The Northern Cross

Surprised and thrilled

Posted by Kyle Eller

  By Catholic News ServicePope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda to head the 12-county Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.Coadjutor archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, since 2013, Archbishop Hebda has been apostolic administrator of the Minnesota archdiocese since last June. The pope named him to the administrator ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: The peace we bring to the world is rooted in the Eucharist

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” — 1 Corinthians 1:2 The priest’s opening greeting at Mass, and the words of Jesus after his Resurrection from the dead to his disciples, are words for us today. Our world has never been a ... Read More »

Minnesota bishops discuss priorities with governor, legislators

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross For Minnesota’s bishops, a recent day of meetings with Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators in St. Paul was an opportunity to build relationships and discuss the church’s public policy priorities. “The biggest value [of a day like this] is to get to know the people,” ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 Calendar of Events

Ham/turkey bingo

St. Mary’s Church will host a bingo Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Meadowlands Community Center, 7758 Western Ave., Meadowlands. Two sets of 11 games will be played. Cards are $2 per card per set. Ham, ... Read More »

School News in Brief - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 School News in Brief

Bishop Sirba visits St. James School

Bishop Paul Sirba visited St. James School in Duluth Feb. 24. He celebrated Mass with the students, staff and families. After Mass, he visited with all of the students in their classrooms and ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 Local Life News in Brief

Northland Family Programs events in April

Northland Family Programs will be sponsoring its mother-daughter program Tea for Two in Duluth Sunday, April 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and in ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 Local News in Brief

Divine Mercy Sunday celebration in Brainerd

A special observance in honor of the Feast of Divine Mercy will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd, Sunday, April 3. Confessions will be available at 2 p.m. and ... Read More »

Men’s and women’s conferences engage crowds

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross This year’s diocesan women’s conference, keynoted by well-known Catholic media personality and former presidential speechwriter Colleen Carroll Campbell, was the biggest yet. Organizers say that the Feb. 27 event, held at Marshall School in Duluth, drew perhaps 475 people counting volunteers and vendors. Betsy ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Year of Mercy has been full of graces so far

Posted by Kyle Eller

Graces abound during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. On a recent visit to St. James School in Duluth, I had the privilege of celebrating an all school Mass prepared by the fifth graders. I also visited the classrooms for some Q&A, got an excellent tour from the principal and ... Read More »

Calendar - March 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2016 Calendar of Events

KC fellowship

The Knights of Columbus Council 6791 and St. Teresa Circle of St. Raphael’s Church, 5779 Seville Road, Duluth, sponsors coffee, juice, donuts and fellowship after Masses the first Saturday and Sunday weekend of each month.

Fish Fry Duluth

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