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Our Lady of Fatima
Prayers for Bishop Paul
It is with heavy heart that the Diocese of Duluth has lost her Shepherd. We offer Prayers for our Shepherd Bishop Paul Sirba who passed away (12-1-2019) of at heart attack. More details to follow.
Bishop Sirba was ordained the ninth bishop of Duluth on Dec. 14, 2009 and was anticipating celebrating his 10th anniversary at the time of his death.
Visitation will be on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary located at 2801 East Fourth Street in Duluth, MN, with the praying of the Rosary to take place at 6:00 p.m. and Vigil prayers at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Cathedral on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Following the funeral Mass, burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Duluth.
Requiescat in Pace.
As you know by now, the visitation for Bishop Sirba will be on Thursday, December 5th from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. The praying of the Rosary will take place at 6:00 p.m. and Vigil prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m.
I want to inform you of another opportunity for prayer on Friday, December 6th. As you know, the visitation will continue from 8:00 a.m. until the start of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. We will also offer Morning Prayer from the Office for the Dead at 9:00 a.m. at the Cathedral on Friday morning. All of you are welcome and invited to attend and pray if you are able. The Diocese will provide booklets for the prayers, so it is not necessary to have your breviary with you.
Watch Funeral Online:
We anticipate that many mourners, both from the Diocese of Duluth and from outside of our diocese, will wish to attend our beloved Bishop Paul Sirba’s funeral Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, and that the resulting crowd may well far exceed the available seating at the Cathedral. Therefore we are grateful to announce that WDIO-TV has graciously offered to have the liturgy live-streamed on the Internet, making it accessible to all across the region and beyond who wish to see it. The stream will be available on WDIO.com. We hope this will enable as many people as possible to be united in prayer for the repose of Bishop Sirba’s soul and for his family and our local church and all who mourn.
Our Diocesan Administrator was elected by the college of consulters (the deans of the deaneries and the vicar general) Dec. 4th. Fr. Jim Bissonette was elected. Fr. Jim was the Vicar General, and served as the administrator last time we didn't have a bishop. Please pray for him during this time. His role is to keep things going in the Diocese until Pope Francis appoints a new bishop for our diocese. The length of that process is uncertain, but it typically takes about a year.
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.
Additional Advent Confession Times and Services:
In our Cluster:
Penance Services in our Deanery:
Sun. Dec. 8th 3 PM Immaculate Heart in Cross Lake
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)
Theology on Tap
Doors open 6:30, event starts 7 PM on Sunday’s
Sept. 15th (3rd Sun) Fr. Eli Gieske Topic: What Our Traditions Reveal About Our Future Hopes
Oct. 20th (3rd) Mallory Severson topic: Taking up your Cross through suffering… Mary’s Fiat and our Yes to the Lord
Nov. 17th (3rd) Mike Garry topic: Understanding the Spiritual Life
Dec. 15th (3rd) Caitlin Bostrom topic: How to Face Our Culture as a Family
Jan 19th (3rd) Dan Goshey topic: Scriptural Roots for the Real Presence
St. Joe's Art Show
St. Joseph's Religious Art Show
ST. JOSEPH’S ART SHOW Entry forms for the art show are available in the back of the church.
The forms are due by the first Sunday of Advent - December 1st. Help us make the show a great success! You can paint, draw, or photograph works of religious art…. Possible subjects could be things like biblical stories, the life of Jesus, Mary and the Saints, Sacraments, life of the Church,
Cash Prizes awarded by people’s choice:
Ages 4-12 = $25/
Ages 13-18 = $75/
Adult = $75.
Dates of show: the weekends of
Questions? Call Cecelia at 546-2709.
Tuesday through Friday
9 AM to Noon
Office Located Here
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
As we enter into the season of Advent let us attempt to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming. It is good that we can take time each year to reflect and renew this call to allow for the coming of the Lord into our life. The image of an onion that is peeled away layer by layer helps me to understand that this process needs to continue for each of us. God’s grace penetrates a little deeper each year, and my desire for this coming grows a bit more each year. As I have said in the past, lets try to allow our focus to be on the true meaning of this season.
During Advent and the Christmas Season we will be using Incense at the 10:30 Mass. The exception to this will be on Christmas Eve we will use incense (SJ 4:30 on 24th) and Christmas Day we won’t (SJ 10:30).
We have multiple opportunities for Advent confession times besides the regular times there are a number of times offered in the neighboring parishes as well as some additional time in our own cluster. This is a good time to make use of the sacrament of reconciliation. Note the flyer in this week’s bulletin that has that information. Perhaps consider a time that can work for you and your family.
The Art Show is quickly approaching the entry forms are due this weekend, get them in and keep working on your art pieces.
Anniversary of Ordination Celebration: A reminder that today (Sunday Dec. 1st) at 1 PM there is a dinner and gathering to honor Deacon Roger and his wife Delores for their service to the Church these 25 years of diaconal ministry. The dinner will take place at Our Lady of Fatima and is open to anyone who would like to come and celebrate. (This Event was cancelled and moved to Dec. 15th after Mass due to the weather).
O Come O Come Emanuel,
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.
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.
Holy Family Updates
Monthly Parish Meetings happen on the 2nd Tuesday of the month 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
Letter to Holy Family Parishioners from Bishop Sirba September 2018
Email update sent out 10-10-18
Email update sent 11-13-18
Letter from Holy See
Email update sent 12-14-18
Email update sent 1-10-19
Draft of Agreement between Holy Family and Ecclesia Domestica
Email update sent 2-19-19
Email update sent 3-13-19
Email update sent 4-2-19
Email update sent 5-2-19
Email update sent 5-21-19
Email update sent 6-18-19
Email update sent 8-7-19
Email update sent 9-3-19
Email update sent 9-10-19
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 protected]
Diocese News from the Northern Cross
12/04/19 5:24 pm
On Dec. 4, Father James B. Bissonette, pastor of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Duluth and St. Rose Catholic Church in Proctor, was elected as diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Duluth.
Father James BissonetteRead More
12/04/19 9:40 am
We anticipate that many mourners, both from the Diocese of Duluth and from outside of our diocese, will wish to attend our beloved Bishop Paul Sirba’s funeral Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, and that the resulting crowd may well far exceed the available seating at the Cathedral. Therefore we are grateful to announce that WDIO-TV has graciously offered to have the liturgy livestreamed on the Internet, making it accessible to all across the region and beyond who wish to see it.
The stream will be available on WDIO.com.Read More
12/02/19 5:17 pm
Bishop Paul David Sirba, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, MN, beloved shepherd of the people of the Diocese of Duluth, dear son, brother, uncle and great-uncle died of apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Proctor, MN on Sunday morning, December 1, 2019, the First Sunday of Advent. Bishop Sirba was born in Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 1960, to Norbert and Helen Sirba. He attended Nativity of Mary Grade School in Bloomington, Academy of the Holy Angels in Richfield, and the College of St. Thomas and St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. Bishop Sirba received his Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul Seminary as well as a Masters in Arts from the Notre Dame Apostolic Catechetical Institute in Arlington, Virginia. Paul Sirba was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on May 31, 1986 and served in the following parishes: St. Olaf, Minneapolis; St. John the Baptist, Savage; and Maternity of Mary, St. Paul. He also worked in the Spiritual Formation Department at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul and was a Spiritual Director at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. He was appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on July 1, 2009, and was subsequently appointed by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, as the Ninth Bishop for the Diocese of Duluth. He was ordained Bishop of Duluth on the feast of St. John of the Cross, December 14, 2009.
While a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Sirba was a member of several committees including the Priority and Plans Committee, Administrative Committee, and the Catholic Home Missions Committee. Bishop Sirba was also an active member of the St. Paul Seminary Board of Directors and the Episcopal Advisory Board for the Institute on Religious Life. He also served as the state chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.Read More