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8 March 10, 2017 THE U.P. CATHOLIC DIOCESAN ANNUAL REPORT www.upcatholic.org Residential Commercial Custom Building Remodeling We are proud to have served as a General Contractor in the past and We look forward to helping the Catholic Diocese of Marquette build for the future! 1 Arrowhead Dr. (906) 249-8390 Thank you for your generosity Dear Friends in Christ: Due to your generosity, the work of our diocese continues strong. Through the Upper Peninsula Catholic Service Appeal and investment income we are able to provide support for our 11 semi- narians; the permanent diaconate with seven good men as candidates to be ordained deacons; campus ministry that not only helps our young people remain faithful during college years, but encourages people to enter the Church through RCIA; our nine Catholic schools; the much-need- ed work of Catholic Social Services providing a broad range of services from addiction counseling to foster family placement and adoptions; and the list could go on and on. Good stewardship involves more than finances, but also time and talent. I am very appreciative of the efforts of the many parishioners who serve in our churches from altar servers in the sanc- tuary to singers in the choir loft; from those running kitchens in the church hall to those cleaning up the church grounds and more. To give you a snapshot view of the work of the Church in our diocese and to provide an account- ing of the diocesan finances, we publish the annual financial reports of the Diocese of Marquette each year in The U.P. Catholic newspaper . Thank you again for your faithful support of the Church in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Sincerely in Christ, +Bishop John Doerfler Anima Christi Soul of Christ, sanctify me Body of Christ, save me Blood of Christ, inebriate me Water from Christ's side, wash me Passion of Christ, strengthen me O good Jesus, hear me Within Thy wounds hide me Suffer me not to be separated from Thee From the malicious enemy defend me In the hour of my death call me And bid me come unto Thee That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels Forever and ever Amen More prayers available online at: http://www.ewtn.com/ Devotionals/prayers/ JOHN FEE THE U.P. CATHOLIC Bishop John Doerfler ordains Father Aaron Nowicki to the priesthood on June 3, 2016 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. Among the many ministries supported by the diocese is the education of our seminarians. UPCSA supports seminarians

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