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.
2022 Pastoral Letter from Bishop Daniel Felton
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."
- Father William Skarich, Sacramental Minister
- Susie Marchetti, Business Manager
- Jessica Koland, Secretary
- Deacon Grant and Deb Toma, Family Faith Formation
- Ben Milani, Coordinator of Faith Formation
- Jennifer Steinbrecher, Faith Formation
- Sue Schwartz, Liturgy/Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator
- Lorri Frankson, Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
- David Pritschet, Principal of Assumption Catholic School
- Jim Hemmingson, Head of Maintenance
Tuesday evening 4:30pm-5:15pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Restored Retreat for Adults
After hours emergency
In case of an emergency after regular business hours, please call (218) 262-5441 ext. 7 to reach a Priest.
+ SATURDAY: 4:15 pm + SUNDAY: 8:00 am * 10am
Side Lake Chapel Mass at 10am (through Labor Day)
Wed. 8:00am *Mass is at 9:00am on
Wednesdays during the school year, including
Mass Schedule Change - Feb. 6th - 10th; Feb. 17th
Mass schedule Change: Due to the Clergy Retreat, there will be no Mass or confessions Mon., Feb. 6th - Fri., Feb. 10th, and Fri., Feb. 17th. Any Mass intentions listed for those dates will be fulfilled by Fr. Daniel and Fr. Bill at a private Mass on Retreat.
Televised 8am Sunday Mass
Each week, the 8am Sunday Mass is broadcast live on television Channel 805 & 118.5.
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Catechism in a Year Confab!
Join us Sunday, February 12th at 11:15am for a Catechism in a Year Confab! On select Sundays, Fr. Daniel or Fr. Bill will host a regular Catechism recap and Q&A session.
What is the purpose of life? What do we believe and why? How can I pray? The catechism is a rich tapestry of lessons for life. As Fr. Mike's podcast becomes quite a 'thing', some folks were asking for a chance to dive deeper, ask questions, and discuss.
We will hold the Catechism in a Year Confab twice per month, as able. If you like well-prepared answers, send questions ahead of time to [email protected]. We will generally meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Watch the parish calendar for specifics. Show up sporadically, show up every time. It doesn't matter.
Find the 15-minute episodes on most podcast platforms or https://youtu.be/OnWsRYVMm5c YouTube.
Evenings of Healing and Hope!
Evenings of Healing and Hope!
Honored from Above, On Fire with Love: Getting Things in Right Relationship
Our retreat team from Transformed by Love will be back for three Evenings of Healing and Hope!
Tuesdays Feb 21st, March 21st, and April 18th 6:30-8:00 pm
Please click HERE for details.
The 2023 Blessed Sacrament Family Funspiel will be held on Sun., March 5th at the Hibbing Curling Club. $40/Team with a guarantee of two games. Lunch, Beverages and Snacks Provided! Team draw is 11:30am. Clean shoes must be worn (no street shoes), and please wear warm clothing! 14 Team limit! Please register at the Parish Office, School Office, or Hibbing Curling Club 218-262-2841. Sign-up sheets are at the entrances of the Church. No experience necessary!
Star of the North Maternity Home Opportunities to help
Star of the North Maternity Home Iron Range is excited to welcome and serve our second mom, infant, and baby due in February. We are in dire need of rolls of quarters for laundry to keep up with our growing home. We are also in need of paper products such as paper towels, TP, and facial tissue. And finally, we need Target gift cards to congratulate our moms as they work through the program. Our first mom is in Phase 2, and our second mom is heading into phase one. These gift certificates allow them to celebrate their accomplishments. If you have any questions, or would like more information regarding our program, please call Kim Fagan at 218-206-1931 or email us at [email protected].
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.
Hungry Aspiring Saints!
“Hungry, Aspiring Saints” meets Tuesdays. All are welcome! Options: 5:15pm mass, 5:50pm meal, 6:30pm video, followed by open discussion until 8:00pm.
We will continue with “The Chosen” series:
*Feb. 7th - Cancelled; Feb. 14th and 28th - Season 1, Episodes 6-8
Star of the North Maternity Homes Annual Fundraiser!
Star of the North Maternity Homes Annual Fundraiser
Come one, come all to the Star of the North Maternity Homes Salmon Dinner raising money for moms and babies in the northland. Join us at the St. James Gym on Fri., March 17th from 5:30-8:30pm for a delicious salmon dinner (lasagna option available), live music and our annual auction. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and veterans, $10 for kids ages 6-12 and 5 and under eat free. Purchase your tickets and RSVP now at www.StaroftheNorthMaternityHome.org
Do you or a family member or friend need to learn about resources to help with an addiction concern? Or do you just need someone to talk with? You can reach out to a member of CALIX. Help is one call away. CALIX is an association of Catholics in addiction, and family members and friends affected by addiction, who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12 Step program. On a confidential basis, you can call 612-383-8232 (Jim R.) or 651-587-4668 (Jim B.) or www.calixsociety.org. You need not disclose your name. We can provide information and recovery support. We can tell you about meetings that support those in recovery.
Resources to assist in understanding Roe vs. Wade overturn & helping Moms in Need
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.
Notice on Scams
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!
Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates
Please click HERE to view the Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates.
Blessed Sacrament Parish/Assumption School Year End Financial Report 2020-2021
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 learn more about Safe Environment through our Diocese of Duluth website: Diocese of Duluth Safe Environment.
Immaculate Conception Update
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.
Immaculate Conception update
Update on the Deconstruction of Immaculate Conception Church
An update on the Immaculate Conception Closure
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:
- 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!