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St. Benedict Catholic Church

Duluth, MN

St. Benedict Catholic Church, Duluth, MN




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Stay connected with your parish by praying the rosary!  Last Fall we accepted video submissions of parishioners praying the rosary in their homes/at church and have compiled it into 4 videos of the rosary. Father Joel leads each mystery of the rosary, and various parishioners pray along in their homes! You can view and pray along with all 4 mysteries on our youtube channel here.


Mass Times

Sunday 8:30 am
Sunday 1:00 pm (Latin Mass)

Thursday - Friday 8:00am
Saturday 8:30 am


Sunday at 7:30 am
Thursday - Friday at 7:30 am
Friday 8:45 am

Every Wednesday 9 am - 9:00 pm
First Fridays of the month 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Blog Summary

Holy Communion and sin: Who can and cannot receive?

The question of reception of Holy Communion by public officials who profess Catholic faith ... Read More »

First Friday and First Saturday Devotions

What does First Friday mean, and do Catholics still practice it?

           The tradition ... Read More »

Sunday Obligation to Participate in Mass to be Reinstated, beginning in July.

          Today I want to speak of the recent decision ... Read More »

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Episode 103: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 11, 2021

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Episode 102: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 4, 2021

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Episode 101: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 27, 2021

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Promise to protect- Victim Assistance


Victim Assistance Information Sexual Misconduct. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct by a volunteer, an employee or a member of the clergy and you need to talk with someone about your feelings of betrayal or hurt due to this abuse, exploitation or harassment,

Financial Stewardship

Financial Report to Parishioners    

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things will be given to you besides.                     Matthew 6:33



Diocese of Duluth News

Father Richard Kunst: ‘What we own, we owe’: advice for the next homily about money

As we all know, the priesthood is a pretty unique profession. From the faith perspective, we call it a vocation, because that is what it is — a calling from God. From a secular perspective, it is a very unique job for many reasons, one of which I am sure we hardly give thought to: Other than maybe teachers, who speak to their students following a particular curriculum, Catholic priests are one of the very few professions that speak to an audience every day.

Father Richard Kunst

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Editorial: Forcing taxpayers to fund abortion is extreme and wrong

Our Catholic faith rightly demands that we protect innocent human life and therefore that we oppose abortion and oppose laws permitting abortion. This is a straightforward matter of justice in service to the common good.

In our complex form of government, as our nearly 50 year battle to undo the damage caused by Roe v. Wade shows, doing this is no easy task when some of our fellow citizens disagree with us vehemently and when many more of them are conflicted and ambivalent. That’s why Catholic teaching, for instance Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical on the Gospel of Life, make it clear that we can pursue this goal of protecting the unborn incrementally, step by step.

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Bishop Felton responds to Traditionis Custodes

Bishop Daniel J. Felton send the following memo to priests and deacons of the diocese in response to Pope Francis’s letter today regarding the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass:

July 16, 2021

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