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
TUESDAY 11:30-11:50 a.m. in Crosby Church office building
WEDNESDAY 7:30-7:50 a.m. in Crosby Church office building
THURSDAY 7:30-7:50 a.m. in Deerwood Rectory
FRIDAY 7:30-7:50 a.m. ** in Crosby Church office building
SATURDAY 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in Crosby in Main Church
SUNDAY 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. in Deerwood in the Rectory
**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
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross and Soup Super afterwards:
5 PM Wednesday's of Lent SJ Deerwood
5 PM Friday's of Lent SJ Crosby
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Fr. Eli's Homilies
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
I encourage you to consider how you would like to enter into Lent. This is a blessed, though sometimes difficult season.
On Sunday evenings we will offer vespers (evening prayer of the church). If you have never prayed the liturgy of the hours, I encourage you to come and experience it. Likewise if you have prayed the hours or do so with some regularity come and join us. This is a wonderful and simple way to enter more deeply into your prayer life. We will have our first Vespers on Sunday February 25th beginning at 6:30 pm in the Crosby church. This service takes about 15-20 minuets. I will do some explaining and guiding since we may not all have done it before. Expect to be finished around 7.
Afterwards, for those interested I will be offering a book study and discussion group. We will be reading and discussing ‘Divine Renovation’ by Fr. James Mallon. I believe this book has many insights for us regarding our community opportunities as well as looking ahead to our future. I am anxious to talk about it with you.
We will meet for an hour Sunday evenings during Lent after Vespers. The first one again will be February 25. We will meet in the social hall in Crosby... or possibly in the rectory if the group is small. You may purchase the book yourself or if you would like you can sign up and put money/checks in the envelope at the back of church and we can order it for you. We will charge $20. You can get it online for about $18.
Our first Stations of the Cross will be this coming Friday the 16th in Crosby 5 pm soup to follow. Wednesdays stations will be offered in Deerwood at 5 (soup afterwards), and Fridays in Crosby.
Consider doing one or both of these events for Lent.
Ash Wednesday is this week. Masses offered 8 am Deerwood and 7 pm Crosby. No religious ed this week.
May God give us strength and focus for this season.
1. Pancake breakfast Sunday Feb. 18th 10-noon in the Crosby Church Social Hall.
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
Betsy Kneepkens: Giving kids a Catholic education is a critical support to raising them in the faith
02/13/18 2:25 am
Since writing a monthly column for The Northern Cross I have dedicated one month, usually February, to an issue related to Catholic schools. I have a huge heart for Catholic education, because I know that the faith formation I received in Catholic schools played a major role in developing my inclination to seek Christ when it comes to others, myself, and life situations. I am confident that the moments in my life in which I have experienced the greatest joy, gratitude, and appreciation have been when I have been attentive and intentional about following that inclination. I can’t help desiring the same sort of opportunity for my family, and for all children, for that matter.
For the first time in 50 years, I am not attending, working at, or having children attend Catholic schools. I do have two sons at a Catholic university in St. Louis, but they are so far away I find it difficult for me to claim that as being involved. My passion for Catholic schools has not wavered, and in so many ways I can be even more objective and supportive of these institutions from an outside perspective.Read More
02/12/18 11:28 pm
Lent runs from Feb. 14 to April 1. Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and Good Friday (March 30) are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. More information on fast and abstinence can be found at www.usccb.org.Read More
02/09/18 1:58 am
I’m not sure exactly when I first encountered the phenomenon of “prayer shaming,” but I do remember how deeply it offended me. I still find it one of the most disturbing turns our culture has taken in the past few years. (And that’s saying something.)
If you pay attention to current events, you have encountered it too. According to the Internet, pundits, and many politicians, we are now supposed to be upset when someone says victims of some tragedy are in her “thoughts and prayers.”Read More