Weekend Mass - Saturday at 5:00 PM
Confessions - 4:15 PM or by appointment.
Weekday Mass - Thursday at 8:30 AM (1st Thursdays at Villa Vista)
Address: 5944 Highway 210, Cromwell, MN. 55726
Driving Instructions here.
St. Louis Church, Floodwood
Sunday Mass - 10:30 AM
Confessions – 10:00 AM or by appointment
Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Weekday Masses - Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:30 AM
Address: 105 4th Avenue East, Floodwood, MN 55736
Driving instructions here.
St. Mary's, Meadowlands
Sunday Mass: 8:00 AM
Confessions: 7:30 AM or by appointment
Weekday Mass: Friday at 8:30 AM followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
Address: 9999 Highway 133, Meadowlands, MN 55765
Driving instructions here.
New St. Louis Church Project Update
The new St. Louis Catholic church was dedicated on April 21st, 2017. Bishop Paul Sirba celebrated the Mass of Dedication and was joined by Msgr. Aleksander Suchan, Fr. Joel Hastings, Fr. Peter Lambert, Fr. Seth Gogolin and Fr. Pio Atonio. Deacon Tim Eagan from the Holy Spirit parish in Two Harbors served at the altar.
It was a beautiful and glorious day for some 120 people who came from the three parishes of our three parishes cluster and from other parts of the diocese. The choir from the St. Mary's parish in Meadowlands provided the music for the celebration. It was heavenly!
Even though we have moved into our new location, the work is not yet complete. There are still some details that need to be done. The most important ones are:
- Steeple so we can move the electronic bell to the new building
- Air handler unit for the air exchange system and for future air conditioning if needed
- Sidewalks/Canopy over the main entrance
- Stained glass inserts for the windows in the worship are
We continue with the "That's My Tile" drive. We sell 8"x8" tiles for $150 for memorials or for any occasion you would like us to pray for. These tiles are displayed on the "Memorial Wall" in the social hall in the new building. A Mass is offered monthly for all the intentions that are mentioned on the tiles. To place an order for a tile contact the parish office.
Monthly basket raffles are drawn both for the building and the youth. If you wish to make a donation to the building fund please make the checks payable to St. Louis Church Building.
St. Mary's 100 Anniversary Celebration
On Sunday, October 23rd, Rev. Paul D. Sirba, bishop of Duluth, led some 117 faithful in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of St. Mary's in Meadowlands as a parish. It took place on October 20, 1916. Read the short history here.
During his homily Bishop Sirba acknowledged the sacrifices that the first priests who attended to the spiritual needs of the people in the area. It started Fr. Raymond Basal O.S.B. of St, Clement's parish in Duluth travelling by railroad to Meadowlands as early as 1914. He also charged the community with a challenge saying: "Now we reap the benefits of their hard work, but the work is never done. Now you need to go forth and share the Good News so that the people around here might come to know and experience the love and mercy of God."
Bishop Sirba, greeting the Altar Servers before Mass told them: "This is a very memorable event for you because it only happens every 100 years." It will be a memorable event for these kids because it was the first time they have met the bishop and also serving him at the altar.
The celebration continued with a banquet at the Meadowlands Community Center. Some 150 people shared the luscious meal prepared by Tom Rich Cuisine.
Parish Office in Floodwood MN
105 4th East Avenue
Mon-Thur 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
July Bulletin available here.
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St. Mary's Newsletter
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Duluth Diocese News
07/12/17 6:00 am
Question: My son and his wife have been married nine years and have four children. His wife homeschools their children and wants three more kids, but my son is exhausted when he gets home, and his wife expects him to “take over” while she “takes a break.” She says that the church demands that they have more children. I would support my son if this was all too much and he asked for a divorce.
Answer: Thank you for reaching out and asking this question. There are many factors at play here, and clearly there is a lot here that I am unaware of. Since I do not know your son or his wife, I am only able to make a couple of assumptions. What I will offer you is based off of these assumptions, so please keep that in mind when you read these words.Read More
07/12/17 5:51 am
How do Christians respond to persecution? I refer you to an excellent report prepared in partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, the Religious Freedom Institute, and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Research Project. Aid to the Church in Need closely collaborated as well.
“Under Caesar’s Sword: Christian Response to Persecution” is a project that began in 2014 involving world class scholars and first-hand research on Christian responses to persecution in 25 countries. There is a great video documentary accessible on the project’s website, ucs.nd.edu.Read More
07/12/17 5:09 am
Some people consider philosophical arguments about God’s existence a dry, pointless exercise unlikely to convince anyone.
I’m not one of those people — I have no right to be, given that God used those kinds of debates in my own faith journey quite dramatically.Read More