Holy Family Catholic Church ~ McGregor, MN

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church ~ McGrath, MN

Handicapped Accessible

March 19 – March 25


Communal Penance Service: Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church. An additional Priest will be here to help Father K.K. with the service.

Holy Thursday–foot washing: To commemorate Jesus’ washing the disciple’s feet, Fr. K.K. is looking for 12 men or boys (who have received their First Communion) to volunteer for a foot-washing ceremoney at the Holy Family Mass. Please let him know if you are willing to volunteer.

WEEKDAY MASSES: The only church door to be open on weekdays for Mass will be the back entrance to the church just outside the social hall (opposite the rectory basement/office door.)

FAST AND ABSTINENCE DURING LENT: Every person 14 years of age or older must abstain from meat (and items made with meat) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent. Every person between the age of 18 and 59 (beginning of 60th year) must fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. People should abstain from just meat and poultry on Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent. There is no obligation to fast on the six Sundays in Lent. Dairy, eggs and fish may still be eaten. A rule of thumb is that the two meals should not add up to the equivalent of another full meal. Fasting is abstaining from food between meals. Lent is the season that precedes the greatest feast day: Easter, which marks the day when Christians celebrate Jesus’s resurrection and triumph over death.

FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS: All Fridays during Lent through March 23, Stations of the Cross will be prayed beginning at 5:30 p.m. in our new church space. On all Fridays following the stations, there will be a soup supper in the Lower Social Hall. Please join us!

NEW LOCATION FOR MASS AT HOLY FAMILY: Please note that beginning with Mass on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Mass will be celebrated in the upper Social Hall at Holy Family Church. This will include all weekend and weekday Masses until further notice. Mass will return to the church proper on the morning of Easter Vigil Saturday. CAN YOU HELP return the furnishings of our worship space by coming at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31?

Bookkeeper Position OPEN: Holy Family Church in McGregor, MN is hiring to fill a Part-Time position. Provides bookkeeping assistance to the Pastor and Finance Council for Holy Family Church and Our Lady of Fatima Chapel. Bookkeeping to provide financial reports, checks for vendors and payroll functions. Training regarding office procedure and internal procedures will be provided as well as use of Diocese CDM accounting software. Work schedule Wednesday of each week. Pay based on experience and skills. Call Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 218 768 2702 to apply. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested.

WELCOME! We are pleased to announce that Christina (Chris) McCarty has accepted the position of Secretary. Her hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday beginning Tuesday, January 2. She will be a wonderful addition to the staff for our churches at Holy Family and Our Lady of Fatima.

WELCOME JIM TRATTAR to the Maintenance Position. Holy Family Church in McGregor, MN has hired Jim as of Wednesday, January 10, to serve the needs of Holy Family Church and Rectory campus. If you have needs to be reported on behalf of Holy Family Church you can call: 218-768-2702 Tuesday, Thursday or Friday 9:30 to 4:00.

Are you an actual member of Holy Family or Our Lady of Fatima? You may think so because you have been attending faithfully, but have you actually ever filled out a Parish Registration form? If you are not sure, please complete a registration form and return it at your convenience. (Single young people out of school are requested to register as adult members.) An Application for Membership form can be found on the “About Us” page at the top. It is an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file which you can open and print to fill in your information and drop off at or mail to the church. You can also find these forms in the Narthex of Holy Family Church.

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.

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.”