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

Memorial Day Weekend:
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 am

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

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Diocese of Duluth News

Father Richard Kunst: Jesus appeared only to his disciples — for good reasons

May 2017 is an important month, because it marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. I had every intention to write on the subject of Our Lady’s appearance this month, but as I sit at my computer writing this column, it is Easter Monday, so the resurrection is vivid in my brain right now, and since Mary appeared in Fatima for six months, I will have other opportunities to explore this important occurrence.

It is not possible to improve upon Christ’s resurrection and his appearances on Easter Sunday and the 40 days that followed, but that does not mean that I wouldn’t have done it differently. What do I mean by that? Well, there are two things I would have wanted to do differently had I been the resurrected Christ. (I know this sounds heretical, but bear with me.)

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Father Michael Schmitz: Our duties to family members include love, but with wisdom

Question: There is a family member who keeps intruding in my life. I want to love them well, and I don’t want to go against God’s teaching about the duty we owe to family, but their constant interruptions and negative attitude are really affecting me and my family. What can I do?

Answer: This is an important question, both for those who need a reminder that we have an obligation to the people around us and for those who need to remember that our families do not have an absolute claim on our time, energy, or resources.

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Betsy Kneepkens: Children marrying outside the church is a mother’s worry

My grocery store trips are never short. You can ask my husband. Even if I just have one or two items to pick up, a five-minute jaunt turns into a half hour or 45-minute excursion.

The reason is that grocery stores are much more than a place to purchase staples. They are opportunities to connect with friends and acquaintances you have not seen for a while. I rarely run into the same people, and the wide array of friends make each grocery run refreshing and worthwhile, even if I come home with nothing.

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Vatican News

The power of Christians lies in prayer and preaching – Pope in Genoa

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis wrapped up an intense 1-day apostolic visit to the Italian port city of Genoa with the celebration of Mass.

To the faithful present for the open-air ceremony in Genoa’s Kennedy Square, the Pope said Christians must never tire of working for the common good, they must never fear going out into the world with Christ’s message of peace and hope…

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Pope Francis visits Genoa's Giannina Gaslini Pediatric Hospital

“Faith works primarily through charity and without it, it is dead. So I encourage you to carry out your delicate work motivated by charity", said Pope Francis  to the staff members of  “Giannini Gaslini” Pediatric Hospital during his day long visit to the Italian city of Genoa on Saturday.  

The Pope said that he couldn’t miss this visit where children are cared for, because the suffering of children is certainly something very difficult to accept. And added that  it is there that the Lord called him to be,  though briefly, close to the children and their relatives.  "Often and again I ask myself: 'Why do children suffer?', and I don't find any explantion," the Pope said.  "I only look at the crucifix and stand still there." 

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Pope to Genovese clergy: creative fidelity key to mission

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met with the bishops, priests, religious and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Genoa and the whole region of Liguria on Saturday, during the course of a one-day pastoral visit.

The questions from clergy and religious came from two secular priests, Don Andrea Carcasole and Don Pasquale Revello: the President of the Italian Union of Women Religious Superiors for the Liguria Region; and  Fr. Andrea Caruso, O.F.M. Cap.

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