Lent 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 >>
Bishop Daniel Felton has announced a series of clergy assignments taking effect over the coming months. Please see the list here >>
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.
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.
03/09/23 2:27 pm
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.Read More
03/08/23 4:19 pm
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.Read More
03/08/23 4:18 pm
By Kristi Anderson
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