Welcome to the Churches
Our Lady of Fatima
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. 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 (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. Crosby (Adoration Chapel)
Theology on Tap
Doors open 6:30, event starts 7 PM on Sunday’s
Sept. 15th (3rd Sun) Fr. Eli Gieske Topic: What Our Traditions Reveal About Our Future Hopes
Oct. 20th (3rd) Mallory Severson topic: Taking up your Cross through suffering… Mary’s Fiat and our Yes to the Lord
Nov. 17th (3rd) Mike Garry topic: Understanding the Spiritual Life
Dec. 15th (3rd) Caitlin Bostrom topic: How to Face Our Culture as a Family
Jan 19th (3rd) Dan Goshey topic: Scriptural Roots for the Real Presence
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
It’s the time of year when I like to begin checking with people about attending our sessions on The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). These are for people who aren’t Catholic or for someone who is fallen away from the faith or who never completed their Catholic formation. If you know someone who may be interested, or who you think I should talk to, please let me know. Our first session will be just informational and will be held Sunday Oct. 27th at Noon in the Parish office at St. Joe’s. That meeting will be pretty brief, but it is an important one because it lays out what we are doing and gives people a chance to decide if this is for them. Our normal meetings will be held on Thursdays 6:30-8 PM in the Parish office at St. Joe’s. Of course, this is for people who are thinking about it. There is no commitment on whether someone wants to become Catholic until later in the process.
I want to update you and ask for your prayers in regard to the Holy Family Parish. We may have a buyer for the property (everything but the Church and cemetery) which would be helpful. Please pray that this deal works out.
In regards to the process for the New St. Joseph Church we are beginning to look for an architect to help us with some conceptual ideas as we continue developing our potential future plans. If you know of someone who you think we ought to speak to, let me or someone on the committee know.
Also I wanted to let you know myself and the trustees will be meeting in Duluth next week to do the civil merger of the two St. Joseph parishes which will be the final official step to bring the two together. After this we will have shared finances and shared ownership of all assets. We are still working out the reorganization of the membership and giving envelopes, this will take some time. If you have any questions about this, or are confused please don’t hesitate to get a hold of us and we will do our best to clarify.
After consulting with some of our musicians who play the organ, we have decided to move the organ in Deerwood to Our Lady of Fatima in Garrison. The organ at OLF is sort of limping along and the one in Deerwood would be a good replacement. This will be happening this coming week.
Thanks for all who came to Family Faith Formation, I was happy to see you all. What a great way to grow together in our faith. We may need to make some adjustments as we had a good number of last-minute registrations. We are happy to have so many coming, please be patient if we need to keep adjusting. Like I always say, it’s a work in progress, it isn’t perfect, but we are making strides.
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.
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
Email update sent 5-2-19
Email update sent 5-21-19
Email update sent 6-18-19
Email update sent 8-7-19
Email update sent 9-3-19
Email update sent 9-10-19
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]