Welcome to the Churches of
St. Joseph and
Our Lady of Fatima and Holy Family
St. Joseph in Crosby and Deerwood
Our Lady of Fatima in Garrison
Holy Family in Hillman
We will be having our last Mass at St. Joseph in Deerwood on April 28th
Final Adoration: 8 AM Saturday April 27th -7 AM Sunday April 28th
Final Mass: 8:30 AM SJ in Deerwood (Bishop Sirba presiding)
Brunch After Last Mass
Procession of St. Joseph Items into the St. Joseph in Crosby will take place at the 4:30 PM Mass Sat. May 4th.
A simple social will be held after the Sat. Evening Mass May 4th as a way to commemorate this ceremony.
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. in Deerwood
Tuesday Noon Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Wednesday 8 a.m. Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Thursday 8 a.m. Deerwood
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. Deerwood
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
Happy Easter, Christ is Risen Indeed! I want to congratulate those who were received into full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil. What a grace it is to walk with someone as they take those steps. It is a reminder to each one of us that we too are on a journey towards deeper communion with the Lord. I want to thank all who helped make this week’s celebrations possible, the music, the decorations, the liturgical ministers. It takes a great deal of effort behind the scenes to make this week happen, so I extend my heartfelt gratitude for all who assisted and for all who participated.
Already next week we have some more important events happening. Not only do we have the celebration of Confirmation at the 4:30 Saturday evening Mass, we also have a marriage preparation retreat happening. And of course, we have the final Mass in the St. Joseph in Deerwood. I believe this will be an emotional event, and one that does not come easily. I am grateful for all who are planning to make it happen in a beautiful way. For some, it may be too painful to be present, but I hope all feel welcome to attend who have a desire to be there. You may or may not have noticed that we used the Deerwood crucifix for the veneration of the Cross this year at the St. Joseph’s Good Friday Service. I think the symbolic value of that is appropriate for what’s happening in our cluster.
After the final Mass in Deerwood, Bishop Sirba and I will be going to Holy Family in Hillman for a meeting with the parishioners. We won’t be doing a Mass, but it will be an opportunity to meet and discuss what is happening there. The meeting is at 1 PM at the Parish.
As we enter upon this time of Easter, let’s continue searching for where God is in all of these events. Whether we experience joy or sorrow the Lord is with us. Whether we are feeling the weight of the Cross or the hope of new beginnings, our Lord is with us. Sometimes like the disciples on the road to Emmaus we don’t recognize his presence though we have been journeying with him.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, God’s peace and blessings to you on this day of Easter!
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
Meeting with the Bishop to be held at Holy Family
On Sunday April 28th Bishop Sirba will be be visiting with the community of Holy Family in Hillman. This will be an opportunity to share about how people are feeling and hear from the Bishop about his plans. Originally a Mass had been planned but it has been determined that it isn't the right time for that kind of event.
All Holy Family parishioners should be receiving an invitation in the mail, to come to this event.
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
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