Several Catholic organizations operate within the Diocese of Gaylord with the approval of the Bishop. They provide services to the diocese, its parishes and parishioners.

In most cases, these entities are administratively separate from the diocese itself. However, their specialized ministries are recognized as important to carrying out the mission of the Church. Some of these organizations also receive financial support from the Diocese of Gaylord. 

Gallagher-Bassett Services, Inc.

Gallagher-Bassett Services, Inc. is the Third Party Claims Administrator for the Protected Loss Fund Program of the Province of Detroit and the Diocese of Gaylord. Gallagher Bassett handles property, automobile, liability and worker's compensation claims on behalf of the various parishes within the Diocese of Gaylord.

Contact: Paul White, Branch Manager
Dean Whitmore, Senior Claims Representative
PO Box 1448
East Lansing, MI 48826-1448
517-351-3100 - phone
517-351-5528 - fax

Website: Gallagher Bassett 

Holy Cross Children's Services

Holy Cross Children's Services is a Catholic-oriented, nonprofit child care and family preservation agency whose headquarters are in Clinton, Michigan. It provides programs such as foster care, chemical dependency for youths, detention homes, and other treatment programs. Holy Cross Children's Services provides a community-oriented living and working environment and seeks to be an advocate on issues which affect children and families.

Contact: Ruth Textor, Division Mgr.
4761 US 23 N. (Huron House)
Alpena, MI 49707
989-356-3573 - phone
989-356-4910 - fax

Website: Holy Cross Children's Services

Michigan Catholic Conference

Founded in 1963, the Michigan Catholic Conference serves as the official voice of the Catholic Church in Michigan on matters of public policy. In addition, the Michigan Catholic Conference develops, coordinates, and manages programs that provide health, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage for lay employees and clergy, as well as property and casualty coverage for the Church throughout Michigan.

Contact: Sr. Monica Kostielney, RSM
Paul Long, V.P., Public Policy
Joseph Mahoney, V.P. Finance
Laura Stearns, V.P., Service Programs
510 South Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
800-395-5565, 517-372-9310 - phone
517-372-3940 - fax

Website: Michigan Catholic Conference

Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation

The mission of the Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation is to promote the strength and vitality of the Catholic faith by establishing long-term endowments and special project funding for ministries of Word, Worship, Religious Formation and Works of Charity. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Foundation works collaboratively with the Bishop to ensure both a continued strong Catholic presence and the future growth of church programs and outreach throughout the Diocese of Gaylord.

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to create permanent endowments, thus offering benefactors an opportunity to give a gift that will continue for future generations.

Kim Smith
611 North St.
Gaylord, MI 49735