St. Benedict Catholic Church, Duluth, MN

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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am, 12:00 pm
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 4:00-4:45 pm

Catechesis for the Masses


Class Schedule can be found HERE

Session 1 handouts: Notes and Comparison Chart

Weekly Bulletin inserts:
September 18 - Introduction

Ad Orientum 101

Blog Summary

Shame vs. Guilt

What is the role of shame in the Christian life? I have felt a ... Read More »

How will I learn Latin?

I am excited about the Latin Mass at noon, but how will we learn ... Read More »

Faith, Trust, and Belief

Can you explain the similarity or difference between faith, trust, and belief and how ... Read More »

St. Ben's Podcasts

September 18, 2016

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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September 11, 2016

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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September 4, 2016

23rd Sunday in ordinary time

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Annual Beef Dinner

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Called to be One - an initiative of the Duluth Area Catholic Schools

Called To Be One is a partnership with the Duluth Area Catholic Schools (DACS) in support of Catholic school education in Duluth. Bishop Paul Sirba announced the initiative in a letter to all Duluth Area Catholic School families this past spring.

Your thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated and needed in this process! Visit to participate in this effort by planning to attend and registering for two planning retreats on September 24th and November 12th being held at St. James Catholic School in Duluth.

Please pray for the future of Catholic school education in the Diocese of Duluth




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Diocese of Duluth News

Kyle Eller: Struggle with anxiety? Olympic athletes had a faith lesson for you

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.

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Liz Hoefferle: Evangelization takes place on a person-to-person basis

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.

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You can still register for the Called To Be One retreat Sept. 24

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.

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