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Our Lady of Fatima
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. 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 (Adoration Chapel) **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)
Parish Mission Talks
These are the recordings of the Talks that were given at St. Joseph in Crosby and Our Lady of Fatima in Garrison. Unfortunately several times when there was a break for discussion the recording was not continued after the discussion. Therefore to get all the content you would need to fill in with the day time sessions in Garrison. The idea was to record the 4 nights at St. Joe's. So you may use these as you find them helpful.
1st Talk Sun Night at SJ: What's it All About
2nd Half of first Night at SJ: What is the Good News
2nd Talk Mon Night at SJ:Why does it Matter?
3rd Talk Tues Night at SJ: How to Deepen my Faith
4th Talk Wed Night at SJ: How to Make Evangelization Practical
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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
I want to wish all of our mothers, a Happy Mother’s Day. We are grateful for you and all that you have done to nurture us and give us life. May you be blessed and honored always, but especially on this day.
Monday May 13th is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. I will be celebrating a 6 PM Mass at Our Lady of Fatima that day. All are welcome to attend.
I want to share with you some more information regarding the bankruptcy settlement. As was mentioned last weekend, the Diocese and those who work on behalf of the victims of abuse have put together an agreement that will distribute funds to the victims. The diocese has agreed to pay 40 million dollars for the settlement of the cases against the diocese and parishes. The break-down of where the 40 million is coming from is stated below (to the best of my knowledge):
- 31 million will be paid by the insurance companies that the diocese and parishes had been insured by.
- 8.5 million will be paid by the diocese and the parishes and other Catholic entities within the Diocese of Duluth.
- $500,000 will be paid directly from the diocese.
- The sale of Bishop Sirba’s house and a possible loan taken out by the diocese will also be part of the funds used to get the 8.5 million.
The parishes are being asked to contribute 15% of their unrestricted assets that were reported as of June 30th 2018. One parish in our cluster (Holy Family), is not able to afford this amount because of the current circumstances. The other parishes have agreed to split the cost evenly. This was discussed by all the parish councils and trustees when we met in Brainerd on April 4th. Therefore, our parishes will be paying the following amounts into the bankruptcy settlement:
Holy Family ($7,020 divided by other parishes) $751
Our Lady of Fatima $26,428 +$2,340 = $28,768
St. Joseph Deerwood $50,431 +$2,340 = $52,771
St. Joseph Crosby $90,612 +$2,340 = $92,952
The priests of the diocese have all agreed to pay $1,000 from their personal funds. This will help fill in any gaps that may arise for individual parishes. As was noted in the letter last weekend, this process will take some months to conclude.
This will allow us to get out of bankruptcy. It will allow the victims to be assisted financially. It will protect the parishes and the diocese from further litigation from past offenses should any new cases from the past be brought forward. Any such cases would be settled by the funds this settlement will provide. This is what is called a channeling injunction and provides for any victims as well as keeps us from being sued again for past crimes.
Our lawyers felt this was the best deal we could get. Staying in bankruptcy is expensive because we continue to pay legal fees. There are no real good alternatives to a settlement. Continuing with the bankruptcy hoping for a better agreement is not practical, and continues to incur more legal bills. Dismissal of the bankruptcy case would lead to significant additional costs for the diocese and parishes who would need to defend themselves against the individual lawsuits that have been filed. Under the circumstances, this was our best option, with no real alternatives. This will be a drain on our savings, to be sure, but it will not entail any extra collections. I am sure there may be other questions, I am happy to try and answer them.
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
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]
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
05/13/19 1:31 am
Sometimes the coming together of seemingly unrelated events sparks a new insight. In the days after the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burned, I was preparing for a radio interview about something else, a sacred music workshop in Hibbing I’m helping with in early May.
Deacon Kyle EllerRead More
05/10/19 1:35 am
I have never been very adventurous, so I haven’t sought out trips to exotic places. I had found my family life and what all that has encompassed exciting enough.
Betsy KneepkensRead More
05/06/19 4:44 am
Not quite two years ago, the Holy Land Review published a series of articles on the restoration of the Edicule, or shrine, that encloses the tomb of Jesus within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Since the fourth century, a succession of churches have surrounded this sacred place.
Bishop Paul SirbaRead More