Together in Spirit

News & Events

St. Joseph of the Lakes is proud to have an active faith community - there’s always something going on! Be sure check the listing below for news & events. And don’t forget to check back often for updates!

Interested in Becoming A Member at St. Joes?

We’d love to meet you and welcome you to St. Joes.  While we don’t have New Member Gatherings during the Summer months, you are still welcome to join the parish at any time.  Please contact us for additional information at 651.784.3015 or

Theology on Tap - Monday, July 22

Our next evening of Theology on Tap at the Green Mill in the Blaine Village is on Monday, July 8 at 6:30 pm. All adults 18-33 are invited to socialize and learn more about faith. Call Gizzy at the parish office with any questions at 651.784.3015.

St. Joe's Men's Group - Tuesday, July 23 at 7:15 pm

We meet in the lower level of the parish office.  All men of the parish are invited to join us for the meeting and for refreshments afterwards.  We'll see you there!

The Summer Festival Festival 5k - Register by July 29 at 12:00 noon

Come be a part of the Festival 5K Fun Walk/Run. Saturday, August 10, 8:00 am beginning and ending at St. Joe’s picnic shelter. Register by July 28. Entry fee is $25 ($30 after July 28). All participants receive a free t-shirt with pre-registration. Registering after July 28 cannot guarantee a t-shirt on race day. There is a 1-mile shortcut available for those who prefer a shorter distance. If you’d rather not participate as a runner/walker, please consider volunteering to help with the race. 

Alzheimer's Support Group - Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm

St. Joe's is pleased to host the Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. If your life is impacted by a friend or loved one who has this devastating disease please come join us to share experiences and insights. We learn from each other in a confidential sharing environment. Our next meeting is Tuesday, July 30 in Youth Room in the Faith Formation Wing.

Festival Car Show

New this Year! We are inviting those who have a “cool” car to register to show off their wheels on Sunday, August 11 from 11 am –5 pm. Registration for the car show is free...but space is limited. Forms are available in the Gathering Space or by clicking here and then downloading. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Arnevik at or 763.434.8591.

Festival Workers Needed!

Hundreds of volunteers are needed each year to run the Festival. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, get the whole family involved and contribute to the success of St. Joe’s. We have a wide assortment of opportunities for all ages. Please take a few minutes to sign up here or in the Gathering Space. Questions about volunteering?  Contact Eileen Couture at 651.786.2587.

St. Joseph's Summer Festival - Mark Your Calendars for August 10 & 11

Reminder!  If you haven’t already done so please pick up your Grand Raffle Tickets located in the Gathering Space.  Get your raffle tickets in for a chance to win over $20,000 in prizes. Tickets and payments may be placed in the drop box located in the Gathering Space on weekends and the hallway near the Parish Office on weekdays. Need more tickets? Additional tickets are available for sale in the Gathering Space.  Or stop by or call the Parish Office at 651.784.3015.  Please turn in all sold and unsold tickets prior to the Festival on August 9.

Archdiocesan Synod

This past Pentecost (June 8-9, 2019), the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis began a Synod process. The goal of the Archdiocesan Synod is to help Archbishop Hebda discern, through a consultative process, the pastoral priorities of our local Church today – and into the near future. Your participation, as the Catholic faithful, is key to a successful Synod. You are invited to participate by offering your prayers, pastoral concerns, and ideas for moving this Archdiocese forward. Learn more about the Synod and see a listing of Prayer and Listening events scheduled for fall 2019 – winter 2020 at

Holy Land Pilgrimage - Fall 2019

St. Joe’s is taking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 4-13, 2019 and all are invited along. Our group has only 5 spots left so let us know if you would like to participate in this adventure!  You can pick up a brochure with more information at the front desk or contact Gizzy Miko.