The Northern Cross

Kyle Eller: Struggle with anxiety? Olympic athletes have a faith lesson for you

Posted by Kyle Eller

You would not know it to look at me today, but when I was younger, I was a pretty decent athlete. I matured physically at a young age and excelled in track and field through about middle school. Even after my classmates caught up, as a young man I ... Read More »

Editorial: May the coming school year bless us all

Posted by Kyle Eller

It’s back to school time!

In this issue of The Northern Cross, you will read about big plans being considered for the future of Catholic education in the city of Duluth, with implications for the diocese as a whole. We encourage you to get involved in this process, as ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Calendar of Events

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Harman Drive, Moose Lake, is having its grand breakfast Sunday, Sept. 4, 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, TJ’s sausage, whole ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, hot applesauce, ... Read More »

School News in Brief - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 School News in Brief

‘Feast of Faith’ education dinner

All are invited to attend the annual “Feast of Faith” banquet for Duluth Area Catholic Schools, hosted by Bishop Paul D. Sirba on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the ... Read More »

School Article - Parent Aware rating lets 'stars shine' at St. James - September 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Parent Aware rating lets ‘stars shine’ at St. James

By Julianne Blazevic

St. James Preschool in West Duluth was recently awarded a four-star rating (the highest rating) by the Parent Aware program, meaning the school and its preschool teacher have gone through extensive ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Life News in Brief

40 Days for Life begins Sept. 28

The 40 Days for Life kickoff event on Tuesday, Sept 28, is the start of the 40 Days for Life campaign. In Duluth, everything starts with the celebration of Mass at 6 ... Read More »

Obituary - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Obituaries

Benedictine Sister Jean (Donna Marie) Maher, 73

Sister Jean Maher, 73, died on July 26 at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth.

Jean Marie was born in Chicago on Sep. 13, 1942. She entered the Benedictine community on Sept. 8, 1960, and celebrated ... Read More »

Jubilees - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Jubilees

Golden Jubilees — 50 Years

The following celebrated their golden jubilee in August at the St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth.

Sister Danile Lynch

Sister Danile Lynch, a native of Mundelein, Ill., and member of the Benedictine Community of Duluth, celebrated the 50th ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - September 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Local News in Brief

Floodwood breaks ground on new church

Damaged by the flood of 2012, St. Louis Church’s plans for a new church and social hall began on Tuesday, July 19, with a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site, which is across ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Sending a son off to college, hopefully rooted in faith

Posted by Kyle Eller

Walking on the sidewalk early one summer day, I looked down and noticed tens of thousands of little “helicopter seeds” lying all around. These helicopter seeds came from a couple of large maple trees in the area. I have always loved these seeds, and as a child, and sometimes ... Read More »