The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary 

Weekdays 7:00 AM Except Wednesday
Wednesday School Mass at 9:00 AM

Saturday Mass: 4:30 PM
Sunday Masses: 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Confession: Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM (and by appointment)

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From the Vatican

Pope Francis: I Come as a Pilgrim of Peace

Pope 1129152015-11-29 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is in the Central African Republic (CAR) where he arrived on the morning of the 29th of November. His first appointment in the nations' capital Bangui was with the nation's Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps.  In his speech Pope Francis said he came "as a pilgrim of peace and an apostle of hope"...Read More

Fr. Peter's Post

The Holy Season of Advent Begins 

Fr. Peter MuhichThe expectant waiting of the Season of Advent is an important part of the Church’s liturgy. It reminds us that the Lord whose birth we will celebrate at Christmas will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. In that context it reminds us of what the Incarnation is all about---putting an end to the kingdom of darkness brought about by Satan and sin and ushering in salvation for those who turn from sin to Jesus Christ, the light and Savior of the world. As we begin the Advent Season I encourage you to take an inventory of your life and make a good confession. Read more posts here.

Holy Rosary/St. John's School Partnership Progress

The Catholic communities of Holy Rosary and St. John's are pursuing a school partnership designed to greatly enhance our Catholic faith based education in Duluth.  With this partnership, we hope to increase enrollment, operate more efficiently and build a foundation to expand Catholic education. More information here

Holiday Office Hours

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The Cathedral Parish Office is closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday.  We will be back in the office Monday morning at 8:00 AM

Parish Office Hours

Monday -Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2801 East 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812
(driving instructions here)

Phone: 218-728-3646




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Photo Albums

  • Fr. Peter and "The Dads" hot lunch crew October
  • Holy Rosary School Halloween Paraders
  • Diocese 125th Anniversary Procession
  • Diocese 125th Anniversary Procession
  • Diocese 125th Anniversary Procession
  • Fr. Peter gets another 15 minutes of fame!
  • Diocese 125th Anniversary Procession
  • Holy Rosary School teachers and staff at the procession
  • Bishop Sirba processes with the Blessed Sacrament
  • Bishop Sirba
  • Diocese 125th Anniversary Procession leaves the Cathedral.
  • Diocese 125th Anniversary Mass at the DECC.
  • Diocese 125th Anniversary Mass at the DECC.
  • Autumn Sunrise
  • Holy Donuts in Sept.
  • Holy Donuts! Sunday
  • New Catholics were welcomed at the Easter Vigil
  • Our Lady of Sorrow statue
  • Organ pipes with Rose Window
  • Baptistry
  • Mary Icon in the Bishop's Chapel
  • Queen of Angels Mosaic
  • St. Matthew Reliquary

Sacrament of Reconciliation Guide

 This .pdf from the Knights of Columbus lists the steps on how to go to confession and includes an Examination of Conscience that should be undertaken in preparing for reconciliation.  Download .pdf here.


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Liturgical Minister Xpress Access

Liturgical Ministers, please use the button here to access the most current Liturgical Ministry schedule.  Link to Altar ServerLitMin schedule is here.


New Altar Server Schedule

The Altar Server Schedule Advent through Palm Sunday here.

Cathedral Cares Fund

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 The Cathedral Cares Fund is helping do Christ’s work in our community. 

The money that you put in the colorful envelopes in the pews helps feed the hungry, clothe the naked and protect life. Learn more about the CCF here.


Formed logo

Formed is a dynamic on line offering of programs, movies, audio and books that are available FREE to parish members.  Formed includes the Symbolon program and much more.  To get Formed, click here and an access code will be sent to you.  If you have a Symbolon account already, your access number will work to set up your new account at  Please call Jack at the Parish Office with any questions about Formed, 218-728-3646. 

3rd Annual Respect Life Essay Contest

The Office of Marriage and Family Life is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Respect Life Essay Contest for middle and high school students of the Diocese of Duluth. Students are asked to write an essay on this year’s theme “Every Life is Worth Living.” More here.

Diocese News

Allow the Year of Mercy to open and soften your heart

Before we know it the Year of Mercy will be upon us. “O, happy fault!”

Pope Francis strongly desires that this Extraordinary Holy Year be celebrated in all the dioceses of the world. He says the call is “to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action” (Misericordiae Vultus, 3). The theme is “Merciful Like the Father,” taken from the Gospel of St. Luke (6:36).

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Diocese of Duluth responds to court decision

The Diocese of Duluth made the following response available to media Nov. 4 regarding a recent court case:

The Diocese of Duluth does not dispute the claim of sexual abuse in the court case decided today. We have great sympathy for the victim, and we support his right and every victim’s right to seek justice. At the same time, it is hard for us to understand being held responsible for a religious order priest’s actions in 1978 that the Diocese of Duluth knew nothing about and could not have prevented. With this in mind, we will be considering all available options in response, including an appeal of today’s decision.

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Five to be ordained permanent deacons Nov. 22

Ralph Edward Bakeberg, James Patrick Philbin, Carl Peter Provost, Timothy Dean Richardson and Grant William Toma are set to be ordained to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Paul Sirba at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth.

This follows the custom in the diocese of ordaining permanent deacons on the Solemnity of Christ the King.

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