Diocese of Duluth

Bishop Paul Sirba
Where do we find beauty? Take the question to prayer

Beauty speaks its own language. A question was recently posed to me by a dear friend, “Where is beauty in your life?” It is a question I pose to you this summer: Where do you find beauty? I think our reflection on beauty could be fruitful meditation in our prayer. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

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 >>

Built Upon a Rock Fest coming to Duluth

bandA new event is coming to the Diocese of Duluth, and everyone is hoping it will rock — the Built Upon a Rock Fest, a free concert featuring two well-known Catholic rock bands, one national and one local, will be held on the grounds of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Sept. 17. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

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Events

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Highlights

assemblyDIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: The 2017 Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Marshall School in Duluth. The featured speaker will be Joe Miller, who is executive director of the Magis Center. The theme of the assembly is “Has Science Killed Faith? Encountering God in an Age of Unbelief.” Miller will show the scientific evidence for God’s existence and explain how one’s understanding of God affects the attainment of ultimate happiness. Register

WHITE MASS: Bishop Paul Sirba will celebrate the annual White Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15. This will be followed brunch and a presentation by Joe Miller from the Magis Center at Holy Rosary School. Register

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

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.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: In an important ruling touching on religious liberty issues, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, which was challenging part of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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

USCCB response to Charlottesville protests

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia that has left one person dead and at least 19 injured.

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Registration open Diocesan Assembly, adult faith formation

 

Registration is open for two upcoming opportunities to build your faith and grow as a disciple: The 12th annual Diocesan Assembly Oct. 14 and a diocese-wide Adult Faith Formation program launching in November.

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Where do we find beauty? Take the question to prayer

“We give thanks to God whose power is revealed in nature and whose providence is revealed in history”

— Liturgy of Hours, Sunday Week III, Evening Prayer II

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