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
I want to reflect a bit on how we live an integrated Catholic life. There are so many things we are asked to do in our busy lives, but living our faith is truly the most important thing we can do. There is often a correspondence between living one’s faith and being content/happy/fulfilled. But, Catholicism is not a prosperity gospel. A prosperity gospel basically says that if you practice Christianity, your life will be blessed materially. You will have money/riches and you won’t suffer. Catholicism does not teach this. We do say that living our faith will make us happier, but happy/blessed in the sense that Jesus promised. We will be happy because our treasure will be in heaven, because our names will be written in heaven… because our ultimate destination will be eternal life with God. However, in this life everyone… and I mean everyone, will face the cross at some point and in some manner in their lives.
In our time it is common for people to flee from the cross or reject it. We are often aware of the pain and suffering that the cross brings, but we are unaware of the purification and growth that comes when we take up our cross and carry it with Christ. If indeed this life is really a preparation for heaven, then our love needs to grow, our obedience needs to be tested… we need to come to know our need for God and for his tender mercy. Catholicism teaches that Christ gives us the grace we need to accept our crosses… We believe that Christ died and rose for us, so that we could follow in his footsteps. God requires us to take a role in our ultimate end. As St. Augustine once said: “He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.”
There are indeed many beautiful things in this life, many amazing opportunities to experience joy, pleasure, friendship and so much good. There is also many sorrows, hurtful experiences, challenges and calamities that can confuse us or push us to despair or cause us to become self-preserving and self-serving. Our hearts can become hardened and we can turn away from God, or feel he is not trustworthy. This is a great tragedy because when a person goes down that path it becomes very difficult for them to turn around. So, I want to encourage us to become aware of the blessings we have. Look around and see… don’t take them for granted… but also remember that we are in the hand of God. If we truly place ourselves into his power and seek him even in the midst of life’s storms, then we will be right where we need to be. Living as a practicing Catholic is meant to be this very life of trust.
So often we minimize our faith to one small portion of our lives but really it is meant to have a bearing on everything we do. Our faith is being tested in small ways all the time. In the grand scheme of things our parishes re-clustering is one event that has a big impact on our experience right here and now, but it’s just one more experience that gives us the opportunity to be tested. Let’s pray that God helps to find his plan in all of this.
- 26th Theology on Tap 7 PM at Cuyuna Brewing Company in Crosby
- Usher meeting after Mass Aug. 26th, anybody interested in becoming an usher or who is currently an usher should come to the meeting.
- Lector meeting after Mass Sept. 2nd, anybody interested in becoming a lector or who is currently a lector should come to the meeting.
- Eucharistic Minister meeting after Mass Sept. 9th, anybody interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister or who is currently an EM should come to the meeting.
- Parish meeting Aug. 28th mark your calendars.
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.
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
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