*IMPORTANT* We have been notified that someone who was at the 8:00 AM Mass at St. Rose on Tuesday, December 1st for Bishop Sirba has tested positive for corona virus.
Father Jim is under precautionary quarantine.
Should you have concerns about possible exposure and symptoms, please go get tested.
Masses for the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, December 8th will be cancelled since the Sunday and Holy Day obligation has been lifted at this time.

Beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 28/29, we will begin and end Mass with a song sung solely by the cantor.
We will also begin using servers to carry in and out the cross and to ring the bells. Servers who are interested in helping, please contact Marci at the St. Raphael office, 729-7537.
We will begin the distribution of Holy Communion at the traditional place in the Eucharist.
Father Jim will give instructions at each of the Masses. We will continue to wear masks and safe-distance (6 ft.) while at Mass.
Reminder: The obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Day Mass remains lifted. Please do your best to reverently observe the Lord’s Day from home.
If you have any questions, please call Fr. Jim at 729-7537.

Christmas Mass Schedule
In this COVID-19 time, to aid in your holiday planning, St. Raphael and St. Rose will have the following Christmas Mass offering:
*Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve — 4:00 p.m. at St. Raphael
*Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve — 6:00 p.m. at St. Raphael
*Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve — 10:00 p.m. at St. Rose
*Friday, December 25th, Christmas Day— 8:00 a.m. at St. Rose
*Friday, December 25th, Christmas Day—10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael
By offering 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Masses, our hope is that the number of people at the 4 p.m. Mass can be spread over the remaining Masses. The idea is to follow the protocols and avoid over-crowding at any one Mass.

2020 Advent Confession Schedule
Saturday, December 19 - 3:30-4:30 PM - St. Raphael
Sunday, December 20 - 7:30-7:45 AM - St. Rose
                                       9:15-9:45 AM - St. Rose
                                       6:00-7:00 PM - St. Raphael
Tuesday, December 22 - 6:00-7:00 PM - St. Raphael
Wednesday, December 23 - 6:00-7:00 PM - St. Rose
Thursday, December 24 - 11:00 AM- 12:00 Noon - St. Raphael

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 25%. 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

St. Raphael Church

5779 Seville Rd.
Duluth MN 55811

Find us on a map here

[email protected]

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration 
Wednesdays after the 8:00 am Mass - 8:30 am- 9:30 am

Saturday: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Mass Intentions
If you would like to schedule a Mass Intention, the stipend is now $10. Contact the parish secretary here .

If you need to close a VANCO account, click → here

To give electronically, click here:


St. Rose Church

St. Rose ChurchChurch and Parish Office Location:
2 Sixth Avenue
Proctor, MN 55810                         
Find us on a map here.


Please mail contributions & envelopes to the *NEW* 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.

Mass Intentions: If you would like to schedule a Mass Intention, the stipend is now $10. Contact the parish secretary here .

To give electronically, click here:


Parish News

Please continue to support your parish financially.  As we go through the coming weeks, please keep up with your financial contributions to your parish if possible.  Contribution envelopes for both of our parishes may be mailed in care of your parish to:  5779 Seville Rd, Duluth, MN  55811Please do not send contributions to St. Rose as there is no mailbox there.
St. Raphael and St. Rose now have online giving available! Links to online giving can be found in the parish's respective sections up above. 
Tom Lavato, St. Rose parishioner, passed away Tuesday, November 10th.
Loretta Billman, St. Raphael parishioner, passed away Monday, November 30th.
LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES:  With the COVID-19 restrictions, many people have been laid off, making it difficult to provide for themselves and their families.  CLICK HERE  for a list of local food resources for the Southern part of St. Louis County. 
 Our next American Red Cross Blood Drive will be February 25, 2021. 


Parish Registration

Register for St. Raphael Parish here

Register for St. Rose Parish here.

More information on parish registration here.


FORMED: Our parishes have a subscription to this online Catholic resource of programs, movies, studies, e-books, children's content and much more!  Be sure to check this out. New content added often!

This Advent you can join The Road to Bethlehem—an opt-in digital discipleship program designed to lead
you into an encounter with Christ and his love throughout Advent.  The Road to Bethlehem is completely free for all FORMED parishes and users!
The Road to Bethlehem includes
• daily Advent reflections by Dr. Tim Gray;
• weekly videos, audio talks, and book excerpts on FORMED related to the theme of the week;
• Brother Francis Advent reflections for kids; and
• finally, a weekly action item to help you put the Advent message into practice.
Please consider joining us this Advent on The Road to Bethlehem, to encounter the love of God made flesh in the Person of Jesus Christ! Sign up at FORMED.org/advent today!

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Local Food Resources - Updated for COVID-19 Restrictions

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Betsy Kneepkens

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