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

Mass Schedule

St. Joseph
Monday - 8 AM
Tuesday - 12:00 Noon
Thursday - 8 AM
Friday - 8 AM
First Saturday - 8 AM
Sunday - 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM

Our Lady of Fatima
Wednesday-  9 AM
First Friday - 9 AM
Saturday - 4 PM

Confession Schedule

Confessions are in the church confessionals. The following times are available, or by appointment.

St. Joseph
Tuesday - 11:30-11:50 AM
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
Wednesday 8:30-8:50 AM
Saturday 3:30-3:50 PM

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Message from Bishop Daniel for United Catholic Appeal

From the Pastor's Desk

Fr. Eli Gieske

Dear Parishioners,

Happy Solemnity of Pentecost! In addition to celebrating Pentecost, we are honoring our men and women who have served our nation in the military. Thanks for your service. We also have our last Theology on Tap today (Sunday) at the Hudson.

I want to encourage you to consider going to the Corpus Christi Procession in Brainerd on June 11th . There will be at Mass at 2 PM at St. Francis. You can attend that Mass if you would like. Or you can come at 3 PM for the procession itself. You can park at St. Francis, or if you like you can park at St. Andrews and ride the shuttle which will be provided. The procession goes from St. Francis to St. Andrews. You can park either location and take the shuttle to where you need to go either before or after the procession. I think it will be a great event for our area. I plan to be there, and I hope to see many of our parishioners there too. The Knights of Columbus are helping, altar servers are encouraged to come and be part of the procession (talk to myself or Tammy Ringhand about this if you have questions). I would encourage first communicants to come wearing their First Communion attire. If you are a society or an apostolate, come and have a banner or a way of identifying yourselves.

This is not a parade… it is a procession. A procession is a liturgical action. It is a sign of our piety and love of the Lord. In this case it is a public display that others can see. So, when we process, remember this is a prayer, it is a way which we honor our Lord. On this special day it will be a celebration for the Eucharistic Lord. Why not spend this day doing something like a procession for love of Jesus. Maybe you are thinking… it’s not really my thing… maybe you could be doing something else you would prefer that day. However, think about how much our Lord would like it if you came to celebrate and honor him that day. Ultimately, we do this sort of thing to show our love of Jesus. It’s not really about anything else. If people want to organize rides, that’s a great thing to do. There will be a celebration at St. Andrews after the procession that will involve food, so it should be a great event.

June 11th – 12th we will be hosting Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) a youth camp at our parish. I encourage our children to sign up for this fun week of events. There’s a need for volunteers too, if some of the older students are willing to help with the younger students it is a really great way to help and be leaders.

Due to lack of interest (or availability) we are cancelling the high school camping trip that was to be held the last week of June. Next year, we’ll try to get it on the calendar sooner.

As we celebrate Pentecost let’s continue asking the Holy Spirit to help guide us in our lives. We have many areas as a parish cluster where we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and I am sure individually we each have areas where we need this guidance as well.

In Christ,
-Fr. Eli

Weekly Homilies

Our state lawmakers need to hear from you! There are multiple bills being considered that will impact children and families in Minnesota. Please watch the videos below to learn about the issues and take action by sending messages to your legislators - click the action alerts. 

Pass a robust child tax credit that will support families doing the hard work of raising the next generation amid increasing economic pressures.

Watch the video below and click for the Action alert: https://www.mncatholic.org/action_19200

Ensure that pro-abortion provisions are not included in the final health finance and policy omnibus bill. We must help women in need, not eliminate common-sense laws that help ensure her health and safety.

Click for the Action alert: https://www.mncatholic.org/action_19151


Vote NO on the legalization of recreational marijuana. We know this will negatively impact families, especially those who bear the cross of addiction, and will put children at greater risk of accidental overdose and drug abuse.

Watch the video below and click for the action alert: https://www.mncatholic.org/action_18741



Put a stop to legislation that expands transgender transitioning for minors and makes Minnesota an epicenter of this corrupt practice.

Watch the video below and click for the action alert: https://www.mncatholic.org/action_20241



A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Daniel Felton

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Building Update Meeting Video

Restored Retreat

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


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


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] 



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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Diocese News from the Northern Cross

Memorial Day Mass with Bishop Felton

Bishop Daniel Felton will celebrate a Mass for Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Calvary Cemetery, 4820 Howard Gnesen Road, Duluth. The Mass is outside and will he held near the columbarium structures. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on and an umbrella if needed.

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Seminarian interview: Isaac Golen 

What seminary are you attending and where are you in the formation process? 

I am in my first year of formation at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul.   

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Editorial: Spike in STDs supports pope’s call for ‘new sexual revolution’ 

According to recent news reports, Duluth and the surrounding area are seeing outbreaks of HIV, syphilis, and other sexually-transmitted diseases in recent years. Public health officials say rates for some of these diseases have risen statewide. St. Louis County is planning an ad campaign, with the help of a state grant, so you may soon be hearing about it on billboards and social media and the sides of city buses. 

While it is undoubtedly very important to inform people of this situation and let them know where they can get screening and treatment for these diseases, that alone only addresses the symptoms. It’s not a cure for the underlying problem. 

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