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  • Baptism of the Lord -From Fr. Steve- January 10, 2021

    Today may be a sad day for some people, but it need not be. Today, December 10, The Baptism of the Lord, is the end of the Christmas Season which began on December 24, Christmas Eve. It is now the time to take down our Christmas trees and decorations as we begin Ordinary time tomorrow. The beautiful lights may be gone but Jesus Christ, the Light of the world will always be with us. While most of us opened our gifts to one another on Christmas Eve and Day, December 25, we have continued to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God being born into our world. Our gifts to one another are a result of and symbolic of the gift of our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the REAL gift that never leaves us or grows old. 

    Last Sunday we celebrated the Magi coming from afar to worship the newborn King. Now we celebrate Jesus’ being baptized as an example to us, even though He was sinless and had no need of Baptism. He has taken a human body and redeemed our humanity which had turned away and sinned against God. God the Father’s words were heard, saying “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased” and the Holy Spirit was seen descending like a dove upon Him (Mark 1:10-11). We, as baptized believers, now have the commission and responsibility to tell others about Jesus and invite them if they have not been baptized. Jesus left his disciples with the instructions to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). We are Jesus’ Body; his hands, feet and mouths on earth to spread the Good News of salvation to all! 

  • Attending Mass Safely

    In complete union with our Diocesan and Minnesota health guidelines, which encourage vulnerable people to watch Mass online and pray at home, some food for thought. Saturdays have had very low Mass attendance the past month, so if you are healthy and have been going other places in the suggested safe manner, this could be a possibility to come and receive the Eucharist. Daily Mass also has low numbers. We are all wearing masks, distancing and observing other recommended health protocols. Of course, the Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended for health reasons.

  • Visiting St. John's Church

    If you have stopped by church and have encountered locked doors, I am sorry you have encountered this by surprise. This is not something we wanted to do, given the fact that people stop by at various times. It was something that was necessary in order to give everyone the opportunity to come to Mass once again safely. We have to disinfect the pews, door handles, etc after each Mass to prepare for the next group attending Mass. Please go to the Diocesan website if you wish to read the safe protocols we are required to follow. Thank you for cooperating and respecting one another as we navigate these new circumstances we are living in.
  • NEEDING HELP?

    If you are in need of help with groceries or anything else, please contact the office at 218-387-1409. If you simply want to talk or need prayer, please call Fr. Steve. If no answer, please leave a message and phone number.

  • 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.



     

  • Church decorations removal

    Thanks to everyone who helped after Mass on Sunday, January 10 to take down all of the Christmas decorations and switch colors to green as we begin Ordinary Time!

  • Livestreamed and in person Mass times. Visitors welcome. Please bring and wear your mask.


    January 15 - Friday - No Mass
    January 16 - Saturday 5:00 p.m. (For the parishioners of St. John's and Holy Rosary)
    January 17 - Sunday 9:00 a.m. (+Ray Olson)
     

    We have been given permission from the Diocese to begin having public Mass with a 50% capacity,  under strict protocols which are in place to protect the health of all.

    If you are sick, vulnerable or uncomfortable coming, please stay home. Also, people 65 or older are encouraged  to stay home if you judge that to be best for your health.
     
    1.If you come, please bring your own mask and wear it during Mass. If you have signed up, please come early so we can work out seating arrangements.
    2. Hand sanitizer is right inside door and in aisle, please use.
    3.Please maintain a 6 foot distance between those who are not of the same household.
    4. Two out of three pews have been taped off so they are not used.
    5. Large families should sit together in 1 pew.
    6. Two people of same household can sit on each of the outside ends of large pews. leaving the middle open for proper distancing.
    7. Single people please sit on the ends of   the  short pews in the rear.
    8. I will explain receiving communion at Mass. 
     
    IMPORTANT
    Instructions on how to reserve seating at Mass
    Click on HOME button above
    Select MASS SEATING RESERVATION
    complete the form
    Click SUBMIT
    Thank you
     
  • 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.