UP Catholic 10 26 2018 E Edition Page 2

2 October 26, 2018 THE U.P. CATHOLIC AROUND THE DIOCESE www.upcatholic.org Father John Martignon Thank you for all that you do for our parishes. Holy Family South Range & St. Ignatius Houghton May God Bless YOU Always! Advent Opportunities: Three Day Silent Directed Retreat December 7 - 9 Advent Retreat Preached by Bishop John Doerfler December 14 - 16 COURTESY PHOTOS Students of St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Manistique bring their pets for a blessing in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3. The school has celebrated this tradition for the past 15 years. (Top photo) Father Ben Paris administers the blessing of the pets on the school grounds. Father Paris is the pastor of St. Fran- cis de Sales Parish in Manistique and Divine Infant of Prague Mission in Gulliver. (Bottom photo) Fourth grade student Reese Zellar pets his dog following the blessing. Catholic school celebrates pet blessing JAMIE GUALDONI THE U.P. CATHOLIC Father Greg Heikkala leads a prayer service in memory of pregnancy and infant loss at Rachel's Garden of Holy Cross Cemetery in Marquette. Each year on Oct. 15, people from all across the United States join together in light- ing candles to honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Rachel's Garden at Holy Cross Cemetery is a memorial and burial place for infant deaths and miscarriages. It has become a place of peace for many families in the Marquette community. Remembering pregnancy, infant loss JAMIE GUALDONI THE U P CATHOLIC

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