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!

Mass Times

Masses, in addition to being publicly celebrated will be LIVESTREAMED ( a link to our cluster's Youtube channel is in the update box below). We ask that you observe social distance & mask MDH guidelines while at publicly celebrated Masses.

Sunday Mass is 10:30 am

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 Masses are Monday & Wednesday at 8:00 am
7:45 am private prayer before daily Masses.

Reconciliation after scheduled Monday Masses (Confessions at approx. 8:30 am)


We have had a generous donor come forth with a $25,000.00 matching grant for the Vision Fund (the fund to pay off our $80,000.00 balance on the new addition). If you were thinking of giving a donation to the parish, now is the time to double the help the church would receive. If you would like to help, please click on the "Donate" tab on this page (to give safely, securely and electronically) and make sure your donation is for the VISION FUND or you can mail a check to the parish--just note "Vision Fund" on the memo line. Thank you in advance for any help you may give in helping us make that $80,000 balance go down, down, down.


LINK TO LIVESTREAM MASSES: Here is the link to our cluster's YouTube page where we will be livstreaming  weekday (Tuesdays 6:00 pm & Thursdays 8:00 am) Masses & weekend Mass (8:30 am). All Masses are livestreamed from Immaculate Heart


Or go to YouTube and search for   ihc-se cluster

Any announcements regarding changes or other events will be posted to our St. Emily's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StEmilysCatholic/ or check our calendar (click on the calendar tab on this page).

Daily Masses are at St. Emily's on Mondays & Wednesdays (8 am, except for every third Wednesday of the month when there is no Mass because Father celebrates Mass for St. Francis School) and Sunday Mass on Sunday (10:30 am) and are publicly celebrated. Please follow social distance and MDH mask guidelines.

St. Emily's will have their doors open for private prayer within the church on Mondays from 9:00 am-Noon  and on Fridays from 9:00 am-Noon. Please keep a distance of 6 feet between you and anyone else who may be in the church praying during those times.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Father will hear Confessions each Monday (at 8:30 am) after he celebrates Holy Mass at St. Emily's (if Mass is not scheduled for that day there will also be NO Reconciliation). This schedule will be in effect until May 31, 2021.

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.  

Paula will be in the church office during the hours the church is open for private prayer. If you should need to see her about church business on other days, during the summer months please use the north door right outside her office--during the winter months please use the small entry door at the front of the church.

If you would like, follow the link below to read Fr. James Bissonette's (Diocesan Administrator's) letter regarding the guidelines for the dispensation of the Sunday Mass obligation.

Letter From Fr. James Bissonette

Also, 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. You can also check us out on Facebook for the latest details.



IF YOU ARE ON A MOBILE DEVICE & would like to give a donation to St. Emily's electronically, please click the link below:




Office Hours

DUE TO COVID 19, Someone will be in the office at the same time as the church is open for private prayer--Mondays & Fridays 9 am-Noon.

Other office hours as listed are catch as catch can.
Monday 10 am-2 pm
Tuesday 12 pm-2 pm
Wednesday 10 am-2 pm
Thursday 10 am-2 pm
Friday 10 am-3 pm


  • Sun, Mar 7th

  • Sun, Feb 28th


Fr. Drew Braun

Deacon James Kirzeder

Deacon Barry Olson



Our Sister Parish, Immaculate Heart in Crosslake

Safe Environment Reporting

Safe Environment Reporting 2017

Diocesan Events

As our diocese is presently without a bishop, after the death of our Bishop Paul Sirba on December 1, 2019, we ask that you say the following prayer for a new shepherd for our diocese.

Prayer for a New Bishop:

God our Father, in Jesus, your Son, you have given your Church the perfect model of priest, prophet and king, and so You have blessed us through His sacrifice, taught us through His Word, and guided us through His rule.

We thank You for the previous bishops who have cared for the people of the Diocese of Duluth. We ask you, Father, to guide and enlighten those who will be tasked with helping to choose the next bishop of our diocese. May the man they choose be a man of deep and true prayer, a man of compassionate heart and firm resolve, and a man of joy and peace, who desires above all to do Your will.

We entrust our prayers to our Patroness, Mary, Queen of the Rosary, and ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Knights Of Columbus Crosslake/Emily Council #9657