“The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel." Words from Pope Francis
Regular Mass Times Holy Angels Catholic Church
5:00 PM Saturday 10:30 AM Sunday
Mass Time St.Mary's Willow River 8:30 AM Sunday
M E M O T O P A R E N T S
SUBJECT: NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Due to Moose Lake, Barnum & Willow River not having school on Monday, February 18, 2019 – Presidents Day – there will be no Sunday school classes on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
The First Communion Class will be making their First Reconciliation on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Holy Angels. Students please meet in your classroom and you will go up as a group. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in the reception of Reconciliation with their child.
Regular classes will resume on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you very much.
Kari Janz, DRE
Holy Angels Church
Live Mass Broadcast
All Masses are broadcast live online from Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake, Minnesota.
The Saturday 5 pm Mass is also broadcast live on Moose Lake Public Access Television Channel 7.
Pope Francis Christmas Message
What does that Child, born for us of the Virgin Mary, have to tell us? What is the universal message of Christmas? It is that God is a good Father and we are all brothers and sisters.
This truth is the basis of the Christian vision of humanity. Without the fraternity that Jesus Christ has bestowed on us, our efforts for a more just world fall short, and even our best plans and projects risk being soulless and empty.
For this reason, my wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity.
Fraternity among individuals of every nation and culture.
Fraternity among people with different ideas, yet capable of respecting and listening to one another.
Fraternity among persons of different religions. Jesus came to reveal the face of God to all those who seek him.
The face of God has been revealed in a human face. It did not appear in an angel, but in one man, born in a specific time and place. By his incarnation, the Son of God tells us that salvation comes through love, acceptance, respect for this poor humanity of ours, which we all share in a great variety of races, languages, and cultures. Yet all of us are brothers and sisters in humanity!
Our differences, then, are not a detriment or a danger; they are a source of richness. As when an artist is about to make a mosaic: it is better to have tiles of many colours available, rather than just a few!
The experience of families teaches us this: as brothers and sisters, we are all different from each other. We do not always agree, but there is an unbreakable bond uniting us, and the love of our parents helps us to love one another. The same is true for the larger human family, but here, God is our “parent”, the foundation and strength of our fraternity.
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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
12/19/18 12:54 am
Some have suggested that my husband and I have sheltered our children.
I cannot deny the fact that we intentionally made decisions to shield our kids from potentially harmful situations or incidents that would negatively impact the foundation we were trying to provide them. I am not just talking physical circumstances but emotional, intellectual, and spiritual, as well. We worked hard not to expose them too early to specific experiences where the visual scenes would forever plague their memory. Often — I mean very often — my children did not participate in activities that were commonplace for other children.Read More
Father Richard Kunst: Inviting ‘Christmas and Easter Catholics’ back to Mass should be our main goal
12/19/18 12:51 am
I like to bring humor into classes I teach and homilies that I preach, because I think humor is a good way to get through to people about the importance of faith.
As I look back on my ministry I remember many times when certain points of humor were particularly well received; one was several years ago, right before Mass started at my parish of St. Joseph’s in Gnesen (the prettiest parish in the Diocese of Duluth, if you ask me). St. Joseph’s is a small, rural parish, so there tend to be other critters in the area besides humans. It was during Advent when someone inadvertently allowed two dogs to sneak in the door. They were good-sized dogs, and they ran up and down the aisle of the small church, which caused a bit of a stir with the parishioners. After the dogs were finally corralled and let out, I told the congregation that I can tell Christmas is getting near, because I hadn’t seen those two dogs since Easter.Read More
12/12/18 2:42 am
By Father Ryan Moravitz
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Holy Thursday 2018
Good Friday 2018
Easter Vigil 2018
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