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 is below for this weekend's Masses on September 26 & 27. Click on the Mass you would like to attend:

Mass Times:

  • Saturdays at 5:00 pm
  • Sundays at 8:30 am & 10:00 am

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

3:30 pm to 4:20 pm on Saturdays in the library off of the Gathering Space.

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.




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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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From the Desk of Fr. Mike

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Understanding Jesus' Message

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Update on Our Archdiocesan Synod

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View Mass for September 20, 2020

Here is the Mass for Sunday, September 20, 2020.  Your presider is Fr. Mike Anderson. Have a wonderful September day!



A Message from Archbishop Hebda

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

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.

Register for 2020-2021 Faith Formation

Don't forget to register for 2020-2021 Faith Formation! You can register by clicking the appropriate link below. 

Below is the link to view the letter that was sent by email to all parishioners from the Faith Formation Staff on Thursday, August 26, 2020 regarding programming for the 2020-2021 program year.

Click here to read the August 26, 2020 letter.

Faith Formation Kick Off

Our Faith Formation Ministries starts the year with a “Family Kick-Off” fun family event scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30 pm in the Worship Space. All families are welcome, all ages; however, we are limited to seating 62 families or 250 people total in the church. 

Our guest presenter is Brian Richards, Magician and a former Director of Faith Formation Ministries for many years. We will be following the guidelines that are required for Masses:  pre-registration (walk-in’s might be turned away due toattendance limits), masks worn for anyone over 2-3 years old (no exceptions other than verified special circumstances), sanitizing hands upon entry to the sanctuary, seating by ushers only, cleaning of pews before and after and ushered out by pews only. A video recording of the evening will be available on our website if you cannot attend that evening!

We need volunteers to usher, run the A/V system, greeters and help clean the pews following the event. Contact Judy Foster for more information or to volunteer at [email protected]


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.

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