Adult Ministries

A place where you are welcome…

With your faith and your doubts…

To pursue answers and ask questions…

To meet a Christian community…

Just as you are.

Adult Book Study

Contact: Lindsay Lopez          Phone: 651-292-1913

Adult Book Study meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30PM  in the Parish Center Library. Book(s) decided on by the group.

Women’s Spirituality Group

Contact: Lindsay Lopez            Phone: 651-292-1913

This is a group of women seeking spiritual growth in a group setting. Members meet once a week in small groups from September through May on Tuesdays from 5 – 6:30PM or on Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11AM (Summer hours decided on by group). The two groups merge for outings (retreats, movies, dinner, and other events).

Centering Prayer

Contact: Lindsay Lopez            Phone: 651-292-1913

This group meets on the First and Third Thursday of each month, 7-8:30PM, in the Parish Center Library. Retreats on Centering Prayer offered throughout the year.

Carmel Roll Sundays

Contact: Mike Stafelda           Phone: 651-224-2592

Caramel Roll Sunday is held on the first Sunday of the month from October through May. Carmel rolls are served after the 8AM and 10AM Masses in the church hall. Three teams of volunteers set up on Saturday, bake the rolls Sunday, and serve from 7AM – Noon (two shifts). More volunteers are needed with a time commitment of three shifts per year.

Knitting and Crochet Group

Contact: Carolyn Kostolnik           Phone: 651-483-9107

Help other stay warm this winter.  This group meets in the parish center one Saturday a month. Call Carolyn for dates. This group makes mittens, hats,    baby blankets, etc. for the Christmas Sharing Tree and other charitable organizations. Come when you can; beginners welcome. Supplies provided.

Volunteer Ministry

Contact: Pat Heroff              Phone: 651-964-2808

Volunteers provide a variety of outreach and ministry services to members who are homebound, hospitalized, or in nursing homes. In addition, volunteers tape Mass, serve communion, and provide dinners. Volunteers serve in their preferred area and the times are set depending on the need in most cases.

Funeral Lunches

Contact: Barbara Johnson   Phone: 651-699-8140

Funeral luncheons are held in the Parish Hall. Volunteers set up the hall and tables, assist in laying out food provided by family, or caterers, and clean up afterwards. Three to four volunteers are needed for up to six hours per luncheon.

Funeral Choir

Contact: Barb Johnson     Phone: 651-216-3295

Resurrection Choir.  Join us to sing at funerals.  No practice, come when you can, no commitment!  We sing familiar songs.

Parish Library

Contact: Claudia Bredemus Phone: 651-454-4235

The St. Stan’s Library has a wide range of books on spirituality, family, healing, Catholicism, social justice, and much more!  The library is located in the Parish Center, across from the church rectory.  It is open after 10 a.m. Mass on the first Sunday of every month.  Books can be checked out for 2 months at a time.

St Stan’s Library Collection

Social Justice Group

Contact: Pat Tommet/Rita Wallin              Phone: Pat 651-698-1969, Rita 651-695-9215

This group has formed to partner with staff in charity and social justice efforts, grow the ministry, and address social justice issues. The group meets in the church hall between 8AM and 10AM Masses on the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome.

Loaves and Fishes

Contact: Julie Kollitz        Phone: 651-699-9855

Volunteers from St. Stan’s join with other area church volunteers to provide meals on a monthly basis at St. Mathew’s School on the West Side.

Youth Group

Contact: Kristine and Christopher Ranweiler Phone: 651-292-1390

Youth group is for kids in grades 7th – 12th. It is a place for youth to grow

in themselves, in the community, and in Christ. Confirmation preparation

is done every two years. Meetings are held each week with adult leaders

and special events (retreats, service projects, trips to Boundary Waters,

North Shore, and concerts) are planned. The Youth Group sponsors many charity efforts. New members are welcome. Adult volunteers are needed for transportation.

Religious Education

Contact: Lindsay Lopez         Phone: 651-292-1913

Religious education programs (Sunday School, Reconciliation, Preparation for First Communion) are offered during and before Sunday Mass during school year months for preschoolers through sixth grade. Registration occurs in early September. Youth and adult volunteers are needed as teachers and helpers. The Craft Fair is held the first Sunday in October as a fundraiser for religious education programs.

Adult Choir

Contact: Lisa Theisen                         Phone: 612-310-4439

The adult choir rehearses and sings every 4th Sunday from September through May from 9AM – Noon (including 10AM Mass). The choir is open for at least 20 members. Anyone who likes to sing is invited to participate with a commitment of one season.