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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC ALTARED April 22, 2016 9 BY JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC What happens when you combine Catholic engineering students and a snow statue con- test? An Ice Chapel. Well, at least that was the case this year for Catholic Campus Ministry students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. We were inspired by the snow statues built for the Winter Carnival. We thought, why not take the statues one step further and build a church? said Benjamin Matzger, an MTU stu- dent and active member of campus ministry at St. Albert the Great University Parish. Participating in the snow statue contest during the university's annual Winter Carnival is a long standing tradition for the campus min- istry students. According to Father Ben Hasse, pastor of the parish, the idea of building an ice chapel came after seeing an article about snow chapels in Europe. I showed the article to a couple students and they immediately said, 'Let's do it!,' said Father Hasse. The construction of the chapel named, Our Lady of the Snows, had a rocky start as the lack of snow made it difficult to begin building. But, that didn't stop the dozens of students Benjamin Matzger assists with plac- ing the final touches on the ice altar. Students construct chapel made of ice SEE ICE CHAPEL, PAGE 10 ALTARED www.careclinicmqt.org 330 Fortress St. Sawyer - Gwinn, MI (906) 346-2606 1213 N. 3rd St. Marquette, MI (906) 228-2273 http://bit.ly/1RBCrLm Please consider an on-line donation to help make a difference for eternity! BENJAMIN RIVARD Holy Family, Gladstone College lll WE INVITE YOU TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS. LOVING FATHER, MASTER OF THE HARVEST; PLEASE SEND MORE LABORERS TO WORK IN YOUR VINEYARD. AMEN. www.dioceseofmarquette.org/vocations DID YOU KNOW BEN... - has seven brothers and two sisters? - enjoys fly fishing & tying flies? - has been active in the Baraga Youth Fraternities trips? - Winter Carnival goes Catholic at Michigan Tech Benjamin Matzger assists with placing the final touches on the ice altar. Do you have news about youth or young adults in our diocese? send to: news@dioceseofmarquete.org The Ice Edition

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