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

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

St. Joseph's has two Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, December 8th which is a holy day of obligation. Mass times are at 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. If you are a Eucharistic Minister we are still looking for help during the 6:30 pm Mass and we are also looking for help for Hospitality Ministers at the 8:30 am Mass. If you are able to volunteer for either of these ministries please contact Andrea Grasse.

Advent Reconciliation Opportunities

There will be opportunities for Individual Reconciliation in the weeks before Christmas to prepare yourself for the coming of the Lord through the sacrament of God's love, mercy and forgiveness. Dates and times are:

  • Saturday, December 10; 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 17; 2:30-4:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 24; 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Advent Mass & Brunch

St. Joe's LifeTravelers 55+ & Friends are invited to Thursday, December 8 Mass at 8:30 am followed by brunch as we celebrate the Immaculate Conception and the Advent season. Please reserve your spot by December 5 by calling the parish office at 651-784-3015.  A $10 freewill donation is suggested to help cover event costs.

Invest in our Future - Multimedia System

Video Invest in our Futurescreen mockupSt. Joseph of the Lakes recently sent out a letter to all parishioners regarding our goal of a new multimedia system for our Worship Space. We believe such an investment will not only replace a system that is nearly twenty years old, it will also enhance the liturgical experience and engage the congregation with visuals and better sound quality. 

To learn more about "investing in our future", please click here to find important information including what the system includes, how it benefits our parish, frequently asked questions and an informational video.



Family Faith Celebration Days

These days are Free Events at Saint Joe's sponsored by the Faith Formation Program. Families are invited to meet one Sunday a month to celebrate a themed day; Feast Day or Saints and holidays during the Faith Formation program year.

Family Faith Celebration DaysThese celebration days provide a way for families to discover their Catholic Faith together by rotating through several self guided activities. These activities can be modified for families with kids of multiple ages, however the activities are geared for preschool through 5th grade.  Please join us on the following days in St. Joseph Hall from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm.

  • December 18
  • January 22
  • February 12
  • March 19
  • April 23 (Easter Egg Hunt)

No registration is required for any of the Family Faith Celebration Days.  Come as you are and bring friends


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

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