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 1st Saturday of the month @ 11 am


LINK TO LIVESTREAM MASSES: Here is the link to our cluster's YouTube page where we will be livstreaming both our weekday (Tuesdays & 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/).

Daily Masses 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) are publically celebrated. Please following social distance and MDH mask guidelines.

St. Emily's will have their doors open for private prayer within the church on Mondays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm 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 will be celebrated on the 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 am. 

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 to pray along with the chaplet of Divine Mercy, you can follow Immaculate Heart's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/immaculateheart.crosslake) and join our Faith Formation Director, Katie, as she leads a livestream of the chaplet each weekday afternoon at 3:00 pm. You can find past videos of the chaplet being prayed under the 'Videos' tab on the page.

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.
This is until further notice. We ask that you use the north door, that faces the City Park, just outside the office.
Other office hours as listed are catch as catch can.
Monday 10 am-2 pm
Tuesday 11 am-2 pm
Wednesday 10 am-2 pm
Thursday 10 am-2 pm
Friday 10 am-3 pm


  • Sun, Oct 25th

  • Sun, Oct 18th


Fr. Drew Braun

Deacon James Kirzeder

Deacon Barry Olson



Our Sister Parish, Immaculate Heart in Crosslake

Safe Environment Reporting

Safe Environment Reporting 2017

Bishop Paul Sirba Requiescat In Pace

Diocesan Events

Our Bishop. Bishop Paul Sirba suffered cardiac arrest at St. Rose Church in Proctor, MN, December 1, 2019. He was rushed to Essential Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, where life-saving measures were attempted, but were unsuccessful. He was attended to by Father John Petrich who administered the last rites to him at the hospital. He was declared to have passed away at just after 9:00 A.M. Words do not adequately express our sorrow at this sudden loss of our Shepherd. We have great hope and faith in Bishop Sirba's resurrection to new life, and have confident assurance that he will hear the words of our Lord: "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter in the joy of your Master."

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord...  ~And let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace...  ~Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God... ~Rest in peace. Amen.

Knights Of Columbus Crosslake/Emily Council #9657

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