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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DIOCESE OF DULUTH
A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Daniel Felton

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From the Pastor's Desk

Fr. Eli Gieske

Dear Parishioners,

This Friday Feb 3rd is the feast of St. Blaze, I’ll offer the blessing of throats on Friday and after the Masses next weekend (Feb 4/5). A quick note that next week (Feb 6-10) I’ll be on retreat, Fr. George will cover Masses that week. I appreciate Fr. George’s generosity.

I want to share some things about the St. Joseph building project. I continue to be grateful for all who are helping with this project, and all who are sacrificing to make it a reality. I had the chance a few weeks ago to share some updated information about the project with our Facilities planning team, and then this week I was able to meet with a group of about 40 parishioners to get some further input from them. What I have shared amounts to is this. We’ve gotten back updated numbers for costs, and not surprisingly the numbers have gone up. I have worked with a design team to try and look at ways we can attain our goals while trying to save on costs. We’ve presented three possible plans that I believe would fulfill our needs (though perhaps not all our desires). We have called these the A,B, and C plans. Each of these three plans can still be modified and they have changed over time as we try to make decisions and prioritize our needs. The A plan being the most similar to what was originally pro-posed and C being a simpler model and B being somewhere between the two.

The next stage of design is a big step because we will not be able to return to this current decision point without incurring redundant costs. What I mean is, once we make a decision about which of these plans to take further down the road for design refinement, that will be a significant investment of time and money. Therefore, I have been and will continue to seek clarity for which direction we should go. For all three plans we need to raise more money. We are still moving forward with the project, its merely a question of which path are we going to travel down.

I would like to have the opportunity to share these plans with parishioners and get their input. I will offer this opportunity after the Sunday Masses on Feb. 26th . Regrettably finding a good time to do this is not so easy. I clearly want to state, that the purpose of these meetings is not to decide whether we are moving forward or not, but rather to get insight into how much we are willing to invest in this project and how to balance our desires and our needs with our pocket book. What we need is to come to a consensus on which of these three plans we will pursue. We need to have a church, and social hall that can replace our current ailing facility.

We’ve done very well with raising money, but we still need to raise more to reach our goal. The way to do this is to ask people if they can give more in the next two years… and/or to extend the campaign for an additional 2-3 years, which means asking people to continue their pledges further. I am confident that we can make this work, but it will stretch us. I’m asking you to step out in faith and not get caught in discouraging thoughts or negativity. I’m aware that there might be some tension in our community regarding this project… but I’m working with parish leadership and volunteers to move forward with the best information we have. Not everyone is going to agree on everything, that’s been clear to me from the very beginning. However, we have to keep taking the next step forward as best we can. That’s what I’m trying to do with you. Please, let’s keep working together and not get bogged down in our differences. We’ve made amazing progress over the past 6 years, and we still have a ways to go. Please pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we continue moving forward

In Christ,
-Fr. Eli

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OFFICE HOURS:

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


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


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] 


 

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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