HOLY HOUR TO HONOR LATE BISHOP SIRBA
Tuesday, December 1st, is the one-year anniversary of Bishop Paul Sirba's death. To mark the occasion and to remember him in prayer, each Deanery will hold a Holy Hour from 6:00-7:00pm. The Holy Hour in the Brainerd Deanery will be held at St. Andrew’s Church. Registration to attend is not required.
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
The Church will be here for you in the days and months ahead. The governor’s new order of closures and online schooling presents us with new challenges. Whether we think it is a stupid order or not, here we find ourselves. Good, what do we do now? We will still have to find times to come together as a parish family to be renewed by worshipping our Lord and encouraging each other in fidelity to Him.
I will be offering the sacraments at our normal times. I will also be offering an Advent Day of Recollection. This was done during my seminary years in our houses of formation. It was always a great way to work on the interior life without the opportunity of a 5-day retreat or something longer. December 19th will be the day for it. I will offer Mass in the morning at 8:30, expose our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and offer confessions around 9:00 am. Starting at 11 AM, I will offer a conference on obstacles to spiritual growth and how to foster intimacy with Jesus in the sacraments and private prayer. We will break and I will offer another conference at 1 PM on the interior life in relation to marriage and family life. This will include addressing spiritual warfare in the family. I pray that it will give us overall an encouragement to move towards our Lord in our prayer life and deepen our love of the sacraments where we meet Him.
I thank you for your witness of fidelity to Jesus in these days. We had a wonderful day of prayer for our country on November 19th. I hope to do another one since the need will only be increasing I believe. Let us place our trust and love in Jesus, our beautiful Savior. God bless you and keep you strong in his grace!
Fr. Anthony recently blessed the Shrine to the Relic of the True Cross of Jesus at St. Joseph in Chisholm. See the photo gallery.
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Jesus Christ is our Life! Therefore, Mass and Confession schedules will remain the same. As of July 25th the Governor of Minnesota has mandated wearing masks at indoor gatherings. Please abide by this when it applies to you. There are some medical exceptions and other considerations. The exceptions can be found on the MN Health Department website HERE. God bless you!
Monday - 8 AM
Tuesday - Noon
Thursday - 8 AM
Friday - 8 AM (First Friday at 9 AM)
Sunday - 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM (Outdoor)
Our Lady of Fatima
Wednesday - 9 AM
Saturday - 4:00 PM
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Confessions are in the church confessionals. The following times are available, or by appointment.
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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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.
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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.
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Diocese News from the Northern Cross
11/13/20 2:03 pm
Earlier this year we experienced the profound suffering of the suspension of public Masses due to the coronavirus pandemic, even including Easter. Some people, particularly those most vulnerable to the virus, are still experiencing the suffering of not being able to be present in our churches. For those of us who are back, it still isn’t “normal” — we’re still wearing masks, still asked to refrain from congregational singing, asked not to gather in some of the ways we’re accustomed to.
After all these months, it’s wearying. But it’s also still necessary.Read More
11/13/20 1:36 pm
The Catholic understanding of marriage as exclusively the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to new life is perhaps the most despised of all Catholic beliefs in 2020 America.
Deacon Kyle EllerRead More
11/12/20 1:42 pm
The one-year anniversary of Bishop Paul Sirba’s death is Tuesday, Dec. 1, and to mark the occasion and remember him in prayer, the diocese has announced that each deanery (region) in the diocese will hold a Holy Hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bishop Paul SirbaRead More