RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Raphael on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Sign-ups have started! You can sign up by going online to https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and enter the Sponsor Code: Raphael. You can also e-mail Kathy at: [email protected], Suzanne at [email protected], or sign up on the poster in the St. Raphael vestibule.
Please be aware that Father Jim email is being SCAMMED again- If you get a email or a text from Father Jim asking for help and he is not available to talk and wants you to get him something, it's a SCAM.
UPDATED MASS TIMES IN THE AREA: For an updated list of Mass, Confession, and Adoration times for churches in Duluth and Proctor, click HERE.
MASS UPDATE: To promote social distancing, our seating capacity at each parish will remain at 50%. The Sunday obligation has been lifted, however, until the crisis passes. Mass is offered during the weekdays as well, so please consider going during the week. If you are not feeling well, are 65 and older, or have an underlying medical condition that puts you at risk for the virus, please stay home for your own safety. In the church, please follow the signage in regard to social distancing (6 ft between people). Some of the pews are taped off to support social distancing and are sanitized after each Mass. A basket is in the vestibule for collection envelopes. Frequent handwashing (20 seconds is recommended) and the use of hand sanitizers is expected. Masks are now required in the state of Minnesota. If you need one, free cloth masks are available in the vestibule.
Click HERE to read the Father Jim Bissonette's letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Duluth, dated May 23, 2020 concerning the decision to resume Masses on a limited basis.
To view the Diocese of Duluth COVID-19 Protocols, click HERE.
To pray an Act of Spiritual Communion during times when we can't receive Jesus in the Eucharist: Act of Spiritual Communion
St. Raphael Church
5779 Seville Rd.
Duluth MN 55811
Find us on a map here
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.
Wednesdays after the 8:00 am Mass - 8:30 am- 9:30 am
Saturday: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
If you need to close a VANCO account, click → here
To give electronically, click here:
St. Rose Church
Church and Parish Office Location:
2 Sixth Avenue
Proctor, MN 55810
Find us on a map here.
Please mail contributions & envelopes to the mailing address:
St. Rose Church, 5779 Seville Rd, Duluth, MN 55811
218-624-0007 or call St. Raphael at 218-729-7537
In case of emergency, call the Rectory at 218-729-5546
General contact e-mail: [email protected]
Mass Schedule: Sunday - 8:00 am
Daily Mass: Thursday, Friday, and First Saturday - 8:30 am
Eucharistic Adoration: Begins Fridays 9:00 a.m. and ends Saturdays 8:00 a.m. with Benediction. People can stop in any time during this period, Hand sanitizer is available. Please observe social distancing of at least 6 ft. apart.
Confession: Sunday 7:30 - 7:50 a.m.
To give electronically, click here:
- Father James Bissonette, Pastor
- Thomas Kubat, Deacon
- Carl Provost, Deacon
- Paul Sever, Deacon
- Marci Golen, St. Raphael & St. Rose of Lima Secretary
- Suzanne Lott, Bookkeeper for St. Raphael and St. Rose
- Suzanne Lott, St. Rose Director of Religious Education
- Kathy Ellingson, St. Raphael Director of Religious Education
- Annette Merritt, St. Raphael Music Director
- Maureen Breemeersch, St. Rose Music Director
News from the Diocese of Duluth
12/11/20 1:15 pm
The results of the election verified something that has been increasingly clear over a number of recent election cycles: politically, anyway, we’re divided just about in half.
Nationally, in terms of popular vote, out of all those tens of millions of votes cast, the margin was less than 5%, just like it’s been the last three presidential elections. In fact, in the 21st century, five of the six presidential elections have ended up that way.Read More
12/11/20 1:10 pm
It’s always interesting when very great and holy saints and even doctors of the church seem to give conflicting advice — like St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis de Sales do on the timely and important topic of anger.
Deacon Kyle EllerRead More
12/07/20 2:34 pm
The seminary I went to had a heavy emphasis on writing papers, whereas other seminaries might put more focus on test-taking. Mine was one in which I felt like it was a continuous stream of producing papers that no one would ever read except for the professor.
Father Richard KunstRead More