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.
The weekend Mass schedule advertised below will be as usual this week.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE!
Thursday, December 24. Christmas Eve: 4:15 PM at St. Cecilia's and 7:00 PM at Mary Immaculate
Friday, December 25. Christmas Day: 9:00 AM at St. Cecilia's
If you and your family would like to join us, please contact the parish office at (218) 885-1126 to let us know how many will be attending.
Funeral Mass for Andrea Peterson at Mary Immaculate - December 4, 2020. Due to COVID concerns, this was a private funeral. The Mass was live streamed Click here to go to the Facebook page. The video of the Mass has also been posted to our "Watch Mass Online!" page.
Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Christ Through Mary. Fr. Joe will be leading a group to prepare for this Marian Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort. The 33 day preparation will begin Wednesday, November 4. Click here for more details.
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.
The video's from Fr. Joe's study of the Gospel of Matthew are still available. 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 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
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
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12/11/20 1:10 pm
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Posted in Fr. Joe's Blog on 08/26/20
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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!