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.
New Position for Hire
New Position for Hire:
Director of Discipleship and Mission, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
The Director of Discipleship and Mission plays a key role with the pastor in the discernment and enactment of the pastoral vision: making disciples, building communities, and inspiring witness through integrated initiatives of ministry and evangelization. Blessed Sacrament is looking to cultivate a much deeper sense of community, discipleship, and outreach, especially among young and middle-aged adults. Our parish has many established ministries, especially to the elderly and homebound, but is in need of focused growth in discipleship among younger and middle-aged adults and their families. Youth formation efforts are in the first stages of rebuilding and need guidance and support as well. We are seeking a creative leader who will forge new relationships in the church and community and who can encourage and challenge others to grow into faith leaders themselves.
The Director is thus called to equip, accompany, and guide lay leaders in discipleship, ministry and evangelization. The Director will also cultivate opportunities for community and friendship among our people. This role requires direct ministry as well as supervision of staff in the areas of faith formation and outreach. Please contact Fr. Daniel Weiske at [email protected] for more information.
Beginning Dec. 28th, confession hours are as follows:
Tuesday evening 5:30pm-6:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
- Susie Marchetti, Business Manager
- Jessica Koland, Parish Secretary
- Mary Wanhala, Outreach Ministries
- Josh Wopata, Director Faith Formation
- Ben Milani, Coordinator of Faith Formation
- Deacon Grant and Deb Toma, Family Faith Formation
- Jennifer Steinbrecher, Faith Formation
- Sue Schwartz, Liturgy/Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator
- Lorri Frankson, Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
+ SATURDAY: 4:15 pm
+ SUNDAY: 8:00 am * 10am
Side Lake Chapel Mass at 10am (through Labor Day)
Mon. No public Mass
Wed. - Fri. 8:00am *Mass is at 9:00am on Wednesdays during the School Year, including breaks.
+ MASS IN LATIN 1st SATURDAY (each month) and all Saturdays during Lent: 8:00am
Come be One Catholic Family Event!
Come be One Catholic family and join us for worship, adoration, a potluck dinner, fellowship, and recreation (time for kids to play). All people are invited to participate with us at Blessed Sacrament 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 10th. We ask each individual or family to bring a dish and we will provide all the silverware, drinks, cups, napkins, etc. Please RSVP to Josh 218-996-3314. All are welcome!
The Little Way of Marriage Free Catholic Marriage Workshop
The Little Way of Marriage Retreat Opportunity! Please click HERE for details on how to register for this free Catholic Marriage Workshop. If you register by January 22nd, you will have access to the retreat for the year 2022.
Statement from the Diocese of Duluth
Statement from the Diocese of Duluth
After considerable conversation with Bishop Daniel and after an abundance of prayer, Fr. Trevor Peterson has asked for some time to address personal issues in his life. He is thankful for the time that he spent with Blessed Sacrament parish in Hibbing and the many opportunities that he had to serve as a parochial vicar in this parish. It was through those opportunities that Fr. Trevor became aware of areas where he can grow in his personal life and as a priest in his service to parishioners.
Before being assigned to another parish, Fr. Trevor has asked to take some time to concentrate on addressing these areas for growth. For the time being, Fr. Trevor will be a priest-in-residence at the Cathedral Rectory.
Fr. Daniel Weiske has a team of parish leaders who will assist him in making sure that the parish and school services and programs will remain strong until that time when another parochial vicar is assigned to Blessed Sacrament parish.
May the Holy Spirit guide and lead us to Jesus, Who is the source of our happiness and fulfilment.
World Day of the Sick
Confidential prayer requests for the sick will be gathered at the entrances of the Church through February 11th, World Day of the Sick. This day was established by Pope John II and coincides with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, patroness of the sick. Pope Francis stated in a message on World Day of the Sick, "that, just like “Mary’s maternal vocation for all humanity, the Church, with its long-standing tradition of service to the sick, keeps its own maternal vocation to the needy and to the sick". Prayer intentions will be offered with the intercessory prayers at the 8 am Mass on the 11th. Ask for prayers for yourself, all those suffering from illness, disease or covid. Imitate the friends of the sick man in the Gospel of Mark, 2:4, who brought their friend to Jesus. Let us pray for the sick.
The Mercy Tour
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!
Funeral Luncheon Help Needed
Funeral Luncheon Help needed! Toni Peterson is stepping back from her luncheon group as leader. At this time, we are in need of funeral luncheon help. If you are willing to be a part of this wonderful ministry, please call Lorri 218-403-1256. Thank you!
Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates
Please click HERE to view the Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates.
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.
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.
We are reached our 2021 UCA goal. Praise God! THANK YOU for your generosity!
|Collected as of 1/25/2021||$111,169.22|
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.
Eucharistic Adoration is available in the Adoration Chapel each Thursday from 8:30am-7:00pm (NEW ADORATION HOURS).
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 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!