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.
Fr. Gabriel's bulletin article for Father's Day
Please click HERE to read Fr. Gabriel's bulletin article for Father's Day.
Mass obligation reinstated July 1st
In coordination with the other dioceses in Minnesota, Bishop Daniel Felton is reinstating the Sunday Mass obligation effective July 1st. Please click HERE to read the full article from Bishop Daniel Felton.
- Father Gabriel Waweru, Pastor
- Susie Marchetti, Business Manager
- Jessica Koland, Parish Secretary
- Mary Wanhala, Outreach Ministries
- Josh Wopata, Director 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
Blessed Sacrament - 4:15 pm
8:00 am * 10am
Side Lake Chapel Mass at 10am (through Labor Day)
Blessed Sacrament - Monday -Thursday 8:00 am
+ MASS IN LATIN 1st SATURDAY(each month) and all Saturdays during Lent: 8:00 am
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-2:30pm; Saturday 8am-5pm.
MASS TIMES: Daily Mass times: Monday-Thursday 8am. Beginning Friday, April 16th, all 8am Daily Masses on Fridays are suspended until further notice. Any Mass intentions previously scheduled for a Friday will be fulfilled at a private Mass.
Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:15pm; Sunday 8am & 10am; Beginning May 30th, we will have an additoinal 10am Mass at the Side Lake Chapel. Mass at the Side Lake Chapel will continue each Sunday at 10am through Labor Day.
Welcome Mass and Dinner for our New Bishop Daniel Felton
All are invited and encouraged to attend a Hibbing Deanery Welcome Mass and Dinner for Bishop Daniel Felton on Wed., June 23rd. We will begin with Mass at 5:30pm, followed by dinner.
2021 Totus Tuus Summer Program
Registration is OPEN! Please click on the Faith Formation Tab in our menu to register.
Our 8am & 10am Sunday Masses, along with other Parish Events are available on Livestream. Please click the link to view Livestream Masses and events at our Parish.
Annual Father's Day Caramel Sale
This Weekend, Together in Life, Blessed Sacrament Parish pro-life ministry, is having its Annual Father’s Day Caramel Sale. Pick up your caramels in the Church entrances following Mass. The cost is $5 per bag. The ministry uses the proceeds from sales to support life and family needs.
|Collected as of 06/15/2021||$31,661.60|
|Needed by 12/31/2021||$79,507.62|
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 Main Church each Thursday from 12:00pm-7:00pm.
Confessions are available Thursday at 12:00pm; Saturday at 10:00am and 3:00pm.
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 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!