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

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 6:30 pm
Wed: Mass 8:30 am
Thurs: Mass 8:30 am
1st Thurs of the month: Mass 6:30 pm
Fri: Mass 8:30 am




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Faith Formation Registration 2018-2019

Welcome to Faith Formation Registration 2018-2019!

We at St. Joe’s are excited to offer you a full array of fast-paced, high-energy, faith-forming programs and activities. They are designed for you and your family to become spiritually alive in the best practices of the Catholic faith.

There are a few changes to our registration process and programming for the upcoming year. All registrations for Faith Formation sessions have moved to an electronic format.  Details regarding this process can be found below.

Early Childhood Sunday Program (Ages 3 - Kindergarten) meet on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Elementary Faith Formation (grades 1st through 6th) session time will increase by 15 minutes and students will begin session as a large group in the Worship Space.  

  • Monday session meets 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
  • Wednesday session meets 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm.

Middle School & High School - Grades 7-10 will meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Faith Formation Volunteers will receive a set discount based on the volunteer role and will be reimbursed

Tuition June 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018
Early Childhood Sunday Program (Ages 3 to Kindergarten) on or before May 31, 2018 is $130.00 per child
Grades 1 -10 Program is $150.00 per child
*2nd Grade pays additional Resource Fee of $50.00/child for First
Reconciliation & First Eucharist Max family tuition is $390.00 plus the resource fee if applicable

We invite you to register online using the link below. While registering your children for the coming year, we also ask that you review and update your contact information to assist us in keeping our records up-to-date. If you have family or parent address or phone number changes, please indicate these on the online form.

After submitting your registration the link will then take you to Vanco which handles our credit card and debit card processing for on-line payments. Please note that Vanco will assign you an internal Parishioner ID
which is different from your St. Joe's Family ID.


VBS Camp 2018 - Shipwrecked!

This week was awash with 130 VBS Camp Shipwreck kids and they were able to muster up enough courage to walk on water!

This past week, not only did the kids walk on water, they learned that Jesus gives us hope, courage, direction, love and power. They heard and saw Bible stories on all of these points plus played games, did science experiments, and even ate snacks that helped them to retain the Bible Points and understand them.VBS 2018

To the 70 volunteers who gave up a week out of their summer, without you St. Joe’s VBS would not be as amazing as it is. Each and every one of you are a blessing from God. You go out of your way to make a child smile, help them understand, show them that they are a child of God and that they are loved by him. You are one of a kind. My heart swells at how generous you are and how much you give to the kids and to me during this week. Truly, thank you!

To the parents, thank you for allowing us to journey with your children as they grow to know God and learn more about His amazing love for them.

I firmly believe VBS Camp week is the brightest week of the summer and it wouldn’t be without all of us, working together. And all God’s people said, AMEN!

Kelly Thurmes and the VBS Camp Crew   

Guatemala Volcano

The Fuego Volcano Eruption in Guatemala is to the East of our friends in the dump. Thousands of people were displaced and even more unfortunate is the news that so far 100 have perished and hundreds more are still missing.  

 Our friends in the Guatemala City Dump understand poverty and how it feels to suddenly have nothing. With compassion they reached out to us and asked if they might share the Feed My Starving Children food packs that we gave them. They are also donating clothing and blankets that they have.Guatemala Volcano

 These people with little to nothing of their own have even started a fund for the fire fighters who they say are the real heroes in this story. They have virtually no equipment and are minimally paid. So with the little they have, our friends have once again shown the world by their example, what compassion means — literally giving the shirts off  their backs . What this means for us is that the fall shipment of food is even more important. Our goal now: to raise $12,000 (thank you Men’s Group for your recent donation!) and raise the funds for our mission trippers to build one home ($1,500).  

These are lofty goals but little is accomplished with miniscule goals. We have a compassionate God who has given us great gifts that we may share with the poor. We knew there must be a reason we were granted two extra containers of food – now we must rise to God’s challenge for us. If you would like to donate to the Guatemala Volcano relief fund please make your tax deductible checks to St. Joseph’s Attn: Denise Walsh. Or you can CLICK HERE and make a donation designated to Fund for the Poor.        

St. Joseph's App!

This is a great way of staying up to date and informed about all the happenings here at St. Joe’s especially Faith Formation notices! The app is available for both android and apple users.

  • Apple users text stjoemn1 to 555888
  • Android users text stjoemn2 to 555888

Or you can search the app store or google play store for St. Joseph Lino Lakes and then download the app.

Make sure to accept notifications and to select different St. Joe’s community groups in the upper left hand side of the open app. Then tap the menu (three lines), then select notifications, and turn on which groups (Faith Formation) from whom you will receive messages. If you have any questions, check in with any St. Joe’s staff for help.



We care deeply for you and want you to grow in your faith!

Enjoy a free subscription to—an incredible online gateway to the best Catholic content, all in one place.

It’s FREE and EASY to Register!

  • Visit with a web browser
  • Click on Register (lower right of page)
  • Enter Parish Access Code (ZQ83GH)
  • Enter your email and create a password (you need this to login later)
  • Go to Study and watch FORGIVEN Episode 1 to experience FORMED

If you have any questions regarding FORMED, please contact Ryan Rehkamp in the Parish Office at 651.784.3015 x104 or at


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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