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(USPS 916-360 ISSN 10634525) THE U.P. CATHOLIC The Newspaper of the Diocese of Marquette Publisher: Most Rev. John F. Doerfler Editor: John Fee Assistant Editor: Jamie Gualdoni Advertising Manager: Deacon Stephen Gretzinger Administrative Assistant: Sheila Wickenheiser Direct all news, correspondence and changes of address to: 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851. Postal authorities direct Form 3579 to: 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855. The U.P. CATHOLIC is the official publication of the Diocese of Marquette. All notices and regulations, appointments, assignments, etc., issued under the caption 'Official' are to be regarded as official communications of the Diocese of Marquette. Opinion columns, letters to the editor and advertisements that appear in this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions held by The U.P. Catholic or the Diocese of Marquette. The diocese is prohibited from endorsing candidates for public office. Office of Publication: 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, Michigan. Periodical postage paid at Marquette, Michigan, 49855 and at additional entry office. Published semimonthly except during January, June, July, August, September, and November. The U.P. Catholic is provided to all registered U.P. parishioners. The cost for subscribers who are not registered members of a parish in the Marquette Diocese is $25/year. Advertising is $14.86/col inch unless specified otherwise. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The U.P. Catholic, 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851. FOR CHANGE OF ADDRESS or SUBSCRIPTION QUESTIONS CALL (906) 227-9104 Telephone: (906) 227-9131 Toll Free: 1-800-562-9745 (ext. 131) FAX: (906) 225-0437 ADVERTISING Toll-Free: (866) 452-5112 E-Mail: Editorial - editor@dioceseofmarquette.org Advertising - upc@new.rr.com www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC May 26, 2017 3 Ordination Invitation In the Spirit of Joy and Thanksgiving The Most Reverend John F. Doerfler in the name of The Diocese of Marquette invites you to attend the ordination of Dustin Larson to the Order of Deacon (transitional) Friday, June 2, 2017, 3:30 p.m. (ET) St. Peter Cathedral, 311 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, Michigan A light reception will follow in the Cathedral Hall Larson to be ordained to the diaconate Bishop John Doerfler will ordain Dustin Larson to the Order of the Deacon (transi- tional) during a special liturgy on Friday, June 2 at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) at St. Peter Cathedral in Mar- quette. Everyone is invited to attend the Mass and reception that will follow in the Cathe- dral hall. Larson, whose parish com- munity is St. Albert the Great in Houghton, has been study- ing at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit since the fall of 2011. Larson began his studies at the seminary after earning a masters degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technolog- ical University in Houghton. Larson will continue preparing for the priesthood in the year ahead and, God will- ing, will be ordained to the priesthood next year. I hope that through my ministry as a deacon you may come to encounter Jesus in a personal and life-changing way," stated Larson. "I look forward to being His instru- ment and sharing His love with all of you. Please pray for me, that I may continue to draw nearer to Jesus and lead many to His merciful grace." Dustin Larson DUSTIN LARSON Transitional Deacon Ordination date is scheduled for 6/02/17. 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 DO YOU KNOW HOW GOD CALLED DUSTIN? - I first felt a strong call during an ordination Mass. Additionally, people kept asking me if I was going to be a priest. When I inally said yes and decided to enter seminary, God confirmed that decision with a powerful sense of peace and joy. A five-year pastoral plan for evan- gelization in the Diocese of Mar- quette will be released by Bishop John Doerfler on Pentecost, June 4, 2017. "Transforming Fire: A New Pentecost to form Spirit-Filled Evangelizers" is based on his three- fold approach to evangelization, "be a friend of Jesus, make a friend, and introduce your friend to Jesus." According to the pastoral plan, "To evangelize means helping people en- counter Jesus by sharing the Gospel message so that they make a person- al decision to follow Jesus in faith." A summary that will also be re- leased with the letter states, "The focus of the pastoral plan is for us to allow the Holy Spirit to form each and every one of us into a Spirit-filled evangelizer, like our first bishop, the Venerable Frederic Baraga. Spirit-filled evangelizers are Christians who are transformed by the love of the Holy Spirit and follow the Spirit's lead to share Jesus with others." The letter and summary will ini- tially be available in full via a link on the home page of the diocesan website under the Evangelization Corner" section. It will also be available at www. dioceseofmar- quette.org/bishop/ pastoralmessages. Parishes will re- ceive the two-page summary for use as a bulletin insert. Last fall, Bishop Doerfler complet- ed weekend visits to all 94 parish- es and missions in the diocese. During his visits he repeatedly said that his plans do not include closing any parishes or missions, but to increase Mass atten- dance at churches throughout the dio- cese. To accomplish this, the pastoral plan was developed with input from pastors and others across the Upper Peninsula. It has been a topic at vicariate meetings during the past year as well as at the Priests Council and other diocesan meetings. The plan offers a vision as well as concrete steps for not only clergy, re- ligious and parishes to follow, but also for the laity and the diocesan curia - the people working in diocesan offices - to evangelize our neighbors and increase the num- ber of people in the pews. Among the encouragements for all Catholics is to renew their commit- ment to follow Jesus and to spend at least 15 minutes in prayer daily. Priests and deacons are asked to offer in their homilies "concrete practical suggestions or action steps on how people can apply the Sacred Scriptures in their lives" and to offer suggestions on how people can make their parish communities more welcoming and how people can share their faith with others." Religious are encouraged to "strengthen their community life as a sign of God's love" and to "enhance the work of evangelization in which they are en- gaged according to their charism." Each parish, mission individually or as a cluster are to develop a plan for evangelization that includes concrete objectives. Diocesan curia are encouraged to "reflect the love of Christ to all the people they serve." The curia will also provide a variety of workshops to assist the work of evangelization in the diocese. Pastoral letter on evangelization set for release on Pentecost PHOTO COURTESY OF DEACON STEVE GUALDONI The Holy Spirit window at St. Peter Basilica in Rome.

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