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Life news in brief November 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich


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Deacon jubilees

Posted by Megan Muhich

25 years Deacon Walter Beier

Deacon Walter Beier was ordained to the permanent diaconate Nov. 20, 1994, by Bishop Roger Schwietz. Deacon Beier and his wife Mariana have four children. In his ministry he has been a member of the Deacon Council and the Clergy Continuing Education Committee, which ... Read More »

News in brief November 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Sisters grace Essentia Health’s groundbreaking for Vision Northland.  

Sister Beverly Raway, prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery, uses a cedar branch from the monastery’s garden and holy water from Our Lady of Peace Chapel as she offers a blessing at the Sept. 25 groundbreaking ceremony ... Read More »

School news in brief November 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Open house

During Discovering Catholic School Week, Stella Maris Academy will be hosting an open house at all three campuses to come and see what the SMA school and community is like on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event takes place at all campuses: ... Read More »

David Douglas: Working to build unity between parish and school is critical

Posted by Megan Muhich

I am beginning my second year as principal at Queen of Peace Catholic School. When I arrived last year, I asked our pastor what goals he hoped to see me accomplish. He told me to work for greater unity between our parish and our school, and he told me ... Read More »

Calendar November 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Craft sale

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary will hold its annual Holiday Craft Sale Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stella Maris Academy’s Holy Rosary campus, 2802 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Shop for the holidays with 40+ local arts and crafts vendors. ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: In politics, we can all be like Frodo Baggins

Posted by Kyle Eller

The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a beautiful work showing the important role even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant people have in the drama of history. In the trilogy, it was Frodo Baggins, the little hobbit, who embarks on a perilous adventure to destroy ... Read More »

Editorial: Plenty to care about during Respect Life Month

Posted by Kyle Eller

October is Respect Life Month, and Oct. 6 is Respect Life Sunday. As has been the case for more than a decade now, Catholics and others of good will have the opportunity to pray for the protection of life through the 40 Days for Life apostolate. After the success ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: ‘Patterns of ambiguity’ should be caution flags for us

Posted by Kyle Eller

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia recently wrote a typically thoughtful column about the controversial Jesuit Father James Martin. Father Martin has long been one of the most famous priests in the country due to his extensive media profile. In recent years he has become particularly known for his work ... Read More »

Crosby parish to offer sacred music workshop in October

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross St. Joseph Church in Crosby is hosting a four-day sacred music workshop with national presenters in October, and the parish’s pastor wants everyone, whether they’re musicians or not, to know they’re invited. “You should really come,” said Father Elias Gieske. “It’s a great ... Read More »