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!

Your Chance to Spend time with Mickey & Minnie this Winter!

The Florida time-share that we raffle off during our Summer Festival is available this coming Feb 28 – March 7, 2021. The two bedroom plus loft condo can accommodate up to 9 people.  It’s a great layout for multiple families to enjoy and includes 2 bathrooms, a private patio, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and Jacuzzi tub. The Westgate Villa in Orlando Florida features 10 swimming pools, and plenty of sporting activities.  You are just minutes from Disney properties so you can enjoy Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or Universal Studios. St. Joseph of the Lakes will accept your bid on this Florida condo from now until Monday, November 2, 2020. A bid must exceed our annual maintenance fee of $1300. Please submit your bid to Amy Moore, Parish Administrator either electronically at: [email protected] or mail/drop it off at the parish office 171 Elm Street, Lino Lakes MN 55014. Travel and entertainment expenses are not included. Similar condos rent for approximately $2400+/week, so please bid soon, and often!

Feed My Starving Children Packing Night—For Grades 5 & 6 Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Joe's Faith Formation is sponsoring a packing night at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, October 21. FMSC has safety precautions in place (masks are required) and this year we will meet at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids at 6:00 pm and our time ends at 8:00 pm. 5th & 6th Graders are encouraged to sign up and we do need several parents as chaperones.  Please contact Denise Walsh at 651-784-3015 x110 or at [email protected] with any questions.  Address for Feed My Starving Children is: 401 93rd Ave NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Confirmation Masses for the 2019-2020 Faith Formation Year

These Masses are being held here at St. Joseph of the Lakes on Tuesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm in the Worship Space. If you haven't done so, please register for your Mass by calling the parish office at 651-784-3015.

First Eucharist Masses for 2019-2020 Faith Formation Year

There are three Mass options for First Eucharist children who were unable to celebrate this past Spring due to Covid-19.  A link to register for their preferred Mass and additional information has been sent by email and sign up is available at our website www.mystjoes.me as well. To help with planning, here are the Mass options:

  • Saturday, October 24 at 5:00 pm Mass
  • Sunday, October 25 at 8:30 am Mass
  • Sunday, October 25 at 10:00 am Mass

Fair Trade Sale & Breakfast to Go on Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This event is outdoors so come enjoy a breakfast to go (egg bake, fruit cup and a cinnamon roll) and do some early Christmas Shopping!

Trunk - n - Treat - In St. Joseph's Parking Lot on Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We are celebrating Halloween here at St. Joe's a little early and are inviting you all to join us!  All who would like to join us for a little trick or treating are welcome to do so and please bring a non-perishable item to donate to our Centennial Area Food Shelf.

If you would like to decorate your trunk and hand out treats through a 6ft tube click here to sign up!

We need volunteers to help collect and sort food donations for our food shelf and help with the parking lot safety while wearing an orange vest and carrying a flashlight. This is a great service project for any high schoolers and adults too.

If you would like to help with food donations please click here!

Adult Faith Fall Presentation:  Catholicism 101 on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Do you have a lot of questions about the Catholic faith? This night is for you. We are presenting an overview of the teaching of the church in a lecture/discussion format based on participants’ questions. Join us in St. Joseph Hall and advanced registration is required, please call the parish office to register at 651.784.3015.

Memorial Evening Prayer on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Worship Space

We will join together for this special time of prayer, remembrance and hope and we will also record this prayer and post to our YouTube channel, so that ALL may pray in solidarity. We will remember by name all those from our parish who have died in the past year and if you have lost a loved one in the last year, who is not from our parish we will remember them by name as well.  NEW this year, we request a photo, preferably sent via email, of the deceased to use as part of our prayer.  Please call the parish office at 651.784.3015, or email B[email protected]. These names will be included as part of our sung Memorial Evening prayer. All photos are due by Friday, October 23.

Advent Formation Evening on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Worship Space

Come and join us for an Advent presentation for all parishioners; elementary and 7-10 formation, and all adult parishioners of all ages welcome. There will be activities and take home items to help families, couples and singles to celebrate the season at home as we prepare for the “Birth of the Savior”.  There will be music, videos and a presentation by Judy Foster on the challenge of waiting in anticipation.  Sign up is required as we do for Masses and walk-ins will be welcome as long as we have room (take home materials will still be available).  Sign up will be available starting October 26.  For more information contact Judy Foster at the parish office at (651) 784-3015 x108. Help us gather as a community for fun and enrichment as we wait for the coming of our savior.

Women’s Prayer Labyrinth -“Make IT” on Saturday, November 14 from 9:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Learn to make a hand labyrinth, via Zoom on Saturday, November 14 from 9:30 am-12:00 pm! We’ll pray, laugh, and converse via Zoom as we make a hand labyrinth. You must sign up by November 2, and pick up ‘kit’ the week of November 9 at St. Joe’s. Fee to cover expenses is $15 (no one will be turned away). Contact Barb Uschold Anderson at the parish office at [email protected] To register for this event please click the register button!

Metro Dining Cards

The Metro Dining cards are now available for purchase at $28.00 per pack! They are available through the office for purchase during normal business hours. For those who aren’t familiar with Metro Dining Cards they are a set of cards which drastically reduce the price of a restaurant meal or a local service (such as an oil change). We want to support our local businesses so this is a way to save money and support them. With the money we save we can tip these service providers generously!

Historic Church Open for Prayer

Currently, our Historic Church is open for prayer to 10 or less people, everyday from 8 am to 7:30 pm. Please help us by self regulating to 10 or less people at a time. Prayers to everyone during this time.