RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation
Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil Mass, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
RCIA classes have just started. Anyone who is interested in adult confirmation or in joining the church, please call Deacon Tom Kubat at 218-624-5280.
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St. Raphael Church
5779 Seville Rd.
Duluth MN 55811
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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.
To give electronically to St Raphael Church, click here:
St. Rose Church
Church and Parish Office Location:
2 Sixth Avenue
Proctor, MN 55810
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Please mail contributions & correspondence 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 - 8:00 am
Eucharistic Adoration: Begins Fridays 8:30 a.m. and ends Saturdays 7:45 a.m. with Benediction. People can stop in any time during this period. Hand sanitizer is available.
Confession: Sunday 7:30 - 7:50 a.m.
To give electronically to St Rose Church, click here:
Persons are excused from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays or Holy Days under the following circumstances:
- You have reason to believe your health would be significantly compromised if you were to contract a communicable illness (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category).
- You exhibit flu-like symptoms.
- You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza).
- You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.
- You are pregnant or you are 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation for high-risk individuals).
- You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered; you are infirm; or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control, such as your ride did not show up).
- You have significant fear or anxiety of becoming ill by being at Mass.
If situations 1 through 3 apply to you, prudent concern for your neighbor should lead you to stay home.
If you fall within situations 4-7, please exercise good judgment, consider the common good, and know you would not be held to the obligation of attending Mass.
For further questions about the application of any of these situations, please contact the St. Raphael office.
*Those who come to worship may choose to wear a mask or may choose to not wear a mask. If you need a mask, free masks are available. If you are not feeling well, please stay home for your own safety and the safety of others.
- 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, Director of Religious Education for St. Rose
- 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
01/20/23 1:25 pm
Urge your Senator to resist the throwaway culture and vote NO on the protect reproductive options act (S.F. 1 McEwen). It has already passed the MN House, and is heading to the Senate soon!
This bill goes farther than just "codifying Roe," and instead works to enshrine into law an abortion regime that disregards prenatal human life, even the life of a pre-born child whose heart is beating, who can feel pain, and who is viable outside the womb.Read More
01/16/23 9:23 am
By Gianna Bonello
Central Minnesota CatholicRead More
01/16/23 9:22 am
Inside the Capitol
The 2023 legislative session will be filled with challenges and opportunities. Governor Walz and DFL legislative majority leaders promised to use their historic “trifecta” to, at the outset, make our state’s abortion regime even more permissive and legalize recreational marijuana. These policy challenges present a tremendous opportunity for Minnesota Catholics to, as Pope Francis has said, “meddle in politics” by proposing a positive vision: the ability to choose what we ought, not the license to choose what we want.Read More