UP Catholic 10 06 2017 E Edition Page 23

www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC AROUND THE DIOCESE October 6, 2017 23 COURTESY PHOTO Father Al Mott, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Gwinn, stands with school age children and Sue Heinz, St. Francis Connection Center program coordinator during a back-to-school event. The center hosted the event for students and their families prior to the start of the school year. The event included a picnic and 50 backpacks filled with school supplies for students. The program was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Marquette County. St. Francis Connection Center on K.I. Sawyer is an outreach of St. Anthony Parish in Gwinn. COURTESY PHOTO More than 140 walk for life in Escanaba Silent Directed Retreats For men and women Three Day Silent Retreat December 8 - 10, 2017 Cost $150.00 A directed retreat is designed for those who seek to listen and respond to the Lord in an environment of solitude and silence. Anyone is welcome: Catholics and those of other faith traditions. (We will have Mass Friday evening for the Holy Day.) COURTESY PHOTOS Pregnancy Services of Delta County held its annual Walk for Life last month. More than 140 men, women and children walked at Ludington Park in Escanaba to show support of human life and pregnancy services. (Top pho- to) Walkers of all ages prepare for the walk. (Bottom photo) Participants enjoy a picnic lunch following the event. The money raised benefited the mission of Pregnancy Services of Delta County to provide free and confidential services to families in need. Pregnancy Services of Delta County is located at 1801 Ludington St. in Escanaba. For more information, contact pregnancy services by calling (906) 786-7474 or visit www.pregnancyservicesdc.org. COURTESY PHOTOS Community supplies backpacks for youth PARENTS, DO YOU NEED HELP RAISING THE CHILDREN GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH? Jesus made the following promises to those who have a devotion to His most Sacred Heart: I will give peace in their families. I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honored. For more information on a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus visit: dioceseofmarquette.org/sacredheart

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