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 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.
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 Psalmist assures us that Athe Lord hears the poor.@ Often, however, He answers their need through the generous gifts of good stewards.ctivities “Pray for
“And as you go, preach, saying the ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’” How has Jesus called you to help Him build his Church?
“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.” MATTHEW 10:32
Would others know that you are Catholic by the way you act and speak? Do you share your Catholic faith with others? Do you defend your Catholic faith when the situation arises or do you remain silent? Do you pray in public before meals? Pray for the strength and courage to be a joyful witness of our Catholic faith when the opportunity presents itself. Let us become the radiant light and bold witness that we are called to be!
Fathering is an awesome responsibility and not for the weak or transient. Today we humbly recognize our need for courageous fathers to stand boldly in the face of the powerful cultural forces in our culture which threaten our children. Today we ask fathers to be the courageous leaders we need.
Word of Life
“Through our prayers and through the intercession of St. Joseph, patron of fathers, may fathers come to know the irreplaceable role they hold in the lives of their children, and the responsibility they share in welcoming God’s gift of new life!
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life A
Life: June2020” quoting Most Reverend Fabre, Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux