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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: Jesus Heals and Saves Us from Death
2017-10-18 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded Christians that Jesus came to heal us and to save us from death.
"Dear Brothers and Sisters: this morning I wish to reflect on Christian hope and the reality of death, a reality which our modern world so often leaves us unprepared to face. Past civilizations had the courage to face death, and older generations taught the younger to see that inescapable event as a call to live for something enduring, greater than themselves. For our days, no matter how many they are, pass like a breath." Read more here.
Fr. Peter's Post
St. Mary Star of the Sea Projects this Fall
The Finance Council approved moving forward with the tuck pointing of St. Mary Star of the Sea brickwork and repairs of the metal trim of the steeple. The work should take place this Fall. The Council also approved rebuilding the retaining wall along the parking lot on the west end of the rectory and the replacement of fencing in that area and in the alley behind the rectory. This work may also be done this Fall if the weather cooperates. If you would like to make a contribution towards these needed maintenance projects, please mark your check or envelope “SMSS Projects”. Thank you for helping us maintain our beautiful church. Read more posts here.
Fall Market Saturday
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
325 E. 3rd Street
Duluth MN 55805
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Diocese News from The Northern Cross
10/18/17 3:48 am
I know that I have had more opportunities than most Catholics. My parents sacrificed to send my 12 siblings and me to Catholic schools, both grade school and high school, and nearly all of us attended Catholic colleges. My parents instilled the value of weekly Mass attendance, and while growing up our social life and faith community were essentially the same group of people. I worked at a Catholic college for almost 28 years, and now I have been blessed to work for the Diocese of Duluth in the Office of Marriage and Family Life.
God has graced me with a husband who is a practicing Catholic, and as a young, newly married couple, we serendipitously selected a neighborhood that includes other Catholic families, our church, and the parish school our children attended. And on any given weekend my family has at least a dozen different Mass times to choose from at nearby parishes when our schedule is complicated.Read More
10/18/17 3:33 am
When the day’s emcee Father Ryan Moravitz asked the crowd at Built Upon a Rock Fest Sept. 17 if they wanted to do it again next year, there was no mistaking the answer in the big cheer that followed.
The gorgeous late summer Catholic rock concert drew more than 900 people, including about 70 volunteers, to the grounds of the Holy Rosary campus of Stella Maris Academy, while across the street at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, people prayed in Eucharistic Adoration.Read More
10/18/17 3:12 am
Racial disparities continue to persist in American life. As a response, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently instituted a new initiative to fight racism in all its forms.
Though racism — irrational animus toward others based on their skin color, ethnicity, or race — is a sin within the human heart and cannot be fully eradicated by public policy, we can work in the public arena to mitigate its effects.Read More
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.