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.
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.
- 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
Fr. Gabriel's bulletin article for the 3rd Sunday of Lent
Please click here to read Fr. Gabriel's bulletin article for the Third Sunday of Lent: Fr. Gabriel's Bulletin article for the 3rd Sunday of Lent 03-07-2021.
Friday....8:30am - 1:00pm
Blessed Sacrament - 4:15 pm
8:00 am * 10am
Side Lake Chapel Mass at 10am (through Labor Day)
Blessed Sacrament - Monday -Friday 8:00 am
+ MASS IN LATIN 1st SATURDAY(each month) and all Saturdays during Lent: 8:00 am
40 Hours Devotion
Lenten Fridge Edition
The Parish offers many opportunities to grow closer to Jesus this Lent. Adoration, Mass, Parish Retreat, Consecration to St. Joseph, and Stations of the Cross are some of these wonderful opportunities. Please click the link to view the Lenten Fridge Edition: Lenten Fridge Edition.
Parish Lenten Retreat ~"Create a Clean Heart in Me O God"
Parish Lenten Retreat Please join us Sat., March 20th from 8am to 1pm in the church for our Lenten parish retreat. We will conclude the retreat with lunch – your choice of take home or socially distanced fellowship/meal in St. Leo’s Hall / Annex. Please register by March 12th at the Parish office. Our retreat theme will be "Create a Clean Heart in Me O God." All are welcome!
In need of special prayers? Please call: Nancy at 218-262-4401 or Carolyn at 218-263-4684.
2021 Hibbing Deanery Lenten Penance Services
Free Marriage Seminar
In honor of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and as a Lenten resource, the Marriage in Christ At Home Seminar is free for couples who sign up by March 31, 2021. The Diocese of Duluth Office of Marriage, Family and Life would like to encourage couples to take advantage of a free offering to strengthen your marriage. You can find more information and sign up by going to https://marriageinchrist.com/. Once registered, access is free through May 31, 2021. This free access is made possible by a grant from Communication Center, the nation's largest distributor of Catholic religious education materials. Invite God into Your Marriage. Every couple needs the Lord to love them as a couple. Only in Christ and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, can we live a married life full of the Love of God. Make your marriage stronger in five weeks!
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.
Call to Action
“The Equality Act discriminates against people of faith and threatens unborn life. Tell your elected officials to oppose it! Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The Equality Act, which is being voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives soon, in many ways does the opposite and needs to be opposed. Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith. The Equality Act would: punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities, simply because of their beliefs; force girls and women to compete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women; risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions; force people in everyday life, and especially health care workers, to support gender transition; and expand what the government considers a ‘public’ place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs.” (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) Contact your elected officials directly or go to the USCCB website to their Action Center for pre-composed email statement.
All Lenten Adoration hours have been filled!! As of Feburary 14th, nearly 80 adorers have committed to one or more hours. If anyone else if interested in signing up for an hour, please contact Sue Schwartz at [email protected] If you are unable to commit at this time, please stop in when you can.
Please note below the following changes:
- Adoration is available 7 days a week beginning at noon and concluding at 7:00 pm.
- Adoration will be held in the main church.
- The Adoration schedule, prayer intention slips and sign-in book will be located in the east entry vestibule, right before Mary’s Altar as you enter the main Church.
- The east link doorways by the back parking lot will be open for easy access to the main church.
- The church will continue to be sanitized to ensure everyone’s safety.
Faith Formation Registration
Registration is OPEN for our 2020-2021 Faith Formation (Sunday School & CYA Programs). We encourage ONLINE REGISTRATION. Please click here to register: Faith Formation Registration. For paper registration and more information, please click below:
Lenten Parish Mission
Lenten Parish Mission, Feb. 28th- March 3rd The Parishes of Cook, Tower, and Orr will be hosting two Franciscan priests, Friars of the Renewal, for a three-day parish mission. The mission will feature dynamic preaching, times for prayer, and opportunities for Confession.
*Sunday, Feb. 28th- 4pm @Holy Cross in Orr
*Monday, March 1st- 9am @St. Martin’s in Tower (begin with Mass) and 6pm @St. Mary’s in Cook
*Tuesday, March 2nd- 9am @St. Mary’s in Cook (begin with Mass) and 6pm @St. Martin’s in Tower
*Wednesday, March 3- 9am @St. Martin’s in Tower (begin with Mass) and 6pm @St. Mary’s in Cook
Everyone is welcome for one or more of the sessions. There will be a free will offering taken at each session. Please call the parishes at 218-666-5334 or visit our website stmmhc.com for more information.
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-5pm; Fri. 7:30am-1pm; Saturday 8am-5pm.
MASS TIMES: Daily Mass times: Monday-Friday 8am.
Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:15pm; Sunday 8am & 10am
Reminder: The State of Minnesota requires face coverings per Emergency Executive Order 20-81. Please keep this in mind when attending Masses. Thank you.
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!
The 8am Mass is broadcast live each Sunday on local Channel 5. The Mass is re-broadcast during the week on Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10am. The 8am & 10am Masses are broadcast live on our Blessed Sacrament YouTube Channel. Please click here to tune into Mass and subscribe to our channel: YouTube Link for livestream of 8am and 10am Masses.
Family Life Care Center Assistance
Our Hibbing Family Life Center, formerly known as Options for Women, has been hard hit financially due to the Coronavirus. The services they provide are dependent on the generosity of people committed to life and on fundraisers. Both venues have been severely hampered or curtailed during this crisis. In order to even keep their doors open, they are need of financial assistance, as well as baby items such as diapers, wipes, formula, etc. They counsel women contemplating abortion, help families with baby necessities, and provide parental education in the Learn to Earn Program. The message on their website is, "If you are unsure where to turn, we will walk with you. If you need baby items, we will share. If you want to talk, we will listen, If you are feeling alone and scared, we will be there". Please be there for them in this time of emergency. Donations can be dropped off in person from 10am-1pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 802 E. Howard St. Hibbing. Or, you may call them 262-5768 for questions.
Important update! Access to Parish Offices: Now that school is in session, please use Door 2 or Door 3 on 7th Ave to gain access the parish offices. Door 10 from the parking lot may also be used, but you will need to walk through the courtyard or around through the church to the other link. The doorway into St. Leo's Hall will remain locked. St. Leo's Hall is temporarily being used as the school cafeteria to socially distance our students.
"Rest in the Rosary"
Please join us at 7pm, live on Facebook, to "rest in the rosary." Let us be united as a family in prayer!
The rosary was given to St. Dominic in the 1200's, by Mary, as "the weapon the blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world". In the 20th century, theologian Fr. Reginald Garrigou-LaGrange said, "What the word of the preacher (St. Dominic) was unable to do, the sweet prayer of the Hail Mary did for hearts". Pope Leo XIII said," thanks to this new method of prayer...piety, faith and union began to return and devices of the heretics to fall to pieces". Our world is in much need of the assistance this heavenly prayer can obtain for us. Our mother has told us often to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners and for peace. As we are beginning to return back to church, we are resuming our practice of praying the Rosary for Life on Tuesday mornings before Mass at 7:30am, the rosary for children at 8:30am on Wednesday, and the Rosary for Priests at 8:30am Thursday mornings after Mass. Social distancing will be practiced.
|Collected as of 12/31/2020||$103,998.01|
|Paid out of operation funds||$4,794.64|
Thank you to those who prayed for our United Catholic Appeal donations and those who contributed toward our goal!
Eucharistic Adoration is available in the Main Church each Thursday from 12:00pm-5:00pm.
*During Lent from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17th - Wednesday, March 31st, Eucharistic Adoration is available from Noon -ending at 7pm. Adoration is located in the Main Church. We invite each of you to spend time with Jesus this Lent!
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.
2019-2020 Fiscal Year-end Report
Please click here to view the fiscal year-end report: 2019-2020 Year-End Financial Report July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
Diocese of Duluth ~ Letters to the Faithful
What Can I Expect During "Phase 2 Liturgy during the Pandemic"?
A letter was sent May 20th, detailing what to expect upon returning to public Mass. To view this letter, please click here: What Can I Expect During "Phase 2 Liturgy during the Pandemic"?.
In order to safely return to Mass, we are asking for volunteers to assist in the areas of Security, Greeter/Usher, and Cleaning team following Masses. If you are interested in helping with the return to Mass, please call the Parish Office 262-5541.
Updated Protocals for Public Masses
Please click here for updated protocols for public Masses: Updated Protocols for Public Masses dated May 23, 2020.
Return to Public Mass
The illustrations show what the Church will look like with our limited return.
Fr. Jeremy's YouTube Videos
Please click the links below to view videos provided by Father Jeremy:
Return to Public Mass ~ Think in terms of Households for seating and Communion
As we return to public Mass for sign up, seating and communion we will have to get use to thinking in terms of Households. Social distancing limits us based on households.
Your gifts will help us reach the most vulnerable during this time. Please consider signing up for online giving through our website. You may also mail in contributions to: 2310 7th Ave. E. Hibbing, MN. Thank you for your continued generosity!
In Nov. 2015, the Parish received new Missals from JourneySongs, which is a permanent, hard cover book that includes Sunday readings for all three liturgical cycles (A, B, & C), many beautiful prayers and reflections and Rites of the new Church. We are offering Hymnal Memorials. If you would like to dedicate a book “in memory of a loved one, or to honor someone you know”, please fill out the Hymnal Memorial form and return to the Parish Office. Forms can be found at the church entrances, or please stop by the Parish Office.
Recommended donation per book: $20
Help us stay connected with you!
Parishioners! We want to stay connected to you during this time. Please take a moment and click the link to submit updated contact information to our Parish Staff. Parishioner Information Form. God Bless you and stay well.
Divine Mercy Image on Door for Home Protection - by Fr. Mark Goring
Please click here for a video showing how the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will protect our homes. Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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!