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ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Father Daniel Felton named bishop for Duluth Diocese

Bishop-elect Felton

Click here for Diocese of Duluth Article

Click here for press conference on April 7, 2021

2. Book handed out for Easter stop by the parish for a copy

Signs of Life: 20 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots (Paperback) -  Catholic Market

3. Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration

  • In person 1:00pm-4:00pm Mary Immaculate Catholic church in Coleraine, MN
  • Online resource - 7:00pm Saturday April 10th - The Mysteries of Divine Mercy with Jonathan Roumie and Fr. Chris Alar, MIC - watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3zTl7jIZO0

 

New to the Website:

  1. Healing Resource (Video Retreat - 5 videos)

 

Easter Book Give-Away

Happy Easter!

Signs of Life: 20 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots (Paperback) -  Catholic Market

May the joy of the Resurrection strengthen your faith and may you see the cross as the tree of life.

In this book Scott Hahn encourages us to see Catholic customs as signs of life, gifts from God that help us to receive more of God’s grace.

To help us grow in our faith I encourage us to not just read this book, but to form small groups to talk about our faith and what we learn from this book.

Let these small groups be a great excuse to get together with others.


Recommendation for Small Groups:

Three Sessions:

  1. Discuss “Introduction” & “Life Begins” – pages 3-48
  2. Discuss “Life Times,” “Stages of Life” & “Spice of Life” through Sacred Images – pages 51-99
  3. Discus Remainder of “Spice of Life,” “Abundant Life,” “Love of My Life” – pages 100-146

For Discussion:

  1. Gather Together – In person, video chat, phone.
  2. Check-in – Ask, “How are you doing?”
  3. Talk - what fascinated you, what information deepened your faith and understanding.
  4. Listen to others - Learn from them.
  5. Pray
  6. Enjoy your time together!
  • Our Lady of Snows, Bigfork
  • Faith, Hope, & Charity
  • St. Catherine, Squaw Lake
  • St. Michael, Northome

Divine Mercy Chaplet & Novena

The Novena of Divine Mercy

The vision of Sister Faustina

Day 9 of 9 - Saturday  within the Octave 

Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: “Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.” For them, the last hope of salvation is to flee to My mercy (Diary, 1228).

For more information and the prayers for days 1-9 follow the link: https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/novena

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Divine Mercy Chaplet Video: The following is a video that I created for the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I hope that it aids your prayer by helping you think about the Mass, the Eucharist, and Jesus's Passion.

 

FORMED.org Daily Reflections

FORMED.org Provides Daily Reflections

FORMED Daily Reflections

click on the following link to see them: https://watch.formed.org/formed-daily-reflections/season:17

Our Lady of Snows, Bigfork

Mass Times:

Sunday: 9:00 AM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM

Thursday: 9:00 AM

Friday: 9:00 AM

**No Daily Mass or Confession April 25-30**

Confession:

Sunday: 8:00 - 8:45 AM

Wednesday: 8:30 - 8:45 AM

Thursday: 8:30 - 8:45 AM

Friday: 8:30 - 8:45 AM

 

Adoration:

Thursday's 9:30* AM - 4:00 PM (Following Mass)

St. Catherine, Squaw Lake

Mass Times:

Saturday: 4:00 PM Vigil Mass

Tuesday: 11:00 AM 

**No Daily Mass or Confession April 25-30**

Confession:

Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 PM

Tuesday: 10:30-10:45 AM

 

Adoration:

Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 PM

St. Michael, Northome

Mass Times:

Saturday: 7:00 PM Vigil Mass

Tuesday: 6:00 PM

**No Daily Mass or Confession April 25-30**

Confession:

Saturday: 6:30 - 6:45 PM

Tuesday: 5:30 - 5:45 PM

 

Adoration:

Tuesday: 6:30* - 7:30 PM (Following Mass)

Formed.org

  1. FORMED has returned to our parishes. 

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Office Hours

Parish Offices are combined at Our Lady of the Snows in Bigfork.

