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

Mass Times

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

*By attending the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturdays you agree to be filmed for our recorded online Mass.




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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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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

It's the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and our presider is Fr. Ken Pierre. Click the picture below to view the Mass.
A reminder that there will be no recorded Mass next weekend and our Saturday, 5:00 pm Mass is outside under the Big Tent for the Summer Festival.
Mass will return online Sunday, August 15, 2021.

Summer Festival Volunteers Needed

Many Summer Festival volunteers are still needed to run the Festival—especially in the 3:00 to 5:00 pm time slot on Sunday - but all help is greatly appreciated! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, get the whole family involved and contribute to the success of St. Joe’s. We have varied opportunities for all ages. Please take a few minutes to sign up by clicking on the volunteer button below. It’s quick, easy, you don’t need a user id/password, and the system will send you a reminder the week of the Festival. Sign up sheets are also available in the Gathering Space.

The Minnesota Twins were so gracious and have given us tickets for our volunteers on Friday, August 13 game at 7:10 pm versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The seating is in sections 104 & 103 off of right field. Volunteer and receive a ticket to the game!

Questions about volunteering?  Contact Eileen Couture at 651.786.2587.

Summer Festival 2021 - Classic Car Show

Do you have a Classic Car that you would like to show off at our Summer Festival?   We have room for up to 30 cars so make sure you get your registration in early to join in on the fun on Sunday, August 8 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Download the registration form here!

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:

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten - Ages 3 through Kindergarten meet on Sundays at 10:00 am
  • Elementary - 1 - 6 Grades that meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 pm
  • Middle & High School - Grades 7-10 that meet on Wednesday evening from 7:15 to 8:30 pm

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.

Register for Pre-K & Kindergarten

Register for Elementary Grades 1-6

Register for Middle & High School

Contacts for programs are:

Summer Service & Fun Day

Our day begins at St Joe’s with a welcome and short prayer then we board a bus and head to Feed My Starving Children to package food for Hungry Children around the World. Following our service, the bus heads to Zero Gravity  Trampoline Park in Mounds View for two hours of trampoline time and 1 game of Laser Tag for each participant.

  • Cost: $25 per participant
  • Who: Youth entering 7-12th Grade this Fall and their Friends!
  • Register by: Wednesday, August 4—you can download the registration form below  or pick one up at the parish office.

Download the Registration Form Here!

Contact Scott Frieler with any questions at [email protected]


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]

*By attending the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturdays you agree to be filmed for our recorded online Mass.

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!


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Office Hours

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