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          Pastor: Fr. David Grundman (320) 309-4174   Bookkeeper: Randi Klassen  Secretary: Jessie Johnson                                    
Office: St. Mary's, 308 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 249, Upsala MN 56384 Phone: (320) 573-2132 Email:

"Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live." Jn 11:25

Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Adoration Schedule
St. Mary's - Weekly-Thursdays 12 - 9 pm          St. Edward's - First Fridays 12 - 9 pm
St. Francis - Second Tuesdays 7 am - 7 pm

Holy Thursday Adoration Schedule:

6:00 p.m. Mass with Adoration until 9:30 p.m   8:00 p.m. Mass, St. Francis with Adoration until 11:00 p.m.

No Adoration on Good Friday

St. Edward's Catholic Church

           8550 MN-238             Bowlus, MN 56314

Mass Times

Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m.


Saturday 7:15-7:45 p.m.

St. Francis Catholic Church

              44055 State Hwy 238                  Freeport, MN 56331

Mass Times

Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m.


Sunday 7:15-7:45 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church

                    308 S Main St                      Upsala, MN 56384

Mass Times

Sunday Mass 10:00 a.m.


 Sunday 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.


Chrism Mass: March 30th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Individual Confessions:                  April 2: 7-9 p.m. St. Edward            April 3: 7-9 p.m. St. Francis              April 4 7-9 p.m. St. Mary's                April 5th & 6th: 12-1 p.m. St. Mary

Stations of the Cross

Tuesday:                                               6:30 p.m. St. Mary  3/28, 4/4             Wednesday:                                      8:30 a.m. St. Francis  3/29, 4/5        Thursday:                                              8:30 a.m. St. Edward 3/30  

Triduum Easter Mass Schedule

April 6th, Holy Thursday:  6:00 p.m. St. Mary's                                                                          * Adoration until 9:30 p.m.                                                        8:00 p.m. St. Francis                                                                          * Adoration until 11:00 p.m.

April 7th, Good Friday:      12:00 noon St. Mary                                                                        3:00 p.m. St. Edward              April 8th, Easter Vigil:        8:00 p.m. St. Edward                  April 9th, Raster Sunday:  8:00 a.m. St. Francis                                                                       10:00 a.m. St. Mary 

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Lenten Resources for Kids: Click on the Stations of the Cross image for a booklet to recite the Stations with kids. Or click on 'Relevant Radio' to listen. 


Confirmation: April 11th All Saints-St. Hedwig's at 7:00 p.m.

First Communion: April 30th St. Mary's, Upsala 10:00 a.m.

Totus Tuus                                                                                                       Our Diocese is  looking for college age students to lead Totus Tuus groups. Totus Tuus will be the week of July 8th-14th at St. Mary’s, Upsala. Youth from our cluster and surrounding parishes are welcome to attend. Totus Tuus offers them an intense summer of growing in their faith and sharing it with the younger generation. Click on the 'Totus Tuus' button to learn more. You can fill out an application by clicking the button. 


Click on poster below to learn more about Journey with Jesus to Calvary.

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Tickets for the Smelt Fry Raffle can be purchased      after Mass or in the St. Mary's Central Office.

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Click on NCYC image to register

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Young Women's Night for 11th & 12th grade: Our Fellowship and Bible Study meets every other Sunday                         7:30 - 8:30 p.m. St. Mary's, Upsala          Next meeting: March 19th.                       Contact: Brooke  (320) 630-3215.

Rural Catholic Young Adult Group:  New !                 Join us for prayer, topical information, discussions, and social activities for Young Adults ages 18-30 who are looking to socialize with others. We meet a 7:00 p.m. on third Saturdays alternating between All Saints-St. Mary's, Holdingford and St. Mary's, Upsala. The April 15th meeting is at All Saints-St. Mary's, Holdingford.  Call Janel (320) 290-2877 for more information. 

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Where do we come from and where are we going? These questions are DECISIVE for understanding what it means to be human and how to orient our lives and our actions toward authentic fulfillment. Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they creatively weave together dynamic presentations with live music, movie clips, YouTube videos, and sacred art for an evening of beauty and reflection on the meaning of life, love, and human destiny. You will come away with a faith-filled vision of hope that will instill in you the sheer wonder and joy of being alive…         For More Information: Cheryl Hellermann/           320-248-6268

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Rural Catholic Singles Group:                                       Join us for prayer, topical information, discussions, and social activities for single people ages   30-60 who are looking for support and socializing with other singles. We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at All Saints-St. Mary's Church basement in Holdingford . Our next meeting is April 8th. Call or text Janel (320) 290-2877 for more information. 

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Click on image to learn more about 40 Days for Life!

Protect Life from the beginning to the end.

Rosary Walk for Life: All Saints-St. Mary's, Holdingford  Please join us inside and outside church to pray for life. on March 28th from 4-5:00 p.m.

Grow in your Faith

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Upcoming Bread Talk:   April 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Thousand Lakes Brewing, Parkers Prairie with George Jay and special guests. Click on image for more places and dates.

Beginning in January, the Eucharistic Revival initiative is hosting a series of “BREAD Talks” in the diocese’s five regional deaneries, each at a different brewery. At each of the events, modeled after the popular Ted Talks, local speakers will share brief testimonies — their “eucharistic love stories.” Following their sharing, a main speaker will give a longer talk, about 20-30 minutes, on a eucharistic theme. These are in-person-only events. Come join us for these free, faith-filled gatherings

Jesus desires to heal. renew and unify the Church           and the world. How will He do it? By uniting us once again around the source and summit of our faith:              The Holy Eucharist. To learn more, click on the              image on the right.

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St. Mary's Catholic Church

308 S Main St

PO Box 249

Upsala, MN 56384

320.573.2132 •

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