Let's Listen

Welcome to Let's Listen


What is Let's Listen?

The Diocese of Duluth has announced a new initiative called “Let’s Listen” to better understand the spiritual needs of the people of northeastern Minnesota and discern the next step in the church’s mission. 

Let’s Listen coincides with and cooperates with Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal Church, an initiative of Pope Francis, but Bishop Felton has emphasized the local importance of the process. 

A series of small group sessions led by trained facilitators across the diocese will invite people to respond to two main questions: 

What is hurting or in need of healing in your...
...personal life? 
...parish (or church experience)?

What is healthy or hopeful in your...
...personal life? 
...parish (or church experience)?

Why is Let's Listen Necessary?

“The Holy Spirit always calls us to discern our next step as missionaries of Christ,” explains Bishop Felton, “and this process will allow us to reflect on how the Spirit is speaking to us through the voices of our brothers and sisters.” 

To read more of Bishop Felton's remarks on Let's Listen, read his columns from The Northern Cross here and here

How Can I Get Involved?

Let's Listen will begin with Kickoff Week, with sessions in each deanery of the diocese. All are invited to any and all of these inaugural Let's Listen events: 

Sunday, February 20th, 2022

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
306 2nd St S, Virginia, MN 55792
6:00 PM Mass, 7:00 PM Let’s Listen Session

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
555 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063 
5:30 PM Mass, 6:00 PM Let's Listen Session

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

St. Francis Catholic Church 
404 N 9th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
6:30 PM Let’s Listen Session 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 
2310 7th Ave E, Hibbing, MN 55746
6:30 PM Let’s Listen Session

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
2801 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55812
2:00 PM Mass, 3:00 PM Let's Listen Session

Otherwise, look to parish bulletins, websites, newsletters, and announcements to find out about other in-person Let’s Listen sessions near you in the future.

If you do not have a local pastor, email Andrew Jarocki at [email protected].

The Let’s Listen survey can also be found in the March issue of The Northern Cross as a mail-in option or online below.

Bishop Felton provides helpful context for the Let's Listen process. View his message below before beginning your participation in Let's Listen.



What if I Have More Questions About Let's Listen?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide. 



Mr. Andrew Jarocki
Diocese of Duluth and USCCB Contact Person for Synodal Process 


Phone: 218-623-5038