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.

Reconciliation is on Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Feast of The Immaculate Conception is Wednesday, December 8 , a Holy Day of Obligation, Mass times are 8:30 am & 6:30 pm in the Worship Space.




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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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No Video Mass this Weekend

We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and time with family and friends. We are not recording the Mass this weekend and will be back next week, the Second Sunday of Advent.

Advent Blessings to All!



Advent Retreat Morning - Feast of St. Juan Diego

We are taking time to pray, reflect, and socialize on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 9:00 am -1 pm This is the feast day of St. Juan Diego, and we’ll reflect on his meeting of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This Advent Retreat morning will include: coffee, reflection, prayer, conversation, and box lunch. All are Welcome and please sign up by December 5. Contact Barb Uschold Anderson at 651.784.3015 x112 or by email at [email protected]. There is a suggested freewill donation of $20 for this morning retreat.


Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Wednesday, December 8. This is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass will be celebrated in person in the Worship Space at 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. Mary is the patroness of the United States under the title of the Immaculate Conception. Please join us in prayer as we celebrate our national feast day. Liturgical Ministers: the sign-up for ministry is posted near the Usher’s Room. If  you know you will be going to any of these Masses, please sign-up for a liturgical ministry.


The Eucharist Bible Study

There is still time to join the Eucharist Bible Study. It’s easy to catch up because all videos are available on the FORMED website. We meet Thursdays - November 18, December 2, 9 & 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, & 10 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Worship Space. Study guides are available for $10. Couples may choose to share a copy. Contact Andi Million at 651.784.3015 with any questions and to register.


Hot Topics

Once in a while, there is a "Hot Topic" being discussed and we may wonder where Catholic teaching is on the subject. Fr. Mike discusses where the Church stands on the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Christmas, New Years & Epiphany Mass Schedules

We are planning our Christmas celebrations and all are invited to celebrate with us.

Friday, December 24 Masses

3:30 pm Sounds of Christmas

4:00 pm Mass

9:30 pm Sounds of Christmas

10:00 pm Mass


Saturday, December 25 Mass

9:45 am Sounds of Christmas

10:00 am Christmas Day Mass

*No 5:00 pm Mass*


Holy Family—Sunday, December 26

8:30 am & 10:00 am Mass


Mary, Mother of God/New Years Day

(Holy Day of Obligation) Saturday, January 1

8:30 am Mass


Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday, January 1

5:00 pm

Sunday, January 2

Regular Mass schedule (8:30 & 10:00 am)

Faith Formation “Epiphany Drama” at 10:00 am Mass


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.

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!


From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Entering Advent

Jesus said: “People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon ... Read More »

What We Believe

Whether I am reciting the Nicene Creed at Mass or reciting the Apostle’s Creed ... Read More »

Be Kind

I had lunch with a friend in a restaurant in St. Cloud this past ... Read More »

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Office Hours

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