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I n my September message, we reflected on prayer as a gift from God and our response to his invita- tion to a deep relationship with him. In this mes- sage we will reflect on a specific form of prayer, namely vocal prayer. In vocal prayer, we give verbal expression to the interior prayer of our heart, and the best example is the Lord's Prayer. Vocal prayer is prayer in set words or formulas, for example, the Lord's Prayer, the Rosary, novenas, Sta- tions of the Cross, litanies, Grace before meals, prayers found on holy cards, intercessory prayers, etc. It is also prayer spoken spontaneously in our own words. Yet vocal prayer is empty words unless we speak those words from our hearts. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: Where does prayer come from? Whether prayer is expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole man who prays. But in naming the source of prayer, Scrip- ture speaks sometimes of the soul or spