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.
Friday....8:30am - 1:00pm
Fr. Gabriel's bulletin article for The Ascension of the Lord.
Please click HERE to read Fr. Gabriel's bulletin article for The Ascension of the Lord.
No Confessions Thursday, May 13th
There are no confessions Thursday, May 13th at 12:00pm. Confessions are available Saturday at 10am & 3pm.
- 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-1pm; 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.
Father Daniel Felton named next Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth
Pope Francis has named the Very Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., to become the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth. His episcopal ordination and installation as bishop of Duluth have been set for May 20. Please click HERE to read the full article.
Please click HERE to view the press conference held April 7th, welcoming Bishop-elect Felton to our Diocese.
The ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Daniel Felton will take place at 11 a.m. May 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. The evening before, Vespers will be celebrated at the Cathedral at 5 p.m. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person attendance at these events is by invitation only. However, the ordination will be livestreamed by the Cathedral and available at www.dioceseduluth.org. Bishop-elect Felton is also planning to celebrate Masses in each of the diocese’s five deaneries in the coming months to meet the faithful.
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.
Novena to the Holy Spirit
The Novena to the Holy Spirit, the oldest novena, was instituted by the risen Jesus Himself when He sent His apostles to go to Jerusalem to pray. “And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with the power from on high”. ( Luke 24:49) The gifts of the Holy Spirit poured upon the Apostles at Pentecost enabled them to proclaim with charity, clarity and boldness all that Jesus taught them. The gifts received then, at the birth of the Church, are the same gifts we receive from the Holy Spirit. Charity, clarity, and boldness in passing on all that Jesus gave us is as much needed now as it was then. The Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit begins Fri., May 14th and concludes on Pentecost Sunday. Pray that the Holy Spirit will enflame the hearts of the faithful, with the fire of God’s love, that they may in turn help enkindle a flame in the unbelieving, the lukewarm and the ignorant. Copies of the novena can be picked up at the entrances of the church. Please click HERE to find the Novena Prayers.
|Collected as of 05/02/2021||$13,930.00|
|Needed by 12/31/2021||$97,239.22|
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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. The confessions have moved to the nursery.
Please click here to learn more about Safe Environment through our Diocese of Duluth website: Diocese of Duluth Safe Environment.
Volunteers are needed for camera operator (8:00am & 10:00am Masses), cleaner (following 8am Mass), and Usher (all three Masses). If you are able to help, please fill out the following form: VOLUNTEER FORM. Thank you!
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!