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  • Praying Outdoor Rosary

    Although Saturday, August 15, 2020, The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is NOT a Holy Day of obligation this year, several of St. John's parishioners will lead the praying of the Rosary in the Mary Garden below the rectory. All are invited to join in praying together at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Please bring your own chair and mask.

  • August 13, 2020 from Fr. Steve

    Saturday, August 15 is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is normally a Holy Day of obligation where we have a special Mass to celebrate this day. This year it is not designated as such by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops because it falls on a Saturday, not because of the Pandemic. But it is still good for us to reflect on Mary’s role that God chose her for in His plan of salvation. When told by the angel “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God” Mary simply responded “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:35,38). Here is a perfect example for us in how to seek God’s will and respond to Him in our personal lives. We can ask, what is your will for me Jesus, rather than asking God to give me whatever I want? If we really trust God as Mary did, we realize that He who created us humans and everything in the world, knows what is best for us. This is not always easy to do because we often seek our own will and desires. It is a lifelong journey of saying yes to God, and He never gives up on us. Mary is this example of someone who found great joy in serving God and accepting His will as a blessing, not a burden. After visiting Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother, she exclaimed My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name” (Luke 1:46-49). We continue to call Mary blessed and ask her intercession with God, since she is someone who always sought and obeyed God’s word in all things. 











  • 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.

    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.


    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.


    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.


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

    August 10 - Monday 8:15 a.m. (+Irene Sobieck)
    August 11 - Tuesday 8:15 a.m. (+Florence Gervais) 
    August 12 - Wednesday 8:15 a.m. (+Dick Lynch)                   -In person Adoration 8:45-9:45 a.m.
    August 13 - Thursday 8:15 a.m. (+Steve Vekich)
    August 14 - Friday - No Mass
    August 15 - Saturday 5:00 p.m. (+Forgotten souls in Purgatory)
    August 16 - Sunday 9:00 a.m. (+Charlotte Maciejewski)

    (If you have signed up, you have a confirmed reservation. Please come)

    We have been given permission from the Diocese to begin having public Mass with a 25% capacity, (approximately 40 people) 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. 
    Intsructions on how to reserve seating at Mass
    Click on HOME button above
    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)  

    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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