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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
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
Consecration of St. Mary Star of the Sea
St. Mary Star of the Sea News
05/21/20 5:12 pm
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...Read More
05/14/20 4:38 pm
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...Read More
05/08/20 2:06 pm
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...Read More
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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.
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.
Prayer for a New Bishop
We 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.
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Diocese of Duluth News
05/23/20 2:35 pm
Announcement of a New Executive Order
May 23, 2020Read More
05/20/20 5:01 pm
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:Read More
05/18/20 10:53 am
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.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. 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
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.