St. Mary & St. Joseph Catholic Churches

Chief of Staff

The Diocese of Duluth Pastoral Center seeks a full-time, mission-driven Chief of Staff. The position is an extension of the Bishop's Ministry and is responsible for ensuring mission alignment and effectiveness by implementing the mission priorities initiated or approved by the Bishop.

The individual hired for this position must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing and have a willingness and ability to support the Mission of the Universal and Local Roman Catholic Church. The successful candidate will have education and/or experience in the following areas: business administration, non-profit management or organizational management, especially with regard to not-for-profit institutions and experience leading complex organizations. 

A clear criminal background check is required.

The salary range for this position is $80 - 100K plus benefits, DOQ.

To be considered, submit a cover letter and resume no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2023 to:

Chief of Staff Search

Attn: Human Resources

2830 E. 4th Street

Duluth, MN 55812

Questions about the position or a request for a complete job description can be directed to John Ball, Director of Human Resources at (218)728-8343 or [email protected]


Upcoming Retreats

Restored 2023

All adults 21 and over are invited to come to a retreat weekend! Come enjoy good food and lodging, thought provoking content, engaging conversation and fellowship, time for reflection and prayer, and free time to enjoy the resort. Come be restored in both body and soul. The Restored retreat is taking place February 24 - 26, 2023 at Breezy Point Resort. This is a great opportunity for you, especially if you have never been on a retreat, or it could be a special gift for a loved one. More info and registration are available at


Second Annual Ladies Retreat Weekend

The Second Annual Ladies' Retreat Weekend will be held again at Eagle View Lodge at Clearwater Resort from 6:30pm, Friday, March 10th to 11:30am, Sunday, March 12th, 2023. This weekend is meant to be a relaxing and restoring weekend to "come away" from our regular lives (Sgs 2:10). The weekend will include Adoration, Mass, Confession, silent reflection time, social time, and talks by Dr. Stella Marie Jeffery. The talks will be on the Holy Spirit and five keys to allowing Him to work in our lives. There are 9 bedrooms with varying occupancies. All meals are provided from Friday supper thru Sunday Brunch. Please let me know if you have any food restrictions on the comment section of the sign-up. Please contact Tammy with any additional questions at (218)838-0658

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  • Sun, Feb 5th

  • Sun, Jan 29th

Mass Times

St. Mary's 

No Weekday Masses February 6th - 10th

St. Joseph's Saturday

Confession at 4:30pm

Mass at 5:00pm

St. Mary's Sunday 

Confession at 8:00am

Mass at 8:30am

Office Hours

The Parish Office will be closed February 6th - 10th. 


Father KK


Liann Bommersbach

Administrative Assistant/Director of Religious Education

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