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Upcoming diocesan events

Dec 15, 2014

Some of the deanery events marking the 125th anniversary of the Diocese of Duluth, which began in October, are coming into focus. Here is an update for each of the deaneries:

Brainerd: A holy hour, blessing of volunteers, meal and more will be held at St. Francis Church in Brainerd Sunday, Aug. 16, in the afternoon.

Cloquet: To be announced.

Duluth: Events will be held Sept. 12 at the DECC. Additional details to be announced.

Hibbing: A holy hour and history presentation will take place at St. Joseph Church in Grand Rapids March 8, beginning at 5 p.m.

Virginia: Mass and a history presentation will take place March 1 at St. Martin in Tower, beginning at 3 p.m.

Men's and women's conferences

Also keep the upcoming men's conference and women's conference on your calendars.

The Duluth Catholic Men’s Conference is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Marshall School Auditorium in Duluth. The featured speaker is Deacon Ralph Poyo, from North Carolina, a sought-after speaker for Franciscan University Steubenville Youth Conferences and a founder of New Evangelization Ministries. Register online at www.duluthcatholicmen.org.

The third annual Catholic Women’s Conference is scheduled for March 7 at Marshall School Auditorium in Duluth. The two features speakers are Hallie Lord, author, editor and founder of the Edel Gathering, speaking on the beauty of the church’s teaching on the vocations of marriage and authentic womanhood, and Kelly Wahlquist, assistant director of the Catechetical Institute for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Register here.