About Us

St Michael’s Catholic Church of Duluth, Minnesota

Proclaiming the Gospel in Word, Sacrament, and Service.

“The parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent to renew the earth. Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God’s people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church’s life.”

Communities of Salt and Light, p. 1

St Michael’s Church is a Catholic community dedicated to the beauty of the liturgy, the call to charity and service, and ongoing formation in our faith. Lead by Fr. Francis Kabiru, and our Director of Music, Mr. Brian Kapp, the celebration of the Mass at St Michael’s directs the gathered faithful to the divine inspiration of the Word, the majesty of the Body and Blood, and our joyful response in spirited worship.


Outside of our liturgies, St Michael’s offers a variety of opportunities for our members to live out the gospel mission, including our Used-a-Bit Shop in downtown Duluth, our support of CHUM and their mission, our Social Justice and Human Trafficking Committees, and more.


St Michael’s has opportunities for faith formation available for all ages, including our Elementary Religious Ed programs, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, St Michael’s Youth Group, our Summer Visitor Series, as well as the host of guest speakers, preachers, and scholars who join us throughout the year.


Click a link below to learn more about who we are and what we do.


Worship With Us

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM

Tuesday 5:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 AM
Friday at Lakeshore 4:00 PM

Tuesday after 5:00 PM Mass
Saturday 3:30 – 4:15 PM

We also keep an online archive of our homilies, intercessory prayers, and announcements on our website for your further reflection:

Sacraments, Celebrations, and Funerals

If you are interested in holding a baptism, wedding Mass, or funeral at St Michael’s, follow the links below:

  • Baptisms
  • Weddings — Coming Soon. In the meantime, contact the Office at 218-525-1902 to arrange a meeting.
  • Funerals

Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation is incorporated into our faith formation programs.

Connect With Us

Calendar of Events | Download Parish Bulletin | Facebook | Twitter

Our Staff

Name Title E-Mail Telephone
Parish Office office@stmichaelsduluth.org (218) 525-1902
Rev. Francis Kabiru Parish Administrator fr.francis@stmichaelsduluth.org
Chris McMahon Director of Operations
St. Michael’s Parish and St. Michael’s Early Learning
Denise Connolly Administrative Assistant denisec@stmichaelsduluth.org  
Brian Kapp Director of Music briank@stmichaelsduluth.org
Nicole Hire Director of Elementary Rel. Ed. nicoleh@stmichaelsduluth.org
Ben Foster DRE & Youth Minister benf@stmichaelsduluth.org

Location & Hours

St. Michael’s Catholic Church
4901 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 525-1902

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday:
Office Closed

Grow With Us

Faith Formation Programs for Children and Teens

Pre – 2nd Grade: Children’s Liturgy of the Word
During the 10:30 AM Mass during the school year, all children in preschool through second grade are welcome to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word, in which their teachers present the Sunday readings in a fun, accessible way.

2nd Grade – 5th Grade: Elementary Religious Ed
Elementary age students are invited to attend Elementary Religious Ed at St Michael’s Lakeside School from 9:00 AM — 10:10 AM on Sundays in October through April.

6th – 12th Grade: St Michael’s Youth Group
St Michael’s Youth Group offers programs for teens to learn about their faith, have experiences of prayer & worship, get involved in service and charity, and grow in community together. The Edge (Middle School) meets at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays at St. Michael’s Lakeside School and the Deep (High School/Confirmation) meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday at St. Michael’s Lakeside School.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Ben Foster — Director of Religious Ed & Youth Ministry: benf@stmichaelsduluth.org


Adult Faith Formation / RCIA

We offer a variety of ways for you to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith, including presentations and lectures, small groups, RCIA, one-on-one meetings, and more! We invite you to get in touch with us so we can find which opportunities best match whatever it is you’re looking for. Contact the Parish Office at office@stmichaelsduluth.org. Plus, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our eNewsletter to get all the updates about our events!


Serve With Us

St Michael’s Used-a-Bit

The Used-a-Bit has served the downtown Duluth area for over 50 years, providing gently used clothing, merchandise, toys, and books at bargain prices and with a compassionate spirit. Learn more about our longest-running ministry.

Social Concerns Committee

The Social Concerns Committee ensures that our parishioners are informed of & engaged in efforts to promote social justice and the common good of all people in the Duluth region. Contact Chris McMahon for more information.





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Dr. David McKee <dcmckeemd@gmail.com>



Karol Sowers < ksowers@banknorthshore.com


Parish Council

Facilitator: Chris McMahon <cmmcmahon@gmail.com>


Elaine Laumeyer <thewalker@laumeyerhr.com>
Jane Gilbert-Howard <Jane.Gilbert-Howard@slhduluth.com>
Judy Bromen <jbromen@d.umn.edu>
Kim Carlin <carlinbk@msn.com>
Mary Eckman <maryeckman1@gmail.com>
Micki Bell <mickibell45@gmail.com>
Terry Spehar <tspe@juno.com>


Finance Council

Linda Peplinski <linpeplin@gmail.com >
Bob Howe – <bhowe@northshorebank.com>
Karol Sowers – <Ksowers@banknorthshore.com>
Rob Sailstad – < sailstad@msn.com >