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
Immaculate Conception Holy Day
In the bulletin last weekend in my column there was a misprint. It said the 6 PM Sat. Vigil Mass was at Holy Family in Hillman that is not correct, it is at Our Lady of Fatima in Garrison. Sorry for the confusion.
Fri. (vigil Mass) 6 PM Our Lady of Fatima Garrison
Sat. 8 AM St. Joseph Deerwood
Sat. 12 PM (noon) St. Joseph Crosby
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
I want to express my thanks to all of our volunteers who are helping in so many different ways in the parishes. It takes so many people to do the work of running the parishes, and I dare much of it is volunteers who go unnoticed and unthanked much of the time. There are so many different aspects in which volunteers are working, our finance council members, all the different liturgical volunteers ushers, musicians, Eucharistic ministers, lectors altar servers and sacristans. Our Councils of Catholic Women, our Knights of Columbus, the sewing and quilting ladies, all who help with our Family Faith Formation, the St. Vincent De Paul. For all who are doing those little hidden works of kindness behind the scenes. In a special way I would like to thank my staff who really are dedicated to the work that happens in our parishes. I know I don’t say it enough, so I offer my thanks. As the pastor people see me often and they thank me often because like it or not I am often the visible face of the parish, but I am not alone and for that I am so grateful.
As we celebrate this weekend the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception I thank Our Lord and Our Lady for the gift of serving in these parishes. There have been and continue to be challenges and details to be worked out, but what a blessing it has been to be working alongside you all. I am very much aware that I have asked you to adapt and change in many ways in the short while that I am here, but I really do feel that the Lord is guiding this whole process of our four parishes coming together. I am anxious to understand his purposes and what the future holds, however, I know that in everything God is at work for his purposes. Let’s continue asking our Lord to guide us that we may be attentive to the Holy Spirit in carrying out his work.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Pray For Us,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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