Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of
St. Andrew and St. Mathias

We look forward to serving together
in the name of Christ.

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Jesus, Thy kingdom come. In my heart through Mary.

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NOTICE: End of Dispensation

End of Dispensation for Sunday Mass Attendance: July 1, 2021

Bishop Felton of Duluth and the other bishops of Minnesota have issued a letter explaining that July 1 Marks the End of the Dispensation for Sunday Mass attendance in Minnesota.  Although the general dispensation will no longer be available, the Church has always recognized that certain circumstances can excuse a person from the requirement to observe the obligation. (Click here to view a copy of the statement.)

Why is attending Mass in-person so important? The celebration of the Eucharist truly is the source and summit of our faith. Pope Francis, in his homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 2018, said, “Jesus prepares a place for us here below because the Eucharist is the beating heart of the Church. It gives her birth and rebirth; it gathers her together and gives her strength. But the Eucharist also prepares for us a place on high, in eternity, for it is the Bread of heaven.”  Thank you for your understanding and for those who are just beginning to make your return to Mass, welcome home!


As we approach the November 1st date to reopen the Queen of Peace Adoration Chapel, there are several open spots we are hoping to fill, and relatively quickly. We ask that you prayerfully consider committing one hour out of your week to spend time in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Here are some tools which may help you in discerning your time to spend with our Lord:
What is Adoration?
Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to this question. Many of us were not “raised” with the wonderful gift of Eucharistic Adoration. This video provides great insight into this very question.
How can I make time for Adoration?
Fr. Josh Johnson offers tools and techniques to help us make time and remain faithful in visiting our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. “When, where, what, who, and why?”
What do we do in Adoration? 
There are many things we can do during Eucharistic Adoration, but to make the time most effective, there are certain things we can do. In this video, Fr. Josh Johnson puts forth some simple things you can use to help you improve your relationship with God through Adoration.


The following times are currently available. Once you have selected the day and the time (in blocks of 1 hour) you wish to adore, please contact Leonard Skillings at 218-232-6688: (updated  Wednesday, 10/27 @ 3:00pm)
  • 6:00am to 7:00am
  • 8:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 9:00pm to 10:00pm
  • 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • 8:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 9:00am to 3:00pm = No adorers at all

Congratulations, Deacon Hammer!

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, in the Eternal City of Rome, Daniel Hammer was ordained to the Transitional Deaconate. Please join us in praying for Daniel as he continues his preparation for the Priesthood.
Cards can be mailed to:
  Pontifical North American College
  Daniel Hammer
  Via del Gianicolo, 14
  00165 Rome RM


Hackers have once again started targeting the public with emails, posing as priests, asking for money or personal information. Please be aware of these phishing (fake) emails. If you receive one, please contact the Parish Office at 218-829-1340 to confirm it was sent from our priest, even if it says it is a secret. Thank you!

Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates

Please click here to view the statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates.


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Parish Life

  • Steubenville 2021
  • Steubenville 2021
  • Fr. Trevor's First Sunday Mass: June 2021
  • Totus Tuus 2021
  • Totus Tuus 2021
  • Totus Tuus 2021
  • Corpus Christi Procession 2021
  • Corpus Christi Procession 2021
  • Corpus Christi Procession 2021
  • Corpus Christi 2021


  • March for Life 2021
  • March for Life 2021
  • Altar Server Formation 2021
  • Altar Server Formation 2021
  • Altar Server Formation 2021
  • Altar Server Formation 2021
  • Altar Server Formation 2021
  • Corpus Christi Procession 2021
  • Corpus Christi Procession 2021
  • Corpus Christi Procession 2021
  • Corpus Christi Procession 2021
  • Welcome Fr. Gabriel! August 2021
  • Welcome Fr. Gabriel! August 2021
  • Confirmation 2021

Office Hours

Parish Office Located at St. Andrew's
1108 Willow Street, Brainerd MN 56401
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am- 1:30 pm

Mass Times

St. Andrew's:
Tuesday at 5:30 pm
Wednesday at 8:00 am
Thursday at 8:00 am
Saturday at 4:30 pm
Sunday at 10:00 am

St. Mathias:
Friday at 8:30 am
Sunday at 8:00 am

Low Gluten Hosts (less than 20 ppm) are available. Please see an Usher before Mass.

Reconciliation Times

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:15 pm at St. Andrew's
Saturdays from 3:30-4:15 pm at St. Andrew's
First Sundays of the month from 7:30-8:00 am at St. Mathias

By appointment: 218-829-1340

Stations of the Cross

This beautiful prayer is presented by Father Daniel Weiske and Father Tony Wroblewski and features the stunning paintings of the Stations of the Cross which adorn the walls of St. Mathias Church. Click the image below to launch the video and pray.