Tag: St. Paul’s Outreach

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.

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Young at heart: Archbishop Hebda at home among youth, college students

Young at heart: Archbishop Hebda at home among youth, college students

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Archbishop Bernard Hebda — then Father Hebda — was asked by his bishop in 1996 to move to Rome to work on the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, he didn’t want to go. Despite a degree in canon law and experience living in Rome while studying at the Pontifical North American College, the priest was happy where he was: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, an hour’s drive north of Pittsburgh.

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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.”

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Back to school: A missionary perspective

Back to school: A missionary perspective

| Katie Burke for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just like students, campus missionaries are packing their bags in anticipation of another school year.

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Future bishop’s faith nurtured by St. Paul’s Outreach

Future bishop’s faith nurtured by St. Paul’s Outreach

| Susan Klemond | December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

After his sophomore year of college, Andrew Cozzens spent the summer growing in his Catholic faith as part of a St. Paul’s Outreach summer household.

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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.

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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.

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‘Elegate’ challenges young people to take faith to higher level

‘Elegate’ challenges young people to take faith to higher level

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Invited to the Aug. 9 Elegate event at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union by two friends, Will Schmulske of Stillwater knew nothing about Catholic singer Matt Maher, the evening’s main attraction.

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Events for young people give much ‘reason for hope’

Events for young people give much ‘reason for hope’

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

We need to support ongoing efforts to engage youth and young adults in ways that deepen their faith, give them purpose and motivate them to evangelize their peers.

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St. Paul’s Outreach – Celebrating 25 years of Catholic faith alive on campus

St. Paul’s Outreach – Celebrating 25 years of Catholic faith alive on campus

| August 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

A Catholic Spirit special section.

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SPO future in hands of young adults

SPO future in hands of young adults

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Colleen D’Andrea, a student at Texas State University, is one example of how St. Paul’s Outreach has expanded over the years, said Gordy DeMarais, founder and executive director of SPO.

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Evangelization school equips students to be light on campuses

Evangelization school equips students to be light on campuses

| Susan Klemond | August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

At the start of his freshman year at the University of St. Thomas, Ryan O’Shaughnessy saw Catholic campus groups as a way to network. But the sense of community among members of the campus ministry St. Paul’s Outreach started to grow on the atheist/agnostic, especially when he attended an SPO retreat.

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