Welcome to St. Mary Star of the Sea

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:  Joy, Prayer and Gratitude

Pope 12171917 Dec 2017 (Vatican Radio) On the Third Sunday of Advent - called "Gaudete Sunday" in reference to the introit traditionally sung at the Mass of the day, which begins, "Gaudete in Domino semper", Pope Francis prayed the traditional Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square.

Over the last Sundays, the liturgy has underlined what it means to be in a vigilant attitude and what concretely involves preparing the way of the Lord. On this third Sunday of Advent, called the "Sunday of Joy", the liturgy invites us to grasp the spirit with which all of this takes place, that is – joy. Read more here.

Fr. Peter's Post

Bishop to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary of Holy Innocents Chapel

Fr. Peter Muhich

Bishop Sirba will celebrate the 9:15 Mass on Sunday December 17th in celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Holy Innocents Adoration Chapel.  The newly refurbished chapel is a living testament to our love for the Lord’s Eucharistic Presence and our prayers for an end to abortion.  Come and join our Bishop as he celebrates Mass and also join us for a Social in McDowell Hall afterwards. 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

Photos

  • 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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