April 14 – 21

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Video message from Bishop Daniel on healing and hope in Jesus:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings in the Lord! On Christmas Day 2022, I promulgated my Pastoral Letter, The Dawn from on High Shall Break Upon Us: Healing, Hope, and Joy in Jesus. The Pastoral Letter enlightens the Mission given to our Diocese by the Holy Spirit: As disciples of Jesus, we will intentionally help one another to grow closer to the healing, hope, and joy of Jesus, no matter where we are in the journey of faith.

The Pastoral Letter also identifies three Mission initiatives, each with its own emphasis. Presently, there is an emphasis on Healing. Over the past year, we have been encouraging people who are hurting to be healed through our healing ministries, sacraments, prayers, support groups, healing services, and relational reconciliations. There is convicting evidence that the Holy Spirit has been anointing so many in our diocese with the healing power we can only find in Jesus.

As we continued to heal the hurts in our personal lives, families, parishes, and the communities where we live, there is also evidence of an emerging sense of hope. As we experience the healing and hope we can only find in Jesus, we are beginning to embrace and embody the second mission emphasis of experiencing the healing and hope of Jesus in the Sacred Scriptures and Holy Eucharist (with an emphasis on Eucharistic Revival).

In my video presentation, I am calling us to continue our mission of healing (mission emphasis one), as well as leading people through the Scriptures and the Eucharist to the healing and hope (Paschal Mystery) that we can only experience in the Real Presence of Jesus (mission emphasis two).

I truly believe that the mission of bringing all people closer to the healing, hope, and joy of Jesus is entrusted to us by the Holy Spirit. I believe that the impact and fruition of blessings that we will receive as a result of bringing our mission alive will be bountiful — because in the end, our mission is not about us, but what the Holy Spirit wants to do in and though us, in the power of Jesus.

In the healing, hope and joy of Jesus,

Bishop Daniel J. Felton
Diocese of Duluth
2830 E 4th St.
Duluth, MN 55812

0: 218-724-9111 Ext. 8344
F: 218-724-2221

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Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus has moved into a new home in Duluth to accommodate their growing presence in the Diocese.  Check out this link: https://youtu.be/2agYjAF8ZNA

2024 Engaged Weekends

Two upcoming in-person Engaged Weekends registration are now open!  At St. Joseph in Crosby, on April 27th and 28th and St. Benedicts in Duluth, on June 8th and 9th.  An Engaged weekend is being planned and date will be be determined for the fall.  Engaged Weekends are part of the preparation for couples as they get ready and approach the Sacrament of Matrimony. If you know a couple getting married within the next two years, invite them to participate.  More information and registration can be found at http://www.dioceseduluth.org/marriage-and-family-life

SEE THE “WORSHIP SCHEDULE” PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR LADY OF FATIMA AND THE UPCOMING USE OF THAT CHAPEL IN THE FUTURE.

NOTE: HOLY FAMILY CHURCH OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE SEE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE OFFICE AT ST. JAMES IN AITKIN ON THE “STAFF” PAGE OR “ABOUT US” PAGE.

Are you an actual member of Holy Family? You may think so because you have been attending faithfully, but have you actually ever filled out a Parish Registration form? If you are not sure, please complete a registration form and return it at your convenience. (Single young people out of school are requested to register as adult members.) An Application for Membership form can be found on the “About Us” page at the top. It is an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file which you can open and print to fill in your information and drop off at or mail to the church. You can also find these forms in the Narthex of Holy Family Church.

THE HINGE: This is the newsletter of the Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Find it on the Ministries page–under Council of Catholic Women.