Prayer Network

St. Bartholomew has a large network of volunteers who are devoted to the ministry of prayer. To request prayers, contact the parish office, 952/473-6601 or use the form below.

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Request Prayers at Mass

The serious illness (or death) of a parishioner or a close family member are announced at the beginning of Mass. Confidentiality is very important to us and permission must be granted from persons being prayed for. Contact the parish office at 952-473-6601 during business hours Monday through Friday..

Request Mass Intention

Mass intentions are available throughout the year. To reserve a date contact the parish office during business hours Monday through Friday: 952-473-6601

Prayer Shawl

Prayer shawls are knit by members of St. Bartholomew and given as a symbol of God’s ever-present love. Parishioners who experience an illness or grief and loss are encouraged to receive a prayer shawl by contacting: Christine Ducharme,, 952-473-6601.

Want to donate to the Prayer Shawl ministry?  Donations of yarn or for purchasing yarn are gratefully received! The prayer shawl ministry meets on Sundays after the 10:30 AM Mass from September through Good Friday. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Yarn and needles are available at the meeting. 

Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is a relationship for persons who are searching for the places where, as Frederick Buechner puts it, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  Something is nudging them to pay more attention to who they are, where they belong, and the presence of God in their daily life. They choose a spiritual director as a companion to explore with them the meaning of their experiences of God and seek to discover where the Holy Spirit may be guiding them for their own well-being and the well-being of others in the midst of their daily pleasures, challenges and transitions.

For more information, contact: Christine Ducharme, Director of Pastoral Ministry and Spiritual Director:  cducharme@st-barts or 952-473-6601 

Spiritual Direction Resources

Sacred Ground Center for Spiritual Direction:              
Directory of Spiritual Directors:

Recovery Resources

Fifth Steps:

The Director of Pastoral Ministry has extensive experience in recovery and is a trained and experienced 5th step listener for 5th steps.

Contact: or 952-473-6601

Links to Recovery Resources:

AA: 952-920-3961,

Al-Anon and Alateen:

Retreat Resources

Links to Retreat Centers in Minnesota:

  • The Benedictine Center/ St Paul’s Monastery: 651-777-7251,
  • Christ the King Retreat Center: 763-682-1394,
  • Cursillo: (Ask Nancy Kralovec or Ricardo Ortizcazarin if their contact info could be here)
  • Dunrovin: 651-433-2486,
  • Franciscan Retreat Center: 952-447-2182,
  • Pacem In Terris: 763-444-6408,
  • Saint John’s Abbey: 320-363-2573,
  • Loyola: 651-641-0008,