lay formation

“We want to thank all of those who participated in our Ministry Days 2022 gathering for your presence at our gathering, and for your lively and faith-filled participation in worship, learning, conversation, and shared meals. The sense of community was palpable. As one participant said, it felt like family. That is the reality of our identity as brothers and sisters in Christ shining through. We are blessed, indeed!

We hope you are charged to enter into the Eucharistic Revival! As our Revival diocesan liaison Dana Petricka said, this year (now until Corpus Christi 2023) is the diocesan Revival year. The following year is designed to have a parish focus. The National Eucharistic Revival page can be found here: The diocesan page on the Eucharistic Revival, with resources, can be found here: Get thinking, praying, and collaborating!

You will find below some links to the general session presentations from our gathering, and links to the vendors who were present for our days.

Finally, next year’s Ministry Days is scheduled for June 13-14, 2023, at Saint Mary’s University in Winona. Dr. Timothy O’Malley (McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame) will be speaking as we continue this journey into the heights and depths of our Eucharistic Lord. Dr. O’Malley has relevant books that are suitable for personal and parish use here. Save the dates! We look forward to seeing all of you again, soon!

Fr. Tom Margevičius
who serves as director of the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis and as Sacramental Minister for Latinos in St. Dominic Parish in Northfield. An Ohio native, he came to  Minnesota to serve with NET Ministries and was a founding member of the Companions of Christ  priestly fraternity in the Archdiocese. He previously served almost two decades as a professor of  liturgy and homiletics at The St. Paul Seminary. Fr. Tom's presentation.


Kristin Bird

who serves as the Executive Director of Burning Hearts Disciples, an apostolate "to further the  Catholic Church's call to form disciples through the New Evangelization." She is a popular speaker,  podcast co-host (the Transforming Parishes, Transforming Lives podcast) and consultant with a long   history of serving Church organizations to facilitate deeper discipleship and conversion. She describes herself as “a wife, mother, disciple of Jesus, and on fire Catholic.” Kristin's presentation.


Q & A with both Fr. Tom and Kristin.

Wednesday morning diocesan presentations.

“We had a number of invited organizations present at our event. If you would like to follow up with any of them, they are listed with links below:

For more information contact Susan Windley-Daoust ( / 507-858-1277) or Todd Graff ( / 507-858-1271).