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.

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

 August 2 2020 bulletin

Download July 19 Bulletin here

Download July 26 Bulletin here

Download Aug 2 Bulletin here

Safe Environment

Safe Environment

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Duluth Diocese News

Faith in the Public Arena: COVID-19 magnifies the crisis of the family

Our families have emerged as many people’s primary community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This fits the family’s natural role in society, but the change has not been easy. Many families have experienced new challenges amid COVID-19.

Jack Lawlis

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New bishop-elect: ‘It’s my new home; it’s where I belong’

By Deacon Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross

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Deacon Kyle Eller: What we need most now is mercy — God’s love where we’re hurting

Mercy — both receiving it and granting it — is among the sweetest of human experiences, and of course it is at the very heart of the Gospel.

Deacon Kyle Eller

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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.