Diocese of Duluth

Bishop Paul Sirba
Sacred places, like the burial place of Jesus, make faith come alive

Not quite two years ago, the Holy Land Review published a series of articles on the restoration of the Edicule, or shrine, that encloses the tomb of Jesus within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Since the fourth century, a succession of churches have surrounded this sacred place. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

Letter from Bishop Sirba

A letter from Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba, updating the faithful on the diocesan bankruptcy, was read in parishes across the diocese the weekend of May 4-5. The letter can be read here

Press release from the Diocese of Duluth

The Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, comprised of survivors of clergy sexual abuse, have reached agreement for a consensual resolution of the Diocese of Duluth Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, which includes the filing of a Disclosure Statement and a Joint Plan of Reorganization, which will be filed in the near future. This constitutes an agreement in principle toward a complete resolution of the Diocese’s bankruptcy. Read more >>

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Events

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MEMORIAL DAY MASS: Bishop Paul Sirba will celebrate Memorial Day Mass at 10 a.m. May 27 at Calvary Cemetery in Duluth near the mausoleum. Those attending should bring their own chair.

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.

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.

Office Hours

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

Latest news

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Deacon Kyle Eller

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Sacred places, like the burial place of Jesus, make faith come alive

Not quite two years ago, the Holy Land Review published a series of articles on the restoration of the Edicule, or shrine, that encloses the tomb of Jesus within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Since the fourth century, a succession of churches have surrounded this sacred place.

Bishop Paul Sirba

Read More