In the words of Pope Francis
Ash Wednesday from the Vatican
Good Friday from the Vatican
Chrism Mass Highlights
Live Mass Broadcast
All Masses are broadcast live online from Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake, Minnesota.
Sunday 10:30am, Monday 6pm, Tuesday 8am, Wednesday 8am, Friday 8am, Saturday 5pm.
No Weekday Masses 4/12 through 4/16
No Weekday Masses 4/12 through 4/16
Union in Christ
This week has seen a raft of border closures, flight bans, and declarations of national emergencies as the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread around the world.
The Pope recalled that “United to Christ we are never alone, but we form one single Body, of which He is the Head.”
Pope Francis called it “a union that is nourished with prayer, and also with the spiritual communion in the Eucharist, a practice that is highly recommended when it is not possible to receive the Sacrament.”
The Holy Father said he was speaking to everyone, especially those who live alone.
Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
©2012 EWTN. Used with permission.
Holy Thursday 2018
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Easter Vigil 2018
Duluth Diocese Daily News Feed
04/07/21 5:33 am
Today, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis has named the Very Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., to become the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth. His episcopal ordination and installation as bishop of Duluth have been set for May 20.
Bishop-elect Daniel FeltonRead More
04/06/21 3:28 pm
I have recently been reading the Old Testament and have encountered some things that have troubled me. Among them is the way God talks about blessing those who obey him and cursing those who disobey him. I much prefer the New Testament and how Jesus reveals that God is love and calls us to love him. This just seems like God is coercing people into following him. What do I do?
The fact that you are wrestling with this demonstrates that you have an issue and are willing to engage with it rather than just ignore it. These are the kinds of questions that can lead to a deepening and maturing of faith, so I am very glad that you asked about this.Read More
02/03/21 3:50 pm
Father Mike Schmitz says that if you had asked him to come up with an idea for a podcast that rise to the top of Apple’s Podcast charts, “The Bible in a Year” wouldn’t have been it.
After all, he says, the podcast, put out by the Catholic publisher Ascension Press, is pretty simple: a few words of introduction, three readings from the Bible, and a few words of explanation, around 20 minutes all told.Read More
World Catholic News Feed
Limited Public Masses (no more then 25-50% occupancy) will be phased in while following and maintaining the Protocols set by the Diocese of Duluth 25% occupancy, dovetailed with Governor Walz Executive Order 50% occupancyand CDC Guidelines.
Following and maintaining the Protocols set by the Diocese of Duluth, Governor Walz Executive Order and CDC Guidelines, Holy Angels will start to phase in limited Public Masses (No more then 25-50% occupancy) . All Masses at Holy Angel will continue to be live streamed online plus all Masses will also be broadcast live on Mediacom Cable Public Access Television.
Especially during this time of COVID-19, Holy Angels is blessed to have the outreach ministry of public access television and online streaming. The 5 pm Saturday Mass and all Weekday Masses are broadcast live on local Mediacom Cable Public Access Channel 7. The 10:30 am Sunday Mass is broadcast live on local Mediacom Cable Public Access Channel 18. All weekday Masses 6pm M and 8am T,W,F and weekend Masses are also streamed live online. Going to our church website with a computer or cell phone holyangelsmooselake.com you will find the viewer for Live Mass Broadcast.
It is also available directly at video.ibm.com/channel/holy-angels-catholic-church1
VERY IMPORTANT MASK INFORMATION
As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses, unless you are alone.
Does this requirement apply to places of worship?
Yes, places of worship need to follow the provisions laid out in Executive Order 20-81. Places of worship must also prepare and implement COVID-19 Preparedness Plans and follow the guidance found at Stay Safe Guidance for Places of Worship.
Very Important Information for the phases of Public Masses
The Protocols listed by the Diocese of Duluth are linked below. These protocols must be met by each individual Parish before that Parish is allowed to start the phases of having limited public Masses and maintained to be allowed to continue the phases of limited public Masses.
Items from the Diocese of Duluth COVID-19 Protocols
People should be encouraged to bring their own facemasks and gloves.
Church Pews and doorways should be sanitized regularly, before and after each Mass.
The faithful should wear masks when coming to Holy Communion but they may not wear gloves. They may use hand sanitizer before receiving Holy Communion. The faithful remove their face coverings as they approach the priest. The faithful receive Holy Communion the normal way. Receiving Holy Communion in the hand is highly encouraged but not required.
If the priest senses his fingers have made contact with a person's hand or mouth, he is to pause, place the ciborium on a corporal, and use hand sanitizer. The priest may repeat this as often as he judges necessary during the distribution of Holy Communion.
COVID-19 Update May 23, 2020
Office Phone 218-485-8214
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"
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."
COVID-19 Message from Fr. Kris
Holy Angels Epiphany Program 2015
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Holy Angels Children's Epiphany Program 2019
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
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.
Lenten Bible Study
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