Updated Guidelines for Masses
We at St. Joseph of the Lakes continue to follow Archdiocesan and Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines for best practices regarding Covid-19 in celebrating the Mass and other operations here at St. Joe’s.
The mask mandate has been lifted. We recommend that those who have not been vaccinated or care for a person who is immunocompromised to continue to wear a mask for Mass. If you are ill or caring for someone who is ill, please continue to watch the Mass online as the dispensation from our Sunday Mass obligation is still in effect in these cases.
Our parish has returned to congregational singing and our priests and lay ministers are processing in at the beginning of Mass and out at the end of Mass. W have also returned to processing up for communion (Body Only) and social distance requirements in the pews are being relaxed. We will have sections of pews available for those who prefer to social distance.
If you have any questions regarding Covid-19 procedures here at St. Joe’s please contact Amy Moore at [email protected]
- Saturday Mass at 5:00 pm
- Sunday Masses at 8:30 & 10:00 am
- Drive Up Commuion is from 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon on Sundays.
*By attending the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturdays you agree to be filmed for our recorded online Mass.
God has given us many gifts and He calls us to share these gifts to create a better community and a better world. Whether your gifts are financial in nature, giving of your time or your talents, there are many ministries here at St. Joseph's that will welcome your contributions! During this difficult time St. Joseph of the Lakes is here for you and our community. Learn more about giving today.
Faith Formation 2021-2022 Program & Registration
We are so excited to see all of our young people and their families here at Faith Formation for our new program year of 2021-2022. We missed seeing all of you in person this past year and are ready to gather once again as a faith community!
Our Faith Formation program is broken down into three groups:
A link to register for each program is below. If you have any questions about a certain program the St. Joe's Staff person is listed with contact information.
Contacts for programs are:
Water Balloon Madness
Join us for Fun Water Games, Snacks, Faith, a bon fire, and more. Be ready to get Wet (unless you don’t want to) and Feel Free to Bring a Friend! No registration necessary, just show up and have some fun. If you have questions contact Scott at 651.784.3015 x104 or at [email protected]
For youth who have Completed 6th Grade—12th Grade this Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:00—8:30 pm at the Pavilion here at St. Joe's.
It's Time to Return to Mass - End of Dispensation in Minnesota
Even after that time, there remains reasons why a Catholic have a dispensation from the Sunday obligation, including when he or she is ill or serving as caretaker for one who cannot attend Mass. The faithful who do not attend Mass in person are asked to find a Mass on TV, the radio or online and make a Spiritual Communion. Where that is not an option, it would be appropriate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary.
St. Joe's Ireland Trip
We are taking a trip and would like to invite you! We are taking a Pilgrage to Irelend- April 19 - 30, 2022
Explore the beauty of the “Emerald Isle” as you travel throughout the north and south. We'll visit the Blarney Castle for some kissing and spend two nights in a 17th-century castle. Savor a pint of Guinness and enjoy the company of our fellow travelers. This tour is accompanied by an excellent local guide, who will give insight about the spiritual and historical significance of Ireland. Let Magi Travel take you on one of their quality, custom tours which have been planned and perfected for over 35 years.
Space is limited so sign up today. Click here for more information or to register!
Additional Opportunities for Interactive Prayer
St. Joseph’s of the Lakes offers the following online services to those who wish to participate interactively in worship services.
Having an internet-connected device (computer, cell phone, or tablet), an email account and a desire to actively worship is all that’s needed. If you are interested please send an email to [email protected] Usually a day or so before the worship or prayer session starts, you will receive an email invite with an active link from [email protected] To improve security, the email will have a short personal message stating the purpose of the Zoom session with a reference to St. Joseph’s of the Lakes.
A few minutes before the session starts, click on the link. If Zoom is not installed, it will do so, after which you will be asked to join the session. That’s all there’s to it.
Liturgy of the Word Service
St. Joe’s Word and Communion Services on Mondays at 8:30 am will be meeting again in the Chapel off the main worship space starting on June 7. These Monday services will continue to be available with Zoom. If you wish to sign up to receive the link, please contact the parish office.
Prayer Group (Christian meditation, guided prayer, and Scripture study)
The Prayer group is hosting an online Zoom conferencing session every Thursday until we can once again meet at church. The start time is 7 pm each Thursday. Please contact Michael at [email protected] for this zoom code.
Weekend Mass Schedule
5:00 pm Saturday
8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday
Daily Mass Schedule
Mon: Word and Communion 8:30 am
Tues: Mass 6:30 pm
Wed: Mass 8:30 am
Thurs: Mass 8:30 am
Fri: Mass 8:30 am
Drive Up Communion
Sundays: 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon
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