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St. Benedict Catholic Church

Duluth, MN

St. Benedict Catholic Church, Duluth, MN

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


Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am
Sunday 12:00 pm (Latin Mass)

Monday - Saturday 8:00am (Wednesday Latin)

Saturdays 3:30-4:30 pm
Sunday at 8:15 - 8:40 am and 11:30 - 11:45 am
Monday - Saturday at 7:30 am
Friday 8:50 - 9:15 am

Every Wednesday 8:45 am - 9:00 pm
First Fridays of the month 8:45 am- 7:00 pm

Blog Summary

Information and further reflections on St. Benedict being clustered with St. John’s, beginning July 14

Today I thought it would be fitting to review and reiterate what was announced ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday and the Eucharist.

Today, on this 2nd Sunday of Easter, or 8th day of Easter (also called ... Read More »

Blessings and Hope in Celebrating Easter Together

As we celebrate Easter Sunday together today, I hope that today’s feast will bring ... Read More »

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Episode 91: 3rd Sunday of Easter

April 18, 2021

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Episode 90: Divine Mercy Sunday

April 11, 2021

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Episode 89: Easter Sunday

April 4, 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 Daniel Felton named bishop for Duluth Diocese

Today, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis has named the Very Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., to become the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth. His episcopal ordination and installation as bishop of Duluth have been set for May 20.

Bishop-elect Daniel Felton

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Father Mike Schmitz: Does God just coerce people into following him?

I have recently been reading the Old Testament and have encountered some things that have troubled me. Among them is the way God talks about blessing those who obey him and cursing those who disobey him. I much prefer the New Testament and how Jesus reveals that God is love and calls us to love him. This just seems like God is coercing people into following him. What do I do? 

The fact that you are wrestling with this demonstrates that you have an issue and are willing to engage with it rather than just ignore it. These are the kinds of questions that can lead to a deepening and maturing of faith, so I am very glad that you asked about this.

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Bible podcast by Father Schmitz tops Apple Podcast list

Father Mike Schmitz says that if you had asked him to come up with an idea for a podcast that rise to the top of Apple’s Podcast charts, “The Bible in a Year” wouldn’t have been it.

After all, he says, the podcast, put out by the Catholic publisher Ascension Press, is pretty simple: a few words of introduction, three readings from the Bible, and a few words of explanation, around 20 minutes all told.

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The Liturgy Guys Podcast