Diocese of Duluth

Bishop Paul Sirba
Don’t fall away from the sacrament of confession this Lent

Saints are made in the sacrament of penance. If you desire to be the saint you were meant to be, this is the sacrament where you will taste God’s mercy, speak God’s mercy, live God’s mercy. I hope and pray that the Catholics of the Diocese of Duluth fall in love with this sacrament. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

Pastoral Center holiday closings

The Diocese of Duluth wishes you a blessed Holy Week, Triduum and Easter! Please note that during this greatest feast of the Church’s liturgical year there will be some time off for diocesan staff. The Pastoral Center will be closed on Good Friday (April 14) and on Easter Monday (April 17).

School has new name, president search underway

The new unified Catholic school in Duluth has a new name — Stella Maris Academy — and officials have also announced a search for the school’s first president. Please see the following resources:

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    CALLED AND GIFTED WORKSHOP: A “Called and Gifted” Charism Discernment workshop is scheduled for May 12-13 in Duluth. Click here for more information.

    DIOCESAN 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. Registration will open in the spring.


    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.

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    Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.