St. Mary's Notes

St. Mary's Mass on Thanksgiving is at 8:30 a.m.

Father Gross and the staff of St. Mary's Church want to wish you all a very blessed and safe Thanksgiving!


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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St. Mary’s traditionally has a Jesse Tree during Advent where requests for gifts are posted and parishioners can select one or more requests, purchase the gifts and leave them in gift bags under the tree which is located at the back of the church.  Social Concerns is coordinating the Jesse Tree project again this year.  Starting on the 1st Sunday of Advent (November 29th) the tree and the requests will be available.  We are asking parishioner to generously consider selecting one or more of the requests to  fulfill and leave under the tree by December 15th.

This year our main focus will be on providing gifts for the residents of the Heartland Neighborhood at Valley Senior Living on South 42nd Street.  The residents of long-term care facilities have had a stressful year along with the rest of us so we want to provide them with some gifts to let them know that we care for  them even if they are unable to receive much contact from friends and loved ones.

We are aware that attendance at mass is greatly reduced as a result of appropriate compliance with Covid precautions.  However, we encourage parishioners who may not be able to attend mass in person to come to the church during the day when it is open to select one or more of the gift requests to fill.  Or you can contact us and we would be happy to send or bring a gift request to you to fulfill.  The gifts could be brought to the church & left under the tree anytime during the day when the church is open and not many people are around. 

For questions or assistance you can contact Virginia Esslinger or Linda Palmiscno by leaving a message at the church office 775-9318.

That Man is You

That Man Is You is cancelled temporarily due to Covid.  

That Man is You's new season "All Things New" started 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


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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