EMPOWER Parent Ministry

A Ministry of St. Patrick

EMPOWER Parent Ministry

Empower was created with you – the parents – in mind. It’s no secret raising our children in today’s world is tough. Thankfully, we have the gift of our Catholic Church to not only provide us with graces to sustain us, but also a foundation to guide our decisions, choices, and values. No matter where you are on your faith journey, Empower provides you with information, support, encouragement, and community.  Each month we welcome a guest speaker on 3 different dates so you can choose when works best for you! Dates change throughout the month, but times are always the same; Sunday — 10:30-11:30AM, Monday — 6:15-7:15PM, and Wednesday — 7:00-8:00PM. Please check the Parish calendar for specific dates.

Save the Date (ONLY 1!) for April’s Empower with Andy Wagenbach, Theology of the Body: Monday, April 26, 6:15-7:15PM

Youth Minister and TOB (Theology of the Body) guru, Andy Wagenbach, joins us on Monday, April 26th for Empower. Due to the remodeling project here at St. Patrick, this is THE ONLY night Empower will be offered in April. The event will be held in the Social Hall to responsibly manage a larger crowed and will be livestreamed.

Theology of the Body is so much more than just looking at how we view our sexuality. In essence, Theology of the Body is truly the understanding of who we are as a person through the study of God and his divine purpose for us. Saint John Paul II summarized it beautifully, “The human body includes right from the beginning… the capacity of expressing love, that love in which the person becomes a gift – and by means of this gift – fulfills the meaning of his being and existence.” Join us for an evening where we will come to better understand just how transforming and personal our call as a Child of God is.

2020-2021 Schedule

October – Household Holiness: Is it Possible?  — Dr. Kate Soucheray (**Virtual Retreat)

November – Raising Kids with Humor and Prayer Mary Ann Kuharski, Prolife Across America

December – The Vertical LineLaura Kelly Fanucci, This Messy Grace

January – The Most Powerful Love Story Ever ToldDeacon George Stahl

February – The Secret Ingredient We Don’t Talk Enough About: CommunityMike & Tracy Plankers, St. Patrick parishioners

March – Prove It — Katie Patrizio, Catholic Speaker and Director of Sunday Dive

April – Embracing Who We Are — Andy Wagenbach , Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at Church of St. Charles Borromeo

For recordings of past EMPOWER speakers, check it out here.



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Ministry Stats

Ministry Leader: Anna Trana
Staff Contact:
Schedule: Monthly during formation sessions

Age Groups: Adults, Seniors
Ministry Category: Teaching

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