Welcome to Immaculate Heart Church
in beautiful Crosslake, MN! 

We are a small, Catholic parish on the Whitefish Chain of lakes in northern Minnesota. Located in the Diocese of Duluth approximately 30 miles north of Brainerd, MN we are a very active small town community in the north woods. If you are a visitor to the northland come join us at Mass, or stop by for a visit to our beautiful church and grounds. New to the area? Join us! Thinking of becoming Catholic, seeking a Sacrament, looking for truth in Jesus Christ? We're here to journey with you in the Lord.  Welcome to all. May God bless you and may Jesus Christ be praised!

Mass Times

July 7-8 Holiday Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Regular Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am

Weekdays:
Monday: Check Parish Events Calendar
Tuesday: 8:00 am
Wednesday: 10:00 am at Golden Horizons
Thursday: 8:00 am

Confession Times

Saturday 3:00 pm and by appointment with priest

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Staff

Weekly Bulletins


  • Sun, Jul 22nd

  • Sun, Jul 15th
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Diocese of Duluth News

Alvare: Society needs church’s ‘gorgeous prescriptions for human love’

Americans continue to pursue “this ridiculous path” of “unlinking sex and marriage and kids, while calling what is actually falling apart flying,” said one of America’s foremost Catholic feminist thinkers.

“All the while [they’re] hurtling toward a collision with the ground,” said Helen Alvare, founder of the activist movement Women Speak for Themselves and a law professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia.

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Father Michael Schmitz: How do we live well in a world of constant change?

I have a somewhat strange question for you. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that one day I might not have these relationships.

Thank you for writing and for your question. I do not want to be too abrupt in my response, but I have to warn you, the upshot of all that I’m going to say is going to be, “Deal with it”. (How’s that for a kind and gentle answer? What a grump!)

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Father Nick Nelson: Does God ‘make’ people gay?

It was recently reported that Pope Francis told a man who identifies as “gay,” that God made him “gay.” According to Juan Carlos Cruz, an abuse victim of a Chilean priest, Pope Francis told him, “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that and he loves you like that, and I do not care. The pope wants you like that, you have to be happy with who you are.” This was not a direct quote but the recollection of Juan Carlos, and the Vatican did not confirm that the Holy Father actually said it.

But the questions remain, does God “make people gay”? Does God “love them like that”? These are very important questions that must be clarified, because the wrong answer has harmful implications.

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