Together in Spirit

News & Events

St. Joseph of the Lakes is proud to have an active faith community - there’s always something going on! Be sure check the listing below for news & events. And don’t forget to check back often for updates!

Archdiocesan Synod

This past Pentecost (June 8-9, 2019), the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis began a Synod process. The goal of the Archdiocesan Synod is to help Archbishop Hebda discern, through a consultative process, the pastoral priorities of our local Church today – and into the near future. Your participation, as the Catholic faithful, is key to a successful Synod. You are invited to participate by offering your prayers, pastoral concerns, and ideas for moving this Archdiocese forward. Learn more about the Synod and see a listing of Prayer and Listening events scheduled for fall 2019 – winter 2020 at  

Faith Formation Small Groups are off this week (January 20 & January 22) for the Martin Luther King Holiday.

Minnesota March for Life - Wednesday, January 22

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a bus ride to the Minnesota March for Life Rally at the State Capitol on Wednesday, January 22. The bus departs from St. Joe’s at 11:00 am and returns at approximately 1:30 pm Signs and banners are provided for participants at the Capital. Reserve your bus spot at the KC’s table in the Gathering Space after Masses.

CCW Women’s Silent Retreat - January 24-26

A weekend retreat for women at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN.  The retreat begins Friday, January 24 at 8:00 pm (with registration from 4:00-8:00 pm) and concludes on Sunday, January 26 at 12:45 pm. The retreat, themed "Broken, Blessed and Sent", is conducted by the staff of Christ the King Retreat Center. All women of St. Joseph's are invited to attend this spiritual retreat. The center on Buffalo Lake provides a place of peace, quiet and solitude, a sacred space for meditation and contemplation. Brochures are available in the Gathering Space kiosk. The CCW is covering the deposit. Contact Jan Meyer at 763.786.7982 by January 15, if you are interested in attending or have questions about the retreat.

 St Joe’s Blood Drive - Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8 am – 1pm in St Joseph Hall 

Sponsored by the St Joseph KC’s. Let’s roll up our sleeves and help save lives! We are very excited about the drive and we hope you are too.  Book your appointment at under "Find a Blood Drive" in the upper right corner, using code: Lino Lakes. Questions?  Contact Dan Stauder at 651-490-9134 or [email protected].

Saints of Swing - Swing Dance - Saturday, January 25, 2020

Come listen and dance to the Saints of Swing! Invite your friends and bring all of your family! Free dance lessons at 6:15 pm with Carol Brecht-Wiles and music from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission is $12.00 per adult and $8.00 per student (under 21). Tickets are available at the door. Ticket includes 2 beverages (beer, wine, or soda).

Parish Mission—Made for More - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Join us in the Worship Space for Made for More - Visions of the Promised Land with Christopher West and music by Mike Mangione. Tickets are on sale in the parish office for $25.00 per person or online at: For questions or more information please contact Judy Foster at [email protected]