Welcome to the Churches of St. Joseph - Our Lady of Fatima - Holy Family


Starting the week of Dec 5 there will be no daily mass offered in our cluster on Mondays and Fridays.  The rest of the weekday schedule (Tue - Thur) will continue as scheduled. Masses on Mondays and Fridays will only be suspended for a time.


Deacon Dan Goshey

So What Now?
As I write this note, there are many questions to be answered regarding our pastor and our near future activities. I’m afraid this will not supply many of those answers, but there are some things I do want to share.

Regarding Father Anthony’s administrative leave, I have NOT been given any classified or private information. The staff and I are fully free to share everything we know, and we have done so. I just want to make it clear that we are not holding anything back. Having said that, I do not have answers to the most common questions: (1) How long will he be gone? (2) Will he be coming back? (3) What is the issue he is dealing with?

I find reassurance in the fact that he retains the title of Pastor of our parishes. That speaks loudly to me. However, he is not going to be on site for pastoral or sacramental duties until his leave is ended. Until then, I have been assigned as the parish administrator of our parishes. As such, I am working closely with our staff and the diocese to keep operating with as few disruptions as possible.

Thanks to Father George Zeck, as well as other area priests who have offered to help, it appears that we will be able to maintain the daily and weekend mass schedules mostly intact. We have been able to accommodate funerals and confession schedules as well, for the most part. It will be important to monitor the bulletin and make sure we have your email on file for important notices.

I have two requests I would like to make of you:
The first is to be present for Bishop Daniel Felton’s visits to our parishes on Wednesday, November 3. This is a pastoral visit and update by our bishop. He will say mass at 4 p.m. in Garrison and at 6:30 p.m. in Crosby. After each of those masses, the Bishop will be available to visit and answer any specific questions you may have. There will be light refreshments available after both of the masses that afternoon/evening. PLEASE make it a point to be present at one of these events.

My second request is to step up your efforts to be intentional about serving your parish community. This is a time for us to reach out to one another and get together (taking prudent COVID precautions) to pray and socialize and to see if there are other ways we can be Christ to one another. And I beg you to reach out BEYOND your familiar circle of friends and get to know other members of our parish. Find opportunities (or make opportunities) to be together for prayer and encouragement… even if only by phone. But let these gatherings truly be uplifting and helpful, not gossip or complaint sessions. Make prayer a priority for these gatherings (Liturgy of the Hours, a rosary, a chaplet, etc.) Pray for Father Anthony, Father George, your deacons, our Bishop and the clergy, and pray for each other as well. 

My phone number and email are published in the bulletin every week. Please feel free to contact me if you need to talk.

God bless,
Deacon Dan Goshey

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St. Joseph
Monday - 8 AM
Tuesday - Noon
Thursday - 8 AM
Friday - 8 AM (First Friday at 9 AM)
Sunday - 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM

Our Lady of Fatima
Wednesday - 9 AM
Saturday - 4:00 PM

Confession Schedule


Confessions are in the church confessionals. The following times are available, or by appointment.

St. Joseph
Tuesday - 11:30-11:50 PM
Thursday - 7:30-7:50 AM
Friday - 7:30-7:50 AM 
Saturday - 9-10 AM 
Sunday - 8-8:20 AM & 10-10:20 AM

Our Lady of Fatima
Wed. 8:30-8:50 AM
Sat. 3:30-3:50 PM

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Tuesday through Friday,  9 AM to Noon
Office Located at 617 Poplar St, Crosby, MN 56441
Phone: 218-546-6559


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Eucharistic Adoration
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is 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.

Prayer Line Ministry
If you would like part of the Parish Prayer Line ministry or make a prayer request, send an email to: [email protected] 



Magnificat Youth Choir - For children in 3rd through 8th grade. We practice each Wednesday from 5-6pm in the Crosby church choir loft. If you have a child interested in joining this year, please complete this Interest Form by Sept. 1, 2020, or contact Sarah Steinke: [email protected] or 763-742-6238.

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] or  Click Here for more information



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