Bulletin Announcement for February 18-19, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Sunday of Lent
Before starting his public ministry, Jesus endured a grueling forty days in the desert. Despite his ordeal, Jesus remained faithful, beginning his work of disarming the devil. Through his actions during time of hardship of temptation, Jesus demonstrated that “the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15). 

Do we have the same virtuous resilience within ourselves? As life gets hard and temptations arise, keep Jesus’ story close to your heart and that every experience in our “desert” can result in new opportunities for our faith in the Lord.

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To Encounter Christ
To Encounter Christ (TEC) is a spiritual movement for high school seniors and college students.
What: A three-day retreat weekend
When: Mar. 15-17, 2024
Where: Camp Daggett, Petoskey

This high energy and spirit-filled retreat includes dynamic reflections, music, sacraments, adoration, small group dialogue and prayer.

For more information about the local TEC community and retreat registration, visit newlifetec.org.

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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 apeterson@dioceseofgaylord.org

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Fish Fry
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.

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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. 

For individuals:
The scholarship application is available for anyone interested in applying. The application is self-guided and user-friendly. 

For groups:
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:

Solidarity Fund for Financial Assistance (eucharisticcongress.org)

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.

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