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 Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29 are now open. Click the Mass below that you would like to attend to register.

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

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturdays in the library off of the Gathering Space.

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Our Thanksgiving Mass is on Thurday, November 26 at 9:00 am. Register by clicking the date in blue!

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.

*Check out an article on wearing Face Masks from the Catholic Spirit here.




View all 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.

Donate today

View Mass for November 22, 2020

Here's this weekend's Mass, Sunday, November 22 with Fr. Ken Pierre presiding.  Blessings on your week!



Message from Archbishop Hebda

Archbishop Hebda has a message for the faithful on November 20, 2020 - Click the picture to view.

Women's Advent Reflection

On December 5 from 9:30 am -11:30 am Barb Uschold Anderson presents - Miracles Abound”  Join us on Zoom for this Advent reflection for women of any age! We will take time to reflect, pray, converse, and do some creative prayer. Please sign up by Wednesday, Dec 2 with your name and email address, to receive the Zoom link. Send an email to: [email protected] to sign up!  If you’re not familiar with Zoom, set up a time to do a tutorial with Barb.  Contact Barb Uschold Anderson for more information at her email or by phone at 651.784.3015x112.

Giving Trees Are Here!

Thank You St. Joseph of the Lakes parishioners for the bright light you are in the world! By participating in our Giving Trees you help make Christmas special in a  tough year. We have several ways for you to take part in our annual Giving Tree project:

  1. Take a tag from a basket after in person Mass or at drive up Communion.
  2. Stop by the parish office to pick up a tag.
  3. Register online by clicking here!!!!
  4. Donate money for our Giving Trees by going to and click on the ‘Donate Today’ button and type in a dollar amount after ‘Giving Trees’.

Our trees support local families, local schools, Hope4Youth, Stepping Stones, Alexandra House, White Earth Reservation, and Guatemala. Please drop off any gifts no later than Sunday, December 13. We collect gifts at in person Masses, drive up communion, and at the parish office during office hours.

The only gifts that are to be returned wrapped are those gifts for local families. Please wrap these gifts and tape or attach the tag to the gifts.

All other gifts should be returned unwrapped with their tags.


Men's Group Scholarship Raffle

Please help support our 2021 graduating high school seniors. The Men's Group is selling raffle tickets to fund college scholarships. Tickets are $2 and the prizes include: a chainsaw, 55 inch smart TV, meat smoker and at tactacam.

Raffle tickets are being sold after Masses and during Drive Up Communion, and are also available at the parish offce. The drawing is on November 24. Get your tickets early and thank you for supporting our parish youth!

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. Please contact Michael at [email protected] for this zoom code.

Adult Small Faith Communities

We are please to announce new Small Faith Communities for our adults in our St. Joe's parish.

These small faith communities are discussion groups with guided materials. You can create your own group, request a group by age, gender, interest or hobby. Meetings can be on site or at someone’s home.

Click the button below to sign up for the kind/type of group you would like to attend, then come and experience a sense of community in a Covid-19 safe environment.

If you have questions or would lile more information on the new Adult Small Faith Communities please contact Judy Foster at [email protected] or call 651-784-3015 and ask for Judy.

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


NOTE: To View the Bulletin

There is a known bug in Microsoft IE and Edge browsers. Please use Chrome or Firefox to view our bulletins.

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Send Fr. Mike a Card

We heard from Fr. Mike earlier this week and he sent his well wishes ... Read More »

On Sabbatical and Prayers for You All at this Time

I have been given an opportunity to go on a health and wellness sabbatical ... Read More »

The Struggle of Saying "Yes"

Growing up I found it easier to say yes to what my parents asked ... Read More »

Mobile App

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



Text ParishApp1 to 555888


Text ParishApp2 to 555888

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm