Bulletin Announcement for February 3-4, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Listening Sessions with Bishop Walsh

Bishop Jeffrey Walsh invites the faithful to Listening Sessions to address concerns and answer questions about the recently released Michigan Attorney General’s Report on clergy sexual abuse. These sessions will include discussion and prayer.

Join Bishop Walsh at any of the following Listening Sessions:

· Feb. 5, 6 pm, St. Joseph, School Cafeteria, West Branch

For more information, contact the Diocesan Communications Office at 989-732-5147 or email communications@dioceseofgaylord.org

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The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord: Feb. 2

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord commemorates the event in which Mary and Joseph presented the infant Jesus in the temple. They loved their son deeply, but knew that Jesus belonged to the Lord more than to them—that he even belonged to the world more than them—and they promised to share him with the world.

Much like Mary and Joseph, we too must remain obedient, surrendering ourselves to God's will.

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National Eucharistic Congress: July 17-21, 2024

Join Bishop Walsh and other faithful from the diocese at the National Eucharistic Congress in July 2024. More information about the Congress, including the cost to attend is available at dioceseofgaylord.org/NEC2024.

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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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