Faith Formation Events

Day-Long Pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, WI

Day-Long Pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, WI

Cross-Cultural Spiritual Immersion Experience:

Pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse, WI: Saturday, August 17, 2019


WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2019.

DEPARTURE: The buses will leave Risen Savior at 6:00 a.m.

RETURN: The buses are scheduled to return to Risen Savior at 6:30 p.m.

COST: $20.00, which includes transportation, morning coffee, snacks, and lunch.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 26, 2019.

Click here to access the full pilgrimage packet, which includes the schedule for the day, the registration form, and additional information about the pilgrimage site. Questions should be directed to Nalleli Renteria DeLeon.


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Fall 2019 Adult Bible Study: Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Fall 2019 Adult Bible Study: Paul's Letter to the Philippians


We are offering two options:

  1. Tuesday Evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning October 8

  2. Thursday Mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning October 10

This series will gather 6 times and combine video presentations from the Augustine Institute’s Lectio series, readings from the New Collegeville Bible Commentary, and small group discussion and prayer.

Cost: $25.00

This price includes a copy of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Phillppians (and other Epistles) and handouts for the series.

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Series Schedule:

Option 1 - Tuesday Evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Resurrection Hall

  • October 8

  • October 15

  • October 22

  • October 29

  • November 5

  • November 12

Option 2 - Thursday Mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Bays 1-3

  • October 10

  • October 17

  • October 24

  • October 31

  • November 7

  • November 14

N.B. Participants are free to attend either the daytime or the evening sessions, regardless of which one they register for (for instance, in case you miss a session, want to repeat it again, etc.)

To Register:

Fill out the online form below or contact Grace Koleczek. Participation fees will be collected at the first gathering.

Here is a preview of the video series:

What does it mean to have the mind of Christ?

Towards the end of his life, under arrest and awaiting trial in Rome, Saint Paul writes a short but powerful letter to the Philippians. Paul’s affection for the Christian community at Philippi is apparent from his opening words. The Philippians were not only Paul’s sons and daughters in the Faith but also his partners in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

At the heart of this letter is Paul’s eloquent hymn of Christ’s total gift of self, the model for Paul’s life. With his words and the example of his life, Paul exhorts the Philippians to have the mind of Christ, to live a life worthy of the Gospel, and, by God’s grace, to gain Christ.

Session 1: Paul and the Philippians

St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians explores the model it provides for working together in partnership to advance the Gospel, the beautiful relationship of mutual love that unites Paul and the church in Philippi, and Paul’s great hymn to Christ in Philippians 2:6-11. This first session begins by looking at the town of Philippi, its first converts, and Paul’s opening words to them in his epistle.

Session 2: Partnership in the Gospel

In this session, we will explore Paul’s circumstances as he writes this letter under house arrest in Rome. We will also look more closely at the relationship between Paul and the Philippians, what Paul describes as their koinonia, or “partnership.” This partnership, with its risks and its rewards, is something into which we are invited to enter as well.

Session 3: Friendship in Christ

Paul reveals how he is able to joyfully share the Gospel despite his imprisonment. He echoes the Old Testament figure of Job, who also suffered despite his innocence and yet believed in his ultimate vindication. Paul then artfully reworks the Greco-Roman ideals of friendship and citizenship, expanding the Philippians’ understanding by calling them to the key virtue of humility, looking first to the interest of others in imitation of Christ.

Session 4: The Mind of Christ

After Paul exhorts the Philippians to live out friendship in Christ, he gives them a blueprint for exactly how to do so. St. Paul wants the Philippians to have the mind of Christ, and he paints a beautiful picture of what this means—a life lived out in humble obedience, emptying oneself for others. If we live this life in imitation of Christ, we will also experience the glory of his exaltation by the Father. 

Session 5: Imitatio Christi

In his Letter to the Philippians, Paul paints a vivid picture of how to become more Christ-like. We are not called to strive after holiness in some abstract way, but to do so by imitating Christ—specifically in his sacrificial gift of self. It is a call to pour ourselves out as an offering to God, just as Jesus did on the Cross. Embracing this “loss of all things,” Paul tells us, is the only way to “gain Christ and be found in him” (Philippians 3:8-9).

Session 6: All Things in Christ

Having described Christ’s self-offering and shown himself, Timothy, and Epaphroditus as examples of disciples who model the life of Christ, Paul now calls on the Philippians (and us) to model the life of Christ in their own lives. As St. Paul closes out his letter, we’ll see him reiterate the mindset that the Philippians will need to live out their heavenly citizenship and be true disciples of Christ in the midst of a pagan culture.

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Registration for Lectio: Philippians
Please indicate which session option you plan on participating in. You will receive a confirmation of your registration once we have processed your request. Thanks!

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Pilgrimage to Greece

Pilgrimage to Greece with Fr. Thomas W. Krenik

"Follow the Footsteps of Paul"

October 4-14, 2020


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Risen Savior!

Click here to download a pilgrimage brochure.

Click here to access our Risen Savior pilgrimage group page on the Magi Travel website. It includes the full itinerary, expected costs, and online registration.

Contact Grace Koleczek at Risen Savior or Magi Travel if you have questions.


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Called & Gifted Workshop

Called & Gifted Workshop


Date(s): Saturday, November 9

Time: 9 a.m.

End Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Risen Savior, Burnsville

More Information: Click Here to Register Online

Explore the ancient teaching of the Church on how the gifts (or charisms) of the Holy Spirit work in your life and in the life of your parish. During this workshop, you will learn the signs and characteristics of the most common charisms of the Holy Spirit.

Cost is $80 per person. Includes: workshop materials, refreshments, lunch, and follow-up individual discernment interview. Register online.

Print the flyer.

For general questions about Called and Gifted™, contact Patrick Conley at 651-323-3292 or


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Women's Retreat 2019

Women's Retreat 2019

Retreat led by Fr. Steve McMichael at Risen Savior. Cost: $35/person.

Retreat led by Fr. Steve McMichael at Risen Savior. Cost: $35/person.

Registration for the retreat is now CLOSED.

Fr. Steven J. McMichael, a Conventual Franciscan, is an Associate Professor in the Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. His interests include Franciscan studies and interreligious dialogue. He is currently researching and writing on the topic of the Resurrection of Jesus and the role of Mary Magdalene.

Everyone at Risen Savior knows Fr. Steve as guest presider and loves him for his friendly, outgoing personality and his rich and engaging homilies. Join him for this special faith enrichment opportunity: 

What happened in the Garden?  Mary Magdalene's journey of faith led her to the encounter with the Risen Christ on Easter Sunday morning. Her life of penance, discipleship, and ardent longing for love for Jesus prepared her for this encounter. Based on medieval Franciscan art and spirituality, the retreat will offer a reflection on Mary Magdalene as a model of faith, hope, and love.

The cost is $35/person and includes a light breakfast and a lunch, catered by Sally Johnson Catering. The lunch menu consists of: Champagne Chicken, Wild Rice Medley, Fresh Lettuce Greens and Spinach Salad with Mandarin Orange Slices and Poppy Seed Dressing, and Raspberry Sorbet with Vanilla Wafer for dessert.

Contact Marianne Brass at or call (952) 698-1714 if you have questions about this retreat.

 All women are invited . . . bring your friends!

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Vacation Bible School

VBS 2019


"To Mars & Beyond" VBS

July 15-18, 2019

Only $30 per Camper!

Includes VBS T-shirt, music CD*, and much more!

Registration Closed

1:00-4:30 PM Daily.

See photos from 2018 VBS on our Facebook page!


Contact Dez at (952) 698-1729 or e-mail if you have questions about VBS.

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Each VBS family receives 1 free CD.  It's best for kids to have them well before VBS, so they can learn the music before they come.  If you register online, simply stop by the parish office to pick up a music CD for your family.

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Cana Dinner 2019

Cana Dinner 2019

Cana Dinner 2019



Event: Saturday, March 2, 2019

6:00 p.m. - Midnight

Holiday Inn & Suites, Lakeville

$85/couple (tickets are non-refundable)


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All married couples: the Cana Dinner is a great opportunity to take some time out of your busy lives to focus on each other as a couple and to celebrate your marriage!

We are very happy to announce that former Risen Savior pastor, Fr. Tim Wozniak, will be leading the prayer service at this Cana Dinner as Fr. Tom Krenik will be on vacation. We are very grateful to Fr. Tim to step in!

Fr. Tim Wozniak

Fr. Tim Wozniak

As for the dinner, Rudy's Red Eye Grill will be catering the event again. 

DJ Keith (from DJ Sound Systems) will also be back for the dance party with his most popular play list, and, of course, he'll be ready to take your song requests.

Wine and beer will be served; the cash bar will be open throughout the evening.

You'll have a great time, and chances are, you might not want to drive home after the event. No problem! Plan to make the Cana Dinner your mini-vacation! The Holiday Inn has reserved a block of rooms for Cana Dinner guests at special room rates. For all the planners, you can already reserve your room today by calling the hotel at (952) 469-1134 and mention "Church of the Risen Savior Cana Dinner." Room prices in the reserved block start at $129.

Rudy's Red Eye Grill offers a Sunday brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The cost is $16.95 per adult and $7.95 for children (ages 4-12 years; 3 years and under eat free).

Keep checking this page for more Cana Dinner 2019 updates as they become available!

Contact Marianne Brass at or (952) 698-1714 if you have questions regarding the Cana Dinner.


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Trunk Or Treat

Trunk Or Treat is back!

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the

Risen Savior Parking Lot

Ages 2 through grade 4 are invited to trick-or-treat. There will also be a snack to enjoy and a craft activity. (Children do not need to pre-register for Trunk Or Treat)

Adults and Teens are needed to hand out treats from your vehicle (you provide the treats). In order to keep the event safe, we ask that those wishing to hand out treats pre-register yourself and your vehicle (we will need your license plate number).

Click here for informational flyer and vehicle registration slip

Contact Dez at (952) 698-1729 or for questions regarding this fun children's event.

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Faith Formation Registration 2017-2018

Faith Formation Registration 2017-2018

Faith Formation Registration for 2017-2018 starts on April 1, 2017. Please contact Rae Ann Konkol at (952) 698-1727 or e-mail if you have questions about Faith Formation or Faith Formation Registration.

To download the 2017-2018 Faith Formation Registration Form, click here.

To download the 2017-2018 Faith Formation Program Flyer, click here.


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