For Your Information
Gentlemen, please join us for Catholic Man Night, Monday March 20 (the observation of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph), 2023. We'll be in the garage at 216 North Florida Street in Laurium starting at 6:30.
Looking for financial assistance with your college education? Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Bibianne Bessette Scholarship Fund. The scholarships aid graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a college or vocational education at an accredited degree granting institution. Consideration is based on academic achievement. Applicants must complete the on-line application found at https://dioceseofmarquette.org/awards-scholarships -and either mail an Official Transcript and ACT/SAT scores (via postal mail) to: Bessette Scholarship Fund, Diocese of Marquette, 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855 or email transcripts to Irene McCauley at email@example.com. Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2023.
If you would like a dispensation for abstinence from eating meat on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, please contact Fr. Corey.
Aquinas College welcomes any high school students and families to our Open House on Saturday, March 25! Choose your own path throughout the day to get the inside scoop on academics, athletics and scholarships, as well as our Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service! Details and registration information can be found at aquinas.edu/openhouse
Registration deadline for Spring Study Day is March 20, The Study Day is Thursday, March 30, 2023. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn more about the National Eucharistic Congress and Venerable Bishop Baraga. Our presenters this year are Fr. Maurice Henry Sands, Executive Director for the Black and Indian Mission Office in Washington DC and a priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and Lenora McKeen, Executive Director of the Bishop Baraga Association. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! The cost to attend is $15 which includes morning refreshments, lunch, and materials. For more information and/or to register, go to https://form.jotform.com/DioceseofMarquette/spring-study-day-2023. Direct any questions to Mark Salisbury, 906-227-9127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ed Clements Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser has been scheduled for April 22nd.
Register for the Diocese of Marquette Charismatic conference. It will be at the old Marygrove facility now known as Garden Grove, on April 28-30, 2023. Speaker is Jim “Butch” Murphy. The conference fee of $165 includes 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, one dinner and a weekend filled with the power of the Holy Spirit! Priceless! Please call Vicky Ricketts at 906-869-2137 for more information and/or to register. Space is filling up fast for this fantastic opportunity for Charismatics and fellow Catholics desiring to praise and worship with the Holy Spirit.
Attention all St. Ann Parishioners. The St. Ann's Ladies Guild is planning to have a rummage sale on Saturday, April 29th. Please start gathering your 'stuff' (no clothing, please). More information will be available soon.
Sacred Heart is hiring. Nancy Haun is retiring in April and we need to fill her job as housekeeper. She cleans the rectory and offices every week. Hours are flexible. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.
The Annual Baby Bottle campaign to benefit the Life Outreach Center is going on in all three churches. Please take an empty bottle and bring it back with your loose change. The bottles should be returned the week after Easter.
JOHN & MARION NOVAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Applications are now being accepted until May 1 for the upcoming school year. Applicants must be an Alumni of Sacred Heart School and be enrolled in either a Nursing Program or other Health Related Programs. Application Forms and Scholarship Requirements can be obtained from:
SACRED HEART CHURCH
ATTN: NOVAK SCHOLARSHIP
16 Sixth St.
L’Anse, MI 49946
or Email: BCCC@UP.NET
Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay is now hiring for all positions for summer 2023. We are seeking camp counselors, activities instructors, leadership staff, and professional and support staff. For more information, or to apply online, go to www.baycliff.org. Dates of employment for most roles are June 11-August 6, 2023.
UPCSA results though February 15, 2023
$18,995 in pledges 100.0% of the goal of $18,944 32% participation
$16,265 in pledges 121.3% of the goal of $13,411 37.6% participation
$2,930 in pledges 67.1% of the goal of $4,365 18.8% participation
For Your Information
Plan Your Trip to the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress June 9th-10th in Marquette Bishop Doerfler is calling all of us together for a Diocesan Eucharistic Congress Friday, June 9th (5:30pm-10:00pm) and Saturday, June 10th (8:30am-6:30pm) at the Superior Dome, to celebrate our faith in Jesus' Eucharistic Presence. We anticipate an exciting event with something for the whole family: nationally-known speakers, a children’s program and teen track on Saturday, uplifting music, Adoration, Confession, and Mass. Registration is open at revival.yoopercatholic.org where you can view a detailed schedule, read the speaker bios, find lodging information, and register adults, teens, and children. You can also sign up to sing in the choir or spend an hour of Adoration through the night. Plan your trip to come celebrate Jesus’ Presence among us!
