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

For Lent schedule, click on tab above.

Weekends:
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am

Weekdays:
Tuesday 8:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am at Golden Horizons
Thursday 8:00 am (Adoration till 6:00 pm)
Friday 8:00 am

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

Weekly reading

Weekly reading

Readings for the Week of April 23, 2017

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Diocese of Duluth News

Father Michael Schmitz: Gluttony is not joy — we can only truly enjoy things when we’re free

It seems like every time I want to do something that I think will be fun, the church has a rule against it. Why is the church so against pleasure? What’s wrong with enjoying yourself and the good things in life?

This is a great question. It is connected to how profoundly misunderstood God’s rules and the church’s teachings are. You mention that there seem to be so many “noes” for those who want to follow God that we can be tempted to think that God dislikes pleasure and enjoyment. But is that really the case?

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Don’t fall away from the sacrament of confession this Lent

It is hard to appreciate God’s mercy if we don’t acknowledge that we are sinners. It’s difficult to think good news is good news if we are not in need of it.

Recently, a priest from another diocese called and spoke to me about what he perceives as a falling off in the reception of the sacrament of confession. He is pastor of a large parish, several thousand families, which has a good tradition of participation in this great sacrament of healing. He doesn’t have the numbers yet, but he senses that fewer people have come to confession this Lent. Coming off the Jubilee Year of Mercy, this is distressing to him. He is wondering: Why?

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St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

A general dispensation has been granted from Bishop Sirba from the obligation of abstinence from meat on March 17, 2017, the Commemoration of Saint Patrick.

Those taking advantage of the dispensation are encouraged to undertake a work of charity, an exercise of piety, prayer, or an act of comparable penance on some other occasion during the Second Week of Lent.

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Vatican News

Pope dedicates videomessage to Italian educator

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a video message to a festival organised to promote books and reading, which is taking place in Milan from 19 to 23 April.

The videomessage is dedicated to Don Lorenzo Milani, the prior of Barbiana, and writer of many works including “letter to a professor”.

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Regina Caeli: With Mercy violence and rancor have no sense

(Vatican Radio) In his Angelus address in a sunny St Peter’s Square, Pope France recalled the Church tradition of calling the first Sunday after Easter “in albis”, an expression he said, meant to recall the rite of those who had received baptism in white on the Easter Vigil. The Pope went on to say that  in the Jubilee of Year of 2000, St. John Paul II established that this particular Sunday was to be dedicated to Divine Mercy.

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Pope Francis: 'martyrs are the living blood of the Church'

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday paid tribute to modern day martyrs whom he said “are the living blood of the Church".

The Pope was presiding over a Liturgy of the Word at the Church of St. Bartholomew on the Tiber, a shrine to the martyrs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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