St. Charles Catholic Church, 308 Central Avenue, Cass Lake MN

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  • Mass Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Rosary: 10:30 a.m.
  • Confessions: After Sunday Mass (~Noon)*

*Note: If an alternate Confession time needed, please contact the Parish Office

Lent/Easter 2023 Schedule is in the Announcements section below


Please join us for refreshments in the social hall after Sunday Mass (free will offering) 

Lent/Easter Schedule 2023 at St. Charles

  • Stations of the Cross (Wednesdays in Lent beginning March 1st) - 5:30 p.m. Soup Supper afterwards in the social hall
  • Confessions:
    • Wednesday, March 22nd after soup supper. Note: this will be individual, not communal and the youth doing their First Confessions will be first in line
    • Sunday, March 26th after Mass.  Note: this will be a communal penance opportunity
  • Anointing of the Sick/Mass, Saturday April 1st - 10:00 a.m.
  • Holy Thursday (April 6) - 6:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday (April 7) - Noon
  • Easter Sunday (April 8) - 11:00 a.m.


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Staff and Contact Info

St. Charles is part of a parish cluster that includes: St Mary in Deer River and St. Joseph in Ball Club.

Fr. Kuriakose Nediakala, MCBS (Fr. KK)

Liann Bommersbach, Secretary/Bookeeper, Office Hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 - 4:00; Wednesday: 10:00 - 1:30

Mailing Address: C/O St. Mary's PO Box 98, Deer River MN 56636

Parish Office is at St. Mary's in Deer River;

St Charles Parish Website: Saint Charles

St. Mary's/St Joseph's Website: Here

Diocese of Duluth (MN): Bishop Daniel Felton website




Duluth Diocese News

Hallow app available for free 

By The Northern Cross 

Diocesan officials announced in February that Hallow, an app primarily for use on mobile devices, is being made available free for all parishioners across the Diocese of Duluth for all of Lent in 2023, thanks to a generous grant from the diocesan CREED fund.

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Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery receive Vatican approval for sponsorship model change 

By The Northern Cross 

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth recently received approval from the Vatican to shift the Catholic sponsorship of their ministries – Benedictine, the College of St. Scholastica, and the Catholic facilities of Essentia Health, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and St. Mary’s Health – from a Sponsor Council model to a Ministerial Public Juridic Person. This new structure will be called Duluth Benedictine Ministries, and the official change will take place on July 1. 

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New bishop of St. Cloud, Minn., to build his ministry on mercy, hope, justice

By Kristi Anderson 

OSV News 

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Prayer for Life

Father and maker of all,
you adorn all creation
with splendor and beauty,
and fashion human lives
in your image and likeness.
Awaken in every heart
reverence for the work of your hands,
and renew among your people
a readiness to nurture and sustain
your precious gift of life.

Grant this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.


Holy Father's Intentions

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for March 2023

For victims of abuse
We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.


Who Was St. Charles Borromeo?

Saint Charles Borromeo (2 October 1538 – 3 November 1584) was the Archbishop of Milan, Italy and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Born  into a prominant and wealthy Italian merchant family (his uncle was Pope Paul IV and several family members were Cardinals). It is believed he was born with a speech defect, likely a stammer. He was a leading figure of the Counter – Reformation. He was responsible for significant actions in the Roman Catholic Church; including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests. He donated much of his household wealth to the poor. During a famine in 1570, he found and supplied enough food to feed thousands of people a day for months. In a time of plague, he worked tirelessly to anoint the sick and the dying at great risk to his own health. He died of exhaustion and unknown illness at the age of 46. He is honored as a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He is invoked against stomach illness and obesity. His feast day is November 4th.

A Prayer attributed to St. Charles:

Almighty God, you have generously made known to man the mysteries of your life through Jesus Christ your Son in the Holy Spirit. Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries which your Church treasures and teaches.

Move my heart to love them and my will to live in accord with them. Give me the ability to teach this Faith to others without pride, without ostentation, and without personal gain.

Let me realize that I am simply your instrument for bringing others to the knowledge of the wonderful things you have done for all your creatures. Help me to be faithful to this task that you have entrusted to me. Amen.