WELCOME TO HOLY FAMILY & OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC 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!
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We celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Apparitions (May 13, 1917 – May 13, 2017.
Mass:At Our Lady of Fatima, Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. CDT
Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Sirba, with special presentation.
Adoration Begins: Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., after Mass
Recitation of the rosary will be on the hour throughout the night or
in silence if chosen.
Adoration Ends: 7:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13, closing with the recitation of the Biblical Rosary followed by Solemn Benediction
8:00 a.m. parish Mass follows.
Coffee and treats after Mass.
Movie to be shown: “The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima”
Where: Our Lady of Fatima—McGrath, MN, Highway 65
Sponsored by: Our Lady of Fatima, McGrath and Holy Family, McGregor
For Information Contact: Holy Family Secretary at 218-768-2702
“OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF FATIMA PRAY FOR US”
See CCW page for Deanery Spring Conferences.
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.”
The Rosary will begin 30 minutes before each scheduled Mass.
Monday, No Mass
Tuesday, Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Friday, Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, Mass at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mass at 8:45 a.m.
“God never tires of forgiving, but at times we get tired of asking for forgiveness. Let us never tire, let us never tire! He is the loving father who always pardons, who has that heart of mercy for us all. ” –Pope Francis
“Let the Risen Jesus enter your life; welcome Him as a friend, with trust: He is life! If up till now you have kept Him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms . . . He is with you, and He will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do.” –Pope Francis
“Let us not forget that the Lord always watches over us with mercy; he always watches over us with mercy. Let us not be afraid of approaching him! He has a merciful heart! If we show him our inner wounds, our inner sins, he will always forgive us. It is pure mercy. Let us go to Jesus! —Pope Francis
MINISTRIES SCHEDULE updated for 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.
Feast Days This Week
Monday, April 24, through Saturday, April 29
4/24 St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest and Martyr (Optional Memorial)
4/25 St Mark, Evangelist (Fast) “By word and example, Mark has taught generations of disciples to trust the Lord completely by taking up his cross and following him (Mark 8:34).
4/28 St. Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr (Optional Memorial)
4/29 St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
“Christ is alive.” This is the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died on the cross, has risen. He has triumphed over death; he has overcome sorrow, anguish and the power of darkness. –St. Josemaria Escriva
“Jesus on the cross feels the whole weight of the evil, and with the force of God’s love he conquers it, he defeats it with his resurrection.” –Pope F
“Jesus’ resurrection has formed a bridge between the world and eternal life over which every man and every woman can cross to reach the true goal of our earthly pilgrimage.” –Pope Benedict XVI
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 copy.