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

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

Open Church Hours:

Mon thru Fri 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

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Congratulations Bishop Elect Peter Muhich!

Pope Francis has named Fr. Peter to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City in South Dakota. Please read the announcements from the Diocese of Duluth and the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. Fr. Peter- May God's abundant blessings be with you! You will be truly and dearly missed by the Cathedral and St. Mary Star of the Sea parish communities. The Diocese of Rapid City is blessed to have you as their pastoral leader- a man of compassionate heart and great holiness. You will forever be in our hearts and prayers!

Fr. Peter's Post

PUBLIC MASSES TO RESUME WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 

We are looking forward to having public Masses once again beginning with weekday Masses starting Wednesday, May 27. Weekday Masses will again be held at 12:10 PM at St. Mary Star of the Sea.  The bishops in Minnesota and Fr. Bissonette of the Diocese of Duluth have given permission for a broader celebration of the Mass. Attendance is limited to 25% seating capacity of the church and you should wear a mask if you come.  If you are 65 or older you should not attend.  The same goes for all who have an underlying condition or are ill.  No one is obliged to attend Mass, as the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues. Please see the full list of protocols and procedures and what to expect when you come to Mass.  The 5 PM Saturday and 10:30 AM Sunday Mass at the Cathedral will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook.  
 
*please note....these attachments will be updated after Memorial Day*
Catholic Bishops of Minnesota Letter- May 20, 2020
 

IT IS NOW TIME TO MERGE OUR LADY OF MERCY WITH ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA:

After discussions with the parish trustees and finance council members from Our Lady of Mercy there was unanimous agreement that the time has come to ask the diocese to merge OLM with St. Mary Star of the Sea. The reasons for the merger are that the church building has become unsafe and we have run out of resources. Gas service was cut off in recent months because the subbasement where the furnace is located is collapsing and the building itself is leaning badly. In addition to the condition of the building the parish no longer has the financial resources to pay for repairs and even basics like utilities. Sunday Mass has not been celebrated at OLM for the last four years.

Fr. James Bissonette, Diocesan Administrator, has issued a decree of merger dated May 5, 2020. Copies of the merger decree can be found below on the SMSS/OLM website (stmarystaroftheseaduluth.com) and at the Our Lady of Mercy rectory and on the bulletin boards at St. Mary Star of the Sea church entrances. I encourage you to read the document and I ask you to pray for our parishes as we come together to provide a financially stable and viable parish that will continue to serve the needs of the Catholic community on Park Point and in the Central Hillside.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Peter Muhich

Canonical Merger of Parishes

Consecration of St. Mary Star of the Sea

St. Mary Star of the Sea News

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish News 5/21/2020

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish News May 21, 2020 Dear St. Mary Star of the Sea Parishioners- We are looking forward to having public Masses once again beginning with weekday Masses starting Tuesday, May 26. Weekday Masses will...

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St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish News 5/14/2020

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish News May 14, 2020 “Blessed Mother, keep us under the protection of your mantle  and close to your Son Jesus!” Dear St. Mary Star of the Sea Parishioners- As I was having my morning coffee in...

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St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish News 5/8/2020

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish News May 8, 2020 “Blessed Mother, keep us under the protection of your mantle  and close to your Son Jesus!” Dear St. Mary Star of the Sea Parishioners- We began this month of May with the...

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Contact Information Form

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish Family:  Please provide your contact information on this form so we can keep you fully informed of news and updates.  

Online Giving

Understanding that your ability to be physically present at St. Mary Star of the Sea may be affected during this time and that the current crisis is causing financial challenges to many in our midst, we remain grateful for your continued financial generosity. To ensure the parish is able to quickly respond and reach the most vulnerable in our community and live our on-going mission, we encourage you to consider alternate means of contributing to the parish. You can mail your contributions to the parish at 325 E. 3rd St. Duluth, MN 55805.

You can also donate online by selecting the St. Mary Star of the Sea fund in the giving tab of the Cathedral’s website, duluthcathedral.com. SMSS shares the online giving platform with the Cathedral to save on costs. All monies given to the SMSS Fund go directly to St. Mary Star of the Sea. Please call Lauren McCracken, Business Manager, at 218.728.3646 if you need assistance or if you prefer to have her set up online giving for you.

Mass Livestream

Click here to watch Mass with Fr. Peter and Fr. Paul livestreamed at the Cathedral Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10:30 AMVisit Duluth Cathedral on Facebook.

Worship Aid for Sunday, May 24

Also, be sure to follow St. Mary Star of the Sea on Facebook!  

 

Prayer for a New Bishop

Diocese LogoWe have begun to pray for a new bishop at the end of the Intercessions at Mass. This will take the place of the Vocations Prayer until a new bishop has been selected for our diocese.  Read the Prayer for a New Bishop here.  

Parish Photo Album

  • Holy Innocents Chapel 25th Anniversary Celebration
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  • Holy Innocents Chapel 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • Holy Innocents Chapel 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • Holy Innocents Chapel 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • Holy Innocents Chapel 25th Anniversary Celebration
  • Farewell, Deacon Dick!
  • Farewell, Deacon Dick!
  • Farewell, Deacon Dick!
  • Farewell, Deacon Dick!
  • We will miss you!

Safe Environment Reporting

Safe Environment Link

Parish Office

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

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

Phone 218-722-3078


 

Diocese of Duluth News

Update from Father Bissonette in light of new executive order

Announcement of a New Executive Order

May 23, 2020

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Statement from Father James Bissonette regarding broader public celebration of Mass

 

Father James Bissonette, diocesan administrator, issues the following statement in conjunction with a letter he and the bishops of Minnesota released today regarding broader public celebration of Mass:

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Father Mike Schmitz: How open can I be with people?

I am wondering how much I can be vulnerable with people. I have been able to tell some key people in my life about struggles of mine, but when can I tell others?

Thank you very much for writing. As I see it, based on the rest of your letter, there are two issues at work here.

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Formed

Formed

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.  Search for "Cathedral of Our Lady" to register.  If you have a Symbolon account already, your access number will work to set up your new account at formed.org.  Please call the Parish Office with any questions about Formed, 218-728-3646. 

St. Mary Star of the Sea

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

Publications


  • Sun, May 31st

  • Sun, May 24th

  • Sun, May 17th

  • Sun, May 10th

  • Sun, May 3rd

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.