UP Catholic 11 13 2015 E Edition Page 20

20 November 13, 2015 THE U.P. CATHOLIC AROUND THE DIOCESE www.upcatholic.org PHOTO COURTESY OF DEACON STEVEN GUALDONI Deacons gather for conference More than 25 deacons from across the Diocese of Marquette gathered at the Holiday Inn in Marquette on Oct. 29-31 for the biennial deacon conference. The conference included keynote talks for the deacons and their wives, Mass with Bishop John Doerfler at St. Peter Cathedral, prayer and fellowship with one another. This year's keynote speaker was Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Deacon Burke-Sivers is a deacon of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. He spends most of his time traveling the country speaking at various Catholic events especially on the topics of marriage and family life, male spirituality, evangelization and many others. For more photos of the deacon conference, visit The U.P. Catholic's Facebook page at, www.facebook.com/theupcatholic PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL Students honor Mary during rosary month In honor of rosary month in October, students at St. Mary Catholic School in Sault Ste. Marie made a rosary entirely out of balloons. The students prayed the rosary together in the school gym in honor of a former school parent who has terminal cancer. Afterwards, the students released the balloon rosary outside from the school's playground.

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