Welcome to the Churches of
St. Joseph and
Our Lady of Fatima
and Holy Family
- See Mass schedule below for This weekend (May 30-31st)
Out Door Mass is scheduled for St. Joe's 10:30 AM
- Next week there will be an adjustment in the schedule based on needs and circumstances stay tuned.
- The Sign-up for Masses June 2nd-June 8th will be available beginning on Saturday.
Information from the Diocese Please Read Carefully:
Read the Letter Fr. Eli mailed or emailed to parishioners on (5/14/2020) regarding social distancing at Mass (Click Here)
Mass Schedule: Beginning May 26th - June 1st
The regular Sat. confession is moved to 9-10 AM
Instructions for Signing up for Mass (see below)
Note some changes:
- Click the above link (when it goes live) to access the sign up Genius Sign-up
- Find a Mass time which you would like to attend.
- Reserve a Pew by entering your information (note if its a full pew or a part of a pew)
- If you have entered an email address you should get a notification.
- Come to Mass on the proper day, time, and location.
*Please be courteous of others who may wish to sign up.
Special Instructions for Outdoor Mass:
- You do not need to sign up for this Mass, but if we have inclement weather the Mass will be moved into the Church.
- If you want to have a spot in the case of inclement weather, you can sign up.
- The signup for the 10:30 Mass at St. Joseph is only for the case of inclement weather.
- (Questions, watch the video below)
Call to Sign Up
For those who are not able to get online, they can call one of the following volunteers who can sign them up. If you know someone who is in this position please give them these phone numbers.
- Mary Lee Dallman - 218-851-0193
- Joan Hasskamp - 218-546-5554
- Doreen Miller-Fish - 218-546-5707
- Joanne Ruttger -218-851-3750
- Tommy Sablan - 702-460-2711
- Ed Kirk – 612-805-5462
Mass Intentions this week:
Mon. May 25 Donald Ryan +
Tues. May 26 Gary and Sue Zgutowicz
Wed. May 27 Jan Kern +
Thurs. May 28 Gloria Perpich +
Fri. May 29 Alvin Houle +
Sat. May 30 Eric Krautbauer, Jamie Short
Sun. May 31 Ronald Pankratz +, All Parishioners
Click the Links below to watch the teaching
Discernment of Spirits 4-29-2020
Catholic Social Teaching and Doctrine 4-22-2020
8 Beatitudes 4-16-2020
Teaching on Freedom Part I (4-1-2020)
Teaching on Freedom Part II (4-1-2020)
Teaching on the 4th-10th Commandments (4-1-2020)
Teaching on the 1st-3rd Commandments (3-25-2020)
Short Reflections as we go through these days
Fr. Eli's Podcasts:
Update (sort of) 5-14-2020
Music for the Mass 5-8-2020
Sing my Tongue... Pange Lingua 5-7-2020
The Effects of the Reformation 5-5-2020
An Introduction to the Reformation 5-1-2020
Flannery O'Conner 4-30-2020
Ecumenical Church Councils overview 4-29-2020
St. Catherine of Siena 4-28-2020
ENGAGE ONLINE GIVING
Here is the link to Access online giving:
Weekend Mass Times
All Public Masses are suspended for this time
All SJ Confessions are at the School for Now (Regular Times)
TUESDAY 11:30-11:50 a.m.
**1st Friday 8:15-8:55 a.m.
Or by appointment
Weekday Mass Times
All Public Daily Masses are suspended at this time.
See above for temporary schedule
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)
Tuesday through Friday Tues and Thurs 10-Noon
9 AM to Noon
617 Poplar St, Crosby, MN 56441
(See Above at the top of the page for Homilies at this time)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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 send an email to: [email protected]
If you would like send in a prayer request feel free to send an email to the same email address.
From the Pastor's Desk
Happy Solemnity of Pentecost. In some ways this Easter Season has really slipped by without much notice. In other ways, it feels like its been a long time. I am so excited to be having parishioners at Mass again. I know many of you have anxiously been waiting for the day when you can come back to Mass too. I know we are still working through all the challenges that the Covid-19 virus has brought us, but I feel like we are making progress.
Changes to Confession and Mass schedule: Judging from the sign-ups we don’t need 2 Masses at Our Lady of Fatima at this time. So, we will drop the Sat. 6 PM Mass for this coming weekend. (if the 4 is too full we can always add it back in). Also, because of funerals coming up I need to find a better time for the confessions at St. Joe's on Saturday. I am going to try doing confessions 9 am-10 am Saturdays, in place of the 12-1 time. I apologize for all the switching around. Right now, its just what needs to be done. This new time will start Sat. June 6th. Also note that until Fr. George can come back on duty, we won’t have the 1st Saturday Mass, and the first Friday Mass will just be at St. Joseph at 6 PM rather then at 9 AM, no Mass at Our Lady of Fatima on first Friday’s until further notice. That being said, this Friday, May 5th we have a deacon ordination in Duluth, so I have rescheduled the Friday Mass for 8 AM at St. Joe's.
The Mass attendance this past week has been good, but since we still had spaces at the daily Masses. Depending how things go this coming week, we may move to having the daily Masses open on a first come first serve basis. For now, we still need to sign up prior to the Masses. Depending on how the outdoor Mass turns out this weekend and how the weekend schedule works out we will adjust as needed.
This next week Fr. George Zeck celebrates his 50th anniversary of Priestly Ordination. He was going to have a celebration and party, but under the circumstances he has decided to wait until a later time. If you want to show your appreciation to Fr. George you might write him a card.
His address is: 500 Heartwood Dr. Apartment 311, Crosby, MN 56441.
Or if you prefer you can drop a card at the office and we will get it to him.
I for one, am very grateful to Fr. George for his assistance in the parishes. It has been a great blessing to have him here. He is truly a man of prayer and a great witness for me. What an example he has been to show how to lay down his life for others. Many priests when they retire, take a big step away from ministry… I think often they are tired and worn out. Fr. George, has been busier than ever. He assists with Masses and confessions. He does the hospital Mass in Brainerd. He is very generous with his time if one of the priests is taking a few days away.
Above all that, he is a man of prayer, and very much a man of the scriptures, the saints, and the Eucharist. He has been a mentor to me, a father, and I am so grateful for his ministry in our parish cluster and our Diocese. Please join me in praying for Fr. George and wishing him will on June 5th his special day. What a gift he has been to our diocese. Father, thank you for giving your life to serve the people of God. If I can do half as good as what you have done, I will have done very well.
As we celebrate Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit, we also celebrate 1st communion and confirmation this weekend. These special sacraments continue to help and strengthen us for doing the work of proclaiming Christ and living according to his plan for us. Congratulations to all who have received these sacraments this weekend.
A special word of congratulations to our seniors too who graduated last Saturday. It was certainly a different type of graduation, one we haven’t seen before, but thankfully it all came together. Someday, perhaps the graduates will be telling their kids and grand-kids about what it was like to graduate during the year of Covid-19.
As difficult as all of this has been, I hope we come away from it all with a greater awareness of the many blessings we have. Hopefully there has been silver linings for you and your family. Perhaps spending time together has allowed you to appreciate the importance of having time with your loved ones.
I hope you experience the joy of the Lord that comes from life in the Spirit.
Come Holy Spirit,
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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 4:30-5:30 pm 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 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]