WELCOME TO HOLY FAMILY & OUR LADY OF FATIMA
LITURGY SCHEDULE: Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1:
Monday, Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday through Friday--No Mass
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:
Monday, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Tuesday, St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (Memorial) "God did not tell us to follow Him because He needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole. --St. Irenaeus
Wednesday, Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles (Solemnity) "We celebrate this day made holy for us by the apostles' blood. Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labors, their sufferings, their preaching and their confession of faith." ---St. Augustine
Thursday, The First Martyrs of Holy Roman Church "For the Church, the martyrs have always been a seed of life . . . By their example they have shown us, and made smooth for us, so to speak, the path to the future." ---St. John Paul II
Friday, St. Junipero Serra, Priest
Saturday, Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus--Prayer for a loved one's return to the Faith:
Dear Lord, You became man, suffered and died to win salvation for all souls.
Look graciously on the soul of my loved one who has drifted away from you and the faith. Grant (n...) your grace to see the error of his/her ways and return to the fold in your care.
Teach me to stay close to (n...) during this trying time and strive to convert him/her by action and prayers more than by words that my antagonize.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust you to do everything to bring my loved one back to you.
Prayer to St. Anne--for those who have fallen away from the Faith:
Dear St. Anne,One whom I love has wandered off and become like a lost sheep.
Please St. Anne, intercede with your grandson, The Good Shepherd.
Ask your daughter, the Good Shepherd's holy mother, to intercede with Him too.
Ask your Grandson, to let my loved one, once again hear the Good Shepherd's voice.
Pray that the good Shepherd of us all seek out my lost sheep, place my lost sheep on His divine shoulders and, rejoicing, bring my loved one home, to His house--for all time. Amen
"Look at the
tabernacle--see how much this love means now. Do I know that? Is my
heart so clean that I can see Jesus there?" --Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
"Jesus' way always leads us to happiness. There will always be a cross, trials in the middle, but at the end we are always led to happiness." ---Pope Francis--Angelus, March 1, 2015
“Jesus left us his mother to be our mother. Only after doing so did Jesus know that ‘all was now finished.’” ---Pope Francis
FAITH IS - Faith is not merely praying upon our knees at night; Faith is not merely straying through darkness into light . . . Faith is the brave endeavor, the splendid enterprise, the strength to serve, whatever conditions may arise. --Anonymous
"Jesus' friendship with us, His faithfulness and His mercy, are a priceless gift which encourages us to follow him trustingly, notwithstanding our failures, our mistakes, also our betrayals." ---Pope Francis
We mourn the loss of our Pastor, Fr. Paul Larson, on January 19, 2016.
We will be welcoming our new Pastor, Fr. Kuriakose Nediakala, on July 15, 2016.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FOLLOWING SPECIAL EVENTS:
MINISTRIES SCHEDULE updated for July and August 2016 see Schedules, Also click on Ministries Schedule for July and August 2016 (adobe icon) to print.
THE HINGE: This
is the newsletter of the Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Find it on the Ministries page for 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!