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St Agnes

Iron River, MI

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St Cecilia

Caspian, MI

Immaculate Conception

Watersmeet, MI

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Three separate Churches,  joined and working together as one Faithful  Catholic Family in the Diocese of Marquette, Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We are affectionately called Yoopers (U-ppers). The U.P. is surrounded by Lake Superior on the north, Lake Michigan and the State of Wisconsin on the south, and connected to the Lower Peninsula of Michigan by the Mighty Mac, Straits of Mackinac Bridge. 

If you are just checking us out, please look around and see who we are and what we do. Stop by often as we will be adding new features.  If you are interested in joining one of our Parish Families, we welcome you! 

In the following pages you will find strong, vibrant communities in spite of the declined populations of the areas.  In each parish, you will find people with many and diversified talents using those God-given talents.  It is with sincere regret that we cannot name all of the devoted men, women, and children who have given so much of their time and talents over the years to each of the three parishes.  Our records are incomplete, but God's are not!

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St. Agnes Church

Iron River, Mi

St. Cecilia Church

 Caspian, Mi

Immaculate Conception Church

 Watersmeet, Mi

St. Agnes Church is located at 702 North Fourth Avenue in Iron River,

just two blocks north of the stoplight on US-2.  The Rectory Office for all three parishes is located next to the church on the north side. 

Pastor Fr. Gregory Veneklase


St. Cecilia Church is located at 510 Brady Street in Caspian, Mi just three miles south of Iron River.   

Pastor Fr. Gregory Veneklase


Our new Sister Parish is located about 30 miles west of Iron River at E23933 D Avenue.

 The Pastor/Administrator is Fr. Gregory Veneklase with  Fr. Jeffrey Kurtz remaining as resident Priest.



mass schedules

St. Agnes

St. Cecilia

Saturday:  4:00 p.m.

   Rosary @ 3:30

Sunday:      10 a.m.

Monday:     8 a.m.

Tuesday:    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  8 a.m. 

   Adoration suspended 


Anytime by appointment

Sunday:    8 a.m.

Sunday:    Noon

Thursday: 8 a.m. 

Friday:        8 am.

   Adoration suspended.

Saturday: 8 a.m.



Anytime by appointment


Contact the Rectory

by email: stagnesstcecilia@gmail.com

by phone: 906-265-4557

by mail: 702 N. 4th Avenue

Iron River, MI 49935

Immaculate Conception

Saturday:  4 p.m.

Sunday:      9:30 a.m.

   Rosary at 8:55 a.m.

Monday:     8 a.m.

Friday          8 a.m.


Saturday:  3 p.m. -3:45 pm

Sunday:      8:45 a.m. -8:45 am

 Weekdays (Mon. & Fri.)—1/2 hour before Mass, In order to provide a larger and safer area, the temporary confessional is in the entryway to the parish office. Use the door in the front of the church, left side. Confessions remain anonymous. Since we have no lights, just knock on the door before entering.


Divine Mercy Chaplet after Mass 

on the last Sunday of the month.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass on the first Sunday of the month.

Litany of the Sacred Heart after Mass on First Fridays

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