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  • 40 Days for Life: Kick Off Rally for the 40 Days for Life will take place on Tuesday, September 24th, beginning with Mass at the Women’s Care Center, 103 E. 1st St., Duluth, celebrated by Bishop Paul Sirba at 6:00 pm, followed by light refreshments, and then moving across the street in front of the Building for Women at 7 pm where there will be praise, worship, and prayer imploring God to bless our campaign. Please join us! In 2018, 371 precious babies were aborted at the Women’s Health Center abortion facility in Duluth. From Sept. 25 thru Nov. 3, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion and to give public witness by peacefully praying at the 40 Days for Life Duluth Prayer Vigil with daily hours, 8 am - 8 pm, in the public right-of-way outside the abortion facility located in the Building for Women at 32 E. 1st. St., Duluth. 40 Days for Life is now a global campaign in 61 countries. Since 2007, 16,004 babies have been saved that we know of; 190 abortion workers quit their job; and 100 abortion facilities closed. For more information and to volunteer to be a prayer warrior on the Vigil, contact Paulette Moreland at 218-348-1345 or [email protected] You can see more info and sign up online for vigil hours by going to 40daysforlife.com/Duluth. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/40DAYSFORLIFEDULUTH.
  • Weekend for the Engaged: The last scheduled Weekend for the Engaged in 2019 will be held Oct. 26th and 27th in Hibbing at Blessed Sacrament Parish. Couples desiring to marry in the Diocese of Duluth need to attend this weekend as part of their preparation and discernment before receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information on this weekend can be obtained by going to www.dioceseduluth.org/marriage-and-family-life> Weekend for the Engaged. Registration is limited and is available on a first come first service basis. The 2020 schedule starts up again in February of 2020.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Betsy Kneepkens 218-724-9111 or [email protected] 


  • White Mass: White Mass, celebrated by Bishop Paul Sirba, will be held Sunday, October 20 at the 10:30 Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady. All healthcare professionals are invited to attend Mass for a special blessing. A reception hosted by the St. Raphael's Guild of the Catholic Medical Association follows in the Social Hall. 
  • Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women: The Duluth Dioesan Council of Catholic Women (DDCCW) will hold its fall conference at St. Isidore's Church in Sturgeon Lake on Tuesday, October 29. Registration and coffee time begins at 8:30 am. Opening prayer, welcome, and a short business meeting follows. Father Kris McKusky will speak on his duties and experiences as a military chaplain. Mass is at 11:00 am with lunch to follow. After Lunch, Helen Grutkoski will speak about her mission trips to Peru. The day ends with closing prayer and drawings for raffle items and door prizes. For more information contact Alice at [email protected] or (218) 729-9647.
  • Mass on TV: The Diocese of Duluth sponsors a televised Mass at 9:30 am every Sunday from the Basilica of the Nation Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on WDIO-Duluth and WIRT-Hibbing. Donations are welcome and can be sent to: TV Mass, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, MN 55812. Please make checks payable to TV Mass. For information, contact the Diocese at (218) 724-9111 or visit www.dioceseduluth.org and click on "Donate".
  • United Catholic Appeal 2019: Our annual UCA collection for the Diocese of Duluth began the first weekend in May! Make your gift via the envelope mailed to your home, at www.dioceseduluth.org, or using your monthly envelope. Assessments are $44,488 for St. Anthony and $14,474 for St. Pius X. We make this yearly contribution to the Diocese to help fund all the many events, services, and programs that the Diocesan staff plans, staffs, and organizes throughout the Diocese of Duluth each year. Along with events such as the Men’s and Women’s Conferences, Camp Survive for middle school youth, TOBIT for high school youth, UCA also helps fund The Northern Cross monthly distribution, annulment costs, bookkeeper training and continuing education, emergency assistance to families through the Social Apostolate office, the Newman Center, and the Sunday TV Masses. When you give to UCA, you are giving to our Catholic family in our parishes and throughout the entire Diocese of Duluth. 

  • Star of the North Maternity Home: Our Together for Life Northland Collaborative members are convinced more than ever that, with your meaningful help, we are collectively laying the groundwork for what will soon be a much-needed and long-overdue Christian home for pregnant women. We are Duluth are hopeful to be opening the maternity home in the spring of 2019. It is vital that we expand our outreach and share our vision with new people and organization that also care deeply about helping women and their babies. One way to help us reach our goal is to share information from our website to your friends on social media or through email. We have a video link from our banquet that includes Rusty’s Keynote and Fr. Ryan’s Financial Appeal, photos from our wonderful “Slice of Heaven” evening together, and more! Visit us at www.TogetherForLifeNorthland.org. You can also help by joining us on our TFLN Facebook site Facebook/com/TogetherForLifeNorthlandOrg.