St. Joseph's Catholic Community 

315 SW 21st Street, Grand Rapids, Minnesota  55744

Parish Phone:  218-326-2843        School Phone:  218-326-6232

Parish Mission Statement:     To support and strengthen each other in living our shared Catholic faith.

St. Joseph's Catholic Community of Grand Rapids is a vibrant faith community located in the heart of the land of Pines and Mines in northern Minnesota.  The 1,000 families and individual members participate in a variety of parish and community activities.  The goal of this site is to help you learn more our parish and school and also the opportunities that exist to deepen our faith by study and action.  Please visit us often to view updates!

Faith Formation Program 2017-18 - Tell us what you think!!

The overall concept of the plan is to bring all of our programming to Wednesdays—for all ages and also having a warm meal for you!  Bringing us all together offers us a great opportunity to meet one another, share a meal, and all be part of this awesome faith community!  Wednesday night would be Church Night—3x a month, October thru April. We hope that our plans moving forward for the 2017-18 school year makes it easier, family inclusive, and offers opportunities for your kids and also parents as well! 

Click HERE for all the specifics!

Click HERE to take the short survey to offer your thoughts to this new plan!

 

Click HERE to sign up to receive emails with updates, Mass changes, special event info, funeral help (bakers!)-- all sent right to your In Box!

Click HERE to view our 2015-16 Annual Report

DONATE NOW!

Use this link to proceed to our secured online donation page where you can give to our weekly collection, Generations of Faith Building Fund, Prayer Garden, Church & School Endowments, United Catholic Appeal (UCA), etc.
Benefits of Donating Online - a short video!

 


St. Joseph's School

Annual Fund Campaign

Spring 2017

'The Ripple Effect'

 

Click HERE for view our Annual Fund Brochure!

Click HERE to link directly to WeShare online giving to donate specifically to our Annual Fund Campaign

 

Employment Opportunities

St. Joseph’s Church in Grand Rapids is seeking applications for

Development Director – 5 hours per week; Responsible for beginning a planned giving effort for the parish and school and building donor relationships.   Experience in Development is preferred and leadership skills a must.  This position offers the unique opportunity to direct the plans of our new  Development office.

Development Assistant – 15 hours per week. Former development work and data base management is beneficial, but not necessary.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, self-motivated and experience in MS Xcel is preferred.  

Both positions offer a competitive salary.  Submit application/resume/cover letter by May 15, 2017. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION.

CLICK HERE FOR DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION.

CLICK HERE FOR PARISH APPLICATION.

Mass Times

All Mass times listed below are for St. Joseph's
Church in Grand Rapids unless noted.
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Sunday 8:30 AM at St. Augustine's-Cohasset
Monday & Tuesday 9:00 AM
Wednesday 9:00 AM**
**During School year this is Mass celebrated with our school students
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM at St. Augustine's-Cohasset
Thursday 9:00 AM
Friday 7:30 AM

 

 

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN THE VICTIM OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY A VOLUNTEER, AN EMPLOYEE OR A MEMBER OF THE CLERGY, WE URGE YOU TO CONTACT: 

  • Civil Authorities:  Grand Rapids Police Department at 218-326-3464 or Itasca County Sheriff's Department at 218-326-3477
  • Area Support Services:  Support Within Reach at 218-326-5008 -- Support Within Reach Crisis Line at 800-747-5008 -- First Call for Help #211 or 800-442-8565
  • Click above to access our Child Protection Task Force webpage!

FORMED.ORG -- CATHOLIC STUDY, MOVIES, AUDIO JUST A CLICK AWAY!

 

Click here for printable instructions and start Formed.org NOW!

Click HERE to access registration page - then enter parish code:  3f050b (the '0' are 'zeros')

Catholics Come Home!

There’s an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It’s your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home.

We hope you accept this as your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith. As your brothers and sisters in our worldwide Catholic family, we want you back. We’ve missed you, and our Church is not the same without you.

Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. We are Catholic. Welcome home.

Visit Catholics Come Home by clicking HERE! This website offers tons of great information to help you in your search for answers.  For many of us, those years of catechism may have left you with questions -we now have such wonderful tools to help us understand the full depth of our Catholic Faith.  Be sure to visit www.formed.org - Log into our parish subscription (info found right here on our parish homepage).  Here too, you will be amazed at how much the Church has grown in the teaching tools that help us to learn bout the depth our faith. 

Father Jerry and Father Charlie would LOVE the opportunity to visit with you -- please reach out by calling the parish office or use the 'Contact Us' link on our homepage.  May God Bless you in your journey of discovery!

Staff Login

For our Parish and School Staff:

Click here to log into webmail

 

Weekly Homilies

Weekly Homilies - Liturgical Cycle A

To pair with the Scripture Readings and Gospel - use this link to USCCB ... Read More »

Upcoming Events

Experience Pietra Fitness…  Stretching and strengthening classes for women featuring Christian prayer in the Catholic tradition. Join us to revitalize body and soul with a combination of floor work, standing exercises, and balancing postures designed to leave you feeling strong, relaxed, and invigorated.  The class is appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities. 
Pietra Fitness Level I classes will be offered for women on Thursdays at 6:30pm May 11, 18, 25 at 6:30pm in Room #107.   Stay tuned for future summer schedule!  Please bring a mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. 
Learn more about Pietra at www.pietrafitness.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Out our Parish Book and CD Area!

Check out our parish "Book Table" located in the gathering space near the parish office door.

Here you will find for sale the Catechism of the Catholic Church for $20.  We also are offering great Catholic Books for $4.  Check out the ever changing titles to choose from!

Check this 'self serve' table out anytime you are here!  Don't forget our great Lighthouse Display as well - many wonderful audio CD's for just $4 - they make great gifts and are awesome for those long car trips!

Near this area is also our 'Catholic Cabinets'! 

Here you will find unique gifts for those special occasions!   Available during parish office hours and also after Masses.