Update on the Deconstruction of Immaculate Conception Church
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.
Assumption School Employment Opportunity
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY! Assumption Catholic School is currently seeking licensed elementary teacher applicants for a 2022-2023 4th grade elementary teaching position. Please mail a cover letter, resume, and credentials to: Assumption Catholic School 2310 7th Ave. East Hibbing, MN 55746 (218) 263-3054 or email [email protected]. Need not be Catholic to apply. Assumption Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Parish do not discriminate in hiring practices or admissions processes on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin. All offers of employment are contingent on the results of a satisfactory criminal background check.
2022 Blessed Sacrament Parish Directory
We are excited to announce the plan to create a new Parish Directory with Universal Church Directories! We are all one Body... Sharing life in communion with Christ and our Church Family. We hope to have everyone in our new directory. Everything you need to know is available by clicking HERE.
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- Father William Skarich, Sacramental Minister
- Susie Marchetti, Business Manager
- Jessica Koland, Secretary
- Deacon Grant and Deb Toma, Family Faith Formation
- Ben Milani, Coordinator of Faith Formation
- Jennifer Steinbrecher, Faith Formation
- Sue Schwartz, Liturgy/Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator
- Lorri Frankson, Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
- David Pritschet, Principal of Assumption Catholic School
- Jim Hemmingson, Head of Maintenance
Resources to assist in understanding Roe vs. Wade overturn & helping Moms in Need
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Side Lake Chapel Mass at 10am (through Labor Day)
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Tuesday evening 4:30pm-5:15pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Star of the North Maternity Home Opportunities to help
Star of the North Maternity Home Iron Range is excited to welcome and serve our second mom, infant, and baby due in February. We are in dire need of rolls of quarters for laundry to keep up with our growing home. We are also in need of paper products such as paper towels, TP, and facial tissue. And finally, we need Target gift cards to congratulate our moms as they work through the program. Our first mom is in Phase 2, and our second mom is heading into phase one. These gift certificates allow them to celebrate their accomplishments. If you have any questions, or would like more information regarding our program, please call Kim Fagan at 218-206-1931 or email us at [email protected].
Healing and Hope In The Holy Spirit ~ Parish Retreat
CHURCH HOURS: The Church will be open for prayer each week as follows: Sunday 7:30am until the conclusion of 10am Mass; Mon., Tues., & Wed. 7:30am-4pm; Thurs. 7:30am-7pm; Fri. 7:30am-1:00pm; Saturday 8am-5pm.
Altar Server Formation/Refresher
Altar Server Formation /Refresher Thurs., Aug. 18th. (Those who have completed 4th grade on up)
Time of Formation: 12:00pm - 2:30 pm All new and current altar servers are invited to attend.
Register HERE Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 16.
If you have any questions, please email Sue Schwartz at [email protected]
Jacob Toma Transitional Deacon Ordination
Let us keep Jake in our prayers!
August 4, 2022
THE VATICAN UNVEILED: An Exploration of Legacies
THE VATICAN UNVEILED: An Exploration of Legacies
The event of this decade is finally here, you have heard about it, now it’s time to experience the largest Papal Artifacts Collection outside of Rome! Father Richard Kunst will be unveiling the curated collection August 19-21, 2022 at the DECC. This is the closest that most people will ever get to the Vatican or to meet a Pope. General Exhibit hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Early bird tickets available now at VaticanUnveiled.com or call 218-724-6201. $20/person, $18/senior, $40 family.
Pick up your family Activity Guide for the Vatican Unveiled Event, which is happening on August 19-21st. This Family Activity Guide is brought to you by the Diocese of Duluth's Office of Marriage, Family, and Life. It is full of activities for children to do before they arrive at the display. This book has pages to color, word finds, crossword puzzles, and a scavenger hunt to do at the collection. Children that work on the booklet and bring it to the display will be given a prize donated by Perkins Restaurants when they show their booklet to the clerk. Not only will this be fun for the whole family, but your children will also learn more about our Church History.
