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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC ALTARED March 31, 2017 9 DIOCESE OF MARQUETTE VOCATIONS Call me. Fr. Ben Hasse, Director of Vocations 906-290-2434 LET'S DISCERN! bhasse@dioceseofmarquette.org ARE YOU STARTING TO FEEL LIKE YOU WERE CREATED FOR SO MUCH MORE THAN CELLPHONES AND GAME SYSTEMS... SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT: COUNSELORS, NURSES, LIFEGUARDS AND ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS are needed for summer camp for children with disabilities. Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Big Bay, MI. Must be enthusiastic, responsible, and love children. Camp dates are June 11 through August 6. Earlier start dates and later end dates are possible. Salary, room and board, and a wonderfully rewarding experience provided. For information contact: Bay Cliff Health Camp at (906) 345-9314 or baycliff@baycliff.org, or visit us at www.baycliff.org or www.facebook.com/baycliff BY JAMIE GUALDONI THE U.P. CATHOLIC Priests often wear many hats, and are involved in a variety of ministries. For Father Ryan Ford, that is no differ- ent. In fact, he even brings his ministry to the basketball court, coaching the Sacred Heart Major Seminary (SHMS) basketball team. After arriving on the faculty of SHMS in Aug. 2015, Father Ford was asked if he was interested in coaching the bas- ketball team. Father Ford immediately jumped at the opportunity. "I very much enjoy basketball and since coaching would give me an opportunity to spend time with the seminarians on the team in a unique setting," said Father Ford. "I have been able to get to know them much better through the time spent on the court in practices, games, and travelling and participating in the two tournaments each year. I hope that I have influenced them in ways I wouldn't have been able to do otherwise." Father Ford was up to a tall task as SHMS has a long standing and proud tradition of fielding a basketball team. Each year, the team competes in about Father Ford extends his ministry SEE FORD, PAGE 10 ALTARED Taking ministry to the basketball court Father Ryan Ford (center) executes a play for the Sacred Heart Major Seminary basketball team during a timeout. Find us on Facebook! Visit www.facebook.com/theupcatholic

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