With the nights getting longer and the cold growing colder, it may seem counterintuitive to be thinking of new beginnings. But the expression “it is always darkest before the dawn” really comes into play — and maybe those who live in the Southern Hemisphere have a slight advantage this time of year. Our Church begins a new year with the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1. Read more >>
CATECHETICAL INSTITUTE DAY (UPDATE): The Diocese of Duluth Catechetical Institute Day has been postponed until Fall 2020 due to low registrations, in the hopes that more people can take advantage of this opportunity. Those who have registered have been contacted. Please check back later for the yet to be determined event date.
MEN’S CONFERENCE: The 2020 Men of Faith Conference (“Men on Fire”) will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Marshall School in Duluth. The presenter is internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known as the “Dynamic Deacon” for his powerful and passionate preaching and evangelizing. Registration and more information >>
GIFT OF HEALING:The diocesan Office of Marriage, Family, and Life is seeking to assist the faithful currently experiencing separation or civil divorce and in need of healing. This series makes use of Maria Pia Campanella’s “The Gift of Self,” a six-week program for accompanying separated and divorced faithful. The series will run Sunday evenings March 1 to April 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. If you know of someone who can benefit, please invite them to attend. There is no charge. Register here >>.
WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The eighth annual Women of Faith Conference is scheduled March 28, 2020, at Marshall School in Duluth. This year’s theme is “Worthy,” and the event will feature nationally acclaimed motivational speaker, TV contributor, radio host, and life activist Deby Schlapprizzi. Details >> Registration information >>
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.
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.
02/14/20 12:04 pm
I find myself being less-than-generous quite often. I want to have a better attitude, but people keep wanting things from me: they want my time, my help, and my financial support. How do I get better at being generous?
Father Michael SchmitzRead More
02/14/20 12:01 pm
In the years that I have been a priest, the vast majority of my parishioners have known that my least favorite subject to talk about is money. But I have had some of the parishes that actually think it is my very favorite subject to preach about! This is because some parishes as a whole do better than others in their charity and support of the church.
Father RichardRead More
02/14/20 11:46 am
Very often people will chide Catholics about a particular belief, saying, “Where is that in the Bible?” Or even well-intentioned Catholics sometimes will ask me to show them where this or that teaching is in the Bible.
Father Nick NelsonRead More