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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Medal Mass, Fair Trade Market & Breakfast

The warmth of Spring is to arrive this weekend and we are rescheduling our annual Medal Mass for our Faith Formation children and teens all Masses this weekend April 21 &22. Parents will be giving their child/ teen a blessed saints medal that acknowledges their completion of another formal year of being formed as a disciple of Jesus. 

10th Graders and their families are invited to the 10:00 am Mass on Sunday to celebrate their confirmation and go through a special "Receiving Rite".

After Masses walk down to the Great Hall for our Fair Trade Market for some chocolate, coffee and gift items that might make a great Mother's Day gift (hint, hint).  After all Masses this Sunday stay for Breakfast sponsored by the Charity & Justice Commission with French Toast sticks, sausage, eggs and fruit.

First Eucharist Practice - Postponed

The First Eucharist practice scheduled for Monday, April 16 is reschedule for next Monday, April 23 at 6:15 pm. Because of this schedule change, your child may attend either practice day.

  • Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 pm in the Worship Space.  
  •  Monday, April 23 at 6:15 pm in the Worship Space.
It is important that your child attend a practice session.  Children will have the opportunity to taste the bread and wine again at the practice.  Cookies will be available after the practice.

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

Early Bird Tuition Now until May 31, 2018
Early Childhood Sunday Program (Ages 3 to Kindergarten) on or before May 31, 2018 is $80.00 per child
Grades 1 -10 Program is $100.00 per child
*2nd Grade pays additional Resource Fee of $50.00/child for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
Max family tuition is $260.00 plus the resource fee if applicable

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.


Fiesta of Fashion!

Fiesta of Fashion

A Letter from our Parish Nurse

Dear St. Joseph of the Lakes Parishioners and Friends:

For the past 8 months I have been attending meetings about becoming a dementia-friendly congregation. I attend these meetings because I am aware of some members of St. Joseph’s who have been diagnosed with dementia. As parish nurse, I am trying to figure out how to be of assistance to those members with the diagnosis and I worry about the wellbeing of their caregivers. My first instinct is to offer my personal time to individuals, but there are reasons why that approach would fail. There simply is not enough one person can do alone to bring relief to this growing population.

There are more than 5 million Americans who are currently living with Alzheimer’s. That figure is expected to rise as high as 16 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. One in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia (Alzheimer’s Association 2017, Alzheimer’s Disease facts & figures).

More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. In 2016, these caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of care valued at over $230 billion (Alzheimer’s Association 2017, Alzheimer’s Disease facts & figures).

Given these statistics, if I extrapolate the data, we may have 250 members at St. Joseph’s who are personally affected by dementia. I would like to find a way for the entire faith community to reach out and support those who have dementia and those who care for them. Again, extrapolating the data, there are nearly 750 members providing care.

I would love to find out who these people are. If you are willing, please contact me by phone (651)270-8655, or email: with your information and your story so we can begin the journey toward faith community support together. I would like the contact information so I may better provide information and services tailored to the needs of members affected by dementia.

YOU can become a Dementia Friend by attending a one-hour informational session to learn the five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with the disease, and how to turn your understanding into action. On May 10, at 7:00 p.m. we are hosting a Dementia Friends session in rooms 101-103. This is a one-hour session of face-to-face discussion led by a Dementia Friends Champion, Susan Bluedorn. It is not a formal training or education session. The session is informal and includes fun activities and interaction. You’ll learn what dementia is and tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to consider a practical action that can help someone in their community. The action can be big or small – every action counts.

Join a growing movement of people who are helping fellow community members living with dementia. A little support can make a big difference in their lives. Be a Dementia Friend…it’s easy and rewarding! Please RSVP by April 16 for planning purposes.

 Valerie Berwald, RN, Faith Community Nurse

St. Joseph of The Lakes Catholic Church

First Eucharist Retreat

Our 2nd Graders here at St. Joe's spent the morning at a retreat to help them prepare for receiving the Eucharist for the first time.  Check out the video!

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.



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