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
- 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 Colleen Arfman at the parish office.
We are also selling tickets for a raffle that will be drawn on Catfish Day in Floodwood on July 9. Prizes are:
- John Deere 20 hp Riding Mower
- 20" Yard Machine Lawn Mower
- 40V Cordless 13" Trimmer and Edger
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
Bulletin for April-May 7 here.
St. Louis Newsletter
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St. Mary's Newsletter
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Duluth Diocese News
05/17/17 1:24 am
May 2017 is an important month, because it marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. I had every intention to write on the subject of Our Lady’s appearance this month, but as I sit at my computer writing this column, it is Easter Monday, so the resurrection is vivid in my brain right now, and since Mary appeared in Fatima for six months, I will have other opportunities to explore this important occurrence.
It is not possible to improve upon Christ’s resurrection and his appearances on Easter Sunday and the 40 days that followed, but that does not mean that I wouldn’t have done it differently. What do I mean by that? Well, there are two things I would have wanted to do differently had I been the resurrected Christ. (I know this sounds heretical, but bear with me.)Read More
05/17/17 1:20 am
Question: There is a family member who keeps intruding in my life. I want to love them well, and I don’t want to go against God’s teaching about the duty we owe to family, but their constant interruptions and negative attitude are really affecting me and my family. What can I do?
Answer: This is an important question, both for those who need a reminder that we have an obligation to the people around us and for those who need to remember that our families do not have an absolute claim on our time, energy, or resources.Read More
05/15/17 3:49 am
My grocery store trips are never short. You can ask my husband. Even if I just have one or two items to pick up, a five-minute jaunt turns into a half hour or 45-minute excursion.
The reason is that grocery stores are much more than a place to purchase staples. They are opportunities to connect with friends and acquaintances you have not seen for a while. I rarely run into the same people, and the wide array of friends make each grocery run refreshing and worthwhile, even if I come home with nothing.Read More