We are a warm, welcoming parish community located approximately 30 miles north of Brainerd, MN in the heart of the Lake Country. We have been established in the community of Emily since 1951. We invite you to come and worship with us anytime you are in the area!
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Important Letter From Bishop Felton
Below is an important statement issued from Bishop Daniel Felton to the members of St. Emily's and Immaculate Heart:
Fr. Drew Braun, after months of prayer and discernment, has resigned as pastor of Immaculate Heart Parish, Crosslake, MN and St. Emily's Parish, Emily, MN. He also has decided to leave active priestly ministry. This resignation is related to personal issues and is not related to the sexual absue of minors.
Recently, a number of conversations have taken place between Bishop Felton and Fr. Drew regarding his discernment and decision to resign as a pastor and to leave active priestly ministry. Fr. Drew has remained firm in his descision, and as a result, Bishop Felton has accepted his resignation as a pastor.
With the desicion of Fr. Drew to leave active priestly ministry, Bishop Felton has revoked his faculties as a priest. He is no longer to present himself as a priest, use the title "Father" or wear clerical attire. He can no longer say Mass, celebrate the Sacraments or hear confessions.
At this time, Fr. Michael Garry as Dean of this area, has been appointed the Administrator of the parishes until a new pastor is assigned. He remains the pastor of St. Francis Parish in Brainerd, All Saints Parish in Baxter, and St. Thomas of the Pines in Brainerd.
Bishop Felton has also met with the staff at both parishes, along with Fr. Michael Garry, Fr. Mike Arms, Deacon Jim and Deacon Barry. This very capable team will be leading the planning for the Masses, pastoral care and services during this interim period.
Fr. Drew would like to share the following: "I would like to personally express my gratitude for all of the kindnesses that have been shown to me during my time at Crosslake and Emily. I am deeply sorry for any pain that my decision will cause."
We are grateful for the lives that were touched by the ministry of Fr. Drew. May our prayers accompany him in the days ahead.
Please keep an eye on the calendar here on our website, on our Facebook page, and through parish emails for any changes to daily Masses times and any other important changes that may occur.
Sunday Mass at St. Emily's is 10:30 am
Please check the Parish Calendar for all the Masses for our cluster.
Please DOUBLE CHECK times/cancellations by consulting the Parish Calendar (click the tab above) or look at the Event Calendar listing in the bulletin. Thank you!
Daily Mass at St. Emily's is Monday & at 8:30 am
8:00 am Rosary before daily Mass.
Reconciliation after scheduled Monday Mass (Confessions at approx. 9:00 am). If there is no Mass scheduled that day there will be no Reconciliation either.
Tuesday 9:30 am-2 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am-2 pm
Thursday 9:30 am-2 pm
Friday 9:30 am-2 pm
LINK TO LIVESTREAM MASSES: Here is the link to our cluster's YouTube page where we will be livstreaming weekend Sunday Mass (8:30 am). All Masses are livestreamed from Immaculate Heart
Or go to YouTube and search for ihc-se cluster
To check for announcements regarding changes or other events, please check the parish calendar by clicking on the Parish Calendar tab above. Events will also be posted to our St. Emily's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StEmilysCatholic/.
You may support our parish by mailing in your donations to (St. Emily's Church; PO Box 25; Emily MN 56447) or by going to the "Donate" tab on this website and donating electronically or click on the link in the Electronic Giving for Mobile Devices box on this page.
If you should need to see someone about church business during the summer months please use the north door right outside the office (facing City Park)--during the winter months please use the small entry door at the front of the church.
Please click on the bulletin link to download the most up-to-date copy which will have the latest cancellations and information available about events for our cluster.
ELECTRONIC GIVING FOR MOBILE DEVICES
IF YOU ARE ON A MOBILE DEVICE & would like to give a donation to St. Emily's electronically, please click the link below:
Deacon James Kirzeder
Deacon Barry Olson
WE HAVE A BISHOP!!!!
We have a new bishop, Bishop Daniel Felton, from the Diocese of Green Bay, WI. Please pray in thankfulness to the Lord for this blessing and ask the Holy Spirit to guide Bishop Felton and our diocese in our journey together in the future.