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 area
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 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
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Duluth Diocese News
12/11/17 10:42 pm
My favorite piece of sacred music that we hear in Mass is the Exultet — that long chant, usually sung by a deacon, that is prayed near the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass. (Having been ordained a deacon less than 24 hours ago, I am eagerly hoping I will have an opportunity to sing it sometime in the future.)
But I also very much like another piece of sacred music that can be sung in a similar way at the night Mass on Christmas Eve. It’s shorter, it’s also very simple, and it’s very beautiful. It’s called “The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and it’s a proclamation of exactly that.Read More
12/11/17 10:39 pm
My parents deserve an apology, and unfortunately, it is too late to seek forgiveness from my father. When I was 18, I went off to college. I was an adult, paying my way. I was responsible for one person and one person only, myself. Like most older adolescents, my thoughts were, “When I am 18, I am out of here.” In my college years and a few years after that, I found going home to be a last resort option. After that, life was pretty busy and complicated; I found it difficult to manage the distance.
Betsy KneepkensRead More
12/11/17 10:27 pm
Christmas is a great time to think about gifts. From television commercials to Black Friday sales, and from newspaper inserts to lists for Santa, it’s not hard to focus on gifts this time of year.
A dictionary definition of gift tells us that it is “a thing given to someone without payment.” Different than something that is sold, exchanged, or earned, a gift is freely given. We buy or make a gift for someone simply because we care about the person and want to make his or her life better. Giving a gift is an act of love.Read More