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  • A Mass with prayers for healing is being held Monday, July 30th at 6:00 pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. 4th St., Duluth. Adoration will be available from 11 am—4 pm that day with confessions offered from 1—3:00 pm and after the 6:00 pm Mass. Priests and deacons will be available to pray with individuals following the Mass for all who desire it.

  • Built Upon a Rock Fest is a free outdoor Catholic concert to be held on the grounds of the Cathedral of our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. After 5:00 pm Mass, head across the street to enjoy the stunning musical performances from nationally known Catholic artists Ike Ndolo and Luke Spehar.  Free live entertainment (and free food!) with the backdrop of beautiful Lake Superior:  an exhilarating and breathtaking experience, regardless of your faith background. Eucharistic Adoration will take place in the Cathedral, coinciding with the concert and there will be opportunities for Confession.

  • Interested in going to the Holy Land next February? Follow in the footsteps of Christ!! An amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage! Walk the real Way of the Cross! Sail the Sea of Galilee! Touch the Jordan waters! Immerse yourself in the Gospels, visiting sites like the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Nativity in Bethlehem, the Last Supper, Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem! Scriptures come alive! Our solid Mater Dei spiritual program compliments the itinerary. Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem (Visitation and birth of St. John the Baptist), Bethany and still so much more!!! Our pilgrimage has unique features that will help make this journey more memorable. No words are good enough to describe the feeling of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same!
    Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano of Twin Cities Pilgrims (Mater Dei's affiliate in Minnesota). Chaplain: Fr. Brandon Moravitz, Diocese of Duluth, MN. Note: Pilgrimages with Fr. Moravitz usually sell out! Please do not wait till the registration deadline. We expect this pilgrimage to sell out beforehand. If interested...contact Fr. Brandon at fr.brandon@mediacombb.net or Mater Dei pilgrimage's at questions@materdeitours.com
  • Engaged Weekends: Are you getting married in the Catholic Church in 2018 and 2019?  Please visit with your pastor as soon as you get engaged and follow up that meeting by scheduling an Engaged Weekend to attend. Register for a  by visiting www.dioceseduluth.org and going to the Department of Marriage and Family Life page. All sessions are $120 per couple, financial assistance maybe available by contacting the Office of Marriage and Family Life.

    Dates for the weekends are: 

    Oct. 27-28 in Hibbing, registration deadline: Oct. 15 

    If a weekend does not work for you, there is the option to attend a six-week series in Duluth which will encompass the same material that is covered in the weekend. The six-week series will be held April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, and 10 in Duluth, registration deadline is March 22. Weekends do fill up, so register as early as possible. Questions can be directed to Betsy Kneepkens at 218-744-9111.

  • The 13th Annual Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, October 13th at Marshall School in Duluth.  Colin MacIver, international speaker from Ascension Press, will present “Made in His Image…Made for Love.”  50 Years after Humanae Vitae, rediscover God’s plan for love.  Registration will open soon at www.dioceseduluth.org.  

     Diocesan Assembly 2018