Together in Spirit


“He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.’ ”

-- St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Joseph of the Lakes

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

What Makes a 'Good Person'

I am always put off by the person who describes himself or herself as ... Read More »

The Personal Encounter

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Looking to the future

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Funerals This Week

Fern Leavell's funeral is on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:30 am with visitation at 9:30 am.

Larry Poundstone's funeral is on Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 am with visitation at 9:30 am.

All Saints' Day Masses

   All SAll Saints' Dayaints' Day  is on Tuesday, November 1 and is a Holy Day of Obligation.

   St. Joseph of the Lakes will have Masses at 8:30 am and 6:30 pm.

Faith Formation Small Groups Back After MEA


Faith Formation Small Groups in Session on Monday, October 24 & Wednesday, October 26 and Joe's Diner is serving Sloppy Joe's!

Faith formation groupsIt will be a 'treat' this week as we serve our community with our 18th annual 'Trick or Canning' event.

On Monday and Wednesday we ask all our elementary and 7th & 9th Grade teens to bring non-perishable food items to church.

All faith formation small groups being and end at their normal times this week.  Group leaders are asked to help us get in the spirit of things by wearing a Halloween costume. 

For 7th & 9th graders the permission form for Trick or Canning is available by clicking here.

Rockin' Hallows Eve Dance

An evening of dancing and live music presented by St. Joe's own Java Soul. Have a ghoulish time at our Halloween Dance on Friday, October 28 starting at 7:00 pm in the Great Hall. Tickets are on sale now:

  • Adults - $8.00 (includes two beverages)
  • Children 12 & under - $5.00 (includes one beverage)
  • Family (2 adults and their children under 18) $25.00

Wear your Halloween costume and receive an additional free beverage!

St. Joe's Youth Group - Discover

St. Joe's YouthDiscover Logo Group, Discover meets this Sunday night, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Youth Room. We will discover God and His plans through Scripture, Saints and Church teaching. There will be time to play sports, snack and discuss what God has to do with your daily lives.  

This group is open to all High Schoolers - Join in - and meet your new Youth Minister - Gizzy Miko!


Why Give?

God has given us many gifts and He calls us to share these gifts to create a better community and a better world. Whether your gifts are financial in nature, giving of your time or your talents, there are many ministries here at St. Joseph's that will welcome your contributions! Learn more about giving today.

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Mass Times

Weekend Mass Schedule
5:00 pm Saturday
8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday

Daily Mass Schedule
Mon: Word and Communion 8:30am
Tues: Mass 6:30pm
Wed: Mass 8:30am
Thurs: Mass 8:30am
1st Thurs of the month: Mass 6:30pm
Fri: Mass 8:30am

The Catholic Spirit

Through education, Latinos could be key to pro-life movement’s success

From disadvantaged immigrants to millennials, Latinos are in the abortion industry’s crosshairs. And while the largest U.S. minority group’s involvement in the pro-life movement is critical, many lack information to counter pro-abortion arguments, said Astrid Bennett Gutierrez, executive director of the Los Angeles-based VIDA Initiative, which trains leaders to work in local communities to end abortion.

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New boarding program welcomes world to Totino-Grace High School

Fridley school converts retreat center to dormitory

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Cardinal-designate Tobin notes fears around immigration, refugees

Addressing a packed crowd at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Oct. 24, Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin dispelled misunderstandings about immigration and welcoming refugees.

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