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Mass Schedule:

Mon thru Fri 12:10 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:15 AM 

Confessions Mon thru Fri 11:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 PM

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From the Vatican

Pope Francis' Homily: Make Us Artisans of Unity

Pope 011718Jan. 17, 2018 (Vatican News) Pope Francis' celebrated Mass at Maquehue Airport in Temuco this morning.  In his homily, the Holy Father called for unity in the church and among all people. 

"In the Gospel we have just heard, Jesus prays to the Father “that they may all be one” (Jn 17:21).  At a crucial moment in his own life, he stops to plea for unity.  In his heart, he knows that one of the greatest threats for his disciples and for all mankind will be division and confrontation, the oppression of some by others.  How many tears would be spilled!  Today we want to cling to this prayer of Jesus, to enter with him into this garden of sorrows with those sorrows of our own, and to ask the Father, with Jesus, that we too may be one.  May confrontation and division never gain the upper hand among us." Read more here.

Fr. Peter's Post

Cold & Flu Season in Full Swing

Fr. Peter Muhich

With the Cold and Flu season in full swing I encourage you to stay healthy and to use good judgement when deciding whether to shake hands at the Sign of Peace or receive the Blood of Christ from the common cup at Communion time.  Let’s help each other to stay healthy during these winter months. Read more posts here.  

Parish Office

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

325 E. 3rd Street
Duluth MN 55805
(driving instructions here)

Phone 218-722-3078

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  • St. Mary Star of the Sea Sanctuary
  • Holy Innocents Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Formed

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Formed is a dynamic on line offering of programs, movies, audio and books that are available FREE to parish members.  Formed includes the Symbolon program and much more.  To get Formed, click here and an access code will be sent to you.  If you have a Symbolon account already, your access number will work to set up your new account at formed.org.  Please call Jack at the Parish Office with any questions about Formed, 218-728-3646. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation Guide

This .pdf from the Knights of Columbus lists the steps on how to go to confession and includes an Examination of Conscience that should be undertaken in preparing for reconciliation.  Download .pdf here.

Diocese News from The Northern Cross

Kyle Eller: Christmas story invites us to our own place in the story

My favorite piece of sacred music that we hear in Mass is the Exultet — that long chant, usually sung by a deacon, that is prayed near the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass. (Having been ordained a deacon less than 24 hours ago, I am eagerly hoping I will have an opportunity to sing it sometime in the future.)

But I also very much like another piece of sacred music that can be sung in a similar way at the night Mass on Christmas Eve. It’s shorter, it’s also very simple, and it’s very beautiful. It’s called “The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and it’s a proclamation of exactly that.

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Betsy Kneepkens: Now I know why my parents wanted me home for the holidays

My parents deserve an apology, and unfortunately, it is too late to seek forgiveness from my father. When I was 18, I went off to college. I was an adult, paying my way. I was responsible for one person and one person only, myself. Like most older adolescents, my thoughts were, “When I am 18, I am out of here.” In my college years and a few years after that, I found going home to be a last resort option. After that, life was pretty busy and complicated; I found it difficult to manage the distance.

Betsy Kneepkens

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Liz Hoefferle: Christmas is a good time to meditate on the great gift — Jesus

Christmas is a great time to think about gifts. From television commercials to Black Friday sales, and from newspaper inserts to lists for Santa, it’s not hard to focus on gifts this time of year.

A dictionary definition of gift tells us that it is “a thing given to someone without payment.” Different than something that is sold, exchanged, or earned, a gift is freely given. We buy or make a gift for someone simply because we care about the person and want to make his or her life better. Giving a gift is an act of love.

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