Immaculate Conception Church Closure


Immaculate Conception Church Closure:


Following our Parish analysis, the Town Hall Meetings (April 30th and June 4th) and the results from our parish survey, we announce:


Effective June 4th, 2019 our parish has begun the process and procedure for the closing of Immaculate Conception Church. 


Thanks to Teri McKusky, Jim Dropp and Dennis Seguin for serving as a Taskforce Committee for the closure. This committee will ensure diocesan and civil procedures are followed. They will take any input or suggestions you may have. 


We are all aware that this closure is spiritually and emotionally painful. During the process let us be sensitive to one another and support each other with prayer. 


Closing Mass is proposed for Dec 8th, 2019 with the first 8am Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church celebrated on Dec 15th, 2019.


Please feel free to contact me or the committee regarding this significant change in our parish. I thank you everyone for your input and contribution to our process. I count on your prayers and assure you of my prayers. May the Immaculate Heart of Mary guide us in this process.


Fr. Gabriel 


 A History of Immaculate Conception Church.."Built by Living Stones for a Vision for Heaven"


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.


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St. Michael

Prayer to St. Michael St. Michael the Archangel,  defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.  May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,  and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.


Hibbing Deanery Council of Catholic Women Fall Convention

The Hibbing Deanery Council of Catholic Women Fall Convention is Sat., November 2nd at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.  Our Guest Speaker is Melissa Erb.  Melissa will share her experience with a recent visit to Medjugorie, a small village in Bosnia-Herzgovina, where Blessed Mary has been appearing to 6 children since 1981.  We will begin with Mass at 9am and finish with Holy Hour from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  Registration is $15.00, which includes lunch.  Please RSVP to Mary Bischoff 218-208-9591 or Renee Nelson at 218-566-2374.  Please RSVP no later than Oct. 30th. 


Thanksgiving Baskets

Non-perishable canned goods, cereals, baking supplies are needed for Thanksgiving food baskets.  Please check expiration dates– no expired goods.  Please place items in the wooden boxes at the Church main entrance or bring them to the Parish Office. 


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served Thurs., Nov. 28th from 12:00pm-2pm in St. Leo’s Hall.  Dinners will be delivered to the elderly and homebound starting at 11:15am.  Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve the meal, or to give rides to the elderly.  To schedule a meal delivery or sign up to volunteer, please call Judy at St. James Church, 263-5764 or email [email protected]


Religious Education Online Registration is open!

Registration is open for our CYA and Sunday School Programs!  We are offering new online registration this year.  To register, please click here:  CYA/Sunday School Registration.  

CYA CLASSES:    NO CYA Classes Wed., Oct. 16th.  Enjoy MEA!  Regular Classes Wed., Oct. 23rd from 6:30pm to 8pm.  A hot meal will be served for students from 5:30pm to 6:25pm.  Youth room will be opened Wednesdays after school and other times to be determined.  

SUNDAY SCHOOL: NO Sunday School Classes Sun., Oct. 20th.  Classes resume Sun., Oct. 27th from 8:30am-9:45am in the Religious Ed. Center. 


