Immaculate Conception

Weekend Mass - Saturday at 4:30 PMImmaculate Conception Church
Confessions - 4:00 PM or by appointment.
Weekday Mass - Thursday at 8:30 AM                                                                                                Note: Mass at Villa Vista suspended until further notice.

Physical Address: 5944 Highway 210, Cromwell, MN. 55726

Mailing Address: P.O Box 378, Floodwood, MN.  55736

Driving Instructions here.

St. Louis Church, Floodwood

Weedend Masses

Saturday - 6:30 PM

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

Physical Address: 105 4th Avenue East, Floodwood, MN 55736

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 378 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.

First Saturdays in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 8:30 AM

Physical Address: 9999 Highway 133, Meadowlands, MN 55765

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 378 Floodwood, MN 55736

Driving instructions here.

Saints to pray to for assistance during and epidemic

As the world goes through these difficult times with the widespread of the Coronavirus, it is most helpful to remember that God lives. God, good as he is to us, only desires the best for us. That doesn't mean that he will not allow evil like the coronavirus to happen. Let us remember that the coronavirus is man-made and not made by God. It is when we use our freedom and our talents in a way that is sinful and against the plans of God for us that disaster and epidemics happen.

God also provides protection and refuge for us in times like these. Apart from the prayers and intercessions of our Blessed Mother, the "Help of Christians" and "Refuge of sinners", there are numerous saints who have set great examples for us and have obtained healing for many believers over the centuries who have asked for their intercessions. Read about two of such saints here.

I pray that you stay safe and healthy until all calms down and we can get together again around the altar to celebrate God's love in the Holy Eucharist.

New Emergency Executive Order

Governor Walz signed a new Emergency Executive Order this week for Covid-19. It mandates that all Minnesotans are required to wear a mask at any indoor gathering, especially where physical distancing is not possible or practiced. It also exempts any individual with a medical or mental condition that wearing a mask would compromise their ability to breath. Also those who cannot remove the mask without assitance and children 5 years of age and younger are exempted.

We have made many changes to our churches to make sure we are following the previous mandates from the state. Our churches are setup to keep people who are not related and who do not live together 6 feet apart. We have made changes to the way we distribute holy Communion and other things.

In light of this new executive order, I highly recommend that everyone who wishes to attend Mass in our churches, should wear a mask, especially when entering and exiting the building. Once seated, those individuals with health conditions that would make them uncomfortable or prevent them to breath properly when wearing a mask can then remove them. But they have to remember to put them back on before they leave the pew.

I will start wearing a mask when distributing holy Communion and when greeting people at the end of Mass when it deems necessary.

We are all called to be our sisters' and brothers' keepers, and this is one of the ways we can help keep each other safe from the virus. Let us remember the words of St. Paul in this Sunday's liturgy in Romans ;28: "We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose."  Every little sacrifice that we make to make those who are and feel vulnerable to the virus will go a long way in our journey to our destination, eternal salvation.

I urge you, sisters and brothers, as you pastor and servant, let us help make each other feel safe and welcomed to our Eucharistic celebration as we seek to serve God through one another.

God bless you all and your families.

Staff

Office Hours

Parish Office in Floodwood MN

Physical Address: 105 4th Avenue East

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 378, Floodwood, MN 55736

Mon-Thur 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Phone: 218-476-2367

email: [email protected]

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Our Bulletin

 November 22 2020 bulletin

Download Nov. 8 Bulletin here

Download Nov. 15 Bulletin here

Download Nov. 22 Bulletin here

Safe Environment

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Duluth Diocese News

Editorial: Keep up the vigilance on COVID protocols

Earlier this year we experienced the profound suffering of the suspension of public Masses due to the coronavirus pandemic, even including Easter. Some people, particularly those most vulnerable to the virus, are still experiencing the suffering of not being able to be present in our churches. For those of us who are back, it still isn’t “normal” — we’re still wearing masks, still asked to refrain from congregational singing, asked not to gather in some of the ways we’re accustomed to.

After all these months, it’s wearying. But it’s also still necessary.

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Deacon Kyle Eller: Essential Catholic truth about marriage upholds society for everyone

The Catholic understanding of marriage as exclusively the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to new life is perhaps the most despised of all Catholic beliefs in 2020 America.

Deacon Kyle Eller

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Holy Hour in honor of the late Bishop Sirba

The one-year anniversary of Bishop Paul Sirba’s death is Tuesday, Dec. 1, and to mark the occasion and remember him in prayer, the diocese has announced that each deanery (region) in the diocese will hold a Holy Hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bishop Paul Sirba

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Resources for Faith Formation

Growing in our faith requires Knowing our faith. Here are some resources that you can use to learn more about your Catholic faith. Some of these websites offer a great deal of information on matters of the Catholic faith and also suggestions on how to pray in order to better our personal prayer life.

  • FORMED: Our parishes pay for an annual subscription to FORMED. Every parishioner can sign up for a personal account using this parish code - GPTWNB - to access all the programs that they offer. We have been using FORMED for RCIA, Marriage Prep, Community Adult Faith Formation (we started both at St. Louis and St. Mary's but with poor attendance) and some of youth programs. Make use of this subscription, after all we are paying for it. Click the link here to access it now www.formed.org
  • St. Augustine Institute: Great and more profound insights into a variety of issues and questions that Catholics face today. It is free and you can also buy material online. The site is https://www.augustineinstitute.org/
  • Faith Walk: Another free website is https://www.myfaithwalk.org. It offers great a deal of answers to many of your faith questions and prayer ideas.