to participate in this annual tradition of Archdiocesan Catholic men. Keynote speaker is Monsignor Thomas Richter, Rector of the Saint Paul Seminary. There will be breakout sessions with dynamic speakers. Food trucks will be available to purchase lunch or you may bring your own. The event includes Mass and Reconciliation.
It will take place at St. Thomas Academy (949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights). Cost is $25, free parking.
Register online at thecatholicwatchmen.com

 

 

 

Catholic Watchmen Nights

Join men of the parish for good food and conversation.  The group will focus on the various disciplines of the Catholic Watchmen.

Get equipped in your spiritual journey as you build fraternity with other men of the parish.  Invite a friend!

Freewill offering.

Catholic Watchmen Nights will be held in the Faith Community Center and Chapel from 6:15-8:30 p.m. on the following dates:

August 28, 2017

October 23, 2017

January 22, 2018 – cancelled due to inclement weather

April 16, 2018

May 21, 2018

 

THE CATHOLIC WATCHMEN SEVEN DISCIPLINES

DAILY PRACTICES
1. Pray with persistence and with devotion to Jesus, Mary and Joseph
2. Encounter Jesus in Sacred Scripture
3. Strive to be a spiritual father like St. Joseph

WEEKLY PRACTICES
4. Engage fully in every Sunday Mass
5. Serve and be a witness to family and community

MONTHLY PRACTICES
6. Go to Confession monthly
7. Build fraternity and evangelize men in monthly parish gatherings

Visit the Catholic Watchmen webpage of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for more information about the Catholic Watchmen.

For Archdiocesan Catholic Watchmen updates, visit the Catholic Watchmen Facebook page .