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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC October 27, 2017 3 (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 $15.32/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 MATTHEW CHARTIER St. Barbara, Vulcan College III 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 HOW DID GOD CALL MATTHEW... I believe God called me to seminary by means of a silent whisper in prayer that tugged at my heart. This was only possible by the help and prayers of my parish, the retreats and a mission trip that I attended." BY HANNAH BROCKHAUS CNA/EWTN NEWS While its sad to think about our own death or that of a loved one, we can never be truly hopeless because of Christs resurrection, Pope Francis said on last years All Souls day at a cemetery outside of Rome. The commemoration of the dead has a dual meaning, the pope said Nov. 2, 2016. Sadness mixes with hope, and this is what we all feel today in this celebration. The memory of our loved ones, in front of their remains, and hope. But we also feel that this hope helps, because we too have to make this journey! All of us will make this journey. Sooner or later, but everyone. With pain, some more some less, but all. But with the flower of hope, with that strong thread of hope that is an- chored in the hereafter. Traditionally, popes have gone to Romes 19th century Campo Verano cemetery to celebrate Mass for the Feast of All Souls, however last year Pope Francis celebrated the Mass at the Prima Porta Cemetery on the northern outskirts of Rome. Cemeteries are often sad places be- cause they remind us of our loved ones who are gone, the pope noted: But in this sadness we bring flowers as a sign of hope, and also, I dare to say, of cele- bration not now, but in the future. He explained that the reason for this hope is the resurrection, that Jesus is the one who made this journey first. We are walking the path that he walked, and he brings us through the door that he himself opened. With his cross, he opened the door of hope. He opened the door so that we can enter into where we will contemplate God. After the Mass, Pope Francis went to the grottoes beneath the Vatican for a moment of private prayer for the deceased popes. Also known as Prima Porta cemetery, Flaminio Cemetery was consecrated in 1941 and is considered to be a master- piece of contemporary architecture. More than 345 acres in size, it is the largest cemetery in Italy, and con- tains sections dedicated to the Cath- olic, Evangelical, Jewish and Islamic faiths. The Catholic church in the cemetery is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. The Jewish Temple and Polish Chap- el were both erected by Poles living in Italy and St. John Paul II consecrated them on Nov. 1, 1991. Many famous Italians choose to be buried there, including people from the worlds of art, entertainment, sports and politics. Inside, there is also an archaeological site of a Roman villa from 25 BC. The pope concluded his homily by reminding those present that the hope of the resurrection doesnt delude and that even Job, in his moment of anguish, expresses hope through the words: I know that my Redeemer lives. Let us go home today with this dual memory: the memory of the past, of those who have gone, and the memory of the future, the path on which we will go with the certainty, the security of the words that came from the lips of Jesus: I will raise him up on the last day. All Saints Day, Nov. 1, Holy Day of Obligation Christ gives us hope, even in death

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