St. Joseph the Worker Mass
Saturday,, May 1 at 8:00 a.m.
Sunday Dispensation to be lifted in the Fargo Diocease beginning May 1-2, 2021.
Bishop John Folda reinstates the obligation to attend Mass - some exceptions remain in place. Please click on the link below to read the Bishop's decree.
Sacred Relics of the Saints, Treasures of the Church
A teaching and exposition of the Sacred Relics will be presented by their guardian Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross at St. Mary's Parish on Saturday, May 1st at 6:40 p.m. (immediately followning the 5:30 p.m. Mass.)
A very speical Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 year will be on display. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Marie Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the "Little Flower"), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. There will also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces in the world of the True Cross.
Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. In the Church's history many miracles and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and many have been healed through this ministry. You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill family members/friends which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession. Please do not miss this opportunity.
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
On March 2nd, Bishop Folda issued a memo permitting the churches of the Diocese of Fargo to cease blocking off pews. This is in accord with the relaxing of state guidelines which are permitting a higher percentage of capacity in indoor facilities. Bishop has requested that, in a spirit of Christian charity, we respect the desire of our brothers and sisters who wish to continue maintaining physical distance from one another while at Mass.
The Sunday Mass obligation is still temporarily suspended in the Diocese of Fargo. We will update you with any further changes as we receive them. Please contact Fr. Gross with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your consideration!
Welcore [the company who doues our Flu Vacine Clinics] will conduct a COVID Vaccine Clinic at St. Mary's Parish. The plan is to have the Pfizer vaccine available --- that will require the 2 (two) injections, 3 (three) weeks apart. People 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
The clinic is scheduled for the following days:
[Welcore is also conducting COVID vaccine clinics at Holy Family and Calvary Churches. ]
2021 is the Year of St. Joseph:
150 years ago, Pope Pius IX in his decree Quemadmodum named St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church. To commemorate this 150th anniversary, Pope Francis in his Patris Corde (With a Father's Heart) declared December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 the Year of St Joseph.
April's theme is St. Joseph, Lover of Poverty: Joseph could count on nothing in this world to be his stay. Neither his trade nor property were employed in his first years as father of the Divine Child. He had to abandon all that was his and provide for them in whatever way was possible as they were on pilgrimage to Bethlehem, to Egypt, and finally to Nazareth.
Mass may be viewed on WDAZ-TV at 10:30 a.m., EWTN at various times, and on the Fargo Diocese website & YouTube. It is also on Real Presence Radio at different times during the day.
Live streaming is still available on the Diocese of Fargo website and YouTube page. Daily Mass will be live-streamed Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Saturday at 8 a.m., and Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. The Masses will be available to view later in the day as well.
Spiritual Communion Prayer with Our Lord anywhere:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
First Fridays, Eucharistic Adoration
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Confessions will be available:
Confessions are in the Reconciliation Room in the Sacristy. [until further notice while making appropriate arrangements that allow for both social distancing and confidentiality.]
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to Noon
Traveling? Searching for the closest Catholic church? Log on to CatholicMassTime.org or click on the link below to find a Catholic church and their Mass and reconciliation times: