Office of the Social Apostolate



Catholic Relief Services

CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl Small Grant Fund

Faithful Citizenship

Legislative Advocacy

World Day of the Poor

Welcome to the Office of the
Social Apostolate!


As Catholics, we believe in caring for people at all stages of life from conception until natural death – this is our social apostolate. We do this through programs such as CRS Ricebowl during Lent, exercising our right and duty to be faithful citizens, caring for the poor and needy of our society, and so much more. Check out the links on the right to find out more about our programs.


**NEW from the MCC**

Health Care Directives: a Catholic Perspective

A Guide to End-of-Life Care Decisions



Patrice Critchley-Menor
[email protected]
(218) 724-9111
Fax: (218) 724-1056

Diocese of Duluth
Office of Social Apostolate
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812

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Catholic Book Club

During this time of Social Distancing, make spiritual reading and conversation part of your days with the Diocese of Duluth Catholic Book Club! 

Our first book will be "The Joy of the Gospel" (Evangelii Gaudium) By Pope Francis. It can be accessed online for free here or by searching "the Joy of the Gospel" online, and our online discussions will begin on Friday, March 27. Facilitating the conversation will be Patrice Critchley-Menor, Director of the Office of Social Apostolate. 

Open to anyone who’s interested, the book club will feature a private Facebook group for ongoing discussion for approximately 10 days. Please click here to sign up, and you will be invited to join the private Facebook group. If you have any questions, please contact Patrice at [email protected]