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

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

Fr. Anthony

Moving the Will by Truth

I spent a couple of days with eight other brother priests earlier last week. Our clergy conference was canceled and some of us decided to still spend time together pondering our current scenario and enjoying one another’s presence. We offered Mass together, prayed the Rosary and Breviary, and competed in various games of wit as well. We also had great discussions on some of the priori-ties facing us in the local Church of the diocese of Duluth. We focused on evangelization, allocation of priests and fraternity, and parish life related issues. I for one, found our discussion about evangelization in these times particularly stimulating for thought and action.

We still have the truth of Jesus Christ. This means we can still be about the work of evangelization of people around us. Curtis Martin, the founder of Fellowship of Catholic University Students, says that there are three crucial habits for raising up missionary disciples of Christ. They are all to be rooted in us as strong commitments. They are commitments to divine intimacy (interior life with Christ), to authentic friendship, and having clarity and conviction about spiritual multiplication. He spells these out well in his short read, “Making Missionary Disciples”. This is important for us in Crosby, Garrison, and Hillman because there are still many around us living in fear and away from Christ.

As we begin RCIA on October 29th, we should encourage those around us to become Catholic. Also, we can go to the sessions to increase our love and devotion to the truths and teachings of the Catholic Faith. RCIA will be for all Catholics who want to know more about their faith in Jesus Christ. Why would you go? For the simple reason of strengthening your faith in times where it is under attack. It seems currently that moral fronts are where the attacks are made by our invisible enemy Satan and his minions. However, those attacks are aimed also at the other dogmatic truths, which are realities. For example, the truth that God is a unity in a Trinity—God is a communion of persons. This is plain when there are isolationist tendencies all over the culture, which would cut off or damage the communion we are meant to have with other Catholics, others in our families, and others in our circle of influence.

As we learn more, or reinforce, our Catholic faith by information about these truths, we begin to help strengthen our will (seat of decision) to follow our Lord more closely and lovingly. The will is a blind faculty of the soul and therefore must be fed the right light of truth. Then it has something to move with going forward. It matters what you think. To think on truth is one of the best ways of becoming a saint. As a result of the RCIA classes being on Thursday evenings 6:30-8 PM, we will have to move Thursday’s daily Mass to 8:00 AM beginning on the 29th. This was the previous time for RCIA, as I under-stand, and still seems to remain the most fitting time for it during the week. I pray that we have a nice crowd of souls in there! You can come for any of the sessions which interest you. The schedule will be made public soon so that you can save the date on your personal schedule. You are welcome to come for all of them if you wish of course! God bless you this week!

In Christ,
Fr. Anthony

 

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!


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MASS SCHEDULE

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 (Outdoor)

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


Reserve a Pew

RESERVE A PEW

Reserve a pew for Sunday Masses 8:30am and 10:30 am (unless outdoor) at St. Joseph. 
Click to reserve a pew for November 1st.

Learn more about reserving a pew below or review our Mass and Social Distancing webpage.


Confession Schedule

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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MASS VIDEO

When possible, Mass will be streamed on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

Sept 20, 2020 Mass

Sept 13, 2020 Mass

August 30, 2020 Mass


Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA

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WEEKLY BULLETIN

Bulletins are available at weekend Masses or access the digital version. Call the office if you wish to have it emailed to you or fill out this online form

Click here to access this week's and past bulletins.

OFFICE HOURS:

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


 

JOIN US:

If you would like to join our parish family or currently a member with changes for our directory, please fill out the form below. 

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FIND US:

St. Joseph Crosby Click Here
Our Lady of Fatima Garrison  Click Here
Holy Family in Bulldog Lake Click Here


 

ONLINE GIVING:

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PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES:

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] 


 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEW RESERVATION:

The only Masses requiring signups are Sunday 8:30am and 10:30am (10:30am is for inclement weather). Our Lady of Fatima in Garrison does not currently require signups.

Link for St. Joseph Mass Sign-up, Sunday, November 1st

Sign Up!

General Instructions:

1. Click the above link to access the sign up for 8:30am and 10:30am Masses

2. Select and reserve a pew, please include the number of people for the intended pew in the "My Comments" field.

3. If you entered an email address, you should get a notification.

Special Instructions for Outdoor Mass:

1. The 10:30am signup will only be used in case of inclement weather.

2. If weather prevents having the outdoor Mass, the pew assignments will be used. Any open pews will be available first come, first serve.

Sign Up Assistance:

Anyone unable to use Signup Genius should call one of the following volunteers for assistance. If you know someone needing assistance, 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

 

 

YOUTH INFORMATION:

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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