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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC DEATHS, BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS September 16, 2016 21 DEATHS SKRZYPINSKI, Stanley, 94, Res- urrection, Menominee SMITH, Frank, 87, Immaculate Conception, Iron Mountain STECK, Pauline, 105, Our Lady of Peace, Ahmeek ST. JOHN, Bonnie, 59, Our Lady of Peace, Ironwood TASSON, Angelo, 86, St. Joseph, Ishpeming TAYLOR, Patricia, 79, St. Christo- pher, Marquette THOMAS, Alfred, 97, St. Joseph, Lake Linden TOUSIGNANT, Peter Paul, 91, St. Paul, Negaunee VAN DAMME, Michael, 68, St. Joseph, Northland VANDIVER (RHEAULT), Janet, 72, St. Joseph, Lake Linden VINOSKI, Michelle Marie, 49, Our Lady of Peace, Ironwood WICKLUND, Carol, 71, St. Mary Queen of Peace WILLIAMS, Ruth, 98, St. Michael, Marquette YRJANA, Paulette, 67, St. Ignati- us Loyola, Houghton BAPTISMS AHMEEK, Our Lady of Peace: Ste- ven Valentino Peters BARK RIVER, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Ryleigh Claire Derouin; Kylee Mae Jorasz; Kylee Mae Jorasz BESSEMER, St. Sebastian: Oliver Stempihar CALUMET, Sacred Heart: Aurora Louise Hainault; St. Paul the Apostle: Emily Lynn Harju ESCANABA, St. Anne: Jordan DeGrand; Tessa Lieberman; St. Joseph & St. Patrick: Gra- ham Hartman; Poppy Hartman; Samantha Manninen; Burton Skerbeck; Aiden Alwood; George Whitmer; Arlo Way; Dahlia Hartman FOSTER CITY, St. Joseph: Kaeda MaryAnn Larson GLADSTONE, All Saints: Eva Dahlin IRONWOOD, Our Lady of Peace: Ethan Patrick Motel ISHPEMING, St. Joseph: Maya Sanchez; St. John the Evangelist: Theo- dore J. Heikkila; Eli J. Filpus LAKE LINDEN, St. Joseph: Paisley Marie Koskiniemi MARQUETTE, St. Michael: Jack Kelly NORWAY, St. Mary: Grayson Goad WEDDINGS BARK RIVER, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Casey Banks and Jeremy Heim; Courtney M. Zar and Todd M. Ruatti GLADSTONE, All Saints: Holly Martinson and Thomas Weyers; Michelle Maskart and Brent Chaillier; Christina Carlin and Morley Diment; Carrie Jensen and Brian Ottenweller HOUGHTON, St. Ignatius Loyola: Jolene Kneebone and Brandon Germain IRONWOOD, Our Lady of Peace: Jennifer Marie Edwards and Nicholas John Schoenhard ISHPEMING, St. Joseph: Laurie Bashaw and Edward Korpi; St. John the Evangelist: Mary Kathryn Annala and Kenneth Peterson; Marta Jakubowski and Christopher Swenor MARQUETTE, St. Peter Cathe- dral: Traci Muffler and Niksa Vlasic; Alexandrea Holley and Patrick Riley; Elizabeth Kos- ki-Neville and Gregory Beck; Megan Jastremski and Kaleb Collins WELLS, St. Anthony of Padua: Victoria Chaillier and Louis LaMarche; Gina Verbrigghe and Jeffrey Vandeville WAKEFIELD, Immaculate Con- ception: Amy Yon and Michael Zeller FROM PAGE 20 Mercy Corner: Two Marquette initiatives shelter the homeless BY JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC Homeless shelters are more than just a shelter, theyre a part of ending homelessness, stated Mary Jane Lynch, a volunteer with Room at the Inn and the Warming Center in the Marquette community. Both Room at the Inn (RATI) and the Warm- ing Center assist in living out the Corporal Work of Mercy of Sheltering the Homeless. RATI is a traveling homeless shelter that trav- els to 11 different churches in the Marquette community from September through mid-May. Not only does RATI assist the homeless by providing beds to sleep in, but they also assist individuals in finding permanent housing, and helping individuals to make that transition. When a person does get an apartment, if they are willing, we will warm their house with gifts. We sit down with them and assess what they need whether its a vacuum, furniture, dishes or other household necessities, said Lynch. With that we also hope to visit with each of them and have some community out- reach, so they can start their lives back in the community. The Warming Center is located at 447 W. Washington St. in downtown Marquette. During the shelter months of September through May, the warming center is available from 6-8 a.m., at which time guests are able to use the shower facility. During the summer months, the center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until noon for a meal and fellowship. RATI will begin its 10th season on Septem- ber 18. During the 2015-16 season, 125 differ- ent people utilized the shelter, and 35 people moved into housing. According to Douglas Russell, executive di- rector, since 2007, RATI has provided 24,000 bed nights, which is one person in one bed for one night. Last year we recorded 3,200 bed nights, averaging about 14 people a night. RATI and The Warming Center rely entirely on volunteer hours and donations. According to Russell, it takes 400 volunteer hours every week to operate the shelter and the center. We have 11 churches that are host church- es. Twice as many as that support us in either monetary donations or meals, throughout the county, said Russell. The shelter and warming center are accept- ing volunteers to assist with living out the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, for more information on how to volunteer, visit www.roomattheinn.org. JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC The Room at the Inn Warming Center is a place for homeless in the Marquette community to have a meal, shower and enjoy fellowship with others. The center is located at 447 W. Washington St. in Marquette.

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