As we enter this interim period with one priest serving at the parish, in consultation with the Bishop, Fr. Daniel has decided upon the following schedule. Please click HERE to view the schedule, effective Dec. 22nd, 2021. There are no changes to the weekend Mass schedule.
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.
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.
Please click HERE to view the 2021 Christmas Fridge Edition.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses
Wednedsay, December 8th (Holy Day of Obligation)
*9am (Assumption School Mass) *5:30pm
Christmas Mass Schedule
Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve *4:00pm * 8:30pm
Saturday, December 25 Christmas Day *10:00am *Noon Guardian Angels Mass (not public)
Sunday, December 26th The Holy Family Masses*8:00am *10:00am
To fulfill the obligations for both Christmas and Sunday, Dec. 26th (The Holy Family), the faithful are obliged to participate in two Masses (one for Christmas and one for The Holy Family).
Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God Mass:
(Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year) Sat., Jan. 1st at 9am
The 8:30pm Christmas Eve Mass and 10am Christmas Day Mass will be available live on Channel 5 and Facebook and YouTube. To view these Masses live, please click HERE.
1st Annual Artists Trunk Show & Holiday Festival
Sat., Dec. 4th, 2021 10 am-2 pm
JJ’s Coffee and Ice Cream 212 E Howard Street Hibbing
Family Fun with Children’s Activities ~ Local Handcrafts ~ Goodies &Treats~ Proceeds will go towards opening “Star of the North Maternity Home Iron Range”in Hibbing for homeless pregnant women.
Sponsorships Welcome / Questions? Email [email protected]/or Cathy 218-969-2496
Women of the Parish! The Christmas tea will be Tues., Dec. 14th, beginning at noon in the Courtyard Annex. There is no charge for the tea. Please call the Parish Office (262-5541) to RSVP no later than Fri., Dec. 10th.
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!
Restored Retreat for Adults All adults, 21 and older, are invited to come to the Diocesan Restored retreat! Come be restored in both body and soul. Enjoy good food, time with others in good community, thought-provoking talks, time for relaxation, and an opportunity for Adoration, Mass, and Confession. The retreat will be taking place Jan. 21 - 23 at Sugar Lake Lodge near Grand Rapids. The link to register and more information can be found at www.dioceseduluth.org/Restored. Spots are very limited due to COVID, so register today!
Theology Uncapped is excited to announce our next event, Thursday January 27, 2022, featuring Father Richard Kunst and Pastor Rollie Brockbrader. This event topic is: “Salvation” and is being held at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1419 St. Benedict Street, Duluth MN. The cost is $25 which includes a catered meal from Famous Dave’s, beer, wine, pop and coffee. Seating is limited at 215, so register now at www.theologyuncapped.org. Please contact Deacon John Foucault @ (218)393-0631 if you are unable to register online.
Please click HERE to view the Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates.
Blessed Sacrament Parish needs a part-time custodian to clean the church and do light housekeeping in the parish offices. Duties include empty garbage, dry & wet mop floors, dusting, vacuuming, clean bathroom near Adoration Chapel. If you feel called to serve the Lord in this way, please contact Susie in the parish office for more information. 262-5541.
Kids Club part-time position available! Kids Club is looking for a dependable, flexible, fun-loving addition to the Kids Club after school team to help from 2pm-6pm during the week— no weekends or holidays. Duties include watching students, organizing games and activities, crafts, helping with homework and snack. On the job training available with current staff. Please contact Susie Marchetti in the Business Office if you, or someone you know, may be interested in this position 218-262-5541. Successful completion of a criminal background check needs to be done prior to final job offer.
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’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.
Please click HERE to read Fr. Daniel's letter to Parishioners dated November 1st, 2021.
|Collected as of 11/17/2021||$68,665.20|
|Needed by 12/31/2021||$42,504.02|
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).
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.
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:
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!