Holy Family Catholic Church ~ McGregor, MN

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church ~ McGrath, MN

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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!

Special Announcements

Week of March 20

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

PLEASE JOIN US!
GRADES 1 THROUGH 6 WILL PRESENT “THE LIVING STATIONS”
Sunday, March 26, at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church. All are welcome to join us for a light meal to follow.

See CCW page for Deanery Lenten Retreat and 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.”

Liturgy Schedule

Week of 3/20 – 3/24

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.

Stations of the Cross will be scheduled every Friday in Lent starting at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church.

For 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.

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

Week of March 20th

Monday, 3/20 – St. Joseph, The spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, 3/23 – St. Turibius of Mogrovejeo

Saturday, 3/25 – The Annunciation of the Lord

“The Virgin Mary teaches us what it means to live in the Holy Spirit and what it means to accept the news of God in our life. She conceived Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit, and every Christian, each one of us, is called to accept the Word of God, to accept Jesus inside of us, and then to bring him to everyone.” –Pope Francis

“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

“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

PRAYER REQUESTS

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.

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