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      From Father Walsh… WE MUST GIVE THANKS to so many this Easter time. For me I must acknowledge all who helped with our Holy Week and Easter liturgies. Deacon Peter carried a huge amount of the load. Our Decorating Committee spent more time in church this past week than they did with their families. A special thank you to so many of our young people and Confirmation class for their part in the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Our choirs have spent hours practicing for these liturgies, and many thanks to our lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, ushers and altar servers. Thank you to all who donated for the flowers that have made our churches so beautiful this Easter. A special thanks to those who brought food, cooked, baked and organized our Easter Sunday brunch. And to so many of you for your Easter good wishes and prayers to me. May God bless you richly for your kind hearts.

      1st Communion: On Sunday, April 27th Finn Furcht, Cy Oberholtzer, Caiden Spry and Olivia Thostenson will come to the Lord’s table for the first time to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist. Please remember them in your prayers as they prepare to receive this sacrament.

      Resources for Lent

      Every year there are more and more resources available online to help us and prod us along on our Lenten journey. Maybe a good start would be to read the The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis. You can read it on the Vatican Website here. There is an option to download the PDF file (just over 200 pages) at the upper right side of the page. It is also available in print for around $10 from Amazon and other booksellers.

       Online Ministries from Creighton University is one of the most comprehensive sites with everything from daily reflections to online retreats to reading groups. If social justice is more your bent check out  paxchristiusa.org for reflections and action ideas. And of course there is an app for everything these days including Catholic Relief Services website with daily reflections, action ideas, recipes for meatless Lenten meals and much more-see for yourself!  Watch the Spiritual Growth page of the parish web site for more links and ideas.


      Fasting and Abstinence During Lent:

      Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence, that is, we may have only one full meal and two smaller ones on those days for people who are 14 years old to 60 years old. (No snacking). No meat may be eaten or used on those two days.

      All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence, that is no meat is to be eaten or used on those days.

      A conscious effort during all the days of Lent to eat and drink less.

      Quitting smoking and alcohol.




    • St. John's Catholic Church                     Holy Rosary Catholic Church
      10 East 5th Street 43 Upper Road
      PO Box 549 Grand Portage, MN
      Grand Marais, MN 55604 Mailing Address: PO Box 549
      218-387-1409 Grand Marais, MN 55604
      Mass Times:  
      Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday 12:00 PM
      Daily Mass~Monday-Friday 8:15 AM  
      Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00 PM 
         or by appointment
      By appointment
      Adoration: Wednesday 4:00-5:15 PM
        followed by Benediction
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