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!
Welcome Message From Fr. Blake Rozier
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Daily Masses are Wednesday & Friday at 8:00 am
Rosary 7:30 am before the daily Masses.
Bishop Baraga Holy Hour for Vocations 8:30 am on the 1st Friday of each month
Reconciliation 1st Saturday of the month @ 9 am
Tuesday 11 am-2 pm
Wednesday 10 am-2 pm
Thursday 10 am-2 pm
Friday 10 am-3 pm
Bishop Paul Sirba Requiescat In Pace
Fr. Blake Rozier
Deacon James Kirzeder
Deacon Barry Olson
Deacon Chuck Welte
Deacon Tim Richardson (Requiescat In Pace. 12/02/18)
December 1, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I must inform you of tragic news regarding our Bishop. Bishop Paul Sirba suffered cardiac arrest at St. Rose Church in Proctor, MN this morning, December 1st. 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."
Arrangements for Bishop Sirba's funeral Mass and burial will be forthcoming. Please pray for the repose of Bishop Sirba's soul, as well as for his mother, Helen, and his siblings, Father Joe, Kathy, and John, and their families. Let us also hold each other up in prayer during this most difficult time.
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.
Reverend James B. Bissonette, Diocese of Duluth