2310 7th Avenue East | Hibbing, MN 55746 | 218-262-5541

Blessed Sacrament Parish



WEEKEND MASS SIGN UP - Please sign up 1 spot per household.  If there are more than 6 people in your household, please sign up for 2 spots.  Please click here to sign up for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses:  The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses August 8th & August 9th.

DAILY MASS SIGN-UP - Please sign up 1 spot per household.  If there are more than 6 people in your household, please sign up for 2 spots.  Please click here to sign up for Daily Mass:  Daily Mass sign up August 4th - August 7th.

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 262-5541 or Deb 218-295-2130 with registration questions.  God Bless!  

Face Coverings

Reminder: The State of Minnesota requires face coverings per Emergency Executive Order 20-81.  Please keep this in mind when attending Masses going forward. Thank you!

Bishop-elect Michel J. Mulloy appointed for the Diocese of Duluth

Welcome Bishop-elect Michel J. Mulloy!  Please click here for the full article:  Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy is appointed to the Diocese of Duluth.


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.

Church Hours

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; Side Lake Chapel 10am



Virtual Bible Camp ~ Camping in God's Creation

Camping in God's Creation! 

5 Days of Faith Based Camping Theme Activities

August 10th - 14th, 2020

All online - Daily Email & Flipgrid

3yrs - 6th grade & Beyond

$20 per Family

SIGN UP today!  Please click here to for detailed information  Virtual Bible Study Camp August 10th - 14th.

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
  • 6th grade graduation! Congratulations
  • 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

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.  SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED for weekend and Daily Masses.  


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.

Mass Times

Blessed Sacrament - 4:15 pm
8:00 am * 10am
Side Lake Chapel Mass at 10am
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

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.  

The Sajevic Family is Home!

The Sajevic Family home!  Please help make this transition easier by providing a meal for them.  Please keep this wonderful family in your prayers as Rose continues to heal.  

Please click here to help provide a meal for Rose and her family.



Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed!  We are in need of volunteers to assist in a safe return to Mass.  Please consider volunteering as Usher, Greeter, or part of a Cleaning team.  If you can help, please call the Parish Office 262-5541.  Thank you.


Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Blessed Sacrament Parish on 8/19/2020.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit [www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle]www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979

For more detail, please click here:  Life Line Screening information.

For COVID procedures for this event, please click here:  Life Line COVID requirements.


Updated Protocals for Public Masses

Please click here for updated protocols for public Masses: Updated Protocols for Public Masses dated May 23, 2020.

"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!  

The rosary was given to St. Dominic in the 1200's, by Mary, as "the weapon the blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world".  In the 20th century, theologian Fr. Reginald Garrigou-LaGrange said, "What the word of the preacher (St. Dominic) was unable to do, the sweet prayer of the Hail Mary did for hearts".  Pope Leo XIII said," thanks to this new method of prayer...piety, faith and union began to return and devices of the heretics to fall to pieces".  Our world is in much need of the assistance this heavenly prayer can obtain for us.  Our mother has told us often to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners and for peace.  As we are beginning to return back to church, we are resuming our practice of praying the Rosary for Life on Tuesday mornings before Mass at 7:30am, the rosary for children at 8:30am on Wednesday, and the Rosary for Priests at 8:30am Thursday mornings after Mass.  Social distancing will be practiced.


2020 UCA

UCA Assessment  $108,792.65
Collected as of 07/14/2020 $42,952.41
Needed by 12/31/2020 $65,840.14

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?




Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is available in the Main Church each Thursday from 12:00pm-5:00pm. 


Confessions are available Thursday at 12:00pm; Saturday at 10:00am and 3:00pm.  The confessions have moved to the nursery.  

Mass Broadcast

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.


Safe Environment

Please click here to learn more about Safe Environment through our Diocese of Duluth website:  Diocese of Duluth Safe Environment.

Parish Staff

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday........8:30am - 4:00pm
Closed on Fridays during the Summer months

Fr. Jeremy's bulletin article for July 26th

Please click here to read Fr. Jeremy's bulletin article for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Fr. Jeremy's bulletin article the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 26th, 2020.


  • Sun, Aug 2nd

  • Sun, Jul 26th

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





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!  

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.

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

An update on the Immaculate Conception Closure

Update as of July 28th, 2020:

The rectory has been on the market for roughly a month.  In that time, we have had one offer that fell through.  Please pray the right buyer comes along to purchase the property.  With the potential for a sale, the rectory was readied to be emptied and items moved over to the Blessed Sacrament Rectory.  We patiently await the installation of our new Bishop to be able to proceed with the status reduction of the church.

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

Restoration Updates

Restoration Updates:  

If you have been on or driven by the church campus in recent weeks, you may have noticed work being done on the rectory.  We have contracted with Jerome Stanoch of Building Restoration Services to remove the chimney and repair damage done to the roof and exterior walls from years of water infiltration.  Bricks on the north wall have been removed and replaced, and the column on the balcony on the east side above the patio has been demolished and rebuilt.  It, too, had sustained much damage due to water infiltration.  The old gutters will be replaced with large new gutters capable of shedding large amounts of water away from the building.

Once the rectory work is complete, Jerome will move to work on stabilizing and securing the guttering system on Blessed Sacrament Church.  His work here should help prevent future ice damming on the roof.

This is not the first time Jerome has worked on Blessed Sacrament.  He spent the summer of 2015 restoring, cleaning, and tuck pointing our bell tower.  We thank God for his talents and expertise!


2019 Mortgage Burning Celebration

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.