Hours:

  • Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

At other times:
Fr. Jeremy is often available, please call the office phone at 218-743-3255 to leave a message. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

How We Communicate

1. Bulletins: distributed at Mass every weekend.  For digital copy click here

2. Announcements at Mass.

3. Website will have up to date information and announcements can be found above

Staff

Bulletins


  • Sun, Apr 11th

  • Sun, Apr 4th

COVID 19 MASS UPDATES

Protocols follow the Diocese of Duluth:

  • Sunday obligation to attend Mass is still lifted. It is NOT a sin not to come to Mass for health reasons related to COVID or risk to a household member.
  • Mass celebrated at 50% capacity (permitted to sit every other pew).
  • Maintain 6' distancing between households. 
  • Holy Water fonts are empty (may bring your own Holy Water if you desire).
  • Face masks worn as descibed in Executive Order 20-81 and 20-103.
  • Communion may be received in the hand or on the tongue.

Click here for Coronavirus information for the Diocese of Duluth

Conquering Fear

TheCatholicSpirit.com

Conquering fear

Bishop Andrew Cozzens

I believe that one of the reasons the COVID-19 pandemic has been so traumatic for our society is that we live in a culture that is gripped with a fear of death. It does make sense to fear death, because death appears to be the worst enemy of human life. The Bible makes clear that death was not part of God’s plan for human beings. Death came into the world as a result of sin. When someone dies, it feels wrong because it is wrong.

For full article click here.

 

Gospel Meditation

GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE

April 11, 2021

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

What a wonderful joy fills us today as we ponder the inexhaustible mercy of God. “Mercy is the heart of God,” Pope Francis tells us. The image of a heart has been used to point to the very life source of a person as it is the organ that allows life to flow through our veins and sustain us.  Mercy is the heart of God. Imagine this dynamic, powerful, compassionate, piercing, embracing, loving, propelling, penetrating, absorbing, and enveloping, transforming presence of God flowing into the very depth of our souls. It is God’s mercy that allows blood to flow through our veins. It is God’s mercy that forms every atom of our being and leads us to what is true. God’s mercy reveals all superficiality and falsehood, and lays bare all distortions, empty promises, weakness, and sin.

“Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope,” Pope Francis continues. God’s all forgiving, compassionate love is with us. When we finally believe and accept that Christ’s resurrected transfigured presence resides with us, we then find within us a strong confidence to accept life’s imperfections and disappointments and move on. Every day is a new adventure in new life. God leaves the past behind and opens doors to the future. It doesn’t matter how many mistakes we made yesterday. All that matters is what we do tomorrow and what we learn along the way. It is so easy to remain tethered and mired in the past, but there is no need to do so. God is all about tomorrow and the work God has yet to do in our lives.

Mercy gives birth to hope. Hope for the greatest of sinners and hope for the worst of disasters. There is nothing God cannot do and nothing God cannot fashion. After all, everything we know and treasure was once nothing, and look what God did with the nothing God had! The resurrected Christ stands before us with nail marks in his wrists and wounds on his body as a testament that not even injustice, suffering and death can trample over and destroy God’s mercy. What have we to fear? Why do we keep ourselves from peace? Our lack of faith prevents us from going forward and fully receiving the holiness God desires to breathe upon us. Breathe in God’s mercy, allow the wind of God’s presence to kiss all of your sins and caress all of your fears. Exhale peace.

©LPi

 

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Diocese News

Father Daniel Felton named bishop for Duluth Diocese

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 Felton

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Father Mike Schmitz: Does God just coerce people into following him?

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.

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Bible podcast by Father Schmitz tops Apple Podcast list

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.

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COVID Vaccine Ethics

TheCatholicSpirit.com

Must Catholics refuse a COVID-19 vaccine made with a cell line from an abortion?

"-The short answer is no."

For an article posted December 10, 2020 from the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis click here.

Sample diagram from article:

"Classic" Lesson from Father

Here is a lesson on Easter I created for the school kids in Hibbing, when COVID first hit. I hope that you enjoy this "Classic" Lesson.