Public Mass Sign-up
DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, PARISHIONERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN UP FOR MASS.
WEEKEND MASS SIGN UP~ Please sign up for weekend Pentecost Mass by clicking here: Pentecost Mass sign-up. Please reserve 1 spot per household. If you have more than 6 people in your household, please reserve 2 spots. We plan to post the weekend Mass sign up link each Monday afternoon for the following weekend.
DAILY MASS SIGN-UP ~We will post the Daily Mass sign up link for the upcoming week on Monday, June 1 and each Monday afternoon thereafter. Daily Masses will be offered Tuesday-Friday at 8am. There is no Daily Mass on Mondays, as the Church is closed for cleaning.
Please note: Sunday Mass will be broadcast live each Sunday at 8am on HPAT.org or Channel 5. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is dispensed.
Please call the Parish Office with any questions 262-5541. God Bless!
New Church Hours
NEW CHURCH HOURS: The Church will be open for prayer each week as follows: Sunday 7:30am until the conclusion of 10am Mass; Monday closed for cleaning; Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-5pm; Saturday 8am-5pm.
MASS TIMES: Daily Mass times: Tuesday-Friday 8am (no daily Mass on Monday).
Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:15pm; Sunday 8am & 10am
Please arrive 15 minutes early to Mass. We will check you in and seat you in the Church.
Return to Public Mass
The illustrations show what the Church will look like with our limited return. The limits mean that not everyone will be able to attend Mass every weekend. Daily Mass begins Wednesday, May 27th at 8am. SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED for weekend and Daily Masses. Please check back for the opportunity to sign-up for Pentecost Masses and Daily Masses next week. Going forward, we will not have Daily Mass on Mondays, as the Church is closed for cleaning. Also, remember the obligation to attend Mass is dispensed during this time.
Return to Public Mass ~ Think in terms of Households for seating and Communion
As we return to public Mass for sign up, seating and communion we will have to get use to thinking in terms of Households. Social distancing limits us based on households.
Diocese of Duluth ~ Letters to the Faithful
Updated Protocals for Public Masses
Please click here for updated protocols for public Masses: Updated Protocols for Public Masses dated May 23, 2020.
Catholic United Bands Together! Free Virtual Concert Series Fundraiser
Blessed Sacrament - 4:15 pm
8:00 am * 10am
No Side Lake Chapel Mass at this time
Blessed Sacrament - Tuesday -Friday 8:00 am
No Mass on Monday
+ MASS IN LATIN 1st SATURDAY(each month) and all Saturdays during Lent: 8:00 am
Return to Mass Survey
As we prepare for the return to Mass, we ask Parishioners to please fill out the attached survey. A letter, along with a copy of this survey, will be mailed to all Parishioners this week. The paper survey can be returned to the Parish Office for those who do not have internet access. Please note: The survey will be used for Mass planning purpose and is not a signup for Mass. Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable information to our Parish as we carefully plan a safe return to Mass. Please click here to take the survey: Return to Mass Survey.
What Can I Expect During "Phase 2 Liturgy during the Pandemic"?
A letter was sent May 20th, detailing what to expect upon returning to public Mass. To view this letter, please click here: What Can I Expect During "Phase 2 Liturgy during the Pandemic"?.
In order to safely return to Mass, we are asking for volunteers to assist in the areas of Security, Greeter/Usher, and Cleaning team following Masses. If you are interested in helping with the return to Mass, please call the Parish Office 262-5541.
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Novena to the Holy Spirit Please pray a novena to the Holy Spirit, beginning after the Feast of Ascension May 22nd to May 31st (Pentecost Vigil). At the Ascension, Jesus asked the disciples to wait for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came at Pentecost 9 days later, and the custom of praying for 9 days or a particular prayer 9 times began. Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit. To view the Novena to the Holy Spirit, please click here: Pentecost Novena.
As a parish, we are committed to working together to make Jesus Christ known, loved and served in our families, throughout the Hibbing community and in the world. We are also committed to live as the Lord taught, drawing inspiration from the scriptures and strength from the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Our parish strives to nurture spiritual growth, share the gifts God has given us, and invite others into a relationship with Christ.
We are One Body, One Spirit in Christ.
"Rest in the Rosary"
Please join Fr. Jeremy and Fr. Sampson every evening at 7pm, live on Facebook to "rest in the rosary." Let us be united as a family in prayer!
Congratulations Bishop-elect Peter Muhich
Congratulations to Bishop-elect Peter Muhich on his appointment to be the next Bishop of Rapid City, SD. May God give him the grace he will need to shepherd the people of his Diocese and lead them to Jesus!
Beginning Thursday, May 21st, we will begin Eucharistic Adoration in the main Church from 12pm-5pm. Adoration will continue on Thursdays at this same time. We invite you to come and spend time with Jesus!
The 8am Mass is broadcast live each Sunday on local Channel 5 and HPAT.org. The Mass is re-broadcast during the week on Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10am. Please click here to view Mass on Sunday at 8am HPAT.org.
CAMP SURVIVE registration opens June 16th
CAMP SURVIVE REGISTRATION~ NEW this year- two weeks of camp are available!
Register for July 27-31 OR August 3-7, 2020.