From Bishop Baraga Association: We have a new feature on our website, www.bishopbaraga.org. You can show your support for Bishop Baraga's Canonization by praying the Prayer for Canonization which can be found on the home page of our website. Select the image that says Prayer for Canonization. Once you are finished praying, select the blue pray button. Your prayer will be added to the count below the Amen. This is a great way to demonstrate to Rome the support for Bishop Baraga's Cause for Sainthood.
Discover the Holy Land with Fr. Gracious Pulimootti and Fr. Abraham Mupparathara. April 24 - May 5, 2023. Only $4695 If signed up before March 1, 2023. Includes: airfare, taxes, 2 meals daily, professional guide, accommodations, daily Mass, Nazareth, Cana, Ein Karem, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Tiberius, and much more. Please call Therese for more details. (920)676-5683.
CathFamily is an online database of prayers, activities, recipes and articles celebrating Catholic culture. Used extensively by parents, teachers and catechists, it equips them with ideas and resources to assist in passing on the faith to the next generation. Go to CathFamily.org.
MyParishNFP (https://ccli.org/myparishnfp) is Couple to Couple League's new website for parishes to find classes about Natural Family Planning and Fertility easily online. CCL's NFP Pre-Cana Certificate Class - English: Engaged couples can learn the Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP with the guidance of Couple to Couple League's teaching couples. We have onsite and online options that are both LIVE or self-paced. at bit.ly/PreCanaNFP.
Pilgrimages to the Holy Land, France, Greece and Turkey: Call 800-225-7662 or email email@example.com for more info.
Join Franciscan Mission Associates on a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Departing from New York, April 30 – May 9, 2023
Join St. Teresa Church on a 9-day pilgrimage to Italy. Departing from Newark. Led by: Msgr. William Belford. Guided by: Fabricio Lomanto. April 20 – 28, 2023
Join the Parishes of the Diocese of Syracuse on a 10 - day pilgrimage to France. Departing from New York. Led by: Fr. Malachi Clark, Fr. Dennis Walker, & Deacon Bob Fangio. May 2 - 11, 2023
Click here to view a video prepared by Chris Wahmhoff explaining the Roof Project at Sacred Heart. Thanks to Chris and Truman Hagbloom for doing an excellent job.
The One Bread, One Body booklets, which provide teachings on the daily eucharistic readings, are funded by our Legacy of Faith Grant. They are available in the entrances of each parish every two months. Please take your copy and enjoy these daily inspirational readings.
The Upper Hand Health and Community Resources website is a site built to connect people to resources that serve our community to improve health and well-being. UPresources.org provides a searchable digital database of local, regional, and state services and how to access them. You can also find general information about health insurance, mental health, 211, and accessing programs through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
There will be a Rosary for Life on the last Monday of each month in front of the St. Vincent de Paul Pantry to pray for life and our nation.
Raise Hope and Foster Dreams. When a family is struggling, they need to know they can rely on the generous help and support of others who will take of their kids while they get back on their feet. Become a foster parent. Call Jennifer Gransell at 906-290-1842 or emal her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Life Outreach Center is looking for pregnant women who would be willing to have a free ultrasound for training purposes of our nurses. Dates are available for each month and the times will be arranged as the dates approach. For more information call 482-8681. A Big Thank You to all have supported us over the years, and God Bless!
Our SVdP Food Pantry is well stocked and open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1pm-3pm. If you know anyone in need of food, tell them to come see us. We do have a limited supply of baby formula and baby food to give as well. Some prayer cards, medals, rosary beads, pamphlets, etc. were donated if you're in need of some spiritual food. Stop in or call us at (906) 524-7001.
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly sent a message that they need help transporting elderly friends to doctor appointments. They also have other ways you can help: make friendly phone calls, send friendship mail, deliver food bags. Please call 906-482-6944 if you can volunteer.
If you would like a hymnal memorial, please fill out one of the forms in the entrance of the church. You can put the form and your donation in an envelope and put it in the offering. We will put a gold sticker in the front of a hymnal with your memorial.
Diocesan Prayer Calendar
Please click below to download the 2023 Diocesan Prayer Calendar.
Prayer intentions are randomly assigned on days throughout the year.
Our Diocese has purchased an app called FLOCKNOTE. It's a way to communicate with our parishioners, through email or text. The app is associated with Bishop Barron's Word on Fire and Matthew Kelly's Dynamic Catholic. The term Flocknote comes from shepherding our flock, for Christ.
Any questions, please call Karen at the Parish Office, 906-524-6424.
If you would like to join in this exciting way to communicate with Baraga County Catholic Community, there are two options:
Text 'BCCC' to 84576. You will receive a text back with a link to click on to complete the process
Fill out this form and click on 'Sign Me Up'