Vocation Stories

Welcome to our Vocation stories web page! One of our key goals over the next few years is to spread awareness about Vocations and the many unique ways God calls each one of us. Read our inspiring stories below to see how God has already been present to the men and women of our St. Patrick community.

What is a vocation? Simply put, a vocation is how God calls us to serve Him in the world. Or as Fr. Eilen once said, “A vocation is who you are; a career is what you do.”

Father Eilen – Father Eilen has been the pastor at St. Patrick Catholic Church since July 2015.  Read Father Eilen’s full story here! 

Father Colin Jones -Father Colin Jones currently serves as an Associate pastor at Holy Name of Jesus in Wayzata, MN.  Read Father Colin’s full story here!

Sister Mary Anne Schaenzer – Sister Mary Anne Schaenzer is the Pastoral Director at St. Stephen’s in Anoka, MN. Read Sister Mary Anne’s full story here!

Julie and Jerry Powaser – Julie and Jerry Powaser are St. Patrick parishioners who have been married for nearly 30 years. Read Julie and Jerry’s full story here!

Terra Skoglund – Terra Skoglund is a St. Patrick parishioner who is currently serving as a missionary in Colorado. Read Terra’s full story here!

Do you have a vocation story to share? Please email Maria Furness mfurness@st-patricks.org to share your story!