Welcome to the Churches of

St. Joseph in

Crosby-Ironton and Deerwood


Weekend Mass Times


8:30 a.m. in Deerwood
10:30 a.m. in Crosby

5:00 p.m. in Crosby

SATURDAY 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in Crosby

SUNDAY 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. in Deerwood

1st Friday 8:15-8:55 a.m. and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Crosby

Or by appointment 

Weekday Mass Times

Monday         8 a.m. in Deerwood

Tuesday        Noon Crosby

Wednesday   8 a.m. Crosby

Thursday       8 a.m. Deerwood

Friday           8 a.m. Crosby*except 1st Fridays 9 a.m.

*1st Saturday 8:30 a.m. Deerwood


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Office Hours

Tuesday through Friday

9 AM to Noon

Office Located Here

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is coming to Crosby


Nov 5th  Understanding the Modern Church Matt Bugnacki


Fr. Eli's Talk on Reformation 

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

7 a.m. Monday through 11 PM Thursday

The Adoration Chapel is in the old St. Joseph school

building in Crosby.  Enter through the side door.


  • Sun, Nov 19th

  • Sun, Nov 12th
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  • Fall Party Setup
  • A Beautiful Day for a party
  • Bean Bag competition zone
  • The Bonfire before the party
  • The Canned Goods booth

From the Pastor's Desk

Fr. Eli

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend as a nation we celebrated veteran’s day.  The roots of this holiday are in armistice day which was the end of WWI.  After years of war, the world found some peace.  At the time many people believed it was the war to end all wars.  Sadly, we know that many wars have since been fought.  War has many awful consequences, but there are times when aggressors leave little to no choice, but to take up armed resistance. 

We can argue about whether such and such a war was just or unjust.  The Church has teachings about ‘just war’ theory and all the conversations that surround these concepts are important.  Whether we agree with a particular war or not, we ought to be grateful for the men and women who have served in our armed forces and who have protected us.  It is easy to take for granted the sacrifices they made.

Veterans are a group of people who collectively served our nation.  Some undoubtedly sacrificed more, or were more personally affected by their experiences of service.  Sometimes we don’t understand their struggles or the sacrifices they went through for our nation.  We can thank them for their service and do our best to respect them.  We can pray for them, and for all our current active service personal.  Maybe we have family or friends in the service.  Find some way to say thank you.

May God grant us peace, and protection,

Fr. Eli


  1. Last day to sign up for the bus for the ordination is November 12th.
  2. We will be getting new hymnals and mass books soon.
  3. Next Sunday there is a pancake breakfast put on by the KC’s to benefit our youth program.


Directions to St. Joseph Crosby here
Directions to St. Joseph Deerwood here

Youth Corner

Magnificat Youth Choir - For children in 2nd/3rd grade and up, depending upon their ability to read and be attentive for one hour period of time. We practice each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 in the Crosby church choir loft. Contact Collette with questions: 546-2781.

Schola Cantorum - An all girls choir open to grades 7 & up. We practice each Monday at 6:00pm in the Crosby church choir loft. Contact Kristin 218-831-7067.




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Diocese News from the Northern Cross

Father Michael Schmitz: When not liking the liturgy leads family to stop going to Mass

Question: My family refuses to go to Mass because there are too many “extras” (like baptisms), too much singing, and too many announcements. Why can’t we have a “low Mass” without all of that stuff? Isn’t the church supposed to adapt and keep up with all the people?

Answer: There are a couple of elements in your question that I would like to address individually.

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Father Richard Kunst: Learn from St. Hubert — don’t skip church to go hunting

If you are an outdoorsman, November is the most wonderful time of the year! Hunting is in the air, and although hunting is an interest of both sexes, I certainly see more wives alone at Mass during this time than I see husbands. Often, women will refer to themselves as hunter’s widows.

Though I was born and raised in northeastern Minnesota, I was never a big hunter. For several years, I would hunt pheasant on my family’s property, but I personally never got into big game like deer or bear. But I sure appreciate hunters, and I have to admit I am attracted to the idea of going hunting more often than I do. (Last time I went, I got a tick with Lyme Disease.)

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Betsy Kneepkens: Hefner death, NFL controversy show that our bodies reflect our souls

I can’t help but get excited when the secular world unwittingly reports beliefs imparted by the Catholic Church and does an exceptional job proving those teachings true.

This past month, two entirely different news stories were widely published, frequently discussed, and commented about on social media: the ongoing story of NFL players who have opted to kneel during the National Anthem and coverage of the death and legacy of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy and a progressive in the area of what has been termed “sexual freedom.”

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