RCIA - starts October 6

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes at St. Mary's start Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please email Fr. James Gross at [email protected] or call St. Mary's Parish Office at (701) 775-9318.

Petitions for October 17-18

Petitions for St. Mary’s Church

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 17-18, 2020

Priest: The eyes of the Lord are upon those who hope for his kindness. Filled with confidence, we bring these prayers:


  • We pray that this World Mission Sunday may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and an awareness of our responsibility to announce it. We pray to the Lord.


  • We pray for peace in our country as the elections draw near, and that all candidates will embrace the Holy Spirit’s guidance. We pray to the Lord.


  • We pray for all who have abandoned the practice of the faith: that the grace of Christ will soften their hearts and move them to return to the sacraments. We pray to the Lord.


  • We pray for the people of Louisiana and the Southeast who have been impacted by several hurricanes and tropical storms this fall: may they receive the help they need to repair their homes and businesses. We pray to the Lord.


  • We pray for an increased respect for human life in every stage, and that the current 40 Days for Life campaign will touch many hearts. We pray to the Lord.


  • We pray for the sick, the suffering, and all who feel abandoned or forgotten because of Corona Virus lockdowns: may they experience the consoling presence of the Holy Spirit. We pray to the Lord.


  • We pray for the souls of all the faithful departed, especially those who have gone forth from our parish community. We pray to the Lord.


Priest: Loving Father, let Your mercy come upon us as we place our trust in You. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Fr. James Gross Diocese of Fargo, ND

Religious Education Classes

Religious Education

Classes for Pre-K to 5th grade are Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. - started Sunday, September 20th.

Classes for grades 6-12 are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. - startied Wednesday, September 16th.

No CCD classes on Wednesday, October 21st and Sunday, October 25th.

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Devotion of the Month

Weekday Rosaries

October, Month of the Rosary

Catholic Daughters Court Marquette #677 of greater Grand Forks invites you to join us in praying the rosary at 1:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday during the month of October at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 216 Belmont Road, Grand Forks.

We will be asking the Blessed Mother to intercede for us especially for the intentions of: peace in our country; an end to the Covid 19; and the respect and dignity for human life.

Everyone is welcome to come and pray with us.

That Man is You

That Man is You's new season "All Things New" starts Wednesday, September 16th. This is a completely new series - 13 fall sessions presented by dynamic Catholic speakers. Each session starts with breakfast at 6:00 a.m. followed by a 30-minute video and small group discussions. You will be out by 7:30 a.m. to start your day. TMIY is attended by local parishes in and outside the city - all men are welcome. There is no homework. Do something for yourself at the beginning of your day. Tables are enlarged for social distancing. Please email Deacon John Bredemeier if you plan to attend at [email protected] or text/call 701.314.0207. This year's sessions will be held at St. Mary's Church, 216 Belmont Road, Grand Forks.

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Catholic Links

Sunday Masses

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.

Eucharistic Adoration

Special Eucharistic Adoration will be held on Monday, November 2nd from Noon to 5:30 followed by All Souls Mass at 5:30

Also, Tuesday, November 3rd from 12:45 to 6:00 PM (Election Day)


First Fridays, Eucharistic Adoration

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 


November 6

December 4



February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

Mass Times

St. Mary's Mass 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 6:00-6:45 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


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM to Noon


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Immaculate Heart of Mary mural

St. Mary's Parish wishes to thank Sonya Gillen and Sarah Coulthart, the children of Doug and Pearl Winkler, for the donation of this beautiful new mural of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in our gathering area, next to the new elevator. We thank Craig Gallagher, the image's artist, who also painted the panels in our sanctuary of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary several years ago. May this mural help to inspire all who look upon it to honor our patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to call upon her intercession. Amen.

Fr. James Gross blessed the mural on August 1st (wedding anniversary of Doug & Pearl Winkler.)


Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

October 25, 2020

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Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 18, 2020

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Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 11, 2020

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