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Fr. Rich's Evangelizing

The following links are to some of the fruits of Fr. Rich's preaching of the Gospel:
Adult Faith Formation, Homilies, and Media.

Fr. Ben's Blog

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Mission Statement

St. John the Evangelist Parish is a Catholic community of faith-filled people called through baptism, nourished in word and sacrament, growing in love of God and neighbor and sent forth to continue Christ's mission in the world.

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St. Joseph's

St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church

Parish History

The history of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gnesen is truly a rich and colorful one. In 1874, just a few years after the Civil War ended, our parish was founded by a group of Polish immigrants seeking freedom from oppression in their native Prussia.

The determination with which these immigrants founded and built up this Polish, Catholic community was incredible. Before many of them had even built their own homes, they gathered together to build a House of God where they could worship.

Over the years, that same spirit of sacrifice and determination has been visible in our parish community. From the completion of the first church in 1876 and the creation of a cemetery, to the completion of a new larger church in 1900, to the builidng of a rectory in 1952, to a new church entrance and expanded seating in 1982, and to the remodeling of the social hall and the additon of a wheelchair lift in 2007. This has been 133 years of growth in faith and community.

St. Joseph's-Gnesen Parish is strong and it's church is beautiful. May this strength and beauty reflect the quality of our faith and commitment to God.


6110 Church Road
Duluth, MN 55803


9:00am Sunday


15 minutes before Mass


Rev. Richard Kunst
218-724-6332 ext. 101

Director of Religious Education

Mabel Vesel


St. Joseph's does not have an office, please call St. John's Rectory/Office.

Church Hall 721-4857

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