Diocese of Duluth

Bishop Paul Sirba
Diocese producing an abundance of blessings, old and new

“Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his store room both the new and the old” (Matthew 13:52). Recently, the “store room” of the Diocese has been producing new and old blessings in abundance. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

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Adult Faith Formation Program

adult faith formationA diocese-wide Adult Faith Formation program will begin in November, consisting of 5 sessions (one Saturday per month from November through March) held in each deanery. It will be based around "Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained," and the formation will include guidance by a facilitator, small group discussion, and prayerful reflection. Register >>

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Events

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Highlights

ANNIVERSARY MASS AND LUNCHEON: Couples from the Diocese of Duluth celebrating the marriage milestones of 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 years and beyond are invited to the fourth annual Anniversary Mass and Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 22. Mass will be at 10:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary with Bishop Sirba, and lunch will follow at Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth Street, Duluth. All are welcome at Mass, but space for lunch is limited to the first 150 who reserve a space. The lunch will be free for the celebrating couples; additional family members are $10/person. The cost per family member will increase to $15 per person on Oct. 9, and reservations for lunch close Oct. 16. Registration

DIACONATE ORDINATION: Bishop Paul Sirba will ordain four men to the permanent diaconate at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.

MARCH FOR LIFE: High school students from the Diocese of Duluth have been invited to join students from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on a pilgrimage to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life. The pilgrimage runs Jan. 16-21, and registration (first come, first served) is due Oct. 25. Families of pilgrims are welcome to attend. Read more >>

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The sixth annual Women of Faith Conference will be held Feb. 24 at Marshall School in Duluth. This year's theme is “Beyond Me,” and the speakers are Teresa Tomeo and Father Jim Sichko. More details to be announced.

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

Kyle Eller: ‘Deaths of despair’ point us in the direction of ‘the margins’

“Deaths of despair.”

That’s the jarring term being used to describe a spike in deaths from opioid addiction, as well as from drug and alcohol addictions more generally and from suicide. This spike is showing up in Minnesota and elsewhere around the country.

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Diocese producing an abundance of blessings, old and new

“Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his store room both the new and the old” (Matthew 13:52). Recently, the “store room” of the Diocese has been producing new and old blessings in abundance.

The Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery celebrated 125 years since the foundation of their Monastery. As you might imagine, the Sisters celebrated with great jubilation! A Mass of Thanksgiving was offered at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. Friends, family, and honored guests were treated to a lovely reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres (actually an abundance of delicious food throughout the Monastery), an open house, guided tours, and story-telling by the sisters. It was a day of thanksgiving.

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Daughter of St. Gianna Molla coming to Duluth Oct. 30

“I like the idea of having a child of a canonized saint here, and having people have as close as they can to a tangible experience of a saint,” said Father Richard Kunst.

His parish, St. John in Duluth, will be offering just that Oct. 30, when it hosts Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of St. Gianna Molla, a patron saint of the pro-life movement.

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