Called To Be One

Called To Be One is a project of the Duluth Area Catholic Schools in support of Catholic school education in Duluth.  Bishop Paul Sirba announced the initiative in a letter to all Duluth Area Catholic School families. Called To Be One will produce recommendations for a plan to unify the Duluth Area Catholic Schools (DACS) into one school utilizing multiple campuses and offering a continuum of Catholic school education from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The project will also work to positively influence Catholic school education throughout the Diocese of Duluth.

Your input is a key component in the planning process. You can participate by completing the survey found here. The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete and will be used throughout the planning process. You can also register to attend the planning retreats on September 24th (register here) or November 12th (register here) at St. James Catholic School in Duluth. Please pray for the future of Catholic school education in the Diocese of Duluth. 

Take the Survey

Your input is needed now. The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. Take the survey here.Survey Button Survey responses received prior to September 10th will be used during the September 24th retreat.  Your ideas will help generate the first draft of the plan. Survey results will be shared on this website after they are compiled.

Register for the September 24th Planning Retreat

The first planning retreat will be held at St. James Catholic School starting with mass at 8:00 AM
in St. JamesRegister for Retreat Button Catholic Church. The remainder of the retreat will be held in the school gym from
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lunch and childcare will be provided.  Grade school students are encouraged to attend to contribute their ideas for the future of Catholic school education. 

Register for the November 12th Planning Retreat

The second planning retreat will be held at St. James Catholic School from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM.  Retreat button

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions as well as a list of Called To Be One team members can be found here.
Your questions are important to us!  If you need further information or have unanswered questions please contact us by email here

News About Called To Be One

August 16, 2016 News Conference Press Release here.

Coverage in the Duluth News Tribune here.
Northlands News Center coverage here.
WDIO-TV News coverage here.

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Duluth Area Catholic Schools

Duluth Area Catholic Schools offer high academic standards in a faith-filled educational environment. OurDuluth Area Catholic Schools logo neighborhood schools are Holy Rosary Catholic SchoolSt. James Catholic SchoolSt. John the Evangelist Catholic School and St. Michael’s Lakeside Catholic School in Duluth, Minn. Each offers a safe, studious, joyful Catholic school experience that upholds high standards of teaching and the even higher standards of Christ.

Feast of Faith 2016

"FEAST OF FAITH" ... 110% FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS!  The "Feast of Faith," 2016 Banquet for Duluth Area Catholic Schools, Hosted by Bishop Paul D. Sirba, Sunday, October 9, from 5:30-8:00 PM at Greysolon Ballroom, in Duluth. Last year's event raised close to $100,000 for tuition assistance and special programs, and this year's goal is 110%! RSVP or become a sponsor here.  Read more about the event and the special guest speaker here.