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.
In case of an emergency after regular business hours, please call (218) 262-5541 ext. 7 to reach a Priest.
Fall Festival! Blessed Sacrament Church is holding its Fall Festival Saturday, October 7th from 10am -2pm. Join us for delicious homemade bakery and deli items like Antipasto and Sarma balls, beautiful handmade crafts, bountiful raffle items, Kids Games, Cookies and Candy by the pound and more! Lunch will be a choice of cold deli sandwich with wild rice soup or sloppy joe, hot and cold beverages to choose from, and delicious homemade pies by the slice! Live music with Cowboy Angel Blue from 10:30am-1:30pm. You will have the opportunity to enter our grand raffle, with $5,000 cash prizes awarded the day of the Festival. Raffle tickets are available at the Parish Office or following select Sunday Masses. Everyone welcome!
Grand Raffle $5000 in CASH PRIZES!
Grand Prize: $1,500, 2nd Prize $1000, 3rd Prize $500, 4th Prize $500 Super One Gift Card, 5th Prize $500 Holiday Gas Card, 6th Prize $500 L & M Gift Card, 7th Prize $500 Scrip (can be used at hundreds of locations)
Tuesday evening 4:30pm-5:15pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.
40 Days for Life
Our Blessed Sacrament Parish has made a commitment to the 40 Days for Life campaign in Duluth and has a parish block of hours to fill.
You are needed to give a public witness by peacefully praying at 32 E First Street. Duluth, MN 55802. You may bring a chair.
We are committed to fill these time slots with at least 2 persons per hour. There is an urgent need to sign up for the September 30 timeslots.
Sign up in the office and sign the required Statement of Peace.
Saturday, September 30 for a 1–2-hour time slot between 11am to 500pm
Saturday, October 14 for a 1-2-hour time slot between 10am to 600pm
If possible, sign up for a 2- hour minimum time slot (You may bring a chair to pray.)
Each week, the 8am Sunday Mass is broadcast live on television Channel 805 & 118.5. This Mass is also livestreamed on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
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Couples celebrating marriage year milestones of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 or more are invited to the ninth annual Anniversary Mass and Dinner Saturday, Oct. 21. Mass will be at 5 p.m. with Bishop Daniel Felton at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, with dinner to follow at Stella Maris — Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth St., Duluth. All are welcome at Mass, but space for dinner is limited to the first 50 couples who reserve a space. The dinner will be free for the celebrating couples. For spacing purposes, this event cannot accommodate additional family members this year. There is no charge for this event. Please visit www.dioceseduluth.org (Marriage and Family) to register.
“Hungry, Aspiring Saints” meets Tuesdays. Catholics & non-Catholics are always welcome! Options: 5:15pm Mass, 5:50pm meal, and 6:30pm video followed by open discussion until 8:00pm. Please join us!
Tickets can be purchased online HERE.
Caring for God’s Children
Family Life Center is a Pro-Life organization offering services and assistance to all men, women and children throughout the Iron Range free of charge. We offer pregnancy testing, counseling, information, education and assistance with diapers, children’s clothing, formula, bottles, blankets, baby equipment, cribs and many more items needed for babies and preschoolers. Center locations are: 802 E Howard St, Ste 3, Hibbing; and 820 N 9th St, Ste 130, Virginia. In Ely you can pick up baby item at 111 S 4th Ave E. FLC provides assistance to approximately 50 little ones on a weekly basis. Please consider helping with this ministry by making a monetary or diaper donation or volunteering at a center. Donations can be mailed to the Hibbing address or dropped off at any location. If you have questions please call 218-262-5768 or 320-293-2099.
Please click the picture above to read the Letter, or click HERE to hear the audio version of "Healing, Hope and Joy in Jesus, A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Daniel Felton of the Diocese of Duluth."
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.
Please click here to learn more about Safe Environment through our Diocese of Duluth website: Diocese of Duluth Safe Environment.
Immaculate Conception Church Property: The Finance Council is looking for parishioners to serve on an exploratory committee for the development of the Immaculate Conception Church Property. Please contact Bill Manney at 218-929-0755 if interested. A meeting date will be set later this summer.
October 26, 2022, Update on Immaculate Conception: As of today, the chandelier light fixtures have been purchased by an antiques restoration company; the cornerstone, Immaculate Conception Church name plate, and the Marian Statue from above the main entrance have been removed from the building and brought to Blessed Sacrament to be incorporated there. The baldachin has been removed and placed in storage until a new home is found. Kitchen items like the dishwasher, glassware, and the like have been purchased by local restaurants. Any remaining dishes have been sent to the Iron Range Maternity Home, Range Transitional Housing, and other places that will help people get set up in homes. All utilities have been disconnected, and Bougalis and Sons Construction has moved up the start of deconstruction to tomorrow-October 27, 2022, at which time, the bells will be removed from the tower and placed into storage. This is a somber moment, but we look to the past with gratitude for the graces offered at this site, and we look ahead with trust in God’s providence. Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
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:
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!
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.