Letter to Parishioners

Parishioners will receive a letter in the mail from Fr. Jeremy Bock in the next days, which provides the faithful with information to move through this time.  Please click here to read the letter: Letter to Parishioners.  

Guidance from Father Jeremy

Father Jeremy offers us guidance and hope during this time:

  • Stay home if you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms.
  • Practice good hygiene, such as hand washing.
  • Keep holy the Lord's Day with such practices as following Mass on television, the radio, or online; making a Spiritual Communion; and other practices, such as silent prayer, reading Scripture, praying the rosary, or other prayerful devotions.
  • Pray for each other and for all affected.

Prayer of Spiritual Communion:

My Jesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen. - St. Alphonsus de Liguori

 Please pray for an end to the spread of this virus and its impact on all of us. May God bless and protect us all.

God Bless, Fr. 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!  

Diocese of Duluth

Father Jeremy's bulletin article for the weekend of April 5th

Please click here to read Father Jeremy's bulletin article for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Palm Sunday April 5th, 2020.  

Sacrament of Reconciliation


Thursday, Noon

Saturday, 10 am & 3 pm




Divine Mercy Sunday - April 19th

Divine Mercy Sunday is April 19th  To prepare your heart for Divine Mercy Sunday, please pray a Novena to the Divine Mercy, beginning Good Friday to Divine Mercy Sunday. Please click here for a Novena Prayer: Divine Mercy Novena.

 “My heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially poor sinners...It is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a font overflowing with mercy. For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy. JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU. St. Faustina.. “(Diary, 367)


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.


Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak  Beginning Friday, March 20th, Daily, Sunday and Holy Week Masses through April 20th have been suspended.   Blessed Sacrament Church doors will be open Monday-Friday  from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.,  for those who would like to come in and pray.  Our Weekly Bulletin is posted on our website. You may also choose to make your contributions through online giving through our website.  To make an online gift, please click here:  Weshare Online giving. Should you need assistance or any spiritual support, please call the parish office 262-5541. Please see the weekly bulletin for more details.


Easter Flowers.

Thank you to those who donated in honor and memory of loved ones for flowers.  Please click here to see a list of those who were honored with a donation to our flower fund: Easter Flowers.


Palms will be available to pick up on Sunday, April 5th, beginning at 9:00am outside the link entrance of the Church.  Palms will also be available for pick-up inside the link entrance.  

Brian Lederer

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

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.   

Mass Broadcast

The 8am Mass is broadcast live each Sunday and re-broadcast during the week on Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10am.  Daily Mass is available on YouTube:  m.youtube.com/user/dailymass


"Rest with the Rosary"

Please join Fr. Jeremy and Fr. Sampson every evening at 7pm, live on Facebook to "rest with the rosary."  Let us be united in prayer! 

Parish Staff

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs........8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Office hours will be effective Monday, March 23rd-April 30th.

Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed April 9th-April 13th (Thursday-Monday) in observance of Easter.  God Bless!  

Love Thy Neighbor

A question on the mind of many people during any crisis is "how can I help?". As a parish we can come together to help our neighbors through this difficult time.  Prayer and a kind word goes a long way to easing the burden, especially for those who are alone or isolated.  Check in by phone with those who you know may be alone.  If you know someone who needs some help, let us know. The parish has a limited supply of food that can be distributed to those who need it.  We are asking for additional donations of food, supplies, diapers, baby wipes etc. Though the governor has asked us to "shelter in place" food distribution is an essential service and one that we can assist with.  Our parking lot link door will be open for drop off donations, Monday through Thursday from 8 to 2.  By reaching out to others we can show our love for Our Lord, Who gave His all for us, by loving our neighbor as our self. 



  • Sun, Apr 5th

  • Sun, Mar 29th

Event updates

The Friday Night Lenten Fish Dinners and pancake breakfasts are cancelled.

Mass at Guardian Angels on Tuesdays at 2:30pm is cancelled until further notice.  

No Coffee Socials following Masses.

Soup Suppers are cancelled.

Grandparents' Day and the Assumption School Spring Program scheduled for March 26th is cancelled at this time (there is a possibility to re-schedule).  

The Women's Conference scheduled in Duluth on March 29th is cancelled.

NO CYA classes March 18th & 25th.

NO Sunday School Classes March 22nd & March 29th.  

Lenten Adoration is closed.  The Adoration Chapel is closed until further notice.  The Faithful are invited to pray in the Church anytime between 7am-7pm, where Jesus is present in the tabernacle.  

The Assumption School Pierogi sale/making scheduled March 19th is cancelled.

All Masses are suspended until April 20th.

Stations of the Cross will not be led by a Priest.  Booklets are available in the Church on Friday evenings.  Those faithful who want to pray may do so.



Adoration Chapel Closure

Adoration Chapel Closure: Following the conclusion of the hour of Mercy at 4pm March 16th, 2020, the Adoration Chapel will be closed until further notice. The Faithful are encouraged to pray in the Church anytime from 7am-7pm, where Jesus is present in the tabernacle. Between the hours of 4pm-7pm, please use the link door entrance off the east parking lot.

Prayer Chain

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

Religious Education

All Religious Education classes are cancelled at this time.  Please check the website for important information.  




54 Day Novena for Courage and Protection

Please join in this Novena for Courage and Protection!  

54 day 3 hearts novena for Courage and Protection.  


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.

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
  • 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
  • Bishop Visit
  • Bishop Visit
  • Baking with the Saints
  • Bishop Visit
  • Womens' Retreat
  • Womens' Retreat
  • Bishop blesses the Guardian Angels Residents
  • Bishop Visit
  • Bishop Visit
  • 2019 Memorial Mass
  • Collection counting!
  • During the school shutdown, our INAC crew working hard to provide ...
  • Holy Week 2020 Stations of the Cross
  • Palm Sunday palms available outside the church for curbside pickup
  • Collecting food for those in need during the "Shelter at Home" order.
  • 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
  • Fr. Sampson enjoying our story hour with Assumption Students.
  • First Communion Mass
  • Hosptial and Homebound Ministry meeting
  • 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

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.  

2019 UCA

Way to Go!  Thank you to all who contributed to our 2019 UCA Campaign!  We reached our goal of $112,958.47 and only had to take $7,387.54 out of operating income! God Bless all of you!                      

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.


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

Prayer for a New Bishop

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




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!  

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




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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.