Together in Spirit


“We, the people of St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church, as Christ's Body, strive to be the heart, hands and feet of Jesus Christ. ”

-- St. Joseph of the Lakes Vision Statement

St. Joseph of the Lakes

Register For Mass Here

Registration for this weekend's Masses - August 8 & 9 has closed. We have plenty of room for Walk - ups!

Drive Up Communion
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon on Sundays

9:00 am - 10:00 am on Saturdays in the library

A reminder that masks are required at St. Joseph of the Lakes as we follow the State of Minnesota guidelines that states: places of worship need to follow the provisions laid out in Executive Order 20-81 requiring the use of masks indoors. Places of worship must also prepare and implement COVID-19 Preparedness Plans and follow the guidance found at Stay Safe Guidance for Places of Worship.




There are no upcoming scheduled events.

Why Give?

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.

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View Mass for August 9, 2020

Here is the Mass for Sunday, August 9, 2020.  Your presider is Fr. Mike Anderson assisted by Deacon Tom Konkel. 

A Message from Archbishop Hebda

Click the picture below to listen to Archbishop Hebda's message:

St. Joe's 2020 Online Silent Auction

Thank you all for your support of St. Joseph of the Lakes Online Silent Auction 2020!

If you won an item you can pay and pick up your item/s during the following days and times:

  • Sunday, August 9 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
  • Monday, August 10 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 11 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

*If the above dates and times do not work for you please call the parish office to arrange a pick up time at   651-784-3015.



Grand Raffle & Special Raffles 2020

Remember to turn in your Grand Raffle tickets TODAY!

 They can be dropped off/purchased at the office next Sunday (August 9) between 11:00 and 3:00.

Special Raffle tickets are $2 each. There are 3 Special Raffles:

  • Gas and Groceries –$150 gas card AND $150 grocery gift certificate
  • Minnesota Lottery –$75 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets
  • Liquor Basket – over $250 in assorted items

Historic Church Open

The Historic Church is open Monday thru Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm for prayer. Please abide by social distancing of staying 6 feet away from other people and no more than 10 people in the church at a time. It will continue to remain open for prayer even after we return to a limited public Mass.

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

This service is the online version of our Word and Communion services held in the Small Chapel off of the main church. To start it will be held every Monday at 8:30 am. If there’s more interest, other days and times can be added.

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.

Information for 2020-2021 Faith Formation

Dear St. Joe's Community, 

We know the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic has created uncertain times.  We look forward to the day when we can gather as God's people, in large and small groups, to worship our loving God and celebrate communal Catholic Sacraments. We do not know what the future will bring or the exact nature of how St. Joe's Faith Formation ministries will be shared with you in the Fall.  However, we have faith in God and continue to plan for 2020-2021 knowing that our plans could change based on the ever-changing public health and safety recommendations.  We will adapt as needed. As always, new Parish-wide information will be shared with you as it becomes available.  However, in the interim, we are excited to share with you some changes and additions to our already vibrant Faith Formation ministry at St. Joes! 

Our goal has always been to create a greater sense of faith community for all people at St. Joes, encourage others to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus, celebrate the diversity of our parish-wide ministries and experiences, and promote our mission to evangelize world-wide.  With that in mind, and with the support of the Faith Formation Commission, Father Mike Anderson, and the Parish Council, we have made a few changes to our Faith Formation Ministry and have implemented a new Faith Formation registration process for 2020-2021.

Read the entire letter by clicking here!

First Eucharist Information

Hello Families!

I hope this note finds you well!  We miss you and look forward to seeing you soon!

I'm excited to announce that Fr. Mike is permitting the option for children who have prepared at St. Joe's in 2nd grade and whose parents feel they are ready, to receive their First Eucharist, privately, during any Mass this summer at St. Joe's.  All families will be required to follow the guidelines and procedures in place for attending Mass at St. Joe's.  

Our hope is to celebrate all of the children through a Communal First Eucharist Celebration on Sunday, October 25 during the 10am Mass.  All children and families should plan to attend.  Please save the date.  Of course, with all of the unknowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic at this time, the date is tentative.

For families who prefer to wait to receive their First Eucharist as part of a group, they can celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist at the Communal First Eucharist Celebration.


To read the rest of the letter regarding 1st Eucharist please click here!

Mass Times

In person Masses in the Main Worship Space begin on June 6, 2020. We are requesting registration for weekend Masses, however, walk-ups are also welcome, space permitting.

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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Mobile App

We have our new Parish App available for you to download - click the image below 



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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm