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Want to learn even more about the depth and beauty of our Catholic faith? Here are great resources to help you continue your rediscovery!

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  • Websites – informative and educational regarding the Catholic faith!
  • Radio and television
  • Speakers and Seminars
  • Certificate and Degree Programs
  • Seminaries
  • Book Stores

Your local parish is always a great source for learning and growth in the faith through a welcoming and supportive community. Call your parish office or visit the parish website to find out if there are programs and faith formation opportunities in your parish. Find a parish now.

  • Websites

  • Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
    The Archdiocese is currently led by The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda and serves a rich and diverse community of approximately 825,000 Catholics in a 6,187 square mile area consisting of 12 counties in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

    The Catholic Spirit
    Publication of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

    Office for the Mission of Catholic Education
    The work of the Office for the Mission of Catholic Education helps Catholic schools in this archdiocese continue to evangelize their students with the Good News of Jesus Christ. This includes helping form the intellect through academic excellence, forming the will through Catholic morality, and forming the heart through prayer and service.

    Catholic Hotdish
    A Minnesota Flavored Catholic Blog Publication of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

    Word on Fire
    Word On Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media organization which supports Catholic evangelical preaching, particularly the work of Father Robert Barron, and reaches millions of people to draw them into or back to the Catholic faith.

    Dynamic Catholic
    Dynamic Catholic develops resources that inspire people to Rediscover Catholicism, live with passion and purpose, and bring spiritual vitality to the Church. Their learning systems and content are grounded in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.

    Catholic Education Resource Center (CERC)
    The Catholic Education Resource Center is an online resource library for Catholic faith and culture. It features the articles from writers and journalists around the world, offering the facts in context, proclaiming the Church in the world, and serving the faith through education.

    US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The Conference promotes the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate.

    Often referred to as "the Vatican", the Holy See (Latin: Sancta Sedes, "holy chair") is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome. It is the preeminent episcopal see of the Catholic Church, forming the central government of the Church. As such, diplomatically, and in other spheres the Holy See acts and speaks for the whole Roman Catholic Church. [via USCCB]

  • Radio and Television

  • EWTN: Global Catholic Network
    Available through cable television throughout Minnesota

  • Speakers and Seminars

  • The Saint Paul Seminary - Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture
    The Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture is an interdisciplinary faculty group, founded by professors of law, business, philosophy, theology and others interested in developing the new feminism called for by John Paul II in his 1995 Encyclical "The Gospel of Life." The Symposium sponsors and supports public workshops, seminars and conferences.

    University of St. Thomas - Law School Seminars
    The University of St. Thomas School of Law offers many seminars and speaker lecture opportunities that are open to the community at large.

    University of St. Thomas - The Center for Catholic Studies
    The Center for Catholic Studies sponsors a wide variety of programs through its various institutes and endowments, including conferences, lectures, seminars, and scholarships.

    Parish Speakers and Seminars
    Many parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis offer a variety of faith formation and enrichment opportunities, including speakers and seminars. Check out the websites of parishes near you for the very latest by using our Parish Finder.

  • Certificate and Degree Programs

  • University of St. Thomas – The Department of Catholic Studies
    The Department of Catholic Studies offers both undergraduate and graduate programs for lay formation, in addition to the variety of extracurricular programs offered by the Center for Catholic Studies.

    The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity – Graduate Programs in Theology
    The School of Divinity offers graduate programs in theology to prepare women and men, lay and ordained, to provide leadership and service to the Church and society. The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity – Graduate Programs in Theology

    Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute
    A two-year certificate program for Catholics seeking an in-depth study of Catholicism.

  • Seminaries

  • The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
    The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity develops the next generation of Church leaders through formation of men for the priesthood and diaconate and preparation of laity and religious for service in the Church and society.

    Saint John Vianney College Seminary
    Saint John Vianney College Seminary provides basic training today for tomorrow's Catholic priests through the first-class academic resources of the University of Saint Thomas, through a systematic formation in Christian character, and through a traditional Catholic program of spiritual growth.

  • Book Stores

  • Seedlings Gifts and Books Store
    Seedlings Gifts and Books Store is a Christian gift and book store that offers a wide variety of inspirational Christian gifts for all occasions. While visiting Seedlings, you will enjoy your shopping "experience" while surrounded by unique Christian gifts and books that inspires one's heart, mind, and soul. We also offer complimentary space in our upper room for Bible Studies, Book Clubs, Fellowship Gatherings, and Prayer Groups. "We are connected to the largest dinner theatre in the country, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. This gives Seedlings a lot of opportunities to plant many seeds of faith."

    St. Patrick's Guild
    St. Patrick's Guild is a Catholic Christian Store Specializing in Religious Gifts, Sacramental Gifts, Christian Jewelry, and Church Supplies. Whether you are searching for the perfect inspirational gift for Christmas, Easter, Baptisms, Weddings, First Communions, Confirmations or any other religious occasion, St. Patrick's Guild is there to serve you. They also carry liturgical items including ritual books, church candles, altar wine, sacred vessels, clergy apparel and altar breads.

    St. George Catholic Books and Gifts
    Bob and Sharon Balk are the parents of five children and live in Ham Lake, Minnesota. After many years of business ownership, Bob and Sharon felt a "call" to start a Catholic book store in their area. This dream became reality in the summer of 2004. After much prayer and discernment, the name St. George was selected. Sharon and Bob are committed to offering products that reflect the Truth of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and to the New Evangelization called for by our Holy Father.

    Loome Theological Booksellers
    Loome Theological Booksellers is housed in the beautifully restored Old Swedish Covenant Church in Stillwater, and it is the largest secondhand dealer of theological books in the world. They supply institutional libraries, monastic communities, churches, clergy, scholars, and collectors with a vast array of books in theology, religion, and all related areas.

    Leaflet Missal
    For over 85 years, Leaflet Missal Company, a family owned and operated Catholic gifts and religious supplies store has worked hard to bring you the widest range of Catholic merchandise to enrich your faith and provide for your giving needs. Their experience and faith help to provide a line of comprehensive Catholic gifts - including religious jewelry, devotional items, church and religious supplies, Bibles, books and media all loyal to the Magisterium of the Church.

    Holy Cross Books and Gifts
    The mission of Holy Cross Books and Gifts is to serve the people of God by providing quality products and helpful customer service.

    Divine Inspirations Books & Gifts
    Divine Inspirations is a family operated business dedicated to the Lord and Blessed Lady. They are located in Historic Downtown Hastings, Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River. They carry the latest Catholic books, devotional items, religious gifts, collectibles, statuary, jewelry, homeschool materials, and many other items.