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. Please check out our other channels too:

And don’t forget to check back often to this website our other social media for updates!

St. Joe's Summer Festival 2021 - Bringing St. Joe's Back to the Future

All are invited to our Summer Festival and as a reminder Admission and Parking are free both days!

Saturday, August 7 Sunday, August 8

5:00 pm

Outdoor Mass Celebration under the Big Tent

8:30 & 10:00 am

Mass in the Worship Space

6:00 pm - 10 pm

Pork Dinner, St. Joe’s Bar, Pull Tabs, Special Raffles, Wine Toss, various Concessions, and Games for youth & adults

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Chicken Picnic

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music & Dancing featuring GB Leighton

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Silent Auction

10:00 pm

Fireworks Spectacular!

11 :00 am- 5:00 pm

Live Music & Dancing featuring Saints of Swing & Java Soul, BINGO, Carnival Games, Cake Walk, Confetti Bowl, St. Joe’s Bar, various Concessions, Classic Car Show & More!


5:00 pm

Special Raffles and Grand Raffle Drawings over $20,000 in prizes!


Summer Service & Fun Day: Wednesday, Aug 11 from 11:30 am—5:00 pm

Our day begins at St Joe’s with a welcome and short prayer then we board a bus and head to Feed My Starving Children to package food for Hungry Children around the World. Following our service, the bus heads to Zero Gravity  Trampoline Park in Mounds View for two hours of trampoline time and 1 game of Laser Tag for each participant.

  • Cost: $25 per participant
  • Who: Youth entering 7-12th Grade this Fall and their Friends!
  • Register by: Wednesday, August 4—you can download the registration form below or pick one up at the parish office.

Download Registration Forms Here

Contact Scott Frieler with any questions at [email protected]


Faith Formation Program Registration for 2021-2022

Our Faith Formation program is broken down into three groups:

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten - Ages 3 through Kindergarten meet on Sundays at 10:00 am
  • Elementary - 1 - 6 Grades that meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 pm
  • Middle & High School - Grades 7-10 that meet on Wednesday evening from 7:15 to 8:30 pm

A link to register for each program is below. 


Homebound Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Have you felt the Holy Spirit opening your heart to something new? We are in need of a few more homebound Eucharistic ministers-Extraordinary Ministers. With the current pandemic and protocol surrounding visits (under 15 min, masked, physically distanced) we really NEED some persons under the age of 65. If you are interested, please contact Barb Uschold Anderson, Pastoral Minister, at the parish office for more information. This will be a gift to another and surprisingly a gift to you.


Historic Church Open for Prayer

Currently, our Historic Church is open for prayer to 10 or less people, everyday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please help us by self regulating to 10 or less people at a time. Prayers to everyone during this time.


St. Joseph of the Lakes Ireland Pilgramage - April 19 - 30, 2022

Our pilgramage to Ireland has been rescheduled for 2022! Explore the beauty of the “Emerald Isle” as you travel throughout the north and south. We'll visit the Blarney Castle for some kissing and spend two nights in a 17th-century castle. Savor a pint of Guinness and enjoy the company of our fellow travelers. This tour is accompanied by an excellent local guide, who will give insight about the spiritual and historical significance of Ireland. Let Magi Travel take you on one of their quality, custom tours which have been planned and perfected for over 35 years. Space is limited so sign up today. Click here for more information or to register!



This “Catholic version of Netflix” can be streamed to your TV or mobile device and contains some of the best Catholic content there is – video series, movies, books and study programs – all to help you grow in your faith, find deeper peace with God, and share what you believe with others.

FORMED enables personal study, parish-based small groups, family discussion, and outreach to loved ones who no longer practice their Faith. It works in youth ministry, children’s catechesis, sacramental preparation, marriage enrichment, adult faith formation, RCIA and more.

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

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  • enter our parish zip code: 55014
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  • check your email inbox for a link to begin using FORMED