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.  Look for opportunities to participate in the project timeline listed below.

  • August 15 to October 13:  Community input through online survey here. The survey will close on October 13.  Preliminary results are now available here.
  • September 24:  Community planning retreat #1.  Thank you to those that attended the retreat!
  • October 14:  First draft of working plan available for review.  
  • October 14 to November 11:  Community feedback gathered on first draft of working plan.  
  • November 12: Community planning retreat #2.  Register for the retreat here.
  • December 2016:  Final plan development.
  • January 2017: Plan recommendation by C2B1 planning team to Duluth Area Catholic Schools Board. 

Take the Survey

Survey ButtonThe preliminary survey results are now available here.  The survey will remain open until October 11th.  Survey participation by current Duluth Area Catholic School families also supports current re-accreditation efforts.  The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete.

Register for the November 12th Planning Retreat

The next 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

September 24, 2016 Retreat Coverage

WDIO-TV News coverage here.
Northland's News center coverage here.


August 16, 2016 News Conference Press Release here.

Coverage in the Duluth News Tribune here.
Northland's News Center coverage here.
WDIO-TV News coverage here.

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Resource Library

We invite you to use these resources to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith and education, both past and present, as we form our vision for the future.  

Read "Echoes from the Past" here.

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.