2019 Diocesan Ministry Day

  • 08:00 AM
  • Saint John's University, Collegeville
  • 320-252-4721
We will be featuring workshops in numerous areas of ministry, Mass and opportunities for fellowship with a dynamic keynote and other speakers.


Laura Kelly Fanucci


Laura is a wife, mother, writer, and director of the Communities of Calling Initiative at the Collegeville Institute at Saint John’s University. She earned her Master of Divinity from Saint John’s School of Theology and her BA from the University of Notre Dame. She writes about faith and family life at Mothering Spirit and in her nationally syndicated column for Catholic News Service. Laura is the author of several books, including Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (Liturgical Press, 2014).

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.        Continental Breakfast/ Registration

8:30 a.m.                               Mass – Bishop Donald Kettler presiding– Saint John’s Abbey

10:00 a.m.                             Keynote Speaker – Laura Kelly Fanucci

11:00 a.m.                              Workshop 1

12:00 p.m.                             Lunch

1:15 p.m.                                Workshop 2

3:15 p.m.                                Closing prayer


More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.

Discerning Our Baptismal Call

All are welcome to join Sr. Michelle L’Allier, OSF, as she leads us in a short retreat focused on our baptismal call and how we respond. The retreat will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Saint John’s Abbey Chapter House.

Sister Michelle L’Allier, a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls, comes to us from the Franciscan Welcoming House (the old Holy Spirit Convent in St Cloud) where she lives in a mixed community of Sisters and young adult Franciscan Community Volunteers.  Currently she serves at the Franciscan Life Center based out of Little Falls by offering retreats, workshops and spiritual direction, as well as in Companioning Ministry as she accompanies persons in vocational discernment.

Cost: There will be an additional cost for the retreat.


Come together in this social gathering hosted by Bishop Kettler! Relax in the environment of Br. Willie’s Pub and enjoy a pint of beer and a brat as you share in conversation, laughter, networking and just plain fun! There may even be some karaoke, who knows???

Cost: There will be an additional cost for the this social gathering.

Registration will be available soon.