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
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Tuesday through Friday
9 AM to Noon
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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 coming week I will be gone Mon-Thurs. for our annual clergy conference. Fr. George will be covering the Masses in my absence. I am sure there will be some discussion on the state of the church at the clergy conference, but our topic this year is patristics (study of the Church Father’s writings).
Currently in the Catholic Church the synod on the youth is happening in Rome. For those who are unaware, a synod is a meeting of bishops. They meet with the Holy Father to discuss some particular topic or area within the Church. The synod on the youth is meeting during the month of October (3-28). Not all the bishops of the world come to a synod. Each council of Bishops sends delegates to the synod. The Holy Father also appoints some bishops to attend. In any given synod there are also advisors or observers who are lay members.
From our country the delegated bishops are: Cardinal DiNardo (Galveston-Houston), Archbishop Gomez (Los Angeles), Archbishop Chaput (Philadelphia), Bishop Caggiano (Bridgeport), Auxiliary Bishop Barron (Los Angeles). The Holy Father’s appointees are: Cardinal Cupich (Chicago), Archbishop Tobin (Newark).
The first part of the synod the members take time to present on the topic to the general assembly. For an example of what this would look like take a look at Bishop Barron’s article which was the text which he planned to share, visit his website: (www.wordonfire.org/). These short speeches are called interventions, they give the bishop’s a chance to hear what others are thinking/experiencing in their part of the world. The next step in the synod are small groups meetings, where the synod members meet by language groups to discuss the topic and what has already been said. Finally, they meet back as a group to share as a large group again. Normally a document is published after the synod that represents the findings or the discussion at the synod. This synod has for its specific topics: Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Please pray that this synod is helpful for the work of reaching out to the next generation.
May God’s light go before us,
- Altar server training at St. Joseph (signup online or at Church). Begins last week in Oct.
- No Religious Ed for the week of MEA, and no class on the 24th except a meeting for parents and students who are receiving 1st
Holy Family Updates
Next Parish meeting scheduled for Nov. 13th at 5:30 PM in the Church Basement
Mark Your Calendars:
Quilt Bingo Oct. 14th 1 PM
Parish Appreciation Dinner Oct. 21st 4 PM
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
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
If you would like to join our parish family or are currently a member with new changes for our directory, please fill out the form below.
Diocese News from the Northern Cross
09/28/18 5:52 am
On Oct. 7, we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. The date recalls the famous Battle of Lepanto. In preparation for this defensive battle, St. Pius V ordered Christians in the year 1571 to say the Rosary daily, and before the battle, he ordered a day of fasting and prayer. The faithful made pilgrimages to shrines, like the shrine of the holy house of Loretto. He also ordered the troops to live their lives in harmony with Christian morals or teachings. On the day of the battle, the entire Christian army knelt and received Holy Communion.
The battle was a turning point for Christianity in Europe.Read More
09/14/18 1:12 am
Father, what do you make of what is in the news about the church and scandal?
First, it cannot go without saying that the grand jury report that came out of Pennsylvania is the most horrific and vile thing I have ever read. What priests did to innocent children is beyond shocking. It is absolutely incomprehensible. The further cover-ups and compromises are without excuse. This news is literally the most evil I have ever heard of. Full stop. There is nothing more to be said on that, except that there is a need for the church to do everything possible to care for victims and to be purged of all forms of evil.Read More
09/14/18 12:58 am
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
I came into the church with my eyes pretty wide open.Read More