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!

Interested in Becoming A Member at St. Joes?

We’d love to meet you and welcome you to St. Joes.  While we don’t have New Member Gatherings during the Summer months, you are still welcome to join the parish at any time.  Please contact us for additional information at 651.784.3015 or [email protected].

Faith Formation Registration for 2019-2020 Now Open!

Registration is open for our upcoming program year! Registration is an online process and all families with students of faith formation age were sent an e-mail with information on how to register, including a link to use which will fill in basic information on your online registration form. This e-mail also includes your Family ID which you will need in order to register.

Tuition September 1, 2019 until September 23, 2019
Early Childhood Sunday Program (Ages 3 to Kindergarten) on or before August 31, 2019 is $130.00 per child
Grades 1 - 10 Program is $150.00 per child
*2nd Grade pays additional Resource Fee of $50.00/child for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
*9th Grade and 10th Grade pay an additional $50 Retreat Fee
Max family tuition is $390.00 plus the retreat fee if applicable for Grades 2, 9 & 10

Faith Formation Registration Link

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 


Virtus Training - Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm

Catechists, assistants and God Squad members are reminded to complete the background checks, etc. that are required for working with children and teens. A Virtus Protecting God’s Children onsite training is one of the essential requirements for anyone who hasn’t already participated in one. St. Joe’s is hosting a Virtus training on Wednesday, September 18 from 6:00-9:00 pm in St. Joseph Hall. Go to to register for this class.If you have any questions regarding the requirements or what you have completed please contact Judy Foster at 651.784.3015 x104.

Flu Vaccination Clinic At St. Joe’s -Thursday, September 19 from 4:00 — 5:00 pm

Please bring your health insurance card (Primary & Secondary if you have two) along with a copy of your card to the clinic here at St. Joe’s in Rooms 105-106. We Accept Medicare and the Following Insurances

  • BCBS of MN                         ·     Medica
  • Health Partners                      ·     Preferred One
  • United Health Care

If you don’t have one of the insurances listed above you are welcome to purchase a Flu injection the day of the clinic for $35, FluMist (if available) for $40 or High Dose $60.

3 Ways to Register:

Lino Lakes Lions - Prime Rib Dinner- Saturday, September 21 at 6:30 pm

Looking for a great night out with great food at a price you can afford ($35.00 per person) with your spouse or friend? All are welcome at the Lino Lakes Lions Prime Rib dinner and gun raffle at St Joes in the Great Hall. So make a date for Saturday, September 21 at 6:30 pm. See Lion Jerry Bauer or call 651.784.4495 for more details.

Men's Group - September Fun! Grilling & Trap Shoot on Tuesday, September 24 at Blaine Metro Gun Club

We begin with grilling and beverages starting at 6:00 pm at the Blaine Metro Gun Club for an hour or so - come whenever you can get there. Then we'll move to the trap fields around 7:00 pm. You can either shoot or watch the shooters. Guns are available for rent and shells are available for purchase. $12.50 per round as a non-member. Rounds consist of 25 clay targets. Should be lots of fun please join us!

Fall Adult Enrichment Series - Tuesdays starting September 24

The New Evangelization: The Vision of the U.S. Conference of Bishops. Judy Foster leads the fall series with two sessions each Tuesday. Morning sessions are from 9:15 am to 10:30 am and Tuesday evening sessions from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm. Join us for discussion on these dates in Rooms 101-103: 

  • Tuesday, September 24 
  • Tuesday, October 1 
  • Tuesday, October 8 
  • Tuesday, October 15
  • Tuesday, October 22
  • Tuesday, October 29

Come talk about how you were “taught” the faith and how the new model of formation becomes a true “journey of Faith.” This is a Free Series and there is no need to register - just drop on in! For more information contact Judy in the parish office at 651-784-3015 X104 or at [email protected]

Movies and Theology - Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 pm

This popular series begins on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 pm in Rooms 101-103. Are you a fan of Robin Williams?  Come watch the movie “What Dreams May Come,” one of his first dramatic roles. Then we explore concepts of the afterlife and what the Catholic Church teaches about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. No charge and no registration required. Great series for adults to discuss contemporary issues!