Parish Life

  • Fall Festival 2019
  • Fall Festival 2019
  • Men's Coffee Social
  • Blessed Mother, pray for us!
  • Father Jeremy at Guardian Angels
  • Women's Easter Tea
  • Feast of Guardian Angels
  • Women's Easter Tea
  • Feast of Guardian Angels
  • Women's Easter Tea
  • Feast of Guardian Angels
  • Women's Easter Tea
  • Thank you, BeFrienders!
  • Packet Picnic 2019
  • Men's Retreat 2019
  • Bishop Picnic Side Lake Chapel
  • Packet Picnic
  • Bishop Picnic Side Lake Chapel
  • A Seminarian Blessing..
  • Bishop Picnic Side Lake Chapel
  • Staff Potluck 2019
  • Bishop Picnic Side Lake Chapel
  • Grandparents Blessing
  • Bishop Picnic Side Lake Chapel
  • Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Women's Summer Tea
  • Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Women's Summer Tea
  • 33 Days to Merciful Love
  • Theology around the Fountain
  • Women's Summer Tea
  • Deanery Divine Mercy Sunday
  • 33 Days to Merciful Love
  • Women's Summer Tea
  • Women's Summer Tea
  • Dale and Mary Ellen Nevalainen celebrate 50 years of marriage!
  • Fr. Beau's Farwell Reception
  • Totus Tuus Mass
  • Totus Tuus Parish Potluck
  • Hibbing Deanery Reparation for Sin
  • Womens' Retreat
  • Womens' Retreat
  • Sanctuary Rail
  • Our beautiful Altar
  • Chrism Mass
  • Chrism Mass
  • Chrism Mass
  • Chrism Mass
  • Chrism Mass
  • Chrism Mass
  • Easter Vigil
  • Easter Vigil
  • Our beautiful Altar
  • Easter Vigil
  • Easter Vigil
  • Theology Around the Fountain
  • Theology Around the Fountain
  • 2019 Parish Funspiel
  • Ash Wednesday Mass
  • 2019 Parish Funspiel
  • Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Widow's of Prayer 1st Saturday Retreat
  • Fr, Gabriel blesses Fr. Beau at his last Mass at Blessed Sacrament
  • Confirmation Mass
  • Totus Tuus 2019
  • Confirmation Mass
  • Confirmation Mass
  • Palm Sunday Procession
  • Confirmation Mass
  • Palm Sunday
  • Confirmation Mass
  • Palm Sunday
  • Fr. Gabriel blesses the Confirmands before the Confirmation Mass
  • 14th annual Corpus Christi Procession
  • Palm Sunday
  • Confirmation Prep
  • 14th annual Corpus Christ Procession
  • Palm Sunday
  • 14th annual Corpus Christi Procession
  • Palm Sunday
  • Parish Penance Service
  • First Communion Mass
  • Weekend of Engaged Couples
  • Weekend of Engaged Couples
  • Soup Supper
  • Our wonderful Grandparents!
  • Soup Supper
  • First Communion Retreat
  • The Cub Scouts participated in the Flag Ceremony at the Womens' gathering
  • First Communion Retreat
  • First Communion Retreat
  • 40 Hours Devotion
  • Grandparents Day
  • Mass of the Presentation of the Lord
  • Mass of the Presentation of the Lord
  • Father Gabriel joins in a dodge ball game with 5th grade
  • Youth for Life
  • We welcome Fr. Sampson with a coffee social
  • Fr. Sampson prays with the Widow's of Prayer
  • First day of school blessing.
  • Father Gabriel blesses our School!
  • Blessing of our School!
  • First day of School Mass.
  • Widow's of Prayer new member promises.
  • Widow's of Prayer promises
  • Widow's of Prayer lifetime promise.
  • Widow's of Prayer following Promises
  • Annual Women's Summer Tea
  • BEAUTIFUL cake baked and decorated by Mary Wanhala
  • 2018 Totus Tuus- God is GOOD!
  • Our Beautiful church!
  • Opening Prayer Fall Festival 2018
  • The Kitchen crew
  • Kids' games
  • Parishioners enjoying fellowship at lunch
  • Josh Milani playing beautifully!
  • Lunch and fellowship
  • The Knights working hard in the beverage booth
  • Susie and Jes
  • Small Raffles
  • Father Gabriel blesses the Fall Festival
  • Theology Around the Fountain
  • Blue Mass flag ceremony
  • Volunteers host an ice cream social for residents at Hill Crest ...
  • Bill and Norma Schleppegrell celebrated 70 years married on August 28th, 2018.
  • Pre-glow run set up
  • Blue Mass
  • Assumption School Golf outing
  • Assumption School Golf outing
  • Golf outing
  • Golf outing
  • Totus Tuus water fight
  • Thank you Hibbing Fire Department!
  • Totus Tuus water fight
  • Totus Tuus water fight
  • Totus Tuus water fight
  • Totus Tuus water fight
  • Totus Tuus water fight
  • Totus Tuus water fight
  • Theology around the Fountain..introduction
  • Assumption Catholic School class of 1964 reunion
  • The Saints go Marching in.. Totus Tuus
  • Our wonderful Totus Tuus team!
  • Fr. Gabriel leads in prayer before our meal..
  • 2018 Parish Potluck..Totus Tuus
  • 1964 graduating class of Assumption School
  • Assumption students celebrated First Holy Communion at the School Mass
  • Mass is celebrated at the Lee Center in Hibbing every 2nd ...
  • The 2018 Parish Funspiel was a success, with many families gathering ...
  • Palm Sunday
  • The Council of Catholic Women presented a check to the Parish ...
  • Lenten Stations of the Cross
  • Fr. Beau talking about Palm Sunday with our Kindergarteners
  • The Annual 6th grade Crosswalk
  • 40 hour Deanery Lenten devotion
  • 40 hour Deanery Lenten Devotion
  • Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner.
  • The crowning of Blessed Mother Mary.
  • Engaged Weekend
  • Women of the Parish Easter Tea
  • Youth for Life had a successful bake sale, with proceeds given ...
  • Father Gabriel teaching our kids reverence before entering the Church.
  • Together for Life Father's Day Caramels
  • Father Gabriel celebrates 10 years of ordination. What a BLESSING.
  • Pierogi making with the 6th graders
  • Together for Life sells caramels
  • Fall Festival dodge ball with the sisters
  • Traditional water fight at Totus Tuus
  • Veteran's Day celebration with Assumption School
  • Parish Funspiel
  • Assumption School students raise funds for area life care centers.
  • Palm Sunday Preparations
  • Palm Sunday Preparations
  • Blessing of Palms at Blessed Sacrament
  • Palm Sunday Procession into the main Church

