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

September 27 – October 4

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mass at Holy Family on Sundays at 8 a.m.  
Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel on Sundays at 10 a.m.

Until the crisis passes, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been
lifted. No one should feel obliged to come to church. This will remain in place until it is safe for all to return to church. Sunday remains the Lord’s Day, so Mass can be followed on television, radio, and online with a spiritual communion. Devotional practices such as an hour of silent prayer, the Rosary, scripture reading, or other meditations can mark the day.

To participate in Mass online, check out these:

http://www.wordonfire.org

http://www.ewtn.com

September Prayer Request list

are available in the Narthex.  Please feel free to take one and pray for those in need of our prayers.  Included with this list is a beautiful “healing” prayer.  If you have anyone you would like added to the prayer list or, if there is someone that could be taken off, please let Shirley Scollard know. 

October is CCW (Council of Catholic Women) Membership Month

If you are a registered member of our parish community, there is an envelope in your packet for supporting CCW. If you do not receive envelopes, you may place your donation in an envelope, mark it CCW, and place it in the collection basket.  Why support CCW?  CCW has been an integral part of our parish community in many important ways.  In spite of the fact that we could not have our sloppy joe luncheon nor sell raffle tickets this year, we were still able to make some significant contributions within our parish and the surrounding community.  For the past few years we have supported Sr. Kathleen through her journey as a novitiate and her final vows. We recently sent a donation to Birthright and the Christ Child Society, which Fr. David’s mother is president of.  We also recently purchased the beautiful chalice, ciborium, and paten for the altar. (picture shown).  We help with funerals and any other special activity that requires our help.  We ask you to please use the blue envelope found in your packet marked Council of Catholic Women, or place a donation envelope in the collection basket marked CCW.  (Note: men are also welcome to support CCW)

Adoration at Holy Family

Adoration will be offered at Holy Family on Thursdays from 9:30 am-6:00 pm with Benediction beginning at 5:50 pm.   If you are interested in an hour to sit with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament or would like to be on the substitute list please contact Andrea 763-360-2058, call or text.

Single prayer card-Spiritual Comm

Single prayer card-Anima Christi

Authorization form-HF-revised

Authorization form-OLOF Chapel

TO REACH FR. DAVID:  763-227-7968 or email fatherforsman@gmail.com

Office: 218-927-6581, email aggie@aitkincatholic.org

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT: SEE OUR NEW BULLETIN ON THE “Bulletins” page. 

SEE THE “WORSHIP SCHEDULE” PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR LADY OF FATIMA AND THE UPCOMING MASS SCHEDULE.

Are you an actual member of Holy Family? 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.

 

https://www.dioceseduluth.org/Vict

Liturgy Schedule

Week of 9/27 – 10/4

Until the crisis passes, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been lifted.  No one should feel obligated to come to church.  This will remain in place until it is safe for all to return to church.  Sunday remains the Lord’s Day, so Mass can be followed on television, radio, and online with a spiritual communion.  Devotional practices such as an hour of silent prayer, the Rosary, scripture reading, or other meditations can mark the day.

Holy Family:
Confessions: Sunday 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.  
Mass: Sunday @ 8:00 a.m.  

St. James:
Confession: Saturday @ 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.; 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Confession: Confession by appointment is also welcomed by Fr. David.
Mass: Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.; Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.

Daily Mass will be in Aitkin from Tues. – Friday at 8:30 a.m. with Rosary at 8:05 a.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Chapel Mass Schedule:
Sundays at 10 a.m.  Please note this is subject to change due to priest availability.  

Adoration at Holy Family

Adoration will be offered at Holy Family on Thursdays between the hours of 9:30 am and 6:00 pm. with Benediction beginning at 5:50 pm.  If you are interested in an hour to sit with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament or willing to be a substitute, please contact Andrea 763-360-2058, call or text.

 

Feast Days This Week

September 27 – October 4

For the full Daily Mass Scripture Readings please look under Links of Interest -Catholic Links – at the bottom of this page.

Sunday, September 27, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Collect: O God, who manifest your almighty power above all by pardoning and showing mercy, bestow, we pray, your grace abundantly upon us and make those hastening to attain your promises heirs to the treasures of heaven.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Monday, September 28, Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr (Optional Memorial)   Collect: O God, who taught the Martyr Saint Wenceslaus to place the heavenly Kingdom before an earthly one, grant through his prayers that, denying ourselves, we may hold fast to you with all our heart.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Tuesday, September 29, Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (Feast)  Collect: O God, who dispose in marvelous order ministries both angelic and human,  graciously grant that our life on earth may be defended by those who watch over us as they minister perpetually to you in heaven.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

“As we celebrate the feast of the archangels today, let us wrap ourselves in Jesus’ love, ask his angels to help us, and thank God for his provision for us.”  -A Year of Celebration

Wednesday, September 30, Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church (Memorial)  Collect: O God, who gave the Priest Saint Jerome a living and tender love for Sacred Scripture, grant that your people may be ever more fruitfully nourished by your Word and find in it the fount of life.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Thursday, October 1, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (Memorial)  Collect: O God, who open your Kingdom to those who are humble and to little ones, lead us to follow trustingly in the little way of Saint Therese, so that through her intercession we may see your eternal glory revealed.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

“The only way to make rapid progress along the path of divine love is to remain very little and put all our trust in Almighty God.”  -St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Friday, October 2, The Holy Guardian Angels (Memorial)  Collect: O God, who in your unfathomable providence are pleased to send your holy Angels to guard us, hear our supplication as we cry to you, that we may always be defended by their protection and rejoice eternally in their company.  life.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

“Let the angels guide you, so that you will faithfully put God’s commandments into practice in your life.” -St. John Paul II

Saturday, October 3, Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Collect: Grant us, O merciful God, protection in our weakness, that we, who keep the Memorial of the holy Mother of God, may, with the help of her intercession, rise up from our iniquities.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Sunday, October 4, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Collect: Almighty ever-living God, who in the abundance of your kindness surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you, pour out your mercy upon us to pardon what conscience dreads and to give what prayer does not dare to ask.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

“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

“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

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.

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.

LINKS OF INTEREST