Giving Hearts


February 9, 2023

St. Mary's Church and ECC & Preschool has joined Giving Hearts 2023.  We are hoping to be able to buy new playground equipment for our children. 

Our daycare started out as an after school program over 30 years ago. The need for good full-time care became so great that an all daycare was started and we are now a licensed center enrolling infant to Pre-K and after school children.

In 2005, St. Mary's School was forced to close but we are still using the same playground equipment that was used for those school-age children. That equipment is not suited for our little ones and we are hoping that we will be able to replace it with playground equipment that is more suitable and safer for the children we now serve.

If you would like to donate please go to 

or use the QR code below,

and click on the red DONATE

You may donate now, you do not have to wait for February 9th.

Checks may also be dropped off at the Parish Office.

Thank you for your generosity!

Please remember St. Mary's EEC & Preschool on "Giving Hearts Day" February 9, 2023.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools' Week - January 29th - February 3rd

Sunday, January 29: HFSM Celebrates Our Parish

Catholic Schools Week Kickoff

*9:00 All School Mass at Holy Family Church

*KC Breakfast following all Sunday Mass times

**Begin “Pushing For Pennies” for Nexus-PATH Foster Care

Monday, January 30: HFSM Celebrates Our Community:

*THEME: Serving Others

*Activity: Parents invited for lunch

*Dress up: Wacky Tacky Day

Tuesday, January 31: HFSM Celebrates Our Nation:

*THEME: Rise & Shine for Catholic Schools

*Activity: Read-a-thon with Sacred Heart students, 2:15 

* Dress up: Pajama Day

Wednesday, February 1: HFSM Celebrates Our Students:

*THEME: Faith for Our Heart, Mind, & Body

*Activity: Outrageous Olympics at St. Michael’s School: 9:30 & 1:00

*Dress up: Sports Day: Jerseys, team logos, or spirit wear items.

Thursday, February 2: HFSM Celebrates Vocations and Careers:

*THEME: Living Our Faith

*Activities: Zoom Bingo:  Proceeds Donated to Nexus-PATH Foster Care, 2:00

*Dress up: Western Day

Friday, February 3: HFSM Celebrates Our Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

*THEME: United in Christ

*Activity: All City Mass with Bishop Folda at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 9:00 Adoration

*Activity:  Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader 2:00

*Dress up: Best Dressed A.M./Sweats P.M.

Catholic Schools Week is an exciting time for our school community! Each day we will gather for prayer, be inspired by a guest speaker, dress up to match creative themes, along with participating in fun-filled activities. We want to thank all of our faith community for supporting Catholic education!

Holy Family - St. Mary's Catholic School

1001 17th Ave. South

Grand Forks, ND 58201


HFSM Winter Gala

Winter Gala

Saturday, February 25th 2023

Alerus Ballrooms

Doors open at 3:45 pm

Mass at 4:00 pm, followed by a Social Hour,       

with Dinner served at 5:30 pm.

Live Auction, Silent Auction, and this year’s

featured entertainment, Fun Pianos Dueling Pianos!

Synod listening session

Synod Regional Listening Session

with Bishop John Folda

Thursday, February 2nd

 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

St. Michael's Catholic Church, 524 N 5th St, Grand Forks

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The session will begin with adoration, reflection on Scripture, and prayer. This will be followed by a time in a gathering space to reflect together as a community on these questions:

* What are the top three things that are working well at our parish/the diocese?

* What are the top three challenges to address in your parish/the diocese?

* What is the one step / might be called to take to respond?

All of the faithful are encouraged and invited to attend these events.

For more information please go to:

2023 RE Master Schedule

2023 Master Schedule Pre-K through 5th Grade


Class time: 9:30 am - 10:25 am

January 8, 15, 22 and 29

February 5, 12 and 26

March 5 and 26

April 2, 16, 23 and 30

May 7 - Children's Mass and last day

2023 Master Schedule 6th-12th Grades


Class time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

January 11, 18 and 25

February 1, 8 and 22 - Ash Wednesday attend Mass

March 1, 8, 22 and 29

April 12, 19 and 26

May 3 - last class


Pray the Rosary

The Rosary is prayed at St. Mary's before Masses on the following days:

- 5 p.m. on Saturdays

- 8 a.m. on Sundays

- 7:30 a.m. Thursdays & Fridays

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

For Catholic educators and catechists to increase the spread of Fait in Christ and for Religious Vocations

Devotion: The Holy Name of Jesus

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


Volunteers needed

Volunteers Needed

Church Ministries - We are always looking for volunteers for Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Ushers. Please call the Parish Office at (701) 7759318 if the Holy Spirit is calling you to one of these ministries.

