WELCOME TO HOLY FAMILY & OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Special Announcement: This Website will be changing to a new software provider within the coming weeks. We ask for your patience as we work to provide information in a timely manner. You may not get some updates as usually provided. If you have any questions about schedules or upcoming events, please call the parish office. We will let you know when
the transfer is completed and information will once again be provided
in a timely manner. Again, we thank you for your patience.
the Lenten and Easter schedule and Mass times, see the Worship page.
Click on the Adobe Acrobat pdf file to open and view and/or print. Stations of the Cross will be scheduled and posted in the Sunday bulletin.
Please visit the Ministries page for announcement for Matilda's Project presentation details for Sunday, March 5, 2017.
LITURGY SCHEDULE: Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 3:
The Rosary will begin 30 minutes before each scheduled Mass.
Monday, No Mass.
Tuesday, Mass at 9:00 a.m
ASH Wednesday, March 1, Mass at Our Lady of Fatima at 11:30 a.m. and Holy Family at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 2, Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, March 3, Exposition and Benediction at 8:00 a.m. and Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Stations of the Cross will be scheduled every Friday in Lent starting at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church.
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:
ASH Wednesday, (Fast and Abstinence) Collect: Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this
campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual
evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
"Following Christ means leaving behind,
sometimes at great cost, everything that is incompatible with true discipleship
and embarking upon a new life." ---Pope Benedict XVI
"Each year, Lent . . . stimulates us to
rediscover the mercy of God so that we, in turn, become more merciful toward
our brothers and sisters." ---Pope Benedict XVI
"During Lent let us improve our spirit of
prayer and recollection. Let us free our minds from all that is not
Jesus." ---St. Teresa of Calcutta
We welcome our new Secretary, Steffanie Sanford. See the "Staff" page for contact information and new days and hours. Also see that same page for Genevieve "Skye" Fiedler's schedule and hours as bookkeeper.
We are so grateful that we have such talented and skilled staff members who provide us with wonderful support and access for the needs of our parishes.
Don't miss Fr. K.K.'s Biography and story of his calling to the priesthood on the Staff page. Just click on Father's name and his biography and story will appear. The story of his calling is as in John 15:16 "It was not you who chose me. It was I who chose you."
LINKS OF INTEREST
Strategic Plannning Process
Diocese of Duluth is beginning a strategic planning process that over
the course of about a year will determine how to meet the challenges of
fewer priests and changing demographics for the next five years.
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, The national Catholic weekly magazine for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking.
Crosier Community of Onamia
The Crosiers are priests and brothers that vow their lives to the
principles and directives of the constitutions of the Order and to their
, An Order dedicated to the imitation of Elijah and the veneration of the Blessed Virgin.
, Providing Quality Services and Efficient Resource Management for the Citizens
and Guests of Aitkin County.
ANGELS of McGregor, Area Neighbors Giving Elderly Live-In Services. Our Mission Statement: Volunteers offering assistance to help seniors live safely in their
homes with independence and dignity.
If you would like to add a loved one to the prayer chain, please send an email to Holy Family Church with the name of the person needing prayers and the reason (eg. personal, cancer, health issues, surgery, etc.).
Our faith community has a group of people who pray for those on our prayer chain.
The prayer chain is updated and printed every month – it can be found in
the narthex at Holy Family. At Our Lady of Fatima, ask for a
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FOLLOWING SPECIAL EVENTS:
MINISTRIES SCHEDULE updated for January and February 2017 & March and April 2017. See the Ministries page and also click on the Ministries Schedule for each (adobe icon) to print.
THE HINGE: This
is the newsletter of the Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Find it on the Ministries page--under Council of Catholic Women.
HOLY FAMILY AND OUR LADY OF FATIMA CHURCHES
Our parishes are a faith community located in the beautiful northern Minnesota Lakes Region in Aitkin County. We are within the Duluth, MN Diocese (about 60 miles west of Duluth), the gateway to the great “up north” – and we love having visitors!
If you visit our area, please come and join us in worship - maybe you’ll even be there on a day when we have fresh coffee and caramel rolls after Mass!
During the winter months many of our parishioners “fly” South for the warmer climate – but many of us stay to enjoy our glorious winter beauty and fun in the snow sports. During summer months our numbers “swell” again as the “Snowbirds” return, along with the many friends and travelers to our beautiful and peaceful land of lakes and pines.
The goal of the site is to help you learn more about us, our faith, and the McGregor and McGrath areas.
Please visit us often to view updates!