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  • May 23, 2020 Letter from Fr. Bissonette on Resumption of Public Masses

    Please go to the Diocese of Duluth website to read his letter to all of the faithful, as well as protocols for celebrating public Masses beginning Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

    https://www.dioceseduluth.org/
    It is in the top center on the website homepage.
     

  • Livestreamed Daily Mass this week


    May 26 - Tuesday - 8:15 a.m. (+Alan Peterson)


    Please check back Tuesday evening, May 26 for update information on future Masses. 

  • Masks available May-13

    As of 3:30 p.m. today we have about 17 new homemade masks of various colors, in the back of church on the table by the books. 

  • From Fr. Steve-
     May 10, 2020

    Today, as we celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Easter, it is hard to believe we are already 4 weeks past Easter. Or for some of you, maybe it seems like forever since we have been together to celebrate Mass and share the Eucharist, the Body of Christ. Each of us together are part of the Body of Christ, baptized into Jesus. As Galatians 3:27 tells us: “As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ”. It is so natural, as many of you have expressed to me, your desire to receive Christ in the Eucharist and be physically present at Mass once again. As St Augustine observed after avoiding the Lord for many years “Our hearts are restless O’ God until they rest in you”. So, if we have grown close to the Lord in our spiritual journey there is this hunger, this void in our life, when we can no longer experience Him in communal worship like we are used to, sharing the experience with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  

    On the one hand it is good to long for this experience, but on the other hand it is important to fully trust, realize and believe that our Lord Jesus has not abandoned us. Jesus has said: “Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt 28:20). He said this before He left this earth, encouraging His disciples to trust in Him, as was going to send the Holy Spirit down upon them to be their comfort and strength. We have the same Holy Spirit that they were given through our Baptism. As today’s Scripture reading from Mass says: You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises’ of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (Pet. 2:4-9).  

    So, even as we expectantly look forward to coming together once again, we can be confident that we are part of Jesus throughout this experience, united to one another through Baptism, even though we cannot be together physically. This situation was not caused by any of us, but we have responded in love and selflessness as we have cared for one another, especially the most vulnerable among us. Jesus has told us to love one another as he has loved us. I look forward to the day when I can see each of you in person, hopefully soon, sharing once more in the Eucharist!  

  • Books and Candles

    April, 'Living With Christ' daily missals are in back of church for you to take.
    We also have 'Living Faith' daily meditation booklets for April-June, Sunday missals, other reading material and CD's for free.

  • NEEDING HELP?

    If you are in need of help with groceries or anything else, please contact the office at 218-387-1409. If no answer, please leave a message and phone number.

  • Confession Times

    • Saturday 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Contact Fr. Steve to arrange a private time also
  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT YOUR PARISH IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME

    Thank you to those who have mailed, dropped off in Rectory mailbox and sent your contributions electronically. They are greatly appreciated!
    You can mail in your contributions or submit them electronically at the following link.

    https://www.dioceseduluth.org/parishoffertory

    The Diocese is collecting online contributions which will be forwarded to St. John's and Holy Rosary Parishes. We are in the process of setting up our own online giving. This will be something we can use, not only during the pandemic, but also going forward in the future. This will be a personal option for those who would like to give electronically rather than write a check. Look for future updates regarding this project. Thank you very much for helping us to pay our bills, even as we realize you may be struggling financially too. Anything you can do is
    GREATLY APPRECIATED. If anyone is in need of help, please call the parish office.

    IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION RICE BOWL, PLEASE DROP OFF THE BOXES IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH


     

  • Jesus Christ is Risen! We look forward to the day we can receive Him together in the Eucharist!

  • St. Johns/ Holy Rosary is the name of our Facebook page

    www.facebook.com St. Johns/ Holy Rosary
    You should see the 2 pictures of our churches below, to tell you that you have OUR church page. Contact church office if you need help finding.

  • You can now watch St. John's live-streamed Masses here(WITHOUT a FACEBOOK account)  

    Instructions:
    1. Put your cursor over the Home button on the upper left side, it will have a drop down menu. Click on 3rd drop down text button.
  • This brings up our St. Johns/ Holy Rosary Church Facebook page

    Our church Facebook page will appear. You can ignore the sign-in box at bottom of facebook page. Click not now or no, if asked to join.
    2. Scroll down the page until you see the picture of the interior of the church with altar
    3.Wait until the scheduled Mass time, then refresh the page...Click on the refesh button on the top left on toolbar( it is a circular arrow).
    4.Livestream icon should appear and Mass will begin playing.
    5. If you click on center of video it will increase in size.

    --Masses are recorded, so you can also click on interior church picture to watch at other times.

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