Presbyterate Days

Presbyterate Days

Fr. Gross will be attending Presbyterate Days September 25th, 26th and 27th.

There will be NO daily Mass or reconcilliation these days.

If you wish to attend daily Mass - Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks.has daily Mass at 7:30 a.m.

Adult Catechism

“Adult Catechism” will resume on Sept. 25 at 6:30pm in the meeting room. Anyone is welcome to attend. We will be using a book authored by Bert Ghezzi, “The Heart of Catholicism”.  

Books are $15.00. Hope to see you there. We will usually meet the 2nd & 4th Mondays off the month.

RCIA classes

"Are you interested in becoming Catholic?"

Our RCIA program is for you!

St. Mary’s holds a 20-session program of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those who are unbaptized or have been baptized in another denomination. Everyone is welcome to attend, and there is no obligation necessary. Participants will prepare to be received into full communion in the Church at the Easter Vigil Saturday, March 30th. Sessions begin October 3rd and will take place on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM.

Please contact Fr. Gross at the parish office (701-775-9318) to sign up or for more information.

Respect Life

Prayers for reverence for life:

Almighty God, giver of all that is good, we thank You for the precious gift of human life:

    For life in the womb, coming from your creative power,
    For the life of children, making us glad with their freshness and promise,
    For the life of young people, hoping for a better world,
    For the life of people who are disabled, teaching us that every life has value,
    For the life of the elderly, witnessing to the ageless values of patience and wisdom.

Like Blessed Mary, may we always say “YES” to Your gift. May we defend it and promote it from conception to its natural end. And bring us at last, O Father, to the fullness of eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

O God, source of all life and goodness, you fashion human lives in your image and likeness, and through your love, give each human life dignity, sacredness, and priceless worth; awaken in every heart new reverence for the least of your children, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of human life at all stages, and in all conditions.

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!


CPR Classes - October 10th & 12th

Do you know where AEDs are located at St. Mary's?

(St. Mary’s Health Ministry / Virginia Esslinger)

St. Mary’s Health Ministry is inviting parishioners of St. Mary’s to participate in classes that will be offered on CPR and AEDs. It is important for people to know how to administer CPR and operate an AED when there is an emergency in which a person becomes unconscious and stops breathing. These events can and do occur in churches at times. The first few minutes after such an event are critical in starting CPR and in using an AED to offer the best chance for survival of the person who is stricken. St. Mary’s church is equipped with three AEDs, but they are not helpful if people do not know where they are located (main floor hallway, social hall and gym) or how to use them.

Classes on administering CPR and operating an AED are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday, October 10th and 12th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. They will be held in the classroom across from the church office. The classes consist of an instructional part followed by a practice session and testing. A certification card will be issued to each person who completes the class and passes the test. The instructional portion will be available to be viewed on-line but the practice and testing part will need to be carried out in person in the classroom. The classes will be conducted by Don Palmiscno who is a certified instructor.

There is a cost for the classes which includes materials and certification of $45 or $55 per person. We would invite participants to make a donation to St. Mary’s to help cover some or all of the cost of their participation. The parish will cover the remainder of the fee.

We encourage parishioners to sign up now for either of the two evenings. You do not need to attend both. Class size is limited. You can direct questions to or sign up by calling Don Palmiscno at 701-741-8306 or Virginia Esslinger at 218-779-7342. Once you are signed up you will receive materials and instructions on how to access the on-line instruction which can be taken any time prior to October 10th or 12th.

Pray the Rosary

The Rosary will be prayed at St. Mary's before all weekday and weekend Masses during the month of September:

- 5 p.m. on Saturdays

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

- 11:45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

- 7:30 a.m.  Fridays

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

For students and teachers to grow in intellect and piety.

Devotion: The Seven Dolors (Sorrows) of Mary.

1. The Prophecy of Simon; 2. The Flight ino Egypt; 3. The Loss of Jesus for Three Days; 4. The Carrying of the Cross;

5. The Crucifixion of Jesus; 6. Jesus Taken Down from the Cross; 7. Jesus Laid in the Tomb.

Please join us to pray the rosary or pray the rosary on your own or with family and friends.

KC Breakfast

Chili Cook-Off


St. Mary's parishioners generously gave $4,271.75 to provide assistance for the victims of the wildfire that took place on the west coast of the island of Maui. It is likely that the U. S. Bishops will soon introduce a similar campaign, in which case we will fold this one into theirs. In any event, we will be supporting the efforts of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Honolulu, and I invite you to go to

God's Gift Appeal

Annual God's Gift Appeal

St. Mary's parishioners have pledged $52,052 towards the 2023 God's Gift Appeal thus far. This is 69.97% of our parish goal of $74,395. 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! 

As of September 20, 2023.

WeShare: Donate to St. Mary's

Catholic Links

  • Website
  • RPR website
  • 1370 Grand Forks Live

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Mary's will have Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm started Sept, 13th

when there are Religious Education Classes.

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


First Fridays, Eucharistic Adoration

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

Come and spend time with Jesus.

Benediction at 11:45 a.m.


October 6

November 3

December 1

Mass Times

Due to Presbyteratal Days, September 25th, 26th and 27th, there will be NO Mass or reconciliation at St. Mary's on these days.
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
    • Fridays 20 minutes prior to 8:00 AM Mass
    • Wednesdays 5:30-6:50 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.

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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.


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