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The Catholic U.P . EVANGELIZATION EDUCATION INFORMATION $2.00 24 Pages October 23, 2015 Vol. 44 No. 15 THE NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF MARQUETTE SUCCESS: Catholic Extension helps fund future of seminarians P18 CARING: Father Frank Pavone calls people to save lives and support young families P23 FILE PHOTO Brother John Hascall prepares the congregation for Mass during his 50 year jubilee Mass in 2010. He is using the sacred smoke of sage and eagle feathers in a "smudging" ritual, which is a form of blessing used in many Native American traditions. Priests offer diversity to community BY CAROL HOLLENBACK THE U.P. CATHOLIC Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. offers a fascinating history. For thousands of years, it has been a favorite hunting, fishing and gathering place for indigenous tribes. When the first Jesu- it missionaries, Father Charles Raymbault and Father Isaac Jogues, came to the Upper Peninsula, they stepped ashore at Sault Ste. Marie in 1641. Father Marquette followed in 1668, and helped establish the city, the oldest in the Midwest and one of the oldest cities in the country. It is also the site of the first cathedral in the U.P. The Soo was the funnel through which passed Native Americans, fur trappers, prospectors, miners, lumbermen and traders. Many came, and while most moved on, some stayed, creating a diverse community. Today, Sault Ste. Marie is a college town, home to the Soo Locks and a tourist destina- tion. Its diversity remains, and its history has fiven it a unique character. Its diversity is reflected in the three active priests who minister there. Brother John Hascall (Capuchin priests go by the title Brother) is a Native American who is as- signed to St. Isaac Jogues Mission, Sault Ste. Marie and Holy Family Mission, Barbeau; Father Davasia Sebastian Kavumkal is an East Indian who serves Holy Name of Mary Proto-Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie and Sacred Heart Mission, Sugar Island; and Father Michael Chenier is a U.P. native who is newly appointed to St. Joseph Parish in Sault Ste. Marie. Holy doors designated for Year of Mercy SEE PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY, PAGE 2 BY JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC The use of holy doors has been a part of the Church since the fifteenth century to symbolize the leaving of the past and entering into a life of Christ. Currently, each of the four major basilicas in Rome has a holy door that remains sealed unless it is a jubilee year. For the upcom- ing Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has invited the cathedrals around the world to have a holy door at their cathedral or prominent church of their diocese. On Oct. 4, Bishop John Doerfler sealed the holy door of St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette to show the im- portance the door will have when it is opened at the start of the jubilee year on Dec. 13. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the introduction of the sealing of the holy doors, Pilgrims and peni- tents pass through it (holy door) as a gesture of leaving the past behind and crossing the threshold from sin to frace, from slavery to free- dom, and from darkness to light. Often these rituals JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC Bishop John Doerfler blesses the holy doors (the doors on right) of St. Peter Cathedral during the sealing of the doors earlier this month. SEE HOLY DOORS, PAGE 6 GOLDEN: Diocese celebrates love, commitment at 50 years P12-13

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