All Saints Day & All Souls Day Masses

All Saints Day Mass Schedule Friday, Nov. 1st 

(Holy Day of Obligation)

8:10am Blessed Sacrament; 12:05pm Immaculate conception; 6:30pm Blessed Sacrament

All Souls Day Masses Sat., Nov. 2nd

8am Mass Immaculate Conception

The Blessed Sacrament Parish Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament on Sat., Nov. 2nd at the 4:15pm.  At that time, we will remember and read the names of those in our Parish Family who have died this past year.  A dinner will follow in  St. Leo’s Hall. 


Community Halloween Party!

Community Halloween Party!  All are welcome to the Assumption School on Thurs., Oct. 31st from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  Please bring 2 food items to donate to the Thanksgiving baskets. 


Pasty Sale!

The Council of Catholic Women Pasty Sale!  Order pasties by calling Gail Checco at 262-3136. When ordering, please specify the quantity, and with or without rutabaga.  Please leave your phone number!  Pasties are $5 each, and orders will be taken through Oct. 27th.  Any orders after Oct. 27th will be on a waiting list.   Reminder calls will be made for pick-up on October 31st. 


Youth Event!

Cost is $50/Register at



Becoming Catholic? – Are you or someone that you know interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?  Classes on the Catholic Faith are on Mondays, with the first class on Sept. 23rd.  Please contact Fr. Jeremy with questions or to register [email protected] or 262-5541.  All are welcome! 


Rosary Coast to Coast

Participate in the Rosary Coast to Coast rallies being held simultaneously across the country on the 102nd anniversary of the Fatima Miracle of the Sun.  The Catholic Churches of our region will gather on October 13th at 2:45 pm at Leif Erickson Park, near the bridge, Duluth  to publicly pray the rosary at 3pm for our nation.  The intentions will be that life be respected at every stage of development, for marriage and families, religious freedom and a return of our nation to God.  These are the same intentions also prayed for every Sunday night at Blessed Sacrament at 7 pm during the Cenacles for Life and the Holy Hour. Everyone is encouraged to come.


2019 UCA

2019 UCA Assessment:                         $112,958.47

Collected as of 10-8-2019:                     $40,599.41

Need by 12-31-2019                                $72,359.06                                             


Take time to meet know speak with adore Him. Come to him with humbled hearts. The  Adoration Chapel is open:  Monday from 8:30am-9pm; Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 9pm; Thursday from 8:30am through 8:00am Friday. We adore You and we praise You... because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Blessed Sacrament:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 7:30 am

Wednesday - 8:30 am

Thursday, Noon

Saturday, 3 pm

Sunday 9:30 am

Immaculate Conception

Saturday, 11 am

(also, by appointment)

Prayer Chain

In need of special prayers? Please call: Nancy at 218-262-4401 or  Carolyn at 218-263-4684.

Mass Times

Blessed Sacrament - 4:15 pm
Immaculate Conception - 8:00 am
Blessed Sacrament - 10:00 am
+ Memorial Day through Labor Day:
BlSac/Side Lake: 10 am
Blessed Sacrament - 8:00 am
(9 am Weds. during the school year)
+ MASS IN LATIN 1st SATURDAY(each month) and all Saturdays during Lent:
Immaculate Conception 8:00 am

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs........8:30 am - 4:00 pm
*Friday.................8:30 am - 1:00 pm
*Beginning June 14th, the Office will close on Fridays until mid August.

Out of concern for the safety of our staff, if school is closed because of inclement weather, the parish office will also be closed.

2019 Mortgage Burning Celebration


The Parish is excited to offer wonderful and free Catholic content for everyone in the family!  Movies, books, studies, and much more is here and FREE for you as a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish.  Please click the link and create a user name and password using the parish code.  ENJOY!  

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Hymnal Memorials

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




Bankruptcy Letter from Bishop Paul Sirba

A letter from Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba, updating the faithful on the diocesan bankruptcy, was read in parishes across the diocese the weekend of May 4-5. The letter can be read here:  Letter from Bishop Paul Sirba.