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Mass Times

All Mass times listed below are for St. Joseph's
Church in Grand Rapids unless noted.
Saturday 5:00 PM (returns to 4pm on 11/9/19)
Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Sunday 9:15 AM at St. Augustine's-Cohasset
Monday No Daily Mass
Tuesday 8:30 AM at St. Augustine's-Cohasset
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM
**During School year this is Mass celebrated
with our school students
Friday 7:30 AM


  • "Father into your hands I commit my spirit"
  • Our Rosary Garden honoring our Blessed Mother in Heaven - come ...
  • Our Church Bell and Cross were from our original Church and ...
  • 24/7 Perpetual Adoration Chapel
  • Jesus present in our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
  • The Eucharist - the source and summit of our Catholic Faith.
  • Our worship space
  • "Do this in remembrance of Me".
  • "Redemption" Stain Glass Window
  • St. Joseph's School PreK thru Grade 6
  • St. Joseph our Patron Saint
  • Continually Building up the Kingdom of God in Grand Rapids

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!

Weekly Homilies

Weekly Homilies - Liturgical Cycle C

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

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 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!


CLICK ON 'Are you the victim...' Link above to access our Child Protection Task Force webpage with information to help. 

Please use the 'Promise to Protect' Link above if you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct by a volunteer, employee or member of the clergy.  This will bring you to the Diocese of Duluth website for more information. 

  • 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



Simply click on the link below, enter zip code '55744' to access our parish account.    Then simply follow step by step instructions to set up your own user account for free!  You will enjoy access to great movies, studies, audio talks, cartoons and kids movies too!

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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.

Inspiring Parish Audios!

2019 - Parish Mission - Father Ryan Moravitz - March 31 & April 1, 2019 - Click on links below!

Day 1 - Session #1

Day 1 - Session #2

Day 2 - Session #1

Day 2 - Session #2


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!

Upcoming Events








Diocese of Duluth - for more info on upcoming events.  Use Youth Ministry Link for more info on youth events - Anniversary Mass and Sophia Institute found on their homepage.


Confirmation Retreats for 2019-2020 School Year: 

Retreat Option 1 of 2:

Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20*:
 Trout Lake Camp, Pine River
Registration deadline: Friday, October 4
Cost: $95 for students and chaperones before registration deadline.  $105 after deadline.  The $50 deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred before October 4 to the March 2020 retreat if necessary.  No refunds after the deadline.
Check-in: Friday 5:45-6:20 p.m.; Retreat concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Student capacity: 200

Retreat Option 2 of 2:

Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29: Big Sandy Camp, McGregor 
Registration deadline: Friday, March 13
Cost: $95 for students and chaperones before registration deadline.  $105 after deadline.  The $50 deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to the October 2019 before October 4th if necessary.  No refunds after the deadline.
Check-in: Friday 5:45-6:20 p.m.; Retreat concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Student capacity: 200

Junior High Lockout - DATE is November 23rd - information coming soon!

Discover God's plan for love and life January 10-12, 2020!

The Theology of the Body Immersion for Teens (TOBIT) retreat will be held at Big Sandy Camp near McGregor, MN.  

Join us for a weekend retreat as we delve deep into Saint John Paul II's teaching on Theology of the Body.  We will delve into some of the deepest questions of human existence, including:

* What is the meaning of Life?
* Why did God create us male and female?
* What kind of joys await us in heaven?
* Why is there evil and how do we overcome it?
* How do we experience the love we long for?

Mass - Talks - Adoration - Praise & Worship - Confession - Games - Sledding - Bonfire - Friends - Small Groups!

Time: 6:00pm Friday - 2:00pm Sunday (times may be adjusted slightly later)






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