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 8 – 9:30 AM & 1PM at St. Francis, Traverse City
June 9 – 6 PM at St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord
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
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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.
National Catholic Youth Conference
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 Gospel today is sometimes called the Gospel in miniature because it so concisely sums up the Gospel message. In even more condensed form, God loved... God gave..., it is the paradigm for stewardship we give because we love.
Each of us experiences God’s revelation in a unique way. Tell your story. Add to the beautiful mosaic of God’s life in this world with the story of your life.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…” JOHN 3:16
Is your love conditional? Is there a price others have to pay to receive your love and forgiveness? Are you generous with your time, skills, money and possessions? If you give someone something, do you expect something in return? Do you give your time freely or do you “fit it in” when it’s convenient for you? God desires a personal relationship with us so much that He gave us His Son, unconditionally! Pray for a grateful and generous heart.
As the Father “sent his son into the world” so parents send their children into the world “so that the world might be saved.” This is the missionary role of the Christian family. Your family is a school where your children develop convictions which enable them to make a difference in the world.
Word of Life
“The Gospel of Life is at the heart of Jesus’ saving message to the world. Through the Incarnation of Christ, God reveals to us the dignity of all human life.’
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Pope St. John Paul II’s Challenge to Our Church”