Resources

St. Stephen’s Catholic Community encourages all our youth to take advantage of the many resources available to grow in their faith! Please check out all of the online links below:

Out of town? Need to find the nearest church for Mass or Adoration?

  • The Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis has an interactive map that lists all parishes and their Mass times.
  • MassTimes.org also has a current list and interactive map of parishes across the USA with Mass and Adoration times.

Visit the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis Office of Marriage, Family & Life for youth ministry resources for the whole family!

FORMED.ORG

This website offers dozens of the best Catholic programming, Bible studies, books and films…all for FREE, and available on any desktop or mobile device! (NOTE: All YDisciple videos are also available on this site!)

To sign up, follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit formed.org
  2. Click the “Sign Up” tab on the home page
  3. Click “Sign Up As A Parishioner”
  4. In the search box, type “ St Stephen Anoka ” and make sure to click on the bar with the parish name and 525 Jackson Street , then click “Next”
  5. Add your first and last name and your email address, then click “Sign Up”
  6. You are now registered! Enjoy your hundreds of hours of FREE content!

To conveniently access the YDisciple videos, sign in and click “Youth Programs” under the “Programs” tab at the top of the FORMED Home Page. Then scroll down to click on “YDisciple,” and then you will find all of the YDisciple video series.

Want to Learn More About Our Faith?

  • Hallow.com – Hallow is a new, interactive app with daily prayer exercises and other helpful resources. Available for download on all Apple and Android devices!
  • Catholic.com – Catholic Answers has plenty of videos, podcasts, blogs and articles to find easy-to-understand, concise responses to some of the most difficult questions about our Catholic faith
  • Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast – Hosted by two Catholic priests, they address today’s hottest topics. Available on all Apple and Android devices, as well as Spotify, Amazon Alexa, iHeartRadio, and many more platforms!
  • Discerning Hearts Podcast – Various daily resources for prayer, Sacred Scripture and other study. Available on all Apple and Android devices.
  • The Counsel of Trent Podcast – Apologist Trent Horn provides concise arguments for contemporary questions of theology, catechesis and culture. Also available on Apple.
  • The Word on Fire Show – Bishop Robert Barron shares weekly reflections on the Sunday Mass readings and provides clear explanations and arguments to equip listeners to respond to various topics in today’s world. Also available on Apple and Google.
  • Ascension Press Media – Videos for better defending and explaining the faith, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and other Catholic presenters

Going to College Soon or Currently in College?

  • FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and St. Paul's Outreach (SPO) – Stay connected with other faithful young people and receive resources continuing the practice of the Catholic faith after high school!
  • Real Life Catholic – Host Chris Stefanick provides resources for college students as they navigate life, education, recreation and faith after high school
  • Bulldog Catholic – Official website for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Newman Center and other resources from Fr. Mike Schmitz
  • Blessed Is She – Online resources for Catholic women, by Catholic women

Vocations Resources

As Catholics, we recognize that each person has a unique vocation, or “calling,” by God to various states of life, including marriage, Holy Orders, consecrated life or single life.

If you or someone you may know feel they have a calling by God to the priesthood, religious life or diaconate, please talk to a trusted adult, your adult leader, a priest, your Youth Ministry Coordinator Randy Skeate, or the Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis.

Take advantage of these great resources for your vocational discernment!