Weekend Mass - Saturday at 5:00 PM
Confessions - Half hour before Mass or by appointment.
Weekday Mass - Thursday at 8:30 AM followed by Adoration
First Thursday - Villa Vista at 8:30 AM
Physical Address: 5944 Highway 210, Cromwell, MN. 55726
Mailing Address: P.O Box 378, Floodwood, MN. 55736
Driving Instructions here.
St. Louis Church, Floodwood
Sunday Mass - 10:30 AM
Confessions - Half hour before Mass or by appointment
and Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Weekday Masses - Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:30 AM followed by Adoration
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 AM
Confessions: Half hour before Mass or by appointment
Weekday Mass: Friday at 8:30 AM followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
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.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
It is a great joy for me to wish you a very happy and blessed Christmas and a new year filled with every blessing from God once again.
The Christmas season, no matter what issues we may be facing in our personal lives, is the most joyful time of the year. It brings joy and warmth to every heart. It has always been this way and will always be, because Christmas is the celebration of the birth of no other than God himself, Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God. St. John writes at the beginning of his gospel: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)
The joy that we experience and share and express through greeting each other 'Merry Christmas' and through the gifts we give to each other is the joy of Christ himself that lives in us. It is for this reason that John the Baptist invited the people to repent and renew their hearts so that the joy of Christ may enter in and fill them.
It is this joy and peace that I wish for all of you, my dear sisters and brothers. It is a very difficult time to live in because of so many things from politics to the pandemic, but with God everything is possible. Let the birth of Christ renew our hope in a better world, free from anger and fear, but filled with the love and peace of the Lord.
Enjoy the celebration of Jesus Christ with your loved ones and a much safer and blessed year ahead of us.
God bless you all!
Fr. Pio Atonio
OBBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS IN PERSON
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church lifted the obbligation to attend Sunday Mass for every Catholic in the world. People since then were allowed to follow the holy Mass from home on television or on any other media that they have access to.
The Bishops of the United States have decided that, given the amount of people that have been vaccinated, and the rate of infections has dropped significantly, Catholics are obbligated to attend Sunday Mass and Mass for holy days of obbligation in person again as of Sunday July 4th.
The elderly who cannot physically attend Mass and the serious ill still have the dispensation from attending holy Mass on Sundays and holy days of obbligation.
Saints to pray to for assistance during the pandemic
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 continue to protect yourselves and stay safe and healthy while you are aout and about your daily business. Take every precaution necessary to prevent getting sick. It is not over yet. God needs us healthy and strong to carry out our mission.
God bless you all and your families!
January 22 is the anniversary of the passing of that horrific abortion law that caused the death of millions of un-born babies in our country alone through abortion. Every year, at the anniversary of Doe vs Wade, the Pro-Life Movement have organized a 'March for Life' in numerous cities in our country. You can read about the Movement and many other articles about the effects of abortion, and also testimonies of people who were involved in the industries and what brought about their conversion here.
As Catholics we should all be concerned about life and the preservation of life. We should all be praying for an end to this horrific and heinous sin against life and God. We should be advocates for the millions of the voiceless and powerless human beings in the womb who cannot speak or fight for their own right to live.
I urge you to pray for President Biden and his administration that they be advocates for life and do what every good Catholic should do, defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life at every stage.
Please pray also for the many women who have been led to believe that their bodies are their own and they can choose to do with what they wish. Holy Scripture states clearly that our body is not our own, but a member of the Body of Christ and the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19), and therefore every Christian must glorify God in their body by preserving the holiness of Christ
If you are on the internet alot, make this website one of your favorites. The content of this website is updated regularly so find out more about the Pro-life movement.
You can access the Pro-Life website by going to www.pro-lifeatricles.org.
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.
- AMEN: There is now a new application developed by the Saint Augustine Institute called "Amen" that you can installed on your mobile devices. It provides meditations for each day and other issues that every person goes through like anxiety, lonliness, etc. It also contains audios for several Catholic prayers like the holy Rosary and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy so you can pray along. Download it now and use it to help you meditate and pray.
Duluth Diocese News
01/12/22 9:45 am
Inside the Capitol
State legislators are debating what to do with a massive budgetary windfall – an approximately $7.7 billion surplus. The news of the surplus prompted the governor and legislative leaders from both parties to voice their spending and tax cut proposals.Read More
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