The Gift that is our Family

  • 06:30 PM
  • 2405 1st Street N, St Cloud, MN
  • 320-251-5966

The family is a key agent in evangelization,

     a communion of love and life,

             and truly a gift from God     

                   to each family member and to the world.

The parish cluster of Holy Spirit, St Anthony and St. John Cantius is holding their parish mission from October 22-25 focusing on marriage and the family. Nationally known speakers, Dr. Ray Guarendi, Kari and Steve Colella, as well as on our local expert on Theology of the Body, Nic Davidson, will be presenting. Childcare, food and prayer will round out the line up. See Parish Mission Flyer for more details. All are welcome.


Sunday, October 22

 Steve & Kari Colella

“Three to Thrive: Perspective, Knowledge and Communication Skills for a Successful Marriage”


We are Catholic and different because of that! Our perspective on the meaning and significance of marriage changes everything (at least it should) for us and those who know us. Join us to better understand: 1) the vocation of marriage, both as a natural and sacramental institution; 2) the typical stages of marriage; and 3) concrete practical communication skills to navigate the stages well and to thrive in marriage‹for your peace and happiness and the greater glory of God. We want you to leave confirmed in your vocation, inspired to live it even better, and equipped with practical tools to grow in intimacy through the typical stages of marriage.


Steve & Kari Colella are founders of the Annunciation Ministers.

Kari Colella serves Annunciation Ministries as the Executive Director. Prior to working at Annunciation Ministries, Kari served the Archdiocese of Boston in Marriage Ministries. While there (2001- 2014) she oversaw the development and publication of the marriage preparation program, Transformed in Love: Building Your Catholic Marriage.
Kari also serves as a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. In 2010, she was invited by the Pontifical Council for the Laity to speak on marriage preparation at their Young Adult Forum: Learning to Love.

Stephen Colella serves the Archdiocese of Miami as the Cabinet Secretary of Parish Life. Prior to his current position, Stephen worked for the Archdiocese of Boston for 15 years in ministry and development. Stephen has a B.A. in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has taken courses towards an M.B.A. in Quality Systems Management from St. Joseph’s College in Maine.

Kari and Stephen were married in 1997 and are both members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and reside in South Florida.