Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday, December 8th

Holy Day of Obligation

Mass times:

  • St. Mary's, Grand Forks
    • Fri, Dec 8 at 12:10 pm and 5:30 pm
    • There will be NO 8:00 am Mass.
  • Holy Family, Grand Forks
    • Vigil Thurs, Dec 7 at 6:00 pm
    • Fri, Dec 8 at 7:00 am and 9:00 am
  • St. Michael's, Grand Forks 
    • Fri, Dec 8 at 7:15 am, 8:45 am and 7:00 pm
  • Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks
    • Fri, Dec 8 at 7:00 am, 8:45 am, and 5:30 pm
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Grand Forks
    • Vigil Thurs, Dec 7 at 5:15 pm
    • Fri, Dec 8 at 12:10 pm and 5:15 pm

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Fr. Gross will give the sacraent of the anointing of the sick after all Masses the weekend of Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th.

Advent Penance Services

Advent Penance Services

  • Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m.
    • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    • 200 3rd St NW, East Grand Forks, MN
  • Sunday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m.
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church
    • 524 N 5th St
  • Monday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m.
    • St. Mary's Catholic Church
    • 216 Belmont Rd, Grand Forks, ND

*** In addition to regular confession times at St. Mary's, Fr. Gross will hear confessions Tuesday, Deceber 19th and Thursday, December 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, December 10

  • 5:00 pm Hot Dog Supper
    • hotdogs, chips and beverage
    • free will offering


  • 5:30 pm Turkey & Ham BINGO
    • $1.00 per card
    • 10 games

Sponsored by:

St. Mary's Knights of Columbus

and St. Mary's Youth Group


Jesse Tree

St. Mary's Jesse Tree

Requests slips for gifts are posted on bulletin boards in the church vestibule and in the hallway newr the chapel.

This year we are sponsoring:

  • At Risk Students, Greater Grand Forks
  • Maple View Memory Care, Grand Forks
  • St. Anne's Living Center, Grand Forks
  • St. Gianna & Pietro Molla Maternity Home, Warsaw

Please select one, or more, gift request slips, fulfill the request and place the gift in a gift bag and securely attach the request slip to the outside of the bag. Please return the gift to the church by Sunday, December 10th. Place the gift by the Jesse Tree in the vestibule or in the hallway by the chapel. 

"Thank you for your generosity!" 

Advent & Christmas Environment

Advent & Christmas Environment

The creation of a beautiful church environment for the Advent & Christmas Season is upon us and we are asking for your contribution. You may do so by making a donation of $20.00 or more in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Your donation will assist in the purchase of plants, garland, and many other Christmas items that will enhance the beauty of our church during the Advent & Christmas Season.

Envelopes for your donation may be found in the church pews. Please add you name to the back of the envelope - as this line "From/By" was missed in printing.

You may drop the envelope in the collection basket or mail it to the Parish Office at 216 Belmont Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

Christmas Mass Schedule

at St. Mary's Catholic Church

Sunday obligation Mass Times: (regular times):

  • Saturday, December 23rd at 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 24th at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Christmas obligation - Holy Day of Obligation:

  • Sunday, December 24th at 4:30 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 25th at 10:30 a.m.

Cookie Walk

Bulletin Deadlines

Bulletin deadlines:

  • for December 17th bulletin - deadline is Thursday, December 7th (by 3 pm)
  • for December 24th bulletin - deadline is Wednesday, December 13th (by 3 pm)
  • for December 31st bulletin - deadline is Thursday, December 20th (by 3 pm)
  • for January 7th bulletin - deadline is Thursday, December 28th (by 3 pm)

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 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

- 7:30 a.m. Fridays

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

for the light of Christ to shine upon the sick, suffering, and homebound in our parish,

Devotion: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.



St. Mary's & Daycare would like to thank all who donated to #IGIVECATHOLIC for our Daycare playground equipment.


Thank you for your generosity!

Click on the 'Give a Gift' button below to make a donation.

Give a Gift

God's Gift Appeal

Annual God's Gift Appeal

St. Mary's parishioners have pledged $55,227 towards the 2023 God's Gift Appeal thus far. This is 74.23% 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 December4, 2023.



Please don't forget to give the Parish Office your winter address. 

Call 701-775-9318 or email [email protected].

Enjoy the sunshine!


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

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.


January 5

February 2

March 1

April 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:

  • In addition to the regular confession times listed below, Fr. Gross will hear confessions Tuesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 21st from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Weekdays:
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 20 minutes prior to 12:10 PM Masses
    • 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.

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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, Dec 17th

  • Sun, Dec 10th

St. Mary's Link to Facebook


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