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!
Mass at Holy Family:
Sundays at 8 a.m.
Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.
Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel:
Sundays at 10 a.m.
Most Tuesdays Father Mike will be at Holy Family from 5:30-6:30/7 pm for confessions/counseling.
Upcoming Capital Campaign Events:
Golf Tournament – Sunday, June 25, 2023 – Minnesota National Golf Course
Summer Festival – Saturday, July 8, 2023 – McGregor Community Center
The National Eucharistic Revival
Eucharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 11, 2023) will be at St. James after the 10:30 am Mass. For more information: The National Eucharistic Revival – Part 1
2023 United Catholic Appeal
Bishop Felton’s 2023 UCA video: https://youtu.be/xESztEa4500
On behalf of Bishop Felton and the whole Diocese of Duluth clergy and staff, we are excited to invite you into Healing, Hope and Joy in Jesus through this year’s United Catholic Appeal (UCA)! We pray that the dawn from on high is breaking, awakening the faithful of Duluth to the healing power of Jesus’ love and mission. We are calling all servants of Christ to join us in raising a voice of healing, hope and joy that reverberates throughout the 25,000 square miles of our diocese.
The UCA is a crucial requirement for engaging the entire diocesan community in the mission of healing to which Bishop Felton has called us. The outreach and special programs that factor into our mission all require resources to engage, but that’s not all that your UCA contributions make possible. UCA supports the costs of diocesan services throughout the life of faithful Catholics. From baptism, to youth religious education and confirmation, to marriage preparation classes, retreats, and adult enrichment programs, to last rites and funeral Masses, every ministry and spiritual service that the diocese offers relies on the generous support of our parishioners. The collaboration allows parishes to do things they wouldn’t normally be able to do on their own: human resources, business and financial assistance, health and welfare, and seminarian and deacon formations, among others.
Commitment weekend for the UCA will be May 6/7 and we are asking every parishioner to prayerfully consider their ability to generously contribute to the UCA. The mission on which we are about to embark is a light of hope and healing that will emanate from the center of our diocese and spread to the corners of the world! We cannot wait to welcome each and every one of you to our journey towards God’s glory. May the love and healing power of Christ continue to bless you, your loved ones and this diocese.
–Diocese Appeals and Engagement Office
Holy Family Vocation Chalice
Here is more information about the Vocations Chalice: Vocations Chalice history
Sign up to host the Vocations Chalice in your home for a week and pray for more vocations to come from Holy Family.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Daniel Felton Dec 2022
Men’s Group – All men welcome
Holy Family Men’s group meet on the first and third Fridays of the month at 8 a.m. in the social hall. All men are invited and welcome to be a part of this group.
Scam Alert Notice
Hackers have once again started targeting the public with emails and texts, posing as priests, asking for money or personal information. Please be aware of these phishing (fake) emails. Please contact the parish office if you have any questions or need confirmation that it was sent to you, even if it says it is a secret. Thank you!
Here is the March 2022 issue of The Hinge (Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women publication).
National Province Conference
2022 PROVINCE CONFERENCE POSTER
Duluth Diocesan Vocation Prayer:
Almighty Father, we beg You for an increase in religious vocations and holy marriages in our diocese. Help us to be generous in our response to Your call. Choose from our homes those who are needed for Your work and strengthen us with the courage to say “yes” and to follow You. Help us as a diocese, as a parish, as families to encourage and foster vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate and consecrated life. We commend our prayers to our patroness, Mary, Queen of the Rosary, and ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop Baraga Vocations Apostolate of the Brainerd Deanery Prayer:
Lord, You told us that “The harvest indeed is great but the laborers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His fields.” We ask You to strengthen us as we follow the vocation to which You have called us. We pray particularly for those called to serve as priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons. Those whom You have called, Those You are calling now, Those You will call in the future. May they be open and responsive to the call of serving Your people. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Adoration at Holy Family
Adoration will be offered at Holy Family on Thursdays from 9:30 am-5:00 pm, stations of the cross at 5:00, Benediction following. 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
Direct Giving Option Available: Please fill out the form below and mail it to the office.
Authorization form-OLOF Chapel-revised
TO REACH THE PARISH OFFICE:
Office: 218-927-6581, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
Confessions: Sunday 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. and most Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Mass: Sunday @ 8:00 a.m.
Most Tuesdays @ 8:30 a.m.
Confession: Saturday @ 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.; 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Confession: Confession by appointment is also available.
Mass: Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.; Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
Daily Mass will be in Aitkin on Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and Wednesday – Friday at 8:30 a.m. with Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet starting at 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. respectively.
Our Lady of Fatima Chapel Mass Schedule:
Sundays at 10 a.m. Please note this is subject to change due to priest availability. Check out Our Lady of Fatima page for details.
Adoration at Holy Family
Adoration will be offered at Holy Family on Thursdays between the hours of 9:30 am and 6:00 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
For the full Daily Mass Scripture Readings please look under Links of Interest -Catholic Links – at the bottom of this page.
Sunday, June 4, The Most Holy Trinity (Solemnity) Collect: God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery, grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Monday, June 5, Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr (Memorial) Collect: May the Martyr Saint Boniface be our advocate, O Lord, that we may firmly hold the faith he taught with his lips and sealed in his blood and confidently profess it by our deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Tuesday, June 6, Saint Norbert, Bishop (Optional Memorial) Collect: O God, who made the Bishop Saint Norbert a servant of your Church outstanding in his prayer and pastoral zeal, grant, we ask, that by the help of his intercession, the flock of the faithful may always find shepherds after your own heart and be fed in the pastures of salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Wednesday, June 7, 9th Week of Ordinary Time Collect: O God, whose providence never fails in its design, keep from us, we humbly beseech you, all that might harm us and grant all that works for our good. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Thursday, June 8, 9th Week in Ordinary Time Collect: O God, whose providence never fails in its design, keep from us, we humbly beseech you, all that might harm us and grant all that works for our good. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Friday, June 9, Saint Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church (Optional Memorial) Collect: Pour into our hearts O Lord, we pray, the Holy Spirit, at whose prompting the Deacon Saint Ephrem exulted in singing of your mysteries and from whom he received the strength to serve you alone. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Saturday, June 10, 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, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Sunday, June 11, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) (Solemnity) Collect: O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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.