Holy Cross Catholic Church
The Pastor' Note
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Amos 7:12-15
Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel: Mark 6:7-13

Our Catholic Neighbors

Our Catholic Neighbors

During the past six years the Diocese of Duluth has been working on a strategic plan for parishes that takes into account changing demographics and the availability of deacons and priests. The implementation of the plan began last week and it included the closing of two parishes which are neighbors to our cluster: Our Lady of Fatima Parish of McGrath and Holy Family Parish of Bulldog Lake.

The parishioners of these parishes will go in various directions to find new parish communities for themselves. It is possible that several families will join parish communities within our cluster. We certainly wish to welcome them and most importantly give them our personal and spiritual support during their time of transition. They will be experiencing loss and deeply felt grief as they leave behind the parishes which have been the central focus of their faith lives. We kindly open our doors and warmly open our hearts to welcome those who will walk with us on our Catholic journey of faith.

Fr. Jerry Schik, o.s.c. Fr. Jerry Schik, o.s.c.

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