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

Year-Round Mass Schedule
Weekends:
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am

Weekdays July 24-July 28:
Monday-Friday 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart Church
Wednesday 10:00 am at Golden Horizons
Thursday (Adoration till 6:00 pm in chapel)

July 31-September 1:
Tuesday: 8:00 am in main church
Wednesday 10:00 am at Golden Horizons
Thursday: 8:00 am in main church
Friday: 8:00 am in main church

Confession Times

Saturday 3:00 pm and by appointment with priest

Office Hours

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

Staff

Daily Mass Readings

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Diocese of Duluth News

Father Mike Schmitz: Mom should know her place in son’s marital challenges

Question: My son and his wife have been married nine years and have four children. His wife homeschools their children and wants three more kids, but my son is exhausted when he gets home, and his wife expects him to “take over” while she “takes a break.” She says that the church demands that they have more children. I would support my son if this was all too much and he asked for a divorce.

Answer: Thank you for reaching out and asking this question. There are many factors at play here, and clearly there is a lot here that I am unaware of. Since I do not know your son or his wife, I am only able to make a couple of assumptions. What I will offer you is based off of these assumptions, so please keep that in mind when you read these words.

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Bishops’ meeting offered resources for responding to persecution

How do Christians respond to persecution? I refer you to an excellent report prepared in partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, the Religious Freedom Institute, and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Research Project. Aid to the Church in Need closely collaborated as well.

“Under Caesar’s Sword: Christian Response to Persecution” is a project that began in 2014 involving world class scholars and first-hand research on Christian responses to persecution in 25 countries. There is a great video documentary accessible on the project’s website, ucs.nd.edu.

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Kyle Eller: How our deepest longings reveal God’s existence

Some people consider philosophical arguments about God’s existence a dry, pointless exercise unlikely to convince anyone.

I’m not one of those people — I have no right to be, given that God used those kinds of debates in my own faith journey quite dramatically.

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Vatican News

Philippines preparing for 7th Asian Youth Day ‎

(Vatican Radio) The biggest event of the Asian Catholic Church this year, is taking place in Yogyakarta city, Indonesia, next week.  The 7th Asian Youth Day (AYD7) is being hosted by the Archdiocese of Semarang, August 2-6, with over 2000 ‎‎young people from ‎‏‎21 ‎Asian countries rallying around the theme, “Joyful Asian Youth: Living the Gospel ‎in Multicultural Asia‎!”‎ The continent-level event has been held in various Asian cities since 1999 in intervals of 2, ‎‎3 ‎and 5 years, with the last AYD in Daejeon Diocese in Korea in 2014, in which Pope Francis participated. 

Organizers have divided the entire AYD into three events spread across 11 days from July 30 to August 9.  On arrival, the participants will head to the 11 of Indonesia’s 37 dioceses who will be hosting them from July 30 to August 2 in what is called Days in the Dioceses (DID).  All the participants will then converge in Yogyakarta from August 2 to 6 for the central event of the AYD7.   The 5 days will include a variety of activities such as adoration, confession, Mass, reflections, testimonies, workshops, group sharing, country exhibits and cultural performances.  After the main event, the Asian Youth Ministers will stay back for a meeting, August 6 to 9.

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Vatican on migration: an opportunity for development

(Vatican Radio) The integration of migrants and refugees in host nations can and must become an opportunity for new understanding, broader horizons and greater development for everyone.

This message was at the heart of a statement released on Monday by Father Michael Czerny at the UN in New York during an Informal Thematic Session in New York  to gather substantive input and recommendations to inform the Global Compact on Migration. 

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Angelus: Pope appeals for dialogue after Jerusalem violence

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has appealed for moderation and dialogue after a surge of violence and killings over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Addressing the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, the Pope said he is following “with trepidation the grave tensions and violence of the last days in Jerusalem.”

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