Forward in Faith

Forward in Faith: A Message from Fr. Gross

Forward in Faith: A Message from Fr. Gross

God's Gift Appeal

Annual God's Gift Appeal - 2024

St. Mary's parishioners have pledged $24,175 towards the 2024 God's Gift Appeal thus far. This is 29.95% of our parish goal of $80,708.51. We need YOUR help to make the Appeal a success, and to provide necessary resources for the work of the Diocese of Fargo. Thank you for your generosity! 

Job Opportunities at St. Mary's

Business Manager

St. Mary’s in Grand Forks has a full time opening for a Business Manager. This person will be familiar with Catholic teaching, structure and procedures with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities. This position is responsible for the effective organization and operation of St. Mary’s Church administrative, financial and plant affairs. Duties include the management of daily administration of the parisnclh and daycare iuding all financial aspects such as budget, contributions, fiscal year-end reporting, payroll, taxes and payable/receivables. This is a salaried position offering health insurance, 401k, retirement, and PTO. 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Ellen Rose, 216 Belmont Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201 or email at 

Religious Education Director

St. Mary’s is hiring a Director of Religious Education. The Director of Religious Ed administers, directs, develops and supervises the religious education program for St. Mary’s Church. This position oversees and organizes all religious education programs for preschool through grade 12.  This is a 9-month a year part-time position. The right candidate must be a Catholic in good standing with excellent knowledge of the Catholic faith. 

Email a resume and cover letter to or mail to:

St. Mary’s Church / Attn: Fr. James Gross

216 Belmont Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201.


Jesus Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

Thank you for your donations 'in memory of' or 'in honor of' family and friends. St. Mary's Easter environment made for a beautiful and prayful church. 

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CDA Pie Social

KC Breakfast

Eucharistic Adoration

 Eucharistic Adoration

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Friday, May 3rd

immediately following 8 am Mass - 12 noon

Benedication at 11:45 am

Wednesday Religious Ed

Eucharistic Adoration

6:00-7:30 p.m.


April 17th, 24th & May 1st

Health Ministry / Social Concerns


Pray the Rosary


The Rosary is prayed at St. Mary's before all weekend and weekday Masses:

- 5 p.m. on Saturdays

- 8 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. on Sundays

- 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

- 7:30 a.m. Fridays

Rosaries prayed before Masses during April will have the special intentions of:

for greater reverence for God's creation and for peace ihe world.

Devotion: the Most Blessed Sacrament.


Do you want to spend some quality time with Fr. Gross?

Register for the Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianaposlis, Indiana July 16-22, 2024. (Fr. Gross is already registered.)


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Catholic Links

  • Website
  • RPR website
  • 1370 Grand Forks Live

Eucharistic Adoration


First Fridays, Eucharistic Adoration

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Come and spend time with Jesus.

Benediction at 11:45 a.m.

May 3

June 7

July 5

St. Mary's will have Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm

when there are Religious Education Classes.

Everyone is welcome to join us in spending time with Jesus!

Mass Times

St. Mary's Mass times: 
  • Mondays: No Mass
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12:10 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8:00 a.m. 
  • Saturdays: 5:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Confessions will be available:

  • Weekdays:
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 20 minutes prior to 12:10 PM Masses
    • Wednesdays (when RE) 6:00=6:30 p.m.
    • Fridays 20 minutes prior to 8:00 AM Mass
    • Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 PM (when RE classes)
  • Weekends:
    • Saturdays:
      • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM 
      • 5:00-5:25 PM 
    • Sundays: 8:00-8:25 AM
  • or by appointment

Confessions are in the Reconciliation Room in the Sacristy.

Search for Parish and Mass times

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Office Hours

Office Hours


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM to Noon


Parish Mission


We, the Catholics community of St. Mary's Parish, Grand Forks, North Dakota, declared that by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have been set free to live as a worshiping, ministering community which proclaims the Good News of Jesus.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to be responsible witnesses to His presence among us, thus enriching the spiritual life of the community, creating a sense of obligation and passing along Christian values and traditions to our children. By being living sighs of God's love by being of service to one another and to the world, we reach out to spread Gospel values and bring God's kingdom to fulfillment.


Second Sunday of Lent

March 5, 2023

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First Sunday of Lent

February 26, 2023

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 19, 2023

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  • Sun, Apr 21st

  • Sun, Apr 14th

St. Mary's Link to Facebook


01/24/2024 Free Throw

01/24/2024 Free Throw

01/24/2024 Free Throw

2023 Nov 12 Chili Cook-off - Cooks

  • "The winners are . . ."
  • Fr. Gross, Gabe, Tyler
  • Cooks - Elizabeth Dahlgren and Molly, Anna, Ben & Mike Bibow
  • Cooks - Suzanne Flom & Doris Zidon, and Kristen Krause & Kadence
  • Cooks - Kelly Restad & Kaaren Pupino
  • Golden Spoon to Elizabeth Dahlgren
  • Catholic Daughters (Suzie & Doris) challenged Knights of Columbus (Mike & the Bibows)
  • Silver Spoon to Kelly Restad
  • Bronze Spoon to Kristen Krause
  • People's Choice & CDA/KC Challenge to Mike Bibow

2023 Chili Cook-off - people

2023 Nov 12 Silent Auction

10/29/2023 Holyween

Silent Auction 10/15/2023

  • Queen Quilt
  • Italian Night Basket
  • Girl's Night Out
  • Full Facial Skin Pen / PRP
  • 'New Life' Statue
  • Spa Basket
  • Porcelain Doll
  • Baking Basket
  • Chippers
  • Prayer Basket
  • Doggie Basket
  • Fall Basket
  • UND Football
  • Tailgate Bag
  • Flatware

2023 Silent Auction Oct 15

St.Mary's wishes to thank the following for their generous donations to our Oct. 15 Silent Auction:

Truyu Medi Spa

Hugo's Family Marketplace

Mr. Gregg Halverson & Dr. Yvonne Gomez

Widman's Candy Shop

Therese Linertz

Geri Collins

Lana Driscoll

We also want to thank everyone that bid on the auction items - a total of $980 was collected for our playground.

If you weren't a winner of a basket this time, we will have another silent auction on Sunday, November 12th with the Chili Cook-Off.

Because of you our playground equipment will become a reality.

Thank you!

KC Breakfast 10/15/2023

2023 Fall Dinner

  • "Our Guests!"
  • Yes, they're real potatoes!
  • Breading and frying chicken.
  • Cooling and sorting chicken.
  • Making tasty stuffing.
  • The vaccination ladies!
  • Margaret Hoeger 50/50 winner!

8/27/2023 Church Picnic

8/27/2023 Picnic Games

Youth Group 8/20/2023