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!


Below is a video from Fr. Blake regarding the current Mass experience at St. Emily's. Please take a moment to watch to be informed as to how the new protocols will be put into action:




For an in depth look into the new protocols:

Please take a half an hour of your time to watch the informational video from Fr. Blake about the Phase II COVID-19 plan at our parishes. This plan will begin next Tuesday, May 26th.

You can access the video by clicking the following link: https://www.facebook.com/100012588769243/videos/1020771115019171/?d=n

(PLEASE NOTE: There is a small hiccup in the video around the 18/19 minute mark. If you wait it out, the video will continue as normal).

You do not need to be a Facebook member to access the video. If you are not a Facebook member and want to access the video, click the link above. After you click the link you will be prompted to sign up for Facebook. When this happens, simply click the "Not Now" option (at the very bottom in small print) and you should then be able to see Fr. Blake's video. If you cannot hear the audio, please check the volume on your device. If that is turned up, the audio may be muted on the video itself. To fix this, go to the bottom right corner of the video. There you will find an icon that looks like a speaker. If the speaker has an 'X' beside it, simply click the speaker & the 'X' should go away. This should give you audio.


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




Daily Mass August 3rd, 2020

Please expand the video, after hitting play, to watch in full view.

Mass Times

During COVID 19 restrictions, Masses, in addition to being publicly celebrated will be LIVESTREAMED ON FACEBOOK AND/OR POSTED TO THIS WEBSITE until further notice

Sunday Mass is 10:30 am

Please DOUBLE CHECK times 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 beginning in September of 2020 (please see Fr. Blake's video elsewhere on this site)

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, Aug 9th

  • Sun, Aug 2nd

Safe Environment Reporting

Safe Environment Reporting 2017

Our Sister Parish, Immaculate Heart in Crosslake

Confessions At St. Emily's


We will be offering videos of  livestreamed Masses both here on our website's main page & on our parish Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/StEmilysCatholic/) after they are livestreamed (please allow for some delay in posting). Daily Mass videos will remain up for 24 hrs. Sunday Mass videos will remain up until 11:00 pm that Sunday evening in order to keep the Sunday obligation intact. (If you are viewing on mobile, please keep scrolling to see videos, other info, etc.).

Daily Masses will be posted on Mondays & Wednesdays. Sunday Masses, on that Sunday.

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 if possible keep a distance of 6 feet between you and anyone else who may be in the church praying during those times. We also ask that, if possible, only ten or less people be in the church at any one time.

The sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on the 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00 am beginning in September 2020.  Watch the website, our Facebook page, and e-mails for further details.

You may still 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--if you should need to see her about church business. Please use the north door right outside her office.

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) & 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.

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



Fr. Drew Braun

Deacon James Kirzeder

Deacon Barry Olson



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. this morning. 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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