The December 2019 archive of Daily News

Calendar for December 2019

Posted by Kyle Eller

St. Michael’s Christmas tree and wreath sales

St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, will again be selling Christmas trees beginning on Saturday, Nov. 30. High quality spruce, balsam fir, Norway pine and white pine trees, along with Christmas wreaths and sprays, will be available. Weekdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... Read More »

Homily of Father Joseph Sirba at the funeral Mass of Bishop Paul D. Sirba

Posted by Kyle Eller

Archbishop Hebda, Most Reverend Bishops, my brother priests, deacons, religious sisters, dignitaries and members of various ecclesial communities, and my brothers and sisters in Christ, on behalf of my brother John, and sister Cathy, and my mother Helen, we want to thank you all for your outpouring of love ... Read More »

Father James B. Bissonette chosen as diocesan administrator

Posted by Kyle Eller

On Dec. 4, Father James B. Bissonette, pastor of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Duluth and St. Rose Catholic Church in Proctor, was elected as diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Duluth. Father James Bissonette

Under church law, a group of diocesan priests called the College of Consultors elects ... Read More »

Bishop Sirba’s funeral will be livestreamed by WDIO

Posted by Kyle Eller

We anticipate that many mourners, both from the Diocese of Duluth and from outside of our diocese, will wish to attend our beloved Bishop Paul Sirba’s funeral Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, and that the resulting crowd may well far exceed the available seating ... Read More »

Obituary: Bishop Paul D. Sirba, 59

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul David Sirba, Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, MN, beloved shepherd of the people of the Diocese of Duluth, dear son, brother, uncle and great-uncle died of apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Proctor, MN on Sunday morning, December 1, 2019, the First Sunday ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba has died

Posted by Kyle Eller

 With sad hearts, we share the following message regarding the sudden death of our beloved Bishop Paul Sirba that was sent out to diocesan clergy and employees this morning and which is being announced at Masses today.

Following is the message from Father Bissonette, who has served as Bishop ... Read More »

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