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.

The new bishop for the Diocese of Duluth

Pope Francis, on June 19th, apointed a new bishop for our diocese, Fr. Michel Mulloy of the Rapid City diocese. You can read about him here

Praise God for answering our prayers. We also thank God for Fr. Jim Bissonette who served as the Diocesan Administrator for our diocese during this transition period. Let us pray for Bishop-elect Fr. Michel Mulloy as he prepares to join us here in our diocese, that our people will receive him with open hands and hearts.

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

 September 20 2020 bulletin

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Download Sept 13 Bulletine here

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Duluth Diocese News

Father Richard Kunst: A sure way to keep your parish open

Of all the priests in our diocese there is one in particular who you might call our “living history book.” I have had many occasions to listen to Father Dick Partika talk about everything and anything you wanted to know about the history of the Diocese of Duluth. I have always been amazed by all the facts he has contained in his memory, so if he is reading this column he might very well find reason to confirm or correct what I am about to say.

Father Richard Kunst

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Betsy Kneepkens: Enjoying the last moments before the nest is empty

“It goes by really fast.” I could not count how many times older parents shared this advice during my oldest son’s first year. I heeded their warnings and took their message to heart. I always believed the days raising my children would fly by while leaving me with the sentiment of “where did all the time go.”

Betsy Kneepkens

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What’s a Catholic voter to do?

Q&A with Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, first published in the Central Minnesota Catholic as part of “The Big Question” series.

What does the church say about Catholics’ involvement in political life and voting? Shouldn’t the church stay out of politics? Is there any scriptural basis for its involvement?

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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 deal of answers to many of your faith questions and prayer ideas.