St. Benedict Catholic Church, Duluth, MN

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Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 10:30 am
Weekdays 8:00 am & Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm
Saturdays 8:00 am

Wednesdays 6:45-7:30 pm
Fridays 8:30-9:00 am
Saturdays 4:00-4:45 pm

Totus Tuus

Grades 1-6, June 19-24, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Grades 7-12, June 18-23, 7:00-9:00 PM

4 Dynamic Catholic college students are coming to our parish to teach our youth about our faith! The week will include daily Mass, adoration, games, activities, songs, and a water fight!

Please print and turn in this permission slip to attend.


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Family Formation

                                                                                                                                                         June 9, 2016

    With the announcement of the retirement of Colleen McDonald as our Director of Religious Education for
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 students, opportunity has come about for us at St. Benedict’s to discern our approach to the catechesis of the children in the parish and to consider the best way for us to accomplish this task.  Over the last seven years, the parish has offered two ways for such catechesis:  Sunday School and Family Formation. During these years, families have been able to choose one or the other, or both programs, as they may wish.

    Having prayerfully considered our present circumstances, along with input from Colleen herself, I notify you today that for next school year, beginning in September 2016, we will be exclusively utilizing the Family Formation curriculum for elementary school-age religious education and effectively discontinuing the Sunday School program.  As we make this change, it is our goal to transfer the monthly meetings from one Saturday morning each month to one Sunday morning per month.  More detail on this goal will be forthcoming.

    Aware that this news may be unexpected, know that I myself will follow up with you by phone in the next days, that I may more fully explain what has led to this decision and to offer answers to any questions you may have.  In addition, I will gladly invite you to make an appointment with me for further conversation on these matters, if so desired.

   I look forward to connecting with you soon.  Please keep in prayer our parish as we begin our process towards hiring a new person to lead this program and other catechetical programs.

                                                                                                                          In Christ through Mary,

                                                                                                                          Rev. Joel Hastings

Please feel free to explore the Family Formation website to learn more about it and/or ask questions of the parish staff.


St. Ben's Podcasts

June 19, 2016

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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June 12, 2016

11th Sunday of Ordinary time

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June 6, 2016

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Now Hiring


St. Benedict Church is seeking a bookkeeper who is responsible for all accounting functions including payroll, budget preparation, financial reporting, monitoring and reconciliation of accounts and is 20-22 hours per week. AA in finance or accounting or a minimum of two years’ experience working in the accounting field required. A full job description along with qualifications are listed HERE. All applications due to the parish office by June 24.


Director of Parish Engagement and Family Faith Formation

St. Benedict's Church is seeking a Director of Parish Engagement and Family Faith Formation. This person serves to coordinate and implement programs for evangelization, adult faith formation, the Family Formation program (for pre-K through grade 5 catechesis,) and in connecting new and inactive families with the life and opportunities available within the parish. Average hours per week will be between 20-25 hours, which will regularly include some evenings and weekends. A full job description along with qualifications and the application can be found HERE. All applications due to the St. Benedict office by July 1.




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Diocese of Duluth News

Minnesota bishops release statement on the expiration of the Minnesota Child Victims Act

The Catholic Bishops of the State of Minnesota issued a joint statement May 25, the day which marks the expiration of the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which allowed civil suits on sexual abuse cases that were previously outside the statute of limitations. The statement apologizes to all who have been hurt by sexual abuse and thanks those who have come forward, reiterating the Church’s commitment to "work every day to make sure our churches, schools and communities are safe for all people – especially children."

Read the full statement here. 

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‘Window’ closes for claims in diocesan bankruptcy

Today marks the deadline for filing claims of sexual abuse of minors under an agreement entered into as part of the bankruptcy process for the Diocese of Duluth.

Duluth Bishop Paul D. Sirba issued the following statement:

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Clergy assignments

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective July 13, 2016.

Father Charles Flynn has retired. He was pastor of Resurrection, Eveleth, and St. Joseph, Gilbert.

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