WELCOME TO HOLY FAMILY & OUR LADY OF FATIMA
LITURGY SCHEDULE: Sunday, May 29 through Friday, June 3:
Monday Memorial Day, May 30, 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Cemetery near McGrath. See directions in the May 29 bulletin on the "Bulletins" page.
Tuesday through Friday--No Mass
FEAST DAYS THIS WEEK:
Sunday, The Most Holy body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
"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
Tuesday, The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Feast)
"Mary brought joy to her cousin's home, because she 'brought' Christ." --St. Josemaria Escriva
Wednesday, St. Justin "The person who loves his neighbor as himself will wish for him the same good things that he wishes for himself--and no one will wish evil things for himself." --St. Justin
Thursday, Ss. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs
Friday, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity) "Jesus' "Sacred Heart" has given men everything: redemption, salvation, sanctification. --St. John Paul II
Saturday, The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary "Dearest Mother, please look on your people, who confidently honor you as their mother, longing for your help and consolation. Bless us in your heart, comfort us in our pains, stand by us in all distress, show us Jesus after our death. --St. Hildegard of Bingen
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
"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 dear secretary, Lynne Graves who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault, MN. Visitation on Tuesday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Parker Kohl Funeral Home and at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FOLLOWING SPECIAL EVENTS:
MINISTRIES SCHEDULE updated for March and April 2016 see Schedules, Also click on Ministries Schedule for May and June 2016 (adobe icon) to print.
THE MASTER'S FELLOWSHIP MEETING:
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!