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!

Special dispensation for Catholics in the Diocese of Duluth from abstaining from meat on St. Patrick's Day

Video From Bishop Felton

Below is a video from Bishop Felton, wishing everyone a happy Christmas season and also explaining the recent release of his pastoral letter. You can find this letter, in it's entirety, by clicking on the "Pastoral Letter" tab in the Main Menu and then clicking the link. 

Job Opening for Duluth Pastoral Center Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff  

The Diocese of Duluth Pastoral Center seeks a full-time, mission-driven Chief of Staff.  The position is an extension of the Bishop’s Ministry and is responsible for ensuring mission alignment and effectiveness by implementing the mission priorities initiated or approved by the Bishop.  

The individual hired for this position must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing and have a willingness and ability to support the Mission of the Universal and Local Roman Catholic Church.  

The successful candidate will have education and/or experience in the following areas: business administration, non-profit management or organizational management, especially with regard to not-for-profit institutions and experience leading complex organizations.  

A clear criminal background check is required.  

The salary range for this position is $80-100K plus benefits, DOQ.  

To be considered, submit a cover letter and resume no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2023 to: 

Chief of Staff Search  

     Attn: Human Resources  

   2830 E. 4th Street  

     Duluth, MN 55812  


Questions about the position or a request for a complete job description can be directed to John Ball, Director of Human Resources at (218) 728-8343 or [email protected]   

Mass Times

Sunday Mass at St. Emily's is 10:30 am

Daily Masses at St. Emily's are:

Wednesdays at 8:30 am and every Friday (except for the first Friday of each month) at 8:30 am.

The Angelus & the Rosary are at 8:00 am before Daily Mass

First Friday Masses are celebrated at Whitefish at the Lakes Senior Living in Crosslake at 10:00 am.

Please check the Parish Calendar for all available Masses for our cluster.

Reconciliation is Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:15 am. You may also make an appointment for private confession by contacting Fr. David.

There will be First Saturday Devotions and Mass on the first Saturday of each month. Mornings begin at 9:45 am with prayers for the Intentions of Pope Francis and recitation of the Rosary. Mass is at 10:00 am followed by confession at the usual time of 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!

Office Hours

Monday 9:30 am-2 pm
Tuesday Noon- 2 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am-2 pm
Thursday 9:30 am-2 pm
Friday 9:30 am-2 pm


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





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. 



  • Sun, Mar 26th

  • Sun, Mar 19th


Fr. David Forsman, Pastor

Deacon James Kirzeder

Deacon Barry Olson



Our Sister Parish, Immaculate Heart in Crosslake

Safe Environment Reporting

Safe Environment Reporting 2017

Knights Of Columbus

Council 9657 Crosslake/Emily: