Catechism Bee

12th Annual Diocesan Catechism Bee

The 12th Annual Diocesan Catechism Bee which took place, May 4, 2023, is now behind us and what a wonderful event it was!
We went 34 rounds before determining this year’s winners as follows:
1st Place - $1,000 Tuition Credit
Serena Bott
, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School, Traverse City, MI

2nd Place - $500 Tuition Credit
Quinn Lumbrezer
, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School, Traverse City, MI

3rd Place – **$250 Tuition Credit
Gabi Chittle
, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School, Traverse City, MI
**Because the 3rd place winner is moving out of the diocese, the tuition credit has been awarded as follows:
4th Place - $250 Tuition Credit
Marie Hobbins
, St. Mary Catholic School, Lake Leelanau, MI
Please see the attached announcement for additional details.
Thank you to all those were able to come and for supporting this effort at each of your individual schools.
Special thanks goes to the following:
Special thanks to Bishop Jeffrey J. Walsh for presiding at Mass, as well as his tremendous job serving as Moderator! We very much appreciate his support and participating in this event.
Thanks also goes out to the following:

  • Rev. Mitchel Roman, Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Cathedral, for concelebrating Mass, along with all of the liturgical ministers, including Julie Erhardt, who served as emcee for Bishop Walsh.
  • Mrs. Ami Peterson, Diocese of Gaylord Faith Formation Director, for her role as timekeeper
  • Diocese of Gaylord Communications Team: Renee Shimmel, Logan Luckett, and Jill Gerwig, for making the livestreaming of the event possible, picture taking, and overall assistance
  • Mrs. Caryn Jacobs, Catholic Schools Office, for organizing this annual event

Photos from the event here