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 on Sundays at 8 a.m.
Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel on Sundays at 10 a.m.
Mission Rosary Making
The next Mission Rosary making will be Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:30 am at Holy Family in the social hall. All supplies will be provided. Our goal is to make 100 rosaries over the next few months. All are welcome.
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.
Save the Date – Father David’s Farewell
Father David’s last Mass at Holy Family and Our Lady of Fatima will be on Sunday, July 3rd. Please join us after Mass on that day in wishing Father well on his new assignment.
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
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.
Direct Giving Option Available: Please fill out the form below and mail it to the office.
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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.
Mass: Sunday @ 8:00 a.m.
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. 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 5:00 pm. with Stations of the Cross at 5:00 followed by Benediction. 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 26, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Collect: O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. 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 27, Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Optional Memorial) Collect: O God, who made the Bishop Saint Cyril of Alexandria an invincible champion of the divine motherhood of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, grant, we pray, that we, who believe she is truly the Mother of God, may be saved through the Incarnation of Christ your Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Tuesday, June 28, St. Irenaeus, Bishop, Martyr, and Doctor of the Church Collect: O God, who called the Bishop Saint Irenaeus to confirm true doctrine and the peace of the Church, grant, we pray, through his intercession, that, being renewed in faith and charity, we may always be intent on fostering unity and concord. 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 29, Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (Solemnity) Collect: O God, who on the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul give us the noble and holy joy of this day, grant, we pray, that your Church may in all things follow the teaching of those through whom she received the beginnings of right religion. 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.
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, June 30, The First Martyrs of Holy Roman Church (Optional Memorial) Collect: O God, who consecrated the abundant first fruits of the Roman Church by the blood of the Martyrs, grant, we pray, that with firm courage we may together draw strength from so great a struggle and ever rejoice at the triumph of faithful love. 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, July 1, Saint Junipero Serra, Priest (Optional Memorial) Collect: O God, who by your ineffable mercy have been pleased through the labors of your priest Saint Junipero Serra to count many American peoples within your Church, grant by his intercession that we may so join our hearts to you in love, as to carry always and everywhere before all people the image of your Only Begotten Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Saturday, July 2, Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Collect: Grant, Lord God, that we, your servants, may rejoice in unfailing health of mind and body, and, through the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, may we be set free from present sorrow and come to enjoy eternal happiness. 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, July 3, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Collect: O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world, fill your faithful with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness. 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.
“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
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.