Pope Francis tells us:"I would also like my invitation to extend beyond the bounds of the Catholic Church, and to reach all of you, men and women of good will, who are open to hearing God’s voice. Perhaps, like ourselves, you are disturbed by the spread of iniquity in the world, you are concerned about the chill that paralyzes hearts and actions, and you see a weakening in our sense of being members of the one human family. Join us, then, in raising our plea to God, in fasting, and in offering whatever you can to our brothers and sisters in need!"
Regular Mass Times Holy Angels Catholic Church
Mass Time St. Mary's Willow River 8:30 AM Sunday
Shroud of Turin
ENCOUNTER THE SHROUD OF TURIN – UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
Interested in the Shroud of Turin? Encounter the mystery of the Shroud at St. Lawrence Catholic
Church in Duluth on Saturday, February 24th at 6:30 P.M presented by Russ Breault. Russ has
been researching and lecturing on the Shroud of Turin for over 30 years and has participated in a
dozen international research symposiums. For more information, visit: www.ShroudEncounter.com
Live Mass Broadcast
The Saturday 5 pm Mass is also broadcast live on Moose Lake Public Access Television Channel 7.
Welcome from Fr. Kris McKusky
For you hear the words, “The Body of Christ” and respond “Amen.” Be then a member of the Body of Christ, that your “Amen” may be true. (St. Augustine, Sermo 272)
The words of St. Augustine remind us of the transforming power of the Eucharist: that we are to become who we have received. As Catholic-Christians, we are to be Christ’s presence to the world serving God and neighbor. The Eucharist strengthens and transforms us, giving us the power and energy that we need to go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your lives.
Words from Pope Francis
“Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.”
"I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful: it needs nearness, proximity."
To promote a strong Catholic faith community by
- encouraging & enabling active participation on parish committees
- strengthening religious education on all levels, youth to adults
- fostering parish growth
- addressing facility needs
To Pray, Learn, Serve, and Share
To follow what Pope Francis is encouraging us to do and be.
To "be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself" in outreach.
To "heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful"
Office Phone 218-485-8214
Congratulations 2017 Confirmands
Sacrament of Confirmation
Holy Angels, St. Isidore's and St. Mary's Catholic Churches
Jack Bradley Anderson, Brandi Ann Bandel, Jamie Lee Bird,
Jessica Jeanne Bird, Joseph Michael Bustrak,
Bryceton William Butkiewicz, Joseph Whit Crowely
Ian Charles Coil, Samuel Joseph Coil, Mark Leo Fossum,
Cassandra Kathleen Gassert, Lillian Mary Geil,
Susan Ann Grutkoski, Evan James Hanson,
Meghan Lynn Kaspszak, Josephina May Mascarenas,
Ethan Quinn Olson, Stephanie Ann Pasek,
Victoria Grace Walczynski, Bailey Marie Waldhalm,
Laura Claire Walker
World Catholic News Feed
Duluth Diocese Daily News Feed
Betsy Kneepkens: Giving kids a Catholic education is a critical support to raising them in the faith
02/13/18 2:25 am
Since writing a monthly column for The Northern Cross I have dedicated one month, usually February, to an issue related to Catholic schools. I have a huge heart for Catholic education, because I know that the faith formation I received in Catholic schools played a major role in developing my inclination to seek Christ when it comes to others, myself, and life situations. I am confident that the moments in my life in which I have experienced the greatest joy, gratitude, and appreciation have been when I have been attentive and intentional about following that inclination. I can’t help desiring the same sort of opportunity for my family, and for all children, for that matter.
For the first time in 50 years, I am not attending, working at, or having children attend Catholic schools. I do have two sons at a Catholic university in St. Louis, but they are so far away I find it difficult for me to claim that as being involved. My passion for Catholic schools has not wavered, and in so many ways I can be even more objective and supportive of these institutions from an outside perspective.Read More
02/12/18 11:28 pm
Lent runs from Feb. 14 to April 1. Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and Good Friday (March 30) are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. More information on fast and abstinence can be found at www.usccb.org.Read More
02/09/18 1:58 am
I’m not sure exactly when I first encountered the phenomenon of “prayer shaming,” but I do remember how deeply it offended me. I still find it one of the most disturbing turns our culture has taken in the past few years. (And that’s saying something.)
If you pay attention to current events, you have encountered it too. According to the Internet, pundits, and many politicians, we are now supposed to be upset when someone says victims of some tragedy are in her “thoughts and prayers.”Read More
Holy Angels Archives
First Holy Communion, May 4, 2014
Congratulations First Communicants 2014
Thanks to all for your prayers and help in preparing the children for their very special day. Congratulations to all the children who have made this important journey. Let us join with them together in celebration.
Carlos Beckstrand Jordan Bird
Bryce Blair Lillian Blair
Addison Geil Kyra Granholm
Gracie Gamst Shannon Granquist
Evelyn Johnson Owen Johnson
Jorja Jusczak Riata Klejeski
Graceanna Stecyk Joseph Steen
Hunter VanHeel Maija Zimmer
Ash Wednesday 2015
Christmas Eve Mass
Holy Thursday 2014
Good Friday 2014
Easter Vigil 2014
Easter Message 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Christ died and rose once for all, and for everyone, but the power of the Resurrection, this passover from slavery to evil to the freedom of goodness, must be accomplished in every age, in our concrete existence, in our everyday lives. How many deserts, even today, do human beings need to cross! Above all, the desert within, when we have no love for God or neighbor, when we fail to realize that we are guardians of all that the Creator has given us and continues to give us. God's mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez 37:1-14).
So this is the invitation which I address to everyone: Let us accept the grace of Christ's Resurrection! Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.
And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world.
Excerpt from Pope Francis Easter 2014 Homily ~ The Vatican