Immaculate Conception

Weekend Mass - Saturday at 5:00 PMImmaculate Conception Church
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 AMSt.LouisChurch
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 AMSt. Mary's Church
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

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 assisted the Bishop at Mass.

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!

What's next?

Since the last update we have added these to our new building:

  • Put a canopy over the main entrance of the building (south side) and added concrete platforms at every entrance and emergency exit.
  • We submitted a plan for the kitchen to the State and it was approved. We finished tiling the floor and bought some appliances - freezer, stainless steel shelves and counters.
  • Acquired a steel tower for the bells which will be installed in the Spring when it is warmer.

Projects we hope to complete this year:

  • Sidewalks and parking.
  • Continue to work on completing the kitchen.
  • Complete the canopy over the main entrance (siding).

Projects for the future

  • Air handler unit for the air exchange system and for future air conditioning if needed
  • Steeple
  • Landscaping
  • Stained glass inserts for the windows in the worship area

Fund Raising

We continue with the "That's My Tile" drive. We sell 8"x 8" 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 for any other cause chosen by the donor of the basket for each month. We will be holding another raffle of a riding lawn mower during the Catfish Festival in July. Tickets will be available immediately after Easter.

If you wish to make a donation to the building fund please make the checks payable to St. Louis Church Building.

LENTEN SCHEDULE

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

  • Immaculate Conception - Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
  • St. Louis - Wednesdays: Soup Supper at 6:00 PM followed by Stations at 7:00 PM
  • St. Mary's - Wednesdays: Soup Supper at 6:00 PM followed by Stations at 7:00 PM

RETREAT

A Women's Retreat will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at the St. Louis church in Floodwood from 9:00 AM-Noon. The presenter will be Sr. Sarah O'Malley O.S.B. of the St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth. The topic will be "The Four Women Doctors of the Church", how they lived and preached the Good News by their lives.

Coffee will be available from 8:30 AM.

Staff

Office Hours

Parish Office in Floodwood MN
105 4th East Avenue

Mon-Thur 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Phone: 218-476-2367

email: churchstlouis@gmail.com

           pastor@nemncatholic.com

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St. Mary's Newsletter

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Duluth Diocese News

Betsy Kneepkens: Giving kids a Catholic education is a critical support to raising them in the faith

Since writing a monthly column for The Northern Cross I have dedicated one month, usually February, to an issue related to Catholic schools. I have a huge heart for Catholic education, because I know that the faith formation I received in Catholic schools played a major role in developing my inclination to seek Christ when it comes to others, myself, and life situations. I am confident that the moments in my life in which I have experienced the greatest joy, gratitude, and appreciation have been when I have been attentive and intentional about following that inclination. I can’t help desiring the same sort of opportunity for my family, and for all children, for that matter.

For the first time in 50 years, I am not attending, working at, or having children attend Catholic schools. I do have two sons at a Catholic university in St. Louis, but they are so far away I find it difficult for me to claim that as being involved. My passion for Catholic schools has not wavered, and in so many ways I can be even more objective and supportive of these institutions from an outside perspective.

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Lenten practices

Lent runs from Feb. 14 to April 1. Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and Good Friday (March 30) are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. More information on fast and abstinence can be found at www.usccb.org.

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Deacon Kyle Eller: How should we respond to ‘prayer shaming’?

I’m not sure exactly when I first encountered the phenomenon of “prayer shaming,” but I do remember how deeply it offended me. I still find it one of the most disturbing turns our culture has taken in the past few years. (And that’s saying something.)

If you pay attention to current events, you have encountered it too. According to the Internet, pundits, and many politicians, we are now supposed to be upset when someone says victims of some tragedy are in her “thoughts and prayers.”

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