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

Class Session 4 was covering the basics of Latin pronunciation and practice which was not recorded.


Session 3 handouts

Past episodes found HERE

Weekly Bulletin inserts:
September 18 - Introduction
September 25 - Timelessness of Right Worship
October 2 - Two Forms of a Mass
October 16 - Encountering Mystery
October 23 - Restful Participation

Ad Orientum 101

Blog Summary

Speaking in tongues

What is the Catholic Church’s view/teaching on speaking in tongues via the gift of ... Read More »

Voting - lesser of two evils?

With the upcoming election, do we vote for the “lesser of the two evils” ... Read More »

Why would Jesus bring division?

Can you explain the meaning of Luke 12:49-53?

    Luke 12:49-53 says:  Jesus ... Read More »

St. Ben's Podcasts

October 23, 2016

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Oct. 16, 2016

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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October 9, 2016

28th Sunday in Ordinary time

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Halloween Party

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

Father Michael Schmitz: Hope is powerful and calls us to action

How do I live with hope? This world seems so lost at times. Even more personally, my life seems so painful and senseless at times. It all just seems so pointless.

Thank you so much for writing and asking this question. The very fact that you have asked this question is a sign that you have a certain degree of hope, because you have taken action in asking for an answer. And hope is almost always going to be connected to action. Years ago, I read Laura Hillenbrand’s phenomenal book “Unbroken.” the story of the life of Louis Zamporini, who joined the Air Force during World War II and found himself flying in a B-52 bomber in the South Pacific.

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Father Richard Kunst: No, we don’t always have more time

I am a huge Minnesota Twins fan, which means this was a very disappointing summer. When they started off with a 0-9 record, I knew that things were not going to be good, and as it turns out, that was not even their longest losing streak of the season.

Still, I love watching them. Call me hopelessly optimistic. My summer evening routine (when I do not have commitments) includes a good book and the Twins on mute. When there are a couple of runners on base, I will turn the mute off and pay closer attention to the game, or when I am done reading for the evening I finish watching the game with sound. During games this season, there has frequently been a commercial for a lawn mower. Though I cannot remember the brand, the commercial has certainly stuck in my brain for other reasons.

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Peter Kreeft talks in Duluth

There is still time to get in on Professor Peter Kreeft’s talks in Duluth! The diocesan chapter of the Catholic Medical Association will host the Boston College philosophy professor and world-renowned apologist as part of the annual White Mass celebration. Kreeft’s first talks are Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Holy Rosary School gym in Duluth, where he will speak on “How to Evangelize a Hostile Ex-Christian Culture” at 2 p.m. and “How to Talk About Gender Issues” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mass itself will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral, which will be followed by the dinner and a talk on “The Problem of the Denial of Human Dignity.” Kreeft will also speak Sunday, Oct. 23, in the Cathedral social hall on “Why be a Catholic?” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. All the events, including the dinner, are open to the public, and except for the dinner, all are free. To register for the dinner, visit Cost is $35 per person.

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