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!


2017-18 Faith Formation Programming is taking a new 'look' this year! 


Missed the Parent Meeting??  Hear Nic Davidson audio Infomercials by clicking on links below! 

Nic Davidson explains Intentional Discipleship - Small Group Model

Nic Davidson explains importance of prayer life!

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.

Nic Davidson Closing Infomercial - THE GIFT!



Grade 3-5 Release Time Program:  These students are released from school and come to church for class beginning at 12:50-5pm.   This year - students will REMAIN AT THE PARISH until 5pm for parents to pick up children here at Church - Class is held until 2:30pm, 2x month - 2:30-5pm offers kids a chance for snack, play and service projects!  2 Pick up times are offered:  2:30pm and 5pm.  Dinner for your FAMILY is served beginning at 4:45pm - pick up and have dinner here at Church!

PreK thru Grade - Children's Church:  This program will return to the Traditional Time during our 10:30am Mass.  Children attend Class while parents are at Mass! 

Grades 6-12:  The overall concept of the plan is to bring all of our programming to Wednesdays, 3x a month, October thru April—and your family is invited to Dinner prior to Class!  Mass will be held at a new time of 5:15pm and Reconciliation is also available beginning at 5:45-6:15pm.    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! 

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 2017-18 Faith Formation Schedule for all grade levels!  Print out and hang on the fridge!
Click HERE to register your child(ren) for 2017-18 Faith Formation Programs - all ages are on 1 form!
Click HERE to view Letter to our 11th Grade Confirmation Candidates!  Important Info for 2017-18 FF year!
Click HERE to view letter to our 10th Grade Confirmation students! Important Info for 2017-18 FF year!
Click HERE to view letter to our 9th Grade Confirmation students! Important Info for 2017-18 FF year!


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

Weekly Homilies

Weekly Homilies - Liturgical Cycle A

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

Mass Times

All Mass times listed below are for St. Joseph's
Church in Grand Rapids unless noted.
Saturday 5:00 PM*
* Changes to 4pm on November 11, 2017 - March 11, 2018
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 5:15 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM at St. Augustine's-Cohasset
Thursday 9:00 AM
Friday 7:30 AM


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


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.



Click here for printable instructions and start NOW!

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

Upcoming Events

PIetra Classes are offered by a Certified Pietra Fitness instructor on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm at St. Joe's beginning Sept. 21st. 

To learn more visit:

Pietra Fitness is a stretch & strength program incorporating Christian prayer & meditation. It melds physical fitness with spiritual "fitness."  As we are called to "pray unceasingly," Pietra Fitness classes allow us to work on our bodies while at the same time we work on our relationship with our God in intentional prayer.  Classes are very calming, yet energizing at the same time.  



That Man Is YOU! 


Meets MONDAY NIGHTS 7-8:30pm -

This Year Topic: 

The Revelation of the Father

All are welcome - join in anytime!

 Diocesan Events

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:30am-5pm--  2017 Annual Diocesan Retreat

October 22, 2017 at 10:30am--  4th Annual Anniversary Mass and luncheon for those celebrating 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 and beyond of marriage in 2017!

October 30, 2017 at 6:30pm --  Daughter of St. Gianna, Gianna Emanuela talk to restore Holy Places

November thru March -- 1 Saturday a month - Symbolon Journey in Faith - 5 locations to choose - St. Joseph's is one of them!

February 17, 2018 --  Annual Men's Conference at Duluth Marshall High School

February 24, 2018--  Annual Women's Conference at Duluth Marshall High School


more info on above events at: or in our parish bulletin!






  • 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!

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 - 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!

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