Welcome to the Churches of
St. Joseph and
Our Lady of Fatima and Holy Family
St. Joseph in Crosby and Deerwood
Our Lady of Fatima in Garrison
Holy Family in Bulldog Lake
Weekend Mass Times
SATURDAY 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY 7:15-7:45 a.m.
TUESDAY 11:30-11:50 a.m.
**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 (Adoration Chapel)
Wednesday 8 a.m. Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Thursday 8 a.m. Deerwood
Friday 8 a.m. Crosby (Adoration Chapel) **except 1st Fridays 9 a.m. (in Church)
1st Fri. 9 a.m. Garrison Our Lady of Fatima
*1st Saturday 8:30 a.m. Deerwood
Training Sessions for Altar Serving
THE CULTURE PROJECT
|The Culture Project is a new ministry in our country that is working to help youth understand the gift of their bodies and their sexuality. We have one of our own parishioners Caitlin Bostrom who is working in this ministry.|
Thanks to Caitlin and all her teammates for doing this work of evangelizing and sharing the faith.
Here are some of Caitlin's own words:
|My heart burns with love for them as I share that chastity is a calling for EVERYONE, despite their past. There is nothing quite as rewarding as spreading Christ's infinite mercy. Some of these girls were aching so much for the message of chastity that after the school bell rang, they wanted more and followed me up to the campus ministry room to continue asking their questions. Deep down they desire authentic love! It's a beautiful way of becoming a spiritual big sister.|
|I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the state of our culture...feeling like there is so much work to be done...way more than little Caitlin Bostrom can handle! But God gently reminds me that this has nothing to do with me, and I can never underestimate the power God can do in people's lives. God loves to use little instruments who trust.|
|One of my favorite parts of presenting to the youth is to sharing a little bit about my own dating relationship. It's precious to see the encouragement and excitement they get from hearing about authentic love and a relationship centered on God and pursuing chastity.|
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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7 a.m. Monday through 8 a.m Friday
The Adoration Chapel is in the old St. Joseph school
building in Crosby. Enter through the side door.
From the Pastor's Desk
This weekend our country celebrates veteran’s day, a day when we honor those who have served our country in the armed forces. We used to call it armistice day because it was the day that ended the fighting of WWI. It was thought at that time that the “Great War” as it was called then was the war to end all wars… people had seen enough bloodshed and violence that they would never again want to take up arms against one another. As you know, it wasn’t much over 20 years before the world was embroiled in a new world war. Even though violence and war are the cause of so much misery we find ourselves as humanity being drawn into it again and again. There has hardly been a time in the history of mankind when this wasn’t part of our existence in some portion of the globe.
What causes us to rise up in such a violent manner? And once a blow is struck… it is almost inevitable that we will strike back. How can we overcome these vicious cycles? Societies enter into conflict with one another which then shapes what coming generations will do. War is a complex social phenomenon, and we can’t ever really grasp what the long-term outcome will be.
When we go to war, or do a peace keeping action, we as nations ask men and women to put their lives in harms way. We don’t always make the connection that this is a deadly event, war means the loss of life and sometimes very significant loss of life. Even the men and women who come home are greatly affected, sometimes suffering physical life changing wounds… other times psychological or mental wounds that can’t be easily healed.
Our faith makes it clear that war isn’t a good thing, but that at times it is necessary to defend ourselves. When a nation goes to war, we also have the obligation to care for our veterans who have served. They have sacrificed their lives, and have gone through a lot so that our lives can remain ‘normal’. Sometimes I wonder if it would be better if we had the rationing and the little annoyances that our citizens faced during the second World War. Perhaps if we did, we would be less willing to put our service men and women in harms way.
In our current times we need to remember to support our military personal, even if we don’t always support the conflicts that our nation is involved in. It is not easy to strike that balance, but on this weekend let pray for the souls of those who have given their lives for us, and let’s commit to taking care of those who come home after sacrificing for us. Let’s give them our thanks.
Holy Family Updates
Next Parish meeting scheduled for Nov. 13th at 5:30 PM in the Church Basement
Adoration will continue on Wednesdays (until further notice)
Documents made available to Holy Family Parishioners:
Introduction and entry into Transition 6-23-18
Overview of the Merger Process 7-14-18
Clarification on some aspects of the Merger Process and Parish structure 7-28-18
Dealing with the challenge of loosing our parish 8-11-18
Factors at play in decision making and recognizing we aren't alone 8-18-18
Clarification on questions raised by parishioners 8-25-18
Staying in Touch with events at Holy Family 9-1-18
Email update sent out 10-10-18
Letter to Holy Family Parishioners from Bishop Sirba September 2018
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.
Faith Formation - Contact our Director of Religious Education, Tammy Ringhand for Information regarding our Faith Formation Program: email@example.com
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Diocese News from the Northern Cross
11/09/18 12:52 am
When you read this, the 2018 elections will have passed. The anger will continue to boil, and new opportunities for outrage will undoubtedly abound. The demonization of political opponents will persist, and the saddling of the American presidency with criminal investigations and threats of impeachment will likely become a permanent feature of our politics.
Jason AdkinsRead More
11/08/18 11:07 pm
“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy” (1 Corinthians 12:26).
St. Paul established a Christian community in Corinth about the year 51. The city, a major seaport and commercial crossroads, struggled with issues of moral depravity, factionalism, questions of leadership, and other cultural woes that spilled into its celebration of the liturgy. St. Paul courageously responded to issues of conscience in the light of faith in Jesus Christ — there really is nothing new under the sun.Read More
11/08/18 11:01 pm
“Love persists in the midst of ruins.”
That might be the most apt takeaway from Colin McIver’s presentations at the Diocese of Duluth’s 13th annual Diocesan Assembly, held Oct. 13 at Marshall School in Duluth. It was attended by about 170 people.Read More