Welcome to the parishes of St. Cecilia's in Nashwauk, MN and Mary Immaculate in Coleraine, MN. We serve all of the communities on the US 169 corridor between Hibbing and Grand Rapids as well as the surrounding area. Please take the time to look at our website for pertinent information for our parishes. Whether you are a parishioner, are interested in becoming Catholic or coming back to the church, or a visitor to our parishes, you are most welcome to join us to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! If you have any questions, please contact us by calling the office, by emailing, or stop by the office. May God Bless you now and always.
Bishop's Pastoral Letter
The following is a letter from Bishop Daniel Felton of the Diocese of Duluth that will be read at all the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses this weekend.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In the beginning was the Word and the Word became flesh and the flesh was called Jesus and God so loved the world that he sent His Son Jesus among us so that we might not perish but have eternal life! Game changer. Mic drop. Total reset.
On this Christmas Eve (Day), I am releasing my Pastoral Letter which is entitled, The Dawn from on High Shall Break upon us: Healing, Hope and Joy in Jesus. In our personal life, family, parish and community where we live, we endure much hurt, despair and tribulation. I bring you good news of great joy, which will come to all people; for to you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Jesus is healing. Jesus is hope. Jesus is joy.
The Pastoral Letter captures the over fifty Listening sessions that were held throughout our diocese as together we discerned in the Holy Spirit of Jesus our next step in to Mission. It is really the Holy Spirit Who has inspired the mission and vision for all of us moving forward. Truly, the dawn from on high is breaking upon us!
May the healing, hope and joy of the Christmas Christ be with you and your loved ones,
Bishop Daniel J. Felton
Diocese of Duluth
You are also welcome to view a Christmas Message that the Bishop has posted to YouTube here.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!! PLEASE JOIN US!!!!!
We would love to have everyone join us for Mass, but there are of course legitimate reasons for a person to miss. If you are aged 65 or older, considered at high risk for COVID-19, you have cold or flu like symptoms, or if the weather makes it too risky to come you are excused from the obligation for Sunday Mass. For this reason, we are still posting videos of our 8:30 AM Sunday Masses on this website. You can also catch a live-stream of the Mass on Fr. Joe's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fatherjoseph.sobolik/
Both Churches will be open 10 AM - 2 PM everyday of the week.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available. See confession schedule below under Mass Times.
REMINDER: If you are unable to receive the Eucharist, you can still make a Spiritual Communion. Click here for a prayer to say.
Please visit "Catholic Mass Times" to find information on Catholic Churches across the country!
Saturday 4:15 PM St. Cecilia
Sunday 8:30 AM St. Cecilia
Sunday 10:30 AM Mary Immaculate
Tuesday 6:00 PM St. Cecilia
Wednesday 8:30 AM St. Cecilia
Thursday 8:30 AM Mary Immaculate
Friday 8:30 AM Mary Immaculate
Tuesday 5:00-5:30 pm St. Cecilia
Saturday 9:00-10:00 am Mary Immaculate
Saturday 3:30-4:00 pm St. Cecilia
1st Friday 4:00-5:00 pm Mary Immaculate
Any day by appointment
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Betsy Kneepkens: As we make our last tuition payment, our investment in Catholic education was money well spent
02/02/23 1:51 pm
Our first check was delivered in August 1993, and our last tuition payment will be paid appropriately during the 2023 Catholic Schools Week. My husband, my children, and I know that receiving Catholic education has been a privilege.
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I don’t make a habit of using emojis very often when I am texting, but there are two I find myself using a bit more lately: the eye roll emoji and even more the one in which the guy (or girl) has their arms up in the air and shrugging, as if to say, “I don’t get it” or “I don’t know.”
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Father Nicholas Nelson: The precepts of the Catholic Church: the minimum for being a practicing Catholic
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It makes profound sense to go all in and strive to become a saint. God will reward us more than we can imagine. But is there a minimal requirement to being a practicing Catholic? Yes, in fact there is.
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Holy Land Gifts
The following is a message from a couple from Bethlehem who have sold olive wood products in our parishes in the past:
The coronavirus pandemic has forced thousands of pilgrims to leave the Holy Land. The streets of Bethlehem and Jerusalem are empty for quite some time. The cancellation of pilgrimages having a serious repercussions for many Christian families. In the past, when the Holy Land experienced wartime conditions, some people managed to temporarily find an economic niche outside tourism. However, the pandemic measures have affected all business sectors, including olive wood industry, and everything to shut down. Even we as Holy Land Crafts & Pilgrimage group; are unable to lend them a hand during this difficult time because of the closures here in the U.S. Because our visit to your parish this year is unpredictable, we humbly ask you to visit our website WWW.HOLYLANDCRAFTS.NET and browse through the beautiful hand carved religious items. We value your support through these unprecedented times. May God bless you and keep you safe.
Check back soon for updates!