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!

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!
 
Can you name members of the 1962-63 St. Joseph's School Band?
How 'bout a CD copy of the infamous album? 

Contact the School office to help with names or if you would like a CD!

Lenten Small Group Retreats - 2 Sessions to Choose!

2 Sessions to Choose!

Tuesday Evenings - Begins Feb 28
6:30-8pm

 

Thursday Mornings - Begins March 2
10-11:30am

 

Click HERE for printable registration form and a full description of the retreat!

MAKE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO OUR 'UPCOMING EVENT'S SECTIONOF OUR HOMEPAGE - LOTS HAPPENING FOR YOU TO JOIN IN!

 

Mass Times

All Mass times listed below are for St. Joseph's
Church in Grand Rapids unless noted.
Saturday 4:00 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!

Employment Opportunity

Our parish is accepting applications for a Development Director responsible for building donor relationships and facilitating gifts.  20 hrs/wk.    Job Qualifications: Computer expertise, excellent written and oral communications skills, demonstration of leadership qualities.  Some experience in development work and data base management is beneficial, but not necessary.  Competitive salary with some benefits.   Please contact Karla Igo with any questions.   Submit application/resume/cover letter by March 13, 2017. 

 

Click HERE to access full job description.

 

Click HERE for parish job application to print and complete.

 

 

 

 

 

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:  3f05fb

Staff Login

For our Parish and School Staff:

Click here to log into webmail

 

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.

Weekly Homilies

Weekly Homilies - Liturgical Cycle A

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

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Praying in Color Retreat -- 9am-NOON
Held in the Lower Level of Church    COST:  Free Will Offering

Maybe you hunger to know God better?  Maybe you love color?  Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractible or impatient soul or word-weary pray-er?  Perhaps you struggle with a low attention span?  Using materials from Sybil MacBeth's book, Praying in Color, we will explore this new prayer form.  To register for the retreat - please sign up at the Message Center. 

 

Friday, February 25th--26th   9pm-9am
Grades 6-8 LOCK IN!

Click HERE to register online!

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hibbing Deanery CCW Lenten Retreat with Father Charlie!

Click HERE for registration information.9am-3pm - Cost just $15 - RSVP by Feb 13, 2017

Includes morning snack and lunch!

 

Catholics at the Capitol -- March 9th

9am-3pm

Catholics at the Capitol – Thursday, March 9th from 9am-3pm.  Bishop Sirba invites all Catholics from the northland to attend this day in St. Paul.  This is our moment!  Currently in this legislative session there is a push to legalize assisted suicide in our state – and we have this chance to ‘make a difference’ for the dignity of life from birth to natural death, while also offering ‘Witness’ for critical issues such as quality education for underprivileged children and addressing the many families trapped in the cycle of poverty.  This is a statewide Catholic effort to bring our moral conscience to the public square!

 

We will be hosting a motor coach ride to and from the event—leaving bright and early on 3/9 and return that evening!   Cost to join in is FREE – however, we must know you are attending by Friday, March 3rd. 

 

Please contact Karla if you would like to attend or sign up at the Message Center no later than March 3rd

Click HERE for more information on the web! 

 

High School Diocesan Mission Trip is July 10-17, 2017

DEADLINE IS February 28, 2017.  $100 reserves YOUR spot!

Please click on this link to access all the info!  Contact Colleen if interested or have any questions!

http://www.dioceseduluth.org/Mission-Trips

Trip flyer offers lots of specifics - Click HERE!

 

Diocesan Men's and Women's Conferences are coming soon in March!
March 4, 2017 - Men of Faith - Men of Wisdom

Held at Marshall School

Click HERE to register online!

 

March 11, 2017  Our Faith - Our Story Women's Conference

Held at Marshall School

Click HERE to register online!

Click here for printable registration to fill out and mail in.

 

March 23, 2017 - Healing Service at Christ Episcopal Church at 7pm

A community gathering for all who have been hurt by the betrayal of sexual exploitation and violence, and who seek healing for a broken heart.   

All are invited to attend this powerful healing event – abuse survivors, their families and friends, all who have been hurt by the betrayal of sexual exploitation and violence, all of us who seek forgiveness and healing and for all who wish to start healing a broken heart. An informal reception will follow the service.  If you have questions or would like further information please call  218-322-4592.

Click HERE for printable flyer!