Tag: SPO

Local musician leverages talents to lift others’ voices

Local musician leverages talents to lift others’ voices

| Jessica Weinberger | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a musician, Abraham Gross has seen success with his 2016 album, “Perfect Equals Messy,” and as St. Paul’s Outreach’s first music coordinator, raising the quality of worship for college chapters nationwide. It’s helping others create compelling, faith-filled music, either through a full-time role or his company, AJG Productions, where he says he really hits home runs.

Continue Reading

SPO founder reflects on what young adults need — and why its model works 

SPO founder reflects on what young adults need — and why its model works 

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Gordy DeMarais by email to provide an overview of young adult ministry in light of the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment that began at the Vatican Oct. 3. His responses have been edited for clarity.

Continue Reading

A priest, SPO missionary and their parents reflect on vocation and effective evangelization

A priest, SPO missionary and their parents reflect on vocation and effective evangelization

| Anne Fredrickson | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Evangelization” is a word that still makes some Catholics shrink back in their pews and bury their heads in their missals. But rather than hide from the call to spread the truth of Christ, the Ellis family has embraced it.

Continue Reading

At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

| Susan Klemond | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While musicians from St. Paul’s Outreach played high-energy praise and worship music, Christy Plant lifted her hands and swayed. More than 100 others joined in to worship the Lord with the expressive gestures that have characterized the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since it began 50 years ago.

Continue Reading

Archbishop Hebda to students: Look to Pope Francis as model for leadership

Archbishop Hebda to students: Look to Pope Francis as model for leadership

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“As Catholics, the paradigm for leadership has to be Jesus himself,” Archbishop Hebda said. “If we’re looking for leaders to follow in the world, we need to discern those leaders who have aligned themselves with the mission of Christ, the Good Shepherd, and his Church.”

Continue Reading

Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former NFL player and St. Paul native Matt Birk was in town to speak at a St. Paul’s Outreach Men on a Mission event July 10 at Embassy Suites in Bloomington. He is in town for a vacation before heading back to New York City where he now lives with his wife and six children.

Continue Reading

SPO program offers service day to help needy

SPO program offers service day to help needy

| Caroline Rode | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

At 9 o’clock on a Monday morning, more than 200 lively, college-aged students with water and bag lunches in tow filled an auditorium at the University of St. Thomas.

Continue Reading

Rapping for God

Rapping for God

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Like many young adults, Max Haben is a big fan of hip-hop. But his passion for this rhythmic style of music with its often-rhyming lyrics isn’t limited to just listening to his favorite artists.

Continue Reading

Not a club, not a clique: SPO students live the New Evangelization

Not a club, not a clique: SPO students live the New Evangelization

| February 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

When Sarah Spangenberg arrived at the University of St. Thomas for her first semester of college life, she was ready to be on her own.

At least, she thought she was.

Continue Reading