Upcoming Fall Weekend for the Engaged
Upcoming Fall Weekend for the Engaged Upcoming in-person Fall Engaged Weekend is scheduled for Oct. 8th and 9th at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Duluth. Engaged Weekends are part of the preparation for couples as they ready and approach the Sacrament of Matrimony. If you know a couple that is getting married within the next two years, please invite them to participate in the opportunity. More information and registration can be found at http://www.dioceseduluth.org/ The 2023 Engaged Weekend Schedule will be made available early Fall.
8th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon
Eighth Annual Anniversary Mass & Luncheon Couples from the Diocese of Duluth that are celebrating the marriage milestone of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 …. 50 and beyond are invited to our Eighth Annual Anniversary Mass and Luncheon on Sunday, October 2nd. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Felton and lunch will follow at Stella Maris/Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth Street, Duluth. All are welcome at Mass but space for lunch is limited to the first 50 couples who reserve a space. The lunch will be free for the celebrating couples. For spacing purposes, this event cannot accommodate additional family members this year. Reservations close on Wednesday, Sept. 21. For more information/registration, please go to the Diocese of Duluth website at http://www.dioceseduluth.org/
Save the Date! Fall Festival
Save the Date! We are excited to announce the Fall Festival is back and will be at Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, October 1st from 10:0am-2:00pm. Please watch upcoming bulletins and the website for your opportunity to help make this day a success for our Parish.
The Parish offers wonderful Catholic content as a free gift from our Parish! Please visit Formed.org and type in Parish code 6TMZPC for full access.
Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates
Please click HERE to view the Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates.
Notice on Scams
Notice on Scams Hackers have been targeting our parishes/parishioners with phishing emails, posing as priests, asking for money. We would like to remind everyone of these scams, and that the only way you should give money to the parish, is by, going to the parish and giving the money, mailing a check to the parish, or by giving online, through the parish's website. If you would like to give by any other means, you should contact the parish office in person or by phone. Thank You!
Blessed Sacrament Parish/Assumption School Year End Financial Report 2020-2021
Blessed Sacrament’s 20-21 Year-End Financial Statement has been mailed to parishioners. If you have not received one, please contact the parish office. In reviewing the statement, the parish concluded the fiscal year in the positive. Ending the year in the black is largely due to the sale of the Immaculate Conception rectory and the Payroll Protection Program Grant we received. This extra ordinary income, along with your continued generous contributions, has helped carry us through a very difficult time. Without your continued support, the parish’s year-end financial position would look very different.
Please click HERE to view the Blessed Sacrament Parish Year End Financial Report July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.
Please click HERE to view the Assumption Catholic School Year End Financial Report July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.
|Collected as of 8/02/2022||$44,511.66|
Eucharistic Adoration is available in the Adoration Chapel Thursday from 8:30am- Friday 8:00am.
Please click here to learn more about Safe Environment through our Diocese of Duluth website: Diocese of Duluth Safe Environment.
An update on the Immaculate Conception Closure
Update as of August 5th, 2022:
Update as of October 4th, 2021:
Please click HERE for an update on the Immaculate Conception Church dated October 2021.
Update as of November 2nd, 2020:
Update on Immaculate Conception Rectory: After four months on the market, we closed on the sale of the rectory, receiving our original asking price. The statue of the Blessed Mother from the south lawn will remain there until the Spring of 2021. At that time, she will be moved over to Blessed Sacrament. Please offer prayers for the new owner, that she may enjoy the house as much as our Parish did. We also ask for continued prayers as we discern the next steps to take with the church building.
Update as of September 19th, 2020:
Please click here to read the decree provided by Fr. James Bissonnette in regards to the reduction of the Immaculate Conception Church.: Decree provided by Fr. James Bissonnette in regards to Immaculate Conception.
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.
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!