Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference
Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 9:00am
333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI
Certification for Extraordinary Ministry of Holy Communion
The Diocese of Gaylord is excited to once again offer certification classes for those beginning their ministry as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. If you are in need of this certification, please go to www.dioceseofgaylord.org/EMHC2023 to register for the class most convenient for you.
Certifications near you:
June 12 – 2 PM & 6 PM at St. Anne, Alpena
June 12 – 6 PM at St. Augustine, Boyne Fall
June 13 – 2 PM at St. James, Houghton Lake
June 14 – 6:30 PM at Cross in the Woods Longhouse Chapel, Indian River
June 15 – 6 PM at St. Francis, Traverse City
June 19 – 6 PM at Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish Office, Harbor Springs
June 20 – 1 PM at St. Ann, Frankfort
June 22 – 6 PM at St. Joseph, West Branch
June 26 – 1 PM & 6 PM at Holy Family, East Tawas
June 28 – 6 PM at St. Ignatius of Loyola, Rogers City
Quo Vadis Young Men’s Summer Camp
Quo Vadis camp is an opportunity to experience fraternity with other young men who desire to live a life of deep meaning. Spend three days up north at Higgin’s Lake with, relaxation, and prayer, learning more about God’s desires for your life.
Young Men Grades 8-11
July 23-25, 2023 at Higgin’s Lake
Michigan Young Adult Hiking & Rafting Pilgrimage 2023
Join young adults from across Michigan for a weekend pilgrimage adventure. Enter into the peace only Jesus can give while meeting new friends and experiencing the beauty of northern Michigan this summer.
- Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23, 2023
- For ages 18-39
- Camping at Cheboygan State Park on beautiful Lake Huron
- Rafting on the Sturgeon River
- 10-mile pilgrimage hike culminating with a Eucharistic procession to the Shrine of the Cross in the Woods
- Mass, prayer, and the opportunity to meet friends and grow in your faith
- Registration deadline: July 1. Spaces fill up fast. Reserve your spot today!
Information and Registration at pilgrimage2023.eventbee.com
Sponsored by the (Arch)Dioceses of Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, and Gaylord. Open to all young adults throughout Michigan and beyond.
NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) is a powerfully unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high school age) and their adult chaperones.
Dates: November 16-19, 2023
Invited: High School Youth, 9th-12th grade
Cost: $612.56/person (includes bus transportation, motel, and admission to NCYC)
$627.56 (ticket prices increase April 1-June 30)
Contact: Your parish youth minister or your parish secretary.
Stewardship by the Book
The Scriptures today remind us that Awe, many though we are, are one body for we all partake of the one loaf. How are we using our gifts of time and talent to build up the body of Christ?
That we can collaborate with God is a humbling truth. That God lives among us is startling. That we are the Body of Christ is our vocation.
“Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.” 1 CORINTHIANS 10:17
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to lead holy lives and invite others to join us. Living a stewardship lifestyle, being grateful and generous with our gifts, serves a twofold purpose. One, it helps build God’s kingdom here on earth. Two, it helps us strengthen each other’s relationship with God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It becomes our roadmap to Heaven. Let’s help each other get there!
Parenting is a Eucharistic activity because from the first moment of conception children consume us, our flesh, blood, energy, time and resources. If we don’t sacrifice ourselves, our children would not have life. This is the priesthood of parenting. Christ is present in this self-sacrifice.
Abuse of Minors or Vulnerable Adults by Priests, Deacons or Others
To report allegations of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults within the Diocese of Gaylord by priests, deacons or other employees or volunteers, regardless of when it occurred, individuals should: Contact local law enforcement and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (855-444-3911). The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has also set up a special phone line for people to share information that may be of help in their ongoing investigation of sexual misconduct by Catholic clergy. That number is 844-324-3374. You may also contact the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Larry LaCross, at 989-705-9010.
In the State of Michigan many professionals, including clergy, teachers, doctors, counselors and named others are mandated reporters. This means such individuals are REQUIRED to make an oral or online report IMMEDIATELY to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services if they suspect a child is being neglected or abused in any way. Individuals may call the state report line at the number above, which is answered 24 hours a day, or submit a report online at https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119---00.html.