Fun Fall Photos from Around the Diocese
The cooler weather has certainly arrived, hasn't it?
As fall approaches and brings with it the Upper Peninsula Catholic Service Appeal, I look back on the extraordinary last six months and gratefully count the many ways the Church has accompanied us all during that time.
Our priests have offered us
online Mass, outdoor Mass, and outdoor confession,
and kept us informed as restrictions lifted.
Catholic Social Services has provided
telehealth and kept residents safe
at the Alpha Omega homes.
Our Catholic schools along with parish
faith formation went online
and are now providing
a safe space in which to continue Catholic teaching.
Seminarians have provided online
and our parishes have
reached out by phone and email to keep us connected.
Our Diocesan Finance department
partnered with parishes in securing federal loans to keep parish staff working,
while the Stewardship office provided
a way for all parishes to receive gifts online.
Your donations to UPCSA helped put all these extraordinary tasks into place. Please prayerfully consider your gift to UPCSA along with
this message from Bishop John Doerfler.
to watch the new
UPCSA seminarian video
– just one of many programs supported by the appeal.
To learn more about the vocations program supported by UPCSA, click
. To support seminarians through UPCSA, click
beautiful farewell Mass
was celebrated at the
Sault Tribe Cultural Center
on Aug. 24, 2020, for
Brother (Father) John Hascall
OFM Cap. Many at the Mass spoke fondly of the priest, including Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette. The Capuchin priest and pastor of the missions of St. Isaac Jogues in Sault Ste. Marie, Holy Family in Barbeau and St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Bay Mills, is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, is a medicine man who celebrates bilingual Masses in English and Ojibwa. He was ordained a priest in 1967. Due to health concerns, he's moving to the Capuchin St. Fidelis Community in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Just one of the many ways the diocese, parishes, and priests have accompanied us during the pandemic. Check out all the new communication tools, like this newsletter, we are using to keep in touch
Bishop Baraga Days Goes Virtual!
It was a difficult decision but the 2020 Bishop Baraga Days went virtual this past weekend. The good news? You can access all the fun at your own leisure, any time you want, from the comfort of your own home.
Click here to get started.
Here's a photo showing
building progress on St. Ignatius’ construction of their new Faith Formation and Evangelization Center.
This, in the midst of a pandemic!
In February 2020, St. Ignatius Loyola received approval for a 1:1
Catholic Extension matching grant of $50K
toward the construction project of their new center. What a blessing!
The Perpetual Profession of Vows Ceremony of Sr. Laurie Sullivan
, FSPA of Perkins was held on September 12th, 2020 at Viterbo University's San Damiano Chapel. You can enjoy the full liturgy in this video.
Monsignor Michael Steber
(St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette) will be presenting Part 1 of a very special
"Witness to Hope" this Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 pm on WNOA Radio, 103.9 FM.
He'll be talking to Fae and Tim Presley about the origins of WNOA, Catholic Radio for the U.P. You'll learn about the inspiration for the project and the process of taking the idea from the drawing board to the airwaves.
Bishop John Doerfler has offered a 2020 Voter Guide
on our Catholic responsibility to vote and participate in the public square. It can be found on the
Diocesan website here
along with other links to Catholic election information.
on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00AM