Together in Spirit

Welcome

“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.

Events

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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.

Donate today

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We hope you all are enjoying your Sunday! Here is our Mass for this weekend - the Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time with our presider Fr. Ken Pierre, assisted by Deacon Tom Konkel. Click the picture below to view the Mass.

Anointing Mass

Join us on Saturday, October 2 at 10:00 am for the celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick in our Worship Space. All are welcome to pray with those who are experiencing physical, emotional, or spiritual illness. Sacraments are meant to be celebrated within community, you are encouraged to attend this communal celebration and please bring family and friends with you. Perhaps you, a loved one, or someone you care for would benefit from the healing presence of Christ and the Holy Spirit in the prayer of faith, laying on of hands and anointing with oil. Those who are not fully mobile are asked to sit up front on the left side of center aisle, every other pew (with any family who attend). Those fully mobile, please sit on right side of center aisle up front.  Please contact Barb Uschold Anderson, Pastoral Care Director at the parish office for any further information.

 

Synod Small Groups

Have you ever thought...."The Church needs to..." then the Synod is for you!

Join us for small groups this fall to discuss the future of our Church. We meet once a week for six weeks starting the week of September 19 through the week of October 26, 2021.

We have two parish wide Synod Small Group times that will meet in St. Joseph Hall

  • Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (Bring a bag lunch) - September 22 through and including October 27
  • Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm -  September 23 through and including October 28

The Archbishop hopes to hear from all of us....if you can't attend all six, please attend one or two at your convienece during these six weeks!

If you are wondering what the topics for each of the Synod Small Group meetings please click here!

Year 1 Discipleship Retreat

Let us gather for a day of faith, fellowship, and fun. Retreats help us grow closer to God by stepping  outside of our daily routine to focus on our faith and build a community of support. Our retreat theme is  “God’s Dream for You” and includes talks, small groups, games, prayer, free time, and much more.   We provide a lunch and snack during the retreat.  This is the opening event for 9th Grade Faith Formation and participation is expected. 

This retreat is on Sunday, October 3 here at St. Joe's from 11:15 am to 6:30 pm. To register please click 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:

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!

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 and Blood) 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.

Staff

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Last Vacation Blog

I spent a couple of days touring the area around LA. The first day ... Read More »

Vacation Blog #2

Part 2 of my recent vacation out West…..

We rested one night in Emeryville ... Read More »

Vacation Blog #1

Unless one lives on the East or West coast where the Amtrak railroad functions ... Read More »

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon