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Catechetical Class is required; please inform Father Ilango well in advance.

Baptism happens not only to the individual, but also to Christ's body, the Church. That's why the rite insists that we celebrate Baptism in the Christian assembly, with the community present and actively participating. It is the community, after all, who is welcoming the new members, journeying with them, providing models for them, supporting and nourishing them. Baptism begins with God's love and care revealed to us through Christ. It continues with us, the Church, living and enacting God's love and care through Christ to the world. That's a serious commitment.

First Communion & Confirmation

Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist are sacraments of Christian initiation.  They ground the common vocation of all Christ's disciples a vocation to holiness and to the mission of he evangelizing the world.  They confer the graces needed for the life according to the Spirit during this life as pilgrims on the march towards the homeland.


  • Confession:  Call for Appointment

  • Saturdays:  9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Ring the Doorbell by the Office to let Father know you are here.


  • Examine your conscience - what sins have you committed since your last good confession.

  • Be sincerely sorry for your sins.

  • Confess your sins to the priest.

  • Make certain that you confess all your mortal sins and the number of them.

  • After your confession, do the penance the priest gives to you.

  • Pray daily for the strength to avoid the occasion of sin, especially for those sins you were just absolved from.

Holy Orders

From the moment of Jesus' conception in the womb of Mary until his Resurrection, he was filled with the Holy Spirit.  In biblical language, he was anointed by the Holy Spirit and thus established by God the Father as our high priest. As Risen Lord, he remains our high priest. . . . While all the baptized share in Christ's priesthood, the ministerial priesthood shares this through the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a special way. 

"Here I am, send me." (Is 6:8)

Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest.  Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God's call using the words of the prophet, "Here I am, send me" (Is 6:8).  This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.

~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults


All Catholics who have made a decision to enter into marriage must see a priest six months prior to the desired date of the marriage.  (A phone call to set a date will not be sufficient to satisfy the six-month requirement of the Diocese of Crookston).  If a Catholic is contemplating marriage with someone who is not Catholic, the Catholic must still contact a priest six months prior to the desired date and fulfill all the requirement of the Catholic Church for the marriage to be validly-recognized by the Catholic Church.

Anointing the Sick

Please call the church at 218-745-4511.

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them.  and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely united themselves to the Passion and death of Christ."

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