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!
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
Tuesday 8:30 AM at St. Augustine's-Cohasset
Wednesday 9:00 AM**
**During School year this is Mass celebrated
with our school students
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM
Thursday 9:00 AM
Friday 7:30 AM
Info at a Glance!
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Faith Formation 2018-19
Fall is HERE! On our Faith Formation Links above, you are able to find 18-19 schedule for all grade levels, 2018 kick off audio with Fr. Seth, and our online registration form. It is NEVER too late to register!
Boxes of Joy -
We are stocked up on items to fill our boxes to send to children overseas. – the need now is monetary donations to mail the boxes.
- Each box must have $9 –
- so if our parish sends 300 boxes = $2700.
- This money is used to ship overseas to Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic.
- Understandably sending so far costs $$!
If you could be so kind to offer a monetary donation either by:
Envelopes in Gathering Space – any amount is GREATLY APPRECIATED. Simply enclose check and place in parish mail box.
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO ST. JOSEPH’S = as one check will accompany the shipment.
Use this link and give automatically. Safe, Easy and Convenient! https://stjosephscatholic.weshareonline.org/BoxesofJoyShipping
Packing Party – October 20 and 21
Look for sign ups in the Gathering Space and lend a hand!
Thanks much for your consideration!
Call 326-6232 to have YOUR yard cleaned up by our students!
Fun for Grades 6-8 - Lisa plans a busload - but early registration IS A MUST as this event fills up fast.
Registration Opened 10/4/18 - make plans NOW!!
Use this Link to register! http://www.dioceseduluth.org/junior
More info on above at: www.dioceseduluth.org or in our parish bulletin!
FORMED.ORG -- CATHOLIC STUDY, MOVIES, AUDIO JUST A CLICK AWAY!
Click here to enter our parish subscription for FREE! You are able to set up your own user name and password to access all the awesome content on formed.org!
Check Out our Parish Book and CD Area!
Engage your Faith! -- Check out our NEW parish "Book/CD Kiosk" located in the gathering space!
We have made some updates - stop by and check it out!! We still have great Catholic Books and CD's - now both located together in the same place - and we also have added 'Booklets' on a variety of Catholic topics for you to enjoy.
Books are $5
CD's are $4 or 3 for $10
Booklets are $3
Pamphlets are FREE!
No need to fill out the envelope anymore..... just place your fees right in the slot on the new kiosk!
All items are available anytime you are here!! These items also 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.
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 Seth 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!
Nic Davidson explains and inspires!!
Hear Nic Davidson audio Infomercials by clicking on links below!
Nic Davidson - The Precepts of the Church - 1. Attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation. 2. Confess your sins at least once a year. 3. Recieve Communion at least once during the Easter season. 4. Observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church. 5. Help to provide for the needs of the Church.
CLICK ON LINK ABOVE TO ACCESS THE DIOCESE OF DULUTH WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION.
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 HERE access our Child Protection Task Force webpage with more information about the protection and safety of children!
For our Parish and School Staff: