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!


There will be a special donation basket, located in our Narthex, this Sunday, May 16 2021, to receive donations for the special needs of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kingstown (Grenadines/St. Vincent).

Please click HERE  for more information, and for pictures, of the challenges they are currently facing. Please consider making a donation this Sunday and please keep their Diocese, and its people, in your prayers.

Mass Times

Masses, in addition to being publicly celebrated will be LIVESTREAMED ( youTube: ihc-se cluster). We ask that you observe social distance & mask per MDH guidelines while at publicly celebrated Masses.

Sunday Mass 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 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)


You wonderful people were able to match the $25,000 matching grant which has been running from December 20, 2020. We will now be able to pay $50,000 on the principal of our construction loan, leaving us with a balance due of $30,000. If we keep this up we may be looking at a mortgage burning in 2021!! Thank all of you for your generosity and prayers. Bless you all!!


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, May 16th

  • Sun, May 9th


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


We have a new Bishop-elect, Fr. 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-elect Felton and our diocese in our journey together in the future.

Knights Of Columbus Crosslake/Emily Council #9657