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Funerals - Volunteers needed to assist with serving at funerals. Please contact Amy Elbert at (701) 741-6887 if you are available to serve with this ministry.

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BINGO at St. Anne's Senior Living the 3rd Tuesday each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. This month it is Tuesday, November 15. Some of the residents need assistance and we serve a light lunch. I you think you'd  like to help with this ministry, please call Terry Moen at (701) 741-5569 to volunteer.

Open meeting 11/13/20223

St. Mary's Open Meeting

Slides from Sunday, November 13, 2022

Part One: Eucharistic Revival

Part Two: Diocesan Synod

Part Three: Sanctuary Restoration

Open meeting slides

WeShare: Donate to St. Mary's

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.


February 3

March 3

April 7

May 5

June 2

Mass Times

St. Mary's Mass times:  we have scheduled 1 EMHC per Sunday Mass.  Please check the ministry page for your scheduled times!   
  • Mondays: No Mass
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 12:10 p.m.
  • Thursdays and 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 prior to 12:10 PM Masses
    • Thursdays & Fridays prior to 8:00 AM Masses
    • 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. [until further notice while making appropriate arrangements that allow for both social distancing and confidentiality.]

Office Hours

Office Hours


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM to Noon


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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2023

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 15, 2023

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Epiphany Sunday

January 8, 2023

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  • Sun, Jan 29th

  • Sun, Jan 22nd

St. Mary's Link to Facebook

  • Cookie walk workers
  • Checking the set-up, Aida & Linda
  • Mary & Virginia wrapping caramels
  • Evie, Pam & Rena filling the platers
  • Pating cookies - Pat
  • Ready to weigh those boxes - Mary & Pat
  • weigh your boxes here - Rena & Tom Helbling
  • Pay here - Virginia & Ellen
  • Enjoying cider & coffee
  • Ten cooks / eight chilis!
  • Grace,
  • Bronze, Silver and the Coveted Golden Spoon Awards.
  • Judges, Mallory Bernhardt, Fr. James Gross, Matthew Wakowiak
  • And the WINNERS are:
  • 3rd Place, Ellen Rose
  • 2nd Place, Jean Hughes & Mike Herbeck, "Herbeck chili"
  • 1st Place, Kelly Restad - "venison chili"
  • People's Choice Award to Jackie Simon! Yummy!!!
  • Get your vote slip here: Brittany Duciaume, D ay CareTeacher
  • Desserts: Ashley Morris, Day Care Director, & Aaro
  • Cook Ryan Brunner (Hudson & Brayden)
  • Cooks Jean Hughes & Mike Herbeck
  • A challenge between Jackie & Josie? Bridgie busy serving chili.
  • Cooks Bridgie Hansen & Josie Huff
  • Lining up for the chili.
  • Tasting all the chilis.

2022 Holyween

  • Ben Franklin (aka Don Palmiscno) "Sorry left my kite at home!"
  • "Fishing anyone?"
  • "Animal Walk"
  • Right through the upper window!
  • "Are you ready for some Saint BINGO?"
  • "Animal Walk"

2022 Holyween

  • "Trunk-o-Treat!
  • Trunk-o-Treat
  • "Treat please!"
  • "Pizza pleaset!"

2022 Fall Dinner

  • rolling meatballs
  • more meatballs
  • cooling chicken
  • making meatballs
  • preparing food
  • scrubbing potatoes
  • peeling potatoes
  • breading chicken
  • preparing chicken
  • cleaning chicken
  • diners and workers

Funday GFFD

  • Tamara & Vedant
  • Sue, Aida, Linda, RoxAnne
  • Tamara & Vedant

Dcn Sam's Retirement

06/19/2022 Corpus Christi Holy Hour & Procession

Linnertz 60th Wedding Anniversary

  • Fr. James Gross blessing Don & Therese at Mass
  • Therese & Don Linnertz celebrating 60th Wedding Anniversary
  • Therese & Don with Fr. Gross

Confirmation 2022

  • Evie, Ruby, Hayvn, Emberly, Jaeger, Ellyn, Kayleigh, Theresa, Easton, Xavier, Parker, Noah, Paityn
  • Fr. Ejike, Bishop Folda, Fr Gross

Pre-School / Day Care

Easter Egg Hunt 2022