Camp Survive is a 5-day junior high camp open to students who have completed grades 6-8 this school year. Activities at camp include talks, music, daily Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, games, swimming, archery, laser tag, survival training, and more!!! The registration fee includes all meals, a t-shirt, and lodging in cabins.
Registration will open on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00pm by visiting:
Diocese of Duluth Camp Survive registration information.
Due to the popularity of camp, the Diocese of Duluth is offering two weeks of Camp Survive this year!
Week 1 will be held July 27-31 at Camp JIM (Jesus is Mine) near Motley, MN*
Week 2 will be held August 3-7 at Big Sandy Camp near McGregor, MN*
- Father Gabriel Waweru, Pastor
- Father Jeremy Bock, Associate Pastor
- Jessica Koland, Parish Secretary
- Susie Marchetti, Business Manager
- Mary Wanhala, Outreach Ministries
- Deacon Grant and Deb Toma, Family Faith Formation
- Jen Steinbrecher, Sunday School
- Sue Schwartz, Liturgy/Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator
- Lorri Frankson, Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
Fr. Jeremy's YouTube Videos
Please click the links below to view videos provided by Father Jeremy:
Your gifts will help us reach the most vulnerable during this time. Please consider signing up for online giving through our website. You may also mail in contributions to: 2310 7th Ave. E. Hibbing, MN. Thank you for your continued generosity!
During these challenging times, “You are the Light of the World.” The work of Christ and the mission of the Church continue within our parish and diocese. You make this happen. Recently, you received an invitation to participate in the parish’s United Catholic Appeal. As always, it’s simply an invitation for you to pray about. There are various giving options for you to choose from depending on how you prefer to contribute. Please strongly consider giving online which saves the parish valuable resources. You may mail your gift in the enclosed envelope or give throughout the year by using your UCA giving envelopes. I hope you see how You Change lives, including your own through your prayer and sacrificial generosity. Thank you for the gift you are to this parish community! If you are not the Light of the World, who will be?
2018-2019 Fiscal Year-end Report
Please click here to view the fiscal year-end report: 2018-2019 Fiscal year-end Report to the Parish.
Help us stay connected with you!
Parishioners! We want to stay connected to you during this time. Please take a moment and click the link to submit updated contact information to our Parish Staff. Parishioner Information Form. God Bless you and stay well.
Divine Mercy Image on Door for Home Protection - by Fr. Mark Goring
Please click here for a video showing how the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will protect our homes. Sacred Heart of Jesus.
To Fr. Gabriel Waweru and the parishioners of Blessed Sacrament parish,
Brian Lederer, who previously served as an Associate Pastor at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hibbing, MN, has voluntarily requested, and Rome has granted his dismissal from the clerical state, effective March 14, 2020. This means that he cannot exercise ministry as a Catholic priest and is dispensed from priestly celibacy.
Very Rev. James B. Bissonette
Diocesan Administrator Diocese of Duluth
In need of special prayers? Please call: Nancy at 218-262-4401 or Carolyn at 218-263-4684.
Eucharistic Adoration is available in main Church on Thursdays from 12:00pm-5:00pm.
We Remember Bishop Paul Sirba
Bishop Paul David Sirba, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, MN, beloved shepherd of the people of the Diocese of Duluth, dear son, brother, uncle and great-uncle died of apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Proctor, MN on Sunday morning, December 1, 2019, the First Sunday of Advent.
To honor the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ as carried out by Bishop Paul D. Sirba, memorial gifts may be sent to:
The Diocese of Duluth
2830 East Fourth Street
Duluth, MN 55812
Please write in the memo Sirba Memorial
or click donate at www.dioceseduluth.org
An update on the Immaculate Conception Closure
Here is an update of the Immaculate Conception since the closing on December 8th:
- A Letter of Reduction has been submitted to the Diocese to reduce the status of the church from sacred to profane—meaning it can be used as a secular space. This reduction gives us the ability to make decisions on how to proceed with the church building. No formal response has been received.
- Requests have been sent to local appraisers and realtors for bids on appraising the property, as well as, requesting formal presentations of how they would suggest marketing the two properties should we decide to sell.
- Kitchen items have been inventoried and categorized by: keep for use, sell, or broken and thrown out.
- Items from the church and sanctuary have been earmarked for the Side Lake Chapel.
- All sacramental items have been brought over to Blessed Sacrament for safe keeping and to be used with Sunday liturgies.
As more developments happen, we will keep you informed.
Prayer for a New Bishop
Immaculate Conception Church Closure
Immaculate Conception Church is now closed. Please join us for 8am Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church. This Mass will be broadcast live and re-broadcast during the week on Wednesday at noon and Thursday at 10am.
For a history of Immaculate Conception Church, please click here: "Built by Living Stones with a Vision of Heaven" A History of Immaculate Conception Church
2019 Mortgage Burning Celebration
In Nov. 2015, the Parish received new Missals from JourneySongs, which is a permanent, hard cover book that includes Sunday readings for all three liturgical cycles (A, B, & C), many beautiful prayers and reflections and Rites of the new Church. We are offering Hymnal Memorials. If you would like to dedicate a book “in memory of a loved one, or to honor someone you know”, please fill out the Hymnal Memorial form and return to the Parish Office. Forms can be found at the church entrances, or please stop by the Parish Office.
Recommended donation per book: $20