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
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Tuesday through Friday
9 AM to Noon
Office Located Here
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.
From the Pastor's Desk
This coming Wednesday the Church celebrates a Holy Day, the Assumption of Our Lady. The Mass schedule will include 4 Mass times one at each parish. It is as follows:
Vigil: Our Lady of Fatima (Garrison) 6 PM (Tues. Aug. 14th)
St. Joseph (Deerwood) 8 AM (Wed. Aug. 15th)
Holy Family (Hillman) 9 AM (Wed. Aug. 15th)
St. Joseph (Crosby) 7 PM (Wed. Aug. 15th)
This is a Holy Day of obligation meaning we are obliged to attend Mass, but I hope we view it more as an opportunity to celebrate. It can be difficult when we live in a world that is not too interested in religious matters to remember that we are to celebrate these special days. If possible, our days should look a little different not just because we went to Mass, but because we approached the day differently.
It feels like summer is slipping away from us. I want to thank all the summer guests for joining us, thanks for your financial support as well. If you are interested in supporting a particular parish it is helpful for us if you use envelopes, especially if you are hoping to get statements during tax season. During this time of transition, I know people are still figuring out what works for them. Eventually we will ask people to register at the parish where they plan to belong even if they still attend other Masses from time to time. In the meantime I ask parishioners to continue supporting their individual parishes.
I know this is a challenging time for many of you. Know that I am praying for you and let’s pray for one another. It is not an easy thing to go through a merger, closure or re-clustering. However, it is what we are being asked to do and I think it will be a time of growth for us as we wrestle with these changes and let go of some things which we are used to having. I would ask that we support one another during these days. Reach out to fellow parishioners, especially if you know someone is struggling. I cannot keep up with everyone I need your help to go through this together. It is times like this which we truly exercise our role as the Body of Christ.
I plan to have a little announcement section as part of the bulletin because many announcements pertain to one or another of the parishes but not always to all, but it might be good for us to know what is happening in the other parishes in the cluster.
May the Lord Continue to guide us and Our Lady intercede for us,
St. Joe’s announcements:
1. The parish office building will be under going cleaning until August 24th. Therefore, we will not be allowing events in the classrooms during the meantime. The social hall may be used if a group needs to meet in a location. Please arrange ahead of time for its use. If you have questions about this please check with Fr. Eli or Jack Stark.
2. Religious formation classes are approaching fast. You should have received an email and/or letter with sign-up information. We ask families to sign up if they intend to have children in the program this year. We are using these numbers to calculate how many classes we will need. Please help us by signing up. If you have questions talk to Tammy Ringhand. firstname.lastname@example.org
3. The commission is looking at a few pieces of property. When we feel we have a proposal we will have a way to solicit feedback regarding the proposal. We will keep you posted.
4. Mark your calendars for the Parish party on Sept. 8th after the 4:30 PM Mass all are welcome.
1. We hope to organize a parish social after the Sat. evening Masses during this month of August.
2. There will be another parish meeting on Aug. 28th at 5:30 and potentially another on Aug. 30th. These are opportunities to continue the discussions that began this week.
3. There will be a parish celebration on Sat. Sept. 15th at 4:00. This will be a catered dinner and a chance to celebrate Holy Family and recall memories. We will be working out the details as things get closer.
4. There have been many questions about the use of the retreat center and parish hall after Sept. 1st. For now, we will honor the commitments that were made on the calendar through October. After that we will need to see where we are. We are not taking new reservations at this time.
5. There have been questions about the Annual Fishing Derby, at this time we will not be doing the Derby. I have told people if another organization would take this event on we would consider allowing them to use the facility.
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.
Young Man Disciples: CLICK HERE for more information of this summer group.
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Diocese News from the Northern Cross
President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican as U.S. Bishops Resolve to Address ‘Moral Catastrophe’
08/16/18 2:26 am
August 16, 2018
WASHINGTON — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops. The following statement includes three goals and three principles, along with initial steps of a plan that will involve laity, experts, and the Vatican. A more developed plan will be presented to the full body of bishops at their general assembly meeting in Baltimore in November.Read More
President of U.S. Bishops Conference issues statement on course of action responding to moral failures on part of church leaders
08/01/18 2:36 am
WASHINGTON — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God.
Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows:Read More
07/20/18 1:13 am
Father Frank Perkovich, 89, of Chisholm, died peacefully of natural causes on July 16, in his home. He was born on Dec. 24, 1928, in Chisholm, to John and Jennie Johanna (Lesar) Perkovich. He was a 1946 graduate of Chisholm High School and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 5, 1954, by Bishop Thomas Welch.Read More