Mass at St. James
Saturdays at 5 pm
Sundays at 10 am
Hours for confession:
Saturdays 10:00-10:45 am and 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Office hours are Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm.
Until the crisis passes, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been lifted. No one should feel obliged to come to church. This will remain in place until it is safe for all to return to church. Sunday remains the Lord’s Day, so Mass can be followed on television, radio, and online with a spiritual communion. Devotional practices such as an hour of silent prayer, the Rosary, scripture reading, or other meditations can mark the day.
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Holy Hour for Vocations: The date has changed from the first Thursday to the third Friday of each month right after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. If unable to make it, one could pray this prayer on their own:
Duluth Diocesan Vocation Prayer:
Almighty Father, we beg You for an increase in religious vocations and holy marriages in our diocese. Help us to be generous in our response to Your call. Choose from our homes those who are needed for Your work and strengthen us with the courage to say “yes” and to follow You. Help us as a diocese, as a parish, as families to encourage and foster vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate and consecrated life. We commend our prayers to our patroness, Mary, Queen of the Rosary, and ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop Baraga Vocations Apostolate of the Brainerd Deanery Prayer:
Lord, You told us that “The harvest indeed is great but the laborers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His fields.” We ask You to strengthen us as we follow the vocation to which You have called us. We pray particularly for those called to serve as priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons. Those whom You have called, Those You are calling now, Those You will call in the future. May they be open and responsive to the call of serving Your people. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Reaching out to help you:
Need help getting medications, food, or supplies during this COVID-19 crisis? The “That Man is You” men are willing to help pick up and deliver items to your home if you are not able to get out yourself. Please call the parish office if you need help, 218-927-6581.
Dear Friend in Christ:
Welcome to the St. James website, we are the Roman Catholic Parish located in Aitkin, MN. We hope you receive the information you need about our parish from our site whether you are a member here or a visitor.
Our Mission at St. James:
We the parishioners of St. James Church through our baptism in Christ, are called to be God’s people. Our mission is to respond with personal commitment to Christ, and to be united in Christian love and sacramental worship.
As Catholics, it is our responsibility to make Christ’s presence more visible in the ministries of our parish, and to make His universal love more deeply known by all.
Our mission is to be a Eucharistic, spirit-drive, family-centered parish.We affirm the dignity of each person, strive to heal the wounds which separate us, embrace the cause of justice, and reach out to those whose faith appears to have lapsed and to actively minister to those who seek entry into the Church.
We are glad that you have looked us up and we hope you will feel free to contact us in any other way. Please share with me if you found the website helpful and offer any suggestions you may have for us.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. David Forsman
Pastor St. James Aitkin
Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal. https://www.dioceseduluth.org/Vict
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