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St. Benedict Catholic Church

Duluth, MN

St. Benedict Catholic Church, Duluth, MN

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 & Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm
Wednesdays at 8:00 am Extraordinary form
Saturdays 8:00 am

Wednesdays 6:45-7:30 pm
Fridays 8:30-9:00 am
Saturdays 3:30-4:45 pm




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Use of bells in the Church

What is the meaning behind the ringing of the bells during Mass, and why ... Read More »

Boys and Girls as altar servers

Why do some parishes only allow boys to be altar servers?

     Let ... Read More »

Why a final judgement? Why is Peter shown with a chicken?

If through the Sacrament of Penance we are absolved from sin, why the Final Judgement?

     Earlier this year (in February, to be precise), I answered a similar question about judgement, acknowledging that each of us in the moment of death is judged as either worthy of heaven or is consigned to hell in what we call the “particular judgement,” and how at the end of time there will be the “general judgement” when all is revealed as a means of exalting in Jesus’ victory over the powers of death. Such moments of judgement are required by justice, insofar as God Himself is just and all that is (both good and evil) must come to its proper fulfillment or end in Him. While it may appear that such judgement should not be necessary if we already have been absolved from sin – (assuming that the person who asks the question believes that once we are forgiven and our sins are forever taken away, it seems both unnecessary and even improper to be judged), might we consider the following: that all our actions (again, no matter if they are good or sinful) have consequences that affect others beyond ourselves. Thus, even if we are forgiven of our sins, justice requires that we are judged according to both the interior effects of both our good works and of our sins, as well as their effects upon all – for good or for ill. For all things will be revealed in Christ’s glorious second coming, insofar as the exaltation of His victory will be made manifest through both the good that was done and that which was left undone – as Jesus’ victory transcends all. Remember too that judgement is not intended by God as a negative experience – and this is clear in a few of Jesus’ parables, especially that one which refers to diligent and faithful service of His disciples ending with the words “Well done, good and faithful servant….come, enter your master’s joy” (See Matthew ... Read More »

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Valley Fair Trip

St. Ben's Podcasts

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 10, 2018

Deacon Jim Philbin

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Most Holy Body & Blood of Jesus

Corpus Christi

June 3, 2018

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The Liturgy Guys Podcast

Diocese of Duluth News

Clergy assignments

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective Wednesday, July 11.

Father James Bissonette, pastor of St. James, Duluth, to pastor of St. Raphael, Duluth, and St. Rose, Proctor.

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Bishop Paul Sirba: Priests, too, ‘bear this treasure in earthen vessels,’ so pray for them

Christ Jesus offered himself for us. From his wounded side flowed blood and water, the fountain of life for his people.

This June, not only are the clergy moves announced in the Northern Cross, but the Holy Father has designated June 8, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, as the day of sanctification of the clergy.

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Handmaids coming to the Diocese of Duluth

Father Ryan Moravitz announced at Holy Family Church in Duluth this weekend that the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus are coming to the Diocese of Duluth and will be taking up residence at the former Holy Family rectory.

The Handmaids come with the blessing and invitation of Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba.

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