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

June 28 – July 5

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pope Francis has appointed the 10th Bishop for the Diocese of Duluth: Michel J. Mulloy.  Biography
Thanks to all those who have been praying for a new Bishop.

Mass at Holy Family on Sundays at 9 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

Adoration at Holy Family

Adoration will be offered at Holy Family on Thursdays from 6:00 am-5:00 pm.   We are keeping it to 1-2 people at a time to maintain safe social distancing. This will be your hour to spend it as you wish. If you are interested in an hour to sit with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament please contact Andrea 763-360-2058, call or text.

If you are interested in being a substitute for adoration on Thursdays 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, contact 763-360-2058.

Adoration and Vespers – Holy Family 
Holy Family has Holy Hour every Thursday evening from 5-6 p.m.  This hour will include quiet time to be with the Lord, Vespers and Benediction.  You may come for the whole hour or just stop in for a few minutes to pray

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/Sa

Liturgy Schedule

Week of 6/28 – 7/5

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:
Confession by appointment. 
Mass: Sunday @ 9:00 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 @ 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 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 6:00 am-5:00 pm.   We are keeping it to 1-2 people at a time to maintain safe social distancing. This will be your hour to spend it as you wish. If you are interested in an hour to sit with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament please contact Andrea 763-360-2058, call or text.

Feast Days This Week

June 28 – July 5

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

Sunday, June 28, 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, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

“The promises of the Lord I will sing forever, through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness.”    -Psalm 89:2

Monday, 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, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

“When we surrender ourselves as Peter and Paul did, giving God permission to transform us and to use us as he sees fit, great things can happen.” -A Year of Celebration

Tuesday, 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 from so great a struggle and ever rejoice at the triumph of faithful love.  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.

“For the Church, the martyrs have always been a seed of life…By their example they have shown us, and made smooth for us, so to speak, the path to the future.”  -St. John Paul II

Wednesday, 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, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Thursday, July 2, 13th Week 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, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Friday, July 3, Saint Thomas, Apostle (Feast)  Collect: Grant, almighty God, that we may glory in the Feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas, so that we may always be sustained by his intercession and, believing, may have life in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord.  Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Let us…hope that Thomas’ example will never fail to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Our God.  -Pope Benedict XVI

Saturday, July 4, Independence Day  (Optional Memorial)  Collect: God of justice, Father of truth, who guide creation in wisdom and goodness to fulfillment in Christ your Son, open our hearts to the truth of his Gospel, that your peace may rule in our hearts and your justice guide our lives.  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, July 5, 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, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

“I am the Lord’s poor servant; to him alone, the living God, I have offered all in sacrifice; I have nothing else to give; I offer him myself.”  -Antiphon, Liturgy of the Hours, Memorial of St. Lucy

“Following Christ means leaving behind, sometimes at great cost, everything that is incompatible with true discipleship and embarking upon a new life.” —Pope Benedict XVI

“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