Diocese of Duluth

This Lent, surrender to the deep healing Jesus desires for you

Bishop DanielLent is not so much about what we are going to do for Jesus but what Jesus wants to do for us. What are the hurts that are weighing you down? What are the challenges that are filling you with despair, keeping you awake at night? What are the tribulations that seem insurmountable to the point of just giving up? The deepest desire of Jesus in this Lenten season is to bring healing into your heart, mind, body, and soul. For this healing of Jesus to take place in our families, parishes, and communities, Bob Schuchts, in his book “Be Healed,” poses three important questions for our healing. Read more >>

Clergy assignments

Bishop Daniel Felton has announced a series of clergy assignments taking effect over the coming months. Please see the list here >>

Lenten regulations

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. For more details, see the USCCB website

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Upcoming events

CONFIRMATION RETREAT: A confirmation retreat will be held March 24-26 at Big Sandy Camp, hosted by the Diocese of Duluth Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry. Registration closes March 10. Please click here for more information.


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.

Daily News

Hallow app available for free 

By The Northern Cross 

Diocesan officials announced in February that Hallow, an app primarily for use on mobile devices, is being made available free for all parishioners across the Diocese of Duluth for all of Lent in 2023, thanks to a generous grant from the diocesan CREED fund.

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Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery receive Vatican approval for sponsorship model change 

By The Northern Cross 

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth recently received approval from the Vatican to shift the Catholic sponsorship of their ministries – Benedictine, the College of St. Scholastica, and the Catholic facilities of Essentia Health, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and St. Mary’s Health – from a Sponsor Council model to a Ministerial Public Juridic Person. This new structure will be called Duluth Benedictine Ministries, and the official change will take place on July 1. 

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