Diocese of Duluth

Exhortation
Called to holiness

Pope Francis has released a new Apostolic Exhortation on the universal call to holiness. It is addressed to you! Full text >> News report >>

Bishop Paul Sirba
Let the Lord’s Resurrection fill our hearts

No one can stop the Resurrection of Jesus. No one. The power and grace of the dying and rising of Jesus Christ is explosive! Read more >>

Handmaids coming to the Diocese of Duluth

Bishop Paul Sirba welcomed a new religious order to ministry in the Diocese of Duluth in early May. The Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus are coming to the Diocese of Duluth and will be taking up residence at the former Holy Family rectory in Duluth. “With thanks to Almighty God, I am delighted to welcome the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus to the Diocese of Duluth!” Bishop Sirba said. Read more >>

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Highlights

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: The annual Diocesan Assembly is set for Oct. 13, featuring speaker Colin MacIver from Ascension Press, an international speaker with expertise on the Theology of the Body. He will be speaking on the themes “Made in His Image ... Made for Love,” and “50 Years After Humanae Vitae: Rediscovering God’s Plan for Love.”

Issues

STRATEGIC PLANNING: The Diocese of Duluth Five Year Strategic Plan, effective from 2012 to 2017, along with the implementation handbook, is available here. You can find an update on what’s been implemented so far here.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT: Bishop Paul Sirba, in December 2013, released names of clergy credibly abused of sexual abuse of a minor. More information is available here.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT: The Diocese of Duluth has released its audited financial reports. Please see the document here.

COMPUTER SECURITY: The Diocesan Technology Committee offers some best-practices guidance for computer systems here.

Latest news

Clergy assignments

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective Wednesday, July 11.

Father James Bissonette, pastor of St. James, Duluth, to pastor of St. Raphael, Duluth, and St. Rose, Proctor.

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Priests, too, ‘bear this treasure in earthen vessels,’ so pray for them

Christ Jesus offered himself for us. From his wounded side flowed blood and water, the fountain of life for his people.

This June, not only are the clergy moves announced in the Northern Cross, but the Holy Father has designated June 8, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, as the day of sanctification of the clergy.

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Handmaids coming to the Diocese of Duluth

Father Ryan Moravitz announced at Holy Family Church in Duluth this weekend that the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus are coming to the Diocese of Duluth and will be taking up residence at the former Holy Family rectory.

The Handmaids come with the blessing and invitation of Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba.

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Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.