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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am, 12:00 pm
(12:00 Sunday Masses on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month are the Extraordinary form Latin; 2nd and 4th Sundays are the Ordinary Form in Latin.)
Weekdays 8:00 am
Wednesdays at 8:00 am Extraordinary form
Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm Ordinary form
Saturdays 8:00 am

Wednesdays 6:45-7:30 pm
Fridays 8:30-9:00 am
Saturdays 3:30-4:45 pm
  • First Communion April 30, 2017
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St. Benedict Catholic Church, Duluth, MN

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Call no man father?

In the bible it says “you shall not call anyone on earth Father because ... Read More »

How can I forgive?

How does a person truly forgive another who has done them wrong?  Is it ... Read More »

What Mysteries should I pray? Forgiveness of venial sin.

During Lent are we supposed to say the Sorrowful Mysteries everyday up until Easter ... Read More »

St. Ben's Podcasts

Divine Mercy Sunday

April 24, 2017

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Easter Sunday

Homily from the 9:00 AM Mass

April 16, 2017

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Good Friday

Homily by Deacon Jim Philbin

April 14, 2017

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Diocese of Duluth News

Father Michael Schmitz: Gluttony is not joy — we can only truly enjoy things when we’re free

It seems like every time I want to do something that I think will be fun, the church has a rule against it. Why is the church so against pleasure? What’s wrong with enjoying yourself and the good things in life?

This is a great question. It is connected to how profoundly misunderstood God’s rules and the church’s teachings are. You mention that there seem to be so many “noes” for those who want to follow God that we can be tempted to think that God dislikes pleasure and enjoyment. But is that really the case?

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Don’t fall away from the sacrament of confession this Lent

It is hard to appreciate God’s mercy if we don’t acknowledge that we are sinners. It’s difficult to think good news is good news if we are not in need of it.

Recently, a priest from another diocese called and spoke to me about what he perceives as a falling off in the reception of the sacrament of confession. He is pastor of a large parish, several thousand families, which has a good tradition of participation in this great sacrament of healing. He doesn’t have the numbers yet, but he senses that fewer people have come to confession this Lent. Coming off the Jubilee Year of Mercy, this is distressing to him. He is wondering: Why?

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St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

A general dispensation has been granted from Bishop Sirba from the obligation of abstinence from meat on March 17, 2017, the Commemoration of Saint Patrick.

Those taking advantage of the dispensation are encouraged to undertake a work of charity, an exercise of piety, prayer, or an act of comparable penance on some other occasion during the Second Week of Lent.

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