Bishop Sirba was a humble man who did not desire accolades, his brother said, and he didn’t aspire to be a bishop. When the nuncio called to tell him that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed him bishop of Duluth, he double-checked to make sure the nuncio was calling the right Father Sirba.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, located at 2801 East Fourth Street in Duluth, with the praying of the rosary to take place at 6 p.m. and vigil prayers at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the cathedral on Friday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
For years Montgomery Ward had bought coloring books and distributed them at stores as a Christmas giveaway. This time around executives decided to save money by creating their own booklet – and asked Robert May to write it.