2019 Fall Festival!
We cordially invite you to our 2019 Fall Festival Saturday, October 5th from 10am-2pm. It is a great opportunity to gather as one, while we raise funds to support our parish. The most valuable contribution you can make is attending this event and inviting family and friends to join you as we celebrate who we are, the blessings we received from God, and reaching out to the surrounding community to share in and experience our many blessings. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase and pickup following Masses September 7th & 8th. Spread the word!
We will have a Fall Festival Meeting on Tues., Sept. 17th at 3pm in the Annex for department heads and anyone interested in helping at this year’s Oct. 5th Festival. Volunteers are needed in many areas. Please consider helping to make this year’s Festival a great success!!
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.
Becoming Catholic? – Are you or someone that you know interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Classes on the Catholic Faith will be 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!
Blessed Sacrament Men's Weekend Retreat!
Blessed Sacrament Men’s Weekend Retreat September 13-15th, 2019. The retreat starts Friday 6pm and ends after 10am Mass. This is a Spiritual Directed Retreat held at McCarthy Beach State Park and Side Lake Chapel. $25 Cost includes: camping, meals, materials. Registration information to follow! Registration required by Sept. 10th. Please click here to register: 2019 Men's Weekend Retreat . Questions? contact Deacon Grant at Parish center 218-262-5541.
Be still and Know that I am God… Psalms 46:10
2019 Built Upon a Rock Festival
Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Built Upon a Rock Fest! Nationally known Catholic recording artists Fr. Kevin McGoldrick and Dana Catherine will be performing on Sat., Sept. 14th, on the Cathedral grounds in Duluth. Free admission, free food and the event is open to the public. Begin the evening with Mass, celebrated by Bishop Sirba, at 4:00pm in the Cathedral. Then head across the street for the concert from 5:15-8:00. There will be Eucharistic Adorations in the Cathedral throughout the event and opportunities for Confession as well. Let’s come together for a simple, casual concert in an authentically Catholic atmosphere. Invite your friends and neighbors to this free event!
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration and the Parish Offices are closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.
54 Day Rosary Novena for America
Please join in the 54 Day Rosary Novena for America. The campaign is to call upon the intercession of Our Mother Mary "to heal our country and return to holiness." (Rosary Coast to Coast) it will conclude on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7th. The following week, on October 13th there will be an opportunity to join in the national Rosary Coast to Coast. Throughout America, on the 102nd anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Americans will be praying the Rosary for our nation. Mary's plea at Fatima was for souls to turn from sin toward God, do penance, make reparation and pray. Our Mother has given us a powerful prayer to offer to God as well as a weapon against sin that draws down chastisements on the world. Unite your Rosary with Catholics throughout America at 3 pm, October 13th, for the healing of our nation.
Mentor our Youth! CYA Teachers and Volunteers Needed
Mentor our Youth! CYA Teachers and Volunteers Needed! We invite Parishioner volunteers to mentor and teach our CYA classes on Wednesday nights during the school year. The only way to know your faith is to learn about it and the only way to learn about it is to have a good teacher and mentor. The youth of this parish need your help! If you are interested in planting the seed of Faith in our youth this year, please contact Daly Myers, our Youth Minister ([email protected]) or 218-262-5541. Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity!
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.
Summer Mass Schedule
Summer Mass Schedule
Saturday evenings: Blessed Sacrament; 4:15pm
Sunday: Immaculate Conception 8am; Blessed Sacrament 10am; Side Lake Chapel 10am
In need of special prayers? Please call: Nancy at 218-262-4401 or Carolyn at 218-263-4684.
2019 Mortgage Burning Celebration
- Father Gabriel Waweru, Pastor
- Father Jeremy Bock, Associate Pastor
- Jessica Koland, Parish Secretary
- Susie Marchetti, Business Manager
- Mary Wanhala, Outreach Ministries
- Daly Myers, Youth Minister
- Deacon Grant and Deb Toma, Family Faith Formation
- Jen Steinbrecher, Sunday School
- Sue Schwartz, Liturgy/Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator
- Lorri Frankson, Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
2019 UCA Assessment: $112,958.47
Collected as of 08-13-2019: $32,299.89
Need by 12-31-2019 $80,658.58
*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.
Take time to meet Christ...to know Him...to speak with Him...to 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
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
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 7:30 am
Wednesday - 8:30 am
Saturday, 3 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
Saturday, 11 am
(also, by appointment)
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!
Engaged Retreat Weekends! Are you getting married in the Catholic Church in 2019 and 2020?
Weekend for the Engaged: The last scheduled Weekend for the Engaged in 2019 will be held Oct. 26th and 27th in Hibbing at Blessed Sacrament Parish. Couples desiring to marry in the Diocese of Duluth need to attend this weekend as part of their preparation and discernment before receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information on this weekend can be obtained by contacting your parish priest or going to www.dioceseduluth.org/ marriage-and-family-life and clicking on Weekend for the Engage. Registration is limited and is available on a first come first service basis. The 2020 schedule starts up again in February of 2020. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Betsy Kneepkens 218-724-9111 or [email protected].
17-18 Fiscal year-end Report
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.