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14 November 27, 2015 THE U.P. CATHOLIC CALENDARS (ALL TIMES LOCAL) www.upcatholic.org Keep Christ in Christmas youth poster contest The U.P. Catholic Credit Union and The Knights of Columbus are hosting a poster contest with the theme, Keep Christ in Christmas. The contest is open to chil- dren ages 5-14. There will be several prizes in each catego- ry. Supplies and official rules can be picked up at any U.P. Catholic Credit Union branch and both Father Marquette Schools. The deadline is Dec. 15. Parish Christmas Mass times coming soon Believe it, or not, Christmas is just around the corner. Look no further than The U.P. Catholic for Christmas Eve. and Christmas Day Mass times for all diocesan parishes and missions. The times will be published in the Dec. 18 issue and available online at www.DiocseofMarquette.org/ ChristmasMassTimes. Parishes are asked to submit Mass times by Dec. 3. There is no cost to participate. Times can be submitted by email to news@diocseofmarquette.org. Or by mail, The U.P. Catholic, Christmas Mass Times, 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855. Bishop Doerfler to speak at First Friday Club Everyone is invited to participate in the First Friday Clubs annual lunch with the bishop at St. Michael Parish in Marquette on Dec. 4. Bishop John Doerfler will speak on the topic of the Christian meaning of human suffer- ing and shed light on the redeeming qualities of pain, healing and grace. The event begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and will run until 12:45 p.m., The cost is $10 and includes lunch. The cost can be paid at the door. However, interested individu- als are asked to RSVP by Nov. 30 to Terri at (906) 227- 9108 or by email at tgadzinski@dioceseofmarquette.org. Divine Consign extends hours to Fridays Divine Consign and Donated Furniture in Marquette has extended its hours to include every Friday from 1-5 p.m. This is in addition to Thursday, 1-6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Divine Consign is located at 2162 US 41 W in Marquette. The store donates proceeds to Father Marquette Catholic School. For more information, please contact Maura Davenport at (906) 458-4406 or cparker@ dioceseofmarquette.org. SATURDAY, Nov. 28 A craft and food bazaar will be held at St. Joseph, Lake Lin- den from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free. Lunch will be provided by the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, dona- tions for lunch are appreciated. THURSDAY, Dec. 3 Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained will be offered at St. Peter Cathedral, Mar- quette each Thursday from 7:30 until 9 p.m. in the Media room. It is offered in conjunc- tion with the RCIA program. The video series along with facilitators Msgr. Michael Steber and Katie Flaherty will help individuals learn the core teachings of our faith and how we can grow as disciples of Christ. Everyone is welcome. DEC. 4-6 Marygrove Retreat Center in Garden will host a wise mens retreat, directed by Father Ben- jamin Hasse. It will be focused on, What is a real man? It is the man who puts God first, and allows his faith to perme- ate everything else. The retreat is open to all Christian men.* SUNDAY, Dec. 6 St. Anthony, Wells and St. Thomas the Apostle, Escanaba will host a Christmas Bazaar in the St. Thomas the Apostle hall from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. A meal will be offered consisting of ham, cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17 and children five and under are free. Drawings, silver dollar booth, crafts, white elephant items and bake sale will also be available. FRIDAY, Dec. 11 St. Christopher, Marquette will host a fish bake from 4 until 7 p.m. in the parish hall. The dinner includes baked ish, coleslaw, mashed pota- toes, coffee and dessert. The cost is $11 for adults, $5.50 for children 6-12 and five and under are free. Take-out is also available. DEC. 12-13 An Advent retreat titled, Something wonderful is about to happen will be held at Marygrove Retreat Center in Garden. * SUNDAY, Dec. 13 The Legion of Mary, Mar- quette Curia will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit, Menomi- nee. A community breakfast and Christmas bake sale will be held at Immaculate Concep- tion, Iron Mountain from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The menu includes fruit, bacon, sausage, eggs, French toast. