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.
Survey for Christmas Mass schedule: The suggestion has been made of changing the Mass schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. To help determine what would be most helpful for the most people, please click this link to take a very brief survey. The survey will be available until September 30th.
Public Masses: St. Cecilia's can allow no more than 85 people per Mass. No more than 60 people at Mary Immaculate. Please call the parish office at (218) 885-1126 to sign up for Sunday Masses. For more information on what we are doing in our parishes, please check out Fr. Joe's letter to the parishes. Click here for the latest letter from our Diocesan Administrator.
NOTE: Until the crisis passes, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been lifted. No one should feel obliged to come to church. If you are not feeling well, 65 or older, or you have an underlying medical condition that puts you at risk for the virus, please stay home.
The bishops of Minnesota have put out a document that outlines the protocols for returning to public Masses. The document list three phases. We are currently in "Phase II". Check out the document here.
Those interested in Governor Tim Walz's Executive Order allowing places of worship to open, can view the order here.
Fr. Joe is doing an online class: Studying the Gospel of Matthew. Check it out!
Both Churches will be open 10 AM - 7 PM everyday of the week.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is still available. See confession schedule bellow 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
Confessions - STILL GOING ON!
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 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
09/15/20 5:05 pm
Of all the priests in our diocese there is one in particular who you might call our “living history book.” I have had many occasions to listen to Father Dick Partika talk about everything and anything you wanted to know about the history of the Diocese of Duluth. I have always been amazed by all the facts he has contained in his memory, so if he is reading this column he might very well find reason to confirm or correct what I am about to say.
Father Richard KunstRead More
09/14/20 2:24 pm
“It goes by really fast.” I could not count how many times older parents shared this advice during my oldest son’s first year. I heeded their warnings and took their message to heart. I always believed the days raising my children would fly by while leaving me with the sentiment of “where did all the time go.”
Betsy KneepkensRead More
09/14/20 1:40 pm
Q&A with Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, first published in the Central Minnesota Catholic as part of “The Big Question” series.
What does the church say about Catholics’ involvement in political life and voting? Shouldn’t the church stay out of politics? Is there any scriptural basis for its involvement?Read More
Posted in Fr. Joe's Blog on 08/26/20
“Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” (Mark 4:40)
After having focused the ... Read More »
Posted in Fr. Joe's Blog on 08/26/20
THE CREED PART VII
“I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I ... Read More »
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!