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Our Lady of Fatima
Parish Lenten Mission 2020
Mark your calendars for the upcoming parish mission. February 23rd-26th (Sun-Wed). That Wednesday is Ash Wednesday so it's a great time to gather and open our hearts to taking a step of faith and asking the Lord to help us continue to grow.
Ash Wednesday Mass Times
Ash Wednesday (February 26th)
8 AM SJ Crosby (Church)
12 Noon OLF Garrison
6:30 PM SJ Crosby (Church)
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.
Or by appointment
Weekday Mass Times
Monday 8 a.m. Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Tuesday Noon Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Wednesday 8 a.m. Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Thursday 8 a.m. Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Friday 8 a.m. Crosby (In Church) **except 1st Fridays 9 a.m. (in Church)
1st Fri. 8 a.m. Garrison Our Lady of Fatima
*1st Saturday 8:30 a.m. Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Tuesday through Friday
9 AM to Noon
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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m Friday
The Adoration Chapel is in the old St. Joseph school
building in Crosby. Enter through the side door.
Chapel is closed during Christmas 12/24-1/5 reopens Mon. Jan. 6th
From the Pastor's Desk
I had the opportunity to talk with parents at our Family Faith Formation night about one of the 2nd Vatican Councils documents called Lumen Gentium. I focused the discussion on a section of the document that deals with how the Church is the instrument of salvation for all people. In other-words on the fact that God has established the Church to be the instrument in which he is present in the world and to share his life with the people in the world. I find this a fascinating topic of discussion. Its really important that we understand that God gave us a role in sharing himself with others. A question which I was pondering as I talked with them was how much do we as parishioners think about the salvation of the people around us (co-workers, friends, relatives). We all know people who don’t have faith, or who are perhaps luke-warm… or who are just disassociated with God and the Church. Do we have a concern for their eternal welfare? I admit for myself that sometimes I get so focused on my day to day life that I can miss opportunities to be more intentional about trying to engage someone about the faith. What does it look like to care for someone’s eternal salvation? How does that care and concern manifest itself in our daily lives and daily interactions with others? I mentioned to the parents, and I think its true, the main way we can do this is to live our faith and be a witness. Unless someone sees us living our faith and taking it seriously, they probably aren’t going to be inspired to ask us about our faith.
We can pray for others, and by taking real interest in the lives of others we can develop a relationship that may open a door. Very often until someone has a curiosity, they aren’t going to be interested in changing anything in their lives. We all share in the missionary mandate of the Church… that is to make Christ known in the world. To be baptized and confirmed in the faith is to take up that call. A large portion of that is simply to faithfully seek God, growing in relationship with him, and being willing to share about how our faith makes a difference for us. Being a witness to those we are daily contacted with is what most of us are called to. This is difficult. It is always easier to be an evangelist who swoops in says a good word, and then disappears, but how much greater is the witness of someone who daily shows a deep relationship with God, and is kind, respectful, and loving towards those around them. This is our call. The Church truly is the sacrament of salvation which God uses to touch his people. And all of us have a role to play, are we taking our role seriously?
I think our parish mission coming up will be an excellent opportunity to be reminded and called forward to this personal invitation of Jesus to be his friends, and his co-workers by simply coming to know him better.
St. Joes: If you didn’t attend the presentation and dialogue meetings you should be getting the packet in the mail which shares the information we discussed. In the packet is a comment sheet. All parishioners are invited to send in their comment sheets (both those where at the meetings and those who were not able to come) by Feb. 24th to the office, or drop it in the collection plate. Thanks for the feedback.
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.
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 4:30-5:30 pm 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 Wed. at 3-4 pm 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 protected]
Diocese News from the Northern Cross
02/14/20 12:04 pm
I find myself being less-than-generous quite often. I want to have a better attitude, but people keep wanting things from me: they want my time, my help, and my financial support. How do I get better at being generous?
Father Michael SchmitzRead More
02/14/20 12:01 pm
In the years that I have been a priest, the vast majority of my parishioners have known that my least favorite subject to talk about is money. But I have had some of the parishes that actually think it is my very favorite subject to preach about! This is because some parishes as a whole do better than others in their charity and support of the church.
Father RichardRead More
02/14/20 11:46 am
Very often people will chide Catholics about a particular belief, saying, “Where is that in the Bible?” Or even well-intentioned Catholics sometimes will ask me to show them where this or that teaching is in the Bible.
Father Nick NelsonRead More