Catholic Worker Group
The Stillwater Catholic Worker Community is committed to a philosophy of life exemplified in the lives of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, founders of the movement. They are engaged in practicing the works of mercy in their daily lives. Many activities are designed to include the whole family by educating on Catholic Social teaching and building awareness for the plight of the poor. Please contact Mrs. Karen Loome for more information.
Council of Catholic Women
The women of CCW grow in their faith each year through listening to speakers, participating in charitable works, and partaking in meetings held monthly and with the various “rosary bands” (smaller groups that make up the CCW). Please contact Mrs. Erin Lisle or Mrs. Annie Lienemann for more information.
Knights of Columbus, Solanus Casey Council #1632
The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization, standing for the four principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Our council includes about 350 members from all around the St. Croix River Valley. Please contact Mr. John McDonald, Grand Knight, for more information at 651-775-2062.
Legion of Mary
Mary, Our Lady of the St. Croix Praesidium is a lay apostolate seeking to lead people to Jesus Christ through Mary. This sanctification process takes place through prayer and service by performing Spiritual Works of Mercy. Please contact Mrs. Nancy Kiolbasa with questions at 651-439-3566.
The Men’s Club of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s held its first Fish Fry during Lent of 2002, a year after the founding of the ministry. They continue to serve dinner on Fridays during Lent, over 4,000 meals per season. The funds generated from the dinners go to support the Club’s philanthropic outreach. Please contact Mr. Bob Simmet for more information.
Mission to Love
There is much confusion concerning the Catholic Church’s response to persons who experience same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria. We know our call and mission to love, to will the good of the other. What does this look like in real life, especially in these situations? This question is especially relevant for parents with children struggling with these topics. As a parent, you don’t have to choose between the Church and your child. It is possible to have a loving and supportive relationship with your children or young adults while not embracing beliefs contrary to the Faith. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for resources, prayer, and support. All communication will be kept confidential.
Respect Life Committee
Relying on God’s inspiration and guidance, this group seeks to witness the truth of the Catholic Church on the controversial bioethics and “life issues” of the day, to understand her reasons for these teachings, to share these truths with those who would listen, and to help rebuild a Culture of Life. Please contact Mr. Mike Fuith for more information.
Seven Sisters Apostolate
The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop - a "holy wasting" (cf. Matthew 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ. Please contact Mrs. Terri Gaffney for more information.
St. Thomas More Library
Looking to bolster your spiritual life? Stop by the St. Thomas More Library at the Church of St. Michael! Browse our expansive collection of books: Catholic classics, the lives of the saints, writings by popes, Church history, and tomes on everyday Catholic life are included in our repertoire. We are also pleased to offer a selection of books, movies, and materials from our parish Respect Life Committee. Please visit the Library during Parish Office hours, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM or Friday from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Contact Ms. Katie Anderson with questions at 651-439-4400.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Vincentians share a compassionate concern for those in need and seek the presence of Christ in them with open hearts. They meet with parish visitors who have immediate needs by arranging for lodging, transportation, or a meal. For more involved needs (such as housing or utility problems), pairs of Vincentians undertake home visits. If you would like to be part of this faith-based, person-to-person opportunity to serve Christ in the person of the needy, please contact Mr. Bob Norris.
Tanzania Sister Parish
We support our Sister Parish—Immaculate Conception Parish in Bwambo, Tanzania—by developing a lasting relationship, supporting spiritual needs, providing scholarships, and helping with church buildings, medical supplies, and equipment. Please contact Mrs. Margaret Smith for more information.