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 7-12 and six and under are free. All proceeds will be donated to the Iron Mountain St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Santa will visit at 10 a.m. with free photos provided. *Marygrove retreats: For more information or to regis- ter, visit www.marygrove.org or call (906) 644-2771. THE U.P. CATHOLIC CALENDAR Drive purchases jeeps and trucks for missionaries FROM OUR SUNDAY VISITOR, NOV. 16-30 1965 A diocesan "wheels drive" was started to buy jeeps and trucks for missionaries. St. Barbara, Vulcan pastor Thomas Ruppe lost two brothers to death in five weeks. When Father Charles Olivi- er drove into East Germany on a vacation trip, he was forced to switch license plates. FROM THE U.P. CATHOLIC, NOV. 16-30 1990 The Marquette chapter of the Daughters of Isabella disbanded and gave their surplus funds to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Sister Pauline Bittner ended 20 years of ministry at Marquette Branch Prison. The Sacred Theology School in Wisconsin set a new high with 166 seminar- ians. 50 & 25 YEARS AGO BY LARRY CHABOT NOV. 29: Bless your Advent wreath and light the first violet candle. NOV. 30: Make a Christmas gift list with fair trade items to support workers in developing countries and the U.S. Visit www.crsfairtrade.org. DEC. 1: The Jubilee Year of Mercy begins in one week. Reflect on the letter announcing the Jubilee Year, Misericordiae Vultus." DEC. 2: At Christmas, many inactive and less-active Catholics return to church. Take time to discern and reflect on how you can be welcom- ing to them. DEC. 3: Today is the memorial of St. Francis Xavier. We too can evange- lize as he did by being witnesses to the faith through everyday actions. DEC. 4: Even though Advent has just started, Christmas will be here soon. Consider going to confession before Sunday Mass. DEC. 5: Tomorrow is St. Nicholas' feast day. Read about this saint who is the original "Santa Claus" and the patron of brides and children. DEC. 6: Light the second violet candle on your Advent wreath. DEC. 7: On this day we remember the Japanese attack on Pearl Har- bor. Pray for victims of all wars, vet- erans and those currently serving. DEC. 8: On this Solemnity of the Im- maculate Conception, attend Mass and recite the Hail Mary. Also, the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins today. DEC. 9: Today, we remember St. Juan Diego to whom the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to in Tepeyac, Mexico in the 16th century. DEC. 10: Learn about the practice of Lectio Divina. Consider making it part of your family's Advent spiritual tradition. DEC. 11: Take action to proclaim God's kingdom of justice and peace for a world in need. Visit the USCCB take action page DEC. 12: Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Evangelizer of the Americas. Invite someone to Mass, or introduce yourself to someone new at Mass. DEC. 13: It's Gaudete Sunday (Rejoice Sunday). Light the third (rose-colored) candle on your Advent wreath. DEC. 14: Have a family discussion about poverty in America. Pray for the poor in your community and learn how you can make a differ- ence at www.povertyusa.org. DEC. 15: War and religious persecu- tion continue to harm those in the Middle East. Fast and pray today for lasting peace in the region. DEC. 16: In many Latin American communities "Las Posadas" begins, reenactments of the Holy Family's journey to Bethlehem. DEC. 17: Begin including the "O Antiphons" as part of your table or bedtime prayers. DEC. 18: Put up a nativity scene (crche). When visitors come over talk to them about your crche and its importance to your family. DEC. 19: Today's O Antiphon beseeches the Lord to "free the prisoners of darkness." Pray for all prisoners. DEC. 20: Light the fourth candle on your family Advent wreath. DEC. 21: Advent is about waiting in the uncertainty of darkness. Reflect on the times you have had to wait in darkness. DEC. 22: Learn about the crime of human trafficking. Pray for victims and an end to this crime against human dignity. DEC. 23: As you put the final touch- es on your Christmas tree, consider praying together the blessing of a Christmas tree. DEC. 24: Don't forget invite someone to attend Mass with you tomorrow! This calendar has been adapted from the USSCB's interactive Advent calendar. Visit www.usccb.org/advent for the complete calendar. Advent activity calendar

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