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Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:15 AM
Confessions Mon thru Fri 11:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
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From the Vatican
Pope Francis: Sermon for Jubilee for Catechists
In the second reading the Apostle Paul offers to Timothy, but also to us, some advice which is close to his heart. Among other things, he charges him “to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach” (1 Tim 6:14). He speaks simply of a commandment. It seems that he wants to keep our attention fixed firmly on what is essential for our faith. Saint Paul, indeed, is not suggesting all sorts of different points, but is emphasizing the core of the faith. This center around which everything revolves, this beating heart which gives life to everything is the Paschal proclamation, the first proclamation: the Lord Jesus is risen, the Lord Jesus loves you, and he has given his life for you; risen and alive, he is close to you and waits for you every day. We must never forget this. Read more here.
Fr. Peter's Post
Called to be One (C2B1) Initiative Wants Your Input
The “Called to Be One” catholic school initiative is looking for your input. C2B1 is the effort under way that will unify the catholic schools in the City of Duluth so that they function as one school with multiple campuses, offering a continuum of programming from Pre K through 12th Grade. I encourage you to take the C2B1 Survey at: duluthareacatholicschools.org. Read more posts here.
Business Manager for Cathedral, Holy Rosary School and St. Mary Star of the Sea
The Business Manager for Cathedral, Holy Rosary School and St. Mary Star of the Sea, Duluth is responsible for the records of financial transactions for the cluster of Parishes and the School. Performs all book keeping functions, budgeting and Human Resources administration. Must have working knowledge of computer accounting applications and be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products. Bachelor degree in accounting or finance and 3-5 years of experienced desired. This is a full time salaried position with benefits. Cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, 2801 East 4th Street, Duluth MN. 55812 or email to: email@example.com.
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Called To Be One
Engage in the conversation!
You can start today by taking the survey at www.duluthareacatholicschools.org
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
325 E. 3rd Street
Duluth MN 55805
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Crafters and vendors wanted for the Fall Market at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Vendor registration information here.
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions
Diocese News from The Northern Cross
09/23/16 9:49 am
You would not know it to look at me today, but when I was younger, I was a pretty decent athlete. I matured physically at a young age and excelled in track and field through about middle school. Even after my classmates caught up, as a young man I could grab the rim on a regulation basketball hoop, even though I’m a touch under six feet tall.
I was a decent athlete, that is, when I was not in front of people. I didn’t have much stage fright when it came to things like music, but for whatever reason, that did not carry over into sports. I could routinely drill three-pointers on the playground, but in a real game, I was more likely to airball a free throw.Read More
09/23/16 9:48 am
Have you ever wondered how missionaries of the past were so successful in spreading Christianity throughout the world? How did St. Paul inspire persons from such diverse places as Antioch, Athens and Rome? What led to St. Francis Xavier performing so many baptisms in a day that he would become physically exhausted? How did Ven. Bishop Frederic Baraga connect with natives of this land when he was not even able to speak their language at first?
While most of us will not be called to the foreign missions, there are many things we can learn from these and other successful missionaries about sharing the Good News. Not only did these people have a heroic love for Jesus, a heart open to the workings of the Holy Spirit and incredible resilience in the face of difficulties, but they also made great effort to know the people they encountered and to understand the culture in which the people lived.Read More
09/20/16 11:48 am
A planning process for the future of Catholic education in the Duluth area and beyond launched last month, as the Called To Be One planning group unveiled a public survey on the schools and asked those interested in Catholic education to fill it out. The first of two retreats designed to process that input and use it to shape a plan for the schools will take place this Saturday at St. James School. There is still time to register. You can do so here.
At the Sept. 24 retreat, results from those surveys will be presented and discussed in small groups. With the input gathered at this retreat, a draft of a plan will be formulated that would unify the four Duluth Area Catholic Schools into one school with multiple campuses and expand offerings to pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. This draft plan will also be presented for public input as the process goes forward, with a subsequent retreat planned for Nov. 12.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.