UP Catholic 11 17 2017 E Edition Page 17

www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC CALENDARS (ALL TIMES LOCAL) November 17, 2017 17 DIOCESAN CALENDAR NOVEMBER 23-24: Diocesan offices closed for Thanksgiving 29: St. Joseph Association meet- ing, 11 a.m., Bishop Baraga con- ference room, diocesan offices, Marquette 30: Diocesan finance council meet- ing, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bishop Baraga conference room, diocesan offic- es, Marquette DECEMBER 5: Training seminar/webinar, "Iden- tifying and Applying for Grant Funds," 10-11 a.m., Bishop Baraga conference room, Marquette and Zoom video conference 6: Principal meeting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Zoom video conference 8: Feast of the Immaculate Con- ception, holy day of obligation, diocesan offices closed BISHOP DOERFLER SCHEDULE NOVEMBER 17-22: Retreat, Denmark, Wis. DECEMBER 3: 135th Anniversary Mass, 8 a.m., St. Barbara, Vulcan 3-4: Annual Visit to Carmelite Monastery FRIDAYS, Nov. 17 & Dec. 1 The mens club of St. Chris- topher Parish in Marquette will host a fish bake from 4-7 p.m. The menu includes baked trout, potatoes, cole- slaw, rolls and dessert. Take- out meals will be available. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12 and free for children five and under. SATURDAY, Nov. 18 A fall craft show and lun- cheon will be held at Holy Family Parish in Flat Rock from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Soup and salad will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.; the cost is $6 per person with children ive and younger free. SATURDAY, Nov. 25 The Buy Local for the Hol- idays Lake Linden craft and food bazaar will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the Knights of Columbus with do- nations being accepted. Inter- ested vendors may purchase a space for $25, by contacting Laura at (806) 790-7798 or by email at jimandlaurayooper@ hotmail.com. DEC. 1-3 A wise mens retreat is scheduled at Marygrove Retreat Center in Garden. The weekend is a retreat designed to help men put God irst, consisting of three days of prayer, Christian fellow- ship and shared wisdom. Young and old, married and single, Catholic and Protes- tant - men of many walks of life bringing their faith and wisdom to encourage each other. The weekend's director is Father Ben Hasse. * DEC. 2-3 The Marquette Choral Society will host its Carols in the Cathedral at St. Peter Cathedral. This years concert features Honeggers Une Can- tate de Nol and Brittens St. Nicolas. The Choral Society will be joined by orchestra, organ and the diocesan chil- drens choir. Saturdays performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and Sundays is at 3 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 3 St. Barbara Parish in Vulcan will celebrate its 135th anni- versary with an 8 a.m. Mass. Bishop John Doerfler will be the principal celebrant. A breakfast buffet will follow. A dinner bazaar will be held at St. Anthony and St. Thom- as Parish in Escanaba from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Menu in- cludes ham, mashed potatoes, homemade pie and more. The cost is $10 for ages 16 and over, ages 6-15 are $5 and ages five and under are free. The Legion of Mary, Mar- quette Curia will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Redeemer, Menominee. DEC. 8-10 A three-day silent directed retreat is set for Marygrove Retreat Center in Garden. With very few exceptions, there is no talking during the retreat, including meals. Participants live by a different set of rules to bring rest and peace, and heighten the indi- viduals awareness of Gods presence. During a silent retreat daily Mass, morning and evening prayer in com- munity, opportunities for confession and daily meetings with a spiritual director are offered. * DEC. 16-17 The Advent retreat sched- uled this Advent will get par- ticipants ready to celebrate Christs birth by spending an overnight retreat. This retreat at Marygrove Retreat Cen- ter will include studying the Scriptural stories of Jesus birth and singing the songs of the season.* *Marygrove retreats: For more information or to regis- ter, visit www.marygrove.org or call (906) 644-2771. THE U.P. CATHOLIC CALENDAR The first World Day of the Poor designated for Nov. 19 The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization has designated Nov. 19 as the first World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis called for this new World Day in his June 13, 201 7 message. He states in the third article of his address, We are called then, to draw near to the poor, to encounter them, to meet their gaze, to embrace them and to let them feel the warmth of love that breaks through their solitude. The theme for the inaugural World Day of the Poor is, Let us love, not with words but with deeds, taken from 1 John 3:18. Resources and the holy fathers complete June 13 message can be found online at www.pcpne.va/content/ pcpne/en/attivita/poveri.html. Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest now open Youth ages five through 14 are invited to participate in the annual Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christ- mas poster contest. The contest will be conducted locally with winning entries advancing to the district level and then to the state, national and international levels. The contest started on Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 15. Entry forms, paper, and more information for the contest are available at the Marquette branches of the Upper Pen- insula Catholic Credit Union and Father Marquette Cath- olic School. Posters must be submitted to those locations by Dec. 15. The winners of the contest will be contacted by Dec. 20. Plan to attend the 150th anniversary Baraga event Join the Bishop Baraga Association for the 150th anni- versary celebration of Venerable Frederic Baragas death. The event titled, Celebrating his life, commemorating his death is set to take place Jan. 19-20, 2018 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. Some of the events include: Friday, January 19: 5:15 p.m. Solemn Mass for the dead with dinner to follow and a presentation by Father Timothy Ferguson on the road to sainthood. Saturday, January 20: 8 a.m. Mass and opportunities for confession, tours of St. Peter Cathedral and private venerations of the Bishop Baraga stole. A snowshoe event and a presentation on the life and labors of Bishop Baraga will close out the morning. Adoration with a short reflec- tion on evangelization will take place in the afternoon followed by Mass and dinner. Family activities will be held throughout the day. Pre- registration is required for meals and activities. For full schedule and to register visit www.bishopbaraga.org. Submit events to The U.P. Catholic calendar Does your parish have an event coming up? The U.P. Catholic invites all parishes and missions to submit events for possible publication in the newspapers calendar. Events can be submitted to news@dioceseofmarquette.org, or by mail to Events - The U.P. Catholic, 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855. Below are the submission deadlines for upcoming issues: Dec. 8 issue: Submit items by Nov. 21 Dec. 22 issue: Submit items by Dec. 5 Jan. 19 issue: Submit items by Jan. 2 Prayer for the Formation of Spirit-Filled Evangelizers O Holy Spirit come into my life and my heart. By the fire of your love, transform me and all Catholics throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula into Spirit-filled evangelizers. I pray that more and more people may come to know the love of Jesus Christ and make a personal decision to follow him. I pray for all the people that I know who are not practicing any faith. Touch their hearts with your love, O Holy Spirit. Work through me so that they may have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and follow him in faith. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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