From Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the triumphant emotions of the waving of the palms at the beginning of Mass to Mark’s account of the passion during the liturgy—today’s gospels fill us with emotions of joy for his arrival and sadness for his suffering.
This dichotomy of feelings may leave you asking—Why does the Church opt for us to hear both readings at the beginning of Holy Week? To fully prepare us and allow us to see what Jesus accomplished. By calling our attention to the final week of Christ’s life on earth, we can begin to understand his depth of love for everyone. During his suffering, he held you close to his heart. During Holy Week, offer yourself to Christ as he offered himself for your salvation.
Celebrate Lent with your parish community at a fish fry!
During Lent, we fast and abstain from meat on Fridays. Attend a Fish Fry at one of parishes in the diocese.
Visit dioceseofgaylord.org/fishfry for a listing of all Fish Fries throughout Lent.
National Eucharistic Congress: July 17-21, 2024
Parishes from every corner in our nation will gather at the feet of Jesus, boldly anticipating a new Pentecost at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis.
Join Bishop Walsh and other faithful from the diocese. The Diocese of Gaylord is offering a package including a discounted rate for the full Congress pass. For questions and to register, contact Ami Peterson, Director of Faith Formation at 989-705-3539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Solidarity Fund for National Eucharistic Congress
The National Eucharistic Congress has recently released information about a Solidarity Fund available for both individuals and groups interested in attending the Congress but who are unable to afford the inherent costs.
The scholarship application is available for anyone interested in applying. The application is self-guided and user-friendly.
The scholarship application for groups requires some collaboration with the Diocese of Gaylord, and is meant for youth, school, or parish groups. If you are interested in bringing a group from your parish or school, please reach out to me or Ami Peterson, (989) 705-3539, to learn more about what the process looks like.
For both groups and individuals, the link to apply for the Solidarity Fund is below:
Up North Catholic E-Newsletter
The Diocese of Gaylord has recently launched a weekly e-newsletter that will help deepen your understanding and relationship with God. Subscribe now and receive a variety of faith-based content including Bishop Walsh's "Checking In" video via email every Wednesday afternoon. Sign up today: dioceseofgaylord.org/subscribe.