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  

Ushers Needed

St. Joe’s is looking for friendly people to Usher at our Masses.  We especially need help at our Saturday 5:00 pm and Sunday 8:30 am Masses. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to serve together. Training will be provided. A few of the duties include: taking up the collection, dismissing for communion, and keeping tabs on security during Mass. If you’d like more information please contact Andrea Grasse in the parish office or at [email protected].

CCW Christmas Party - Tuesday, December 10 at 7:15 pm in St. Joseph Hall

Would you like to unwind and socialize a bit amidst the holiday hustle and bustle? All women of the parish are welcome to join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:15 pm in St. Joseph Hall for our CCW Wine Tasting and Hors D’ oeuvres Christmas Party. Please bring an appetizer to share. Wine is provided. Hope to see you there as we celebrate the Advent Season.

St. Joe's Men's Group Meeting - Tuesday, December 10 at 7:15 pm in the Parish Office Lower Level

We are meeting a little early to avoid the Christmas rush....but all men of the parish are invited to join us for fellowship and planning for future Men's Group events. We hope to see you at our December meeting!

It’s a Wrapping Party!

We’re hosting a wrapping party the evening of Thursday, December 12 starting at 5:30 pm or anytime you can drop by. This evening is complete with cookies, music, and holiday cheer as we wrap up some of the gifts for special girls and boys that we collect through our Christmas Trees Project.  If you’re interested in helping out with this crew please contact Denise Walsh at: 651.784.3015 or at [email protected].

Movies & Theology - Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm in Rooms 101-103

Come join us as we complete the fall series of “Movies and Theology” with a well-known classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  This Jimmy Steward and Donna Reed film is shown on TV every year, but perhaps you really have not seen the WHOLE MOVIE! Most showings on TV are edited heavily to run in time allotted (which means making room for lots of commercials). Even though it is still advent, this film brings many theological topics for discussion. Appropriate snacks will be provided! Come and bring a friend or two. We meet in Rooms 101-103.

Our St. Joe's Parish Visioning Sessions  - Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

The Parish Pastoral Council is working to renew the long term vision for St. Joe’s.  It’s important that we hear from all parishioners as we work to create this new vision and plan for our future. We encourage all parishioners to attend one of three sessions scheduled for Saturday, December 14 after the 5:00 Mass, and December 15 after the 8:30 and 10:00 Masses in Room 103 to discuss our future. Please join us to share your ideas to help us identify and prioritize our long-term goals and initiatives.

December Fair Trade Market & Breakfast - Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15

Make a difference by shopping at our Fair Trade Market on December 14 & 15. We’ll have beautiful and unique gifts from around the world, a hot breakfast on Sunday of Caramel Rolls, Eggs and Sausage and a Christmas Town activity for young children to enjoy.

Save the Date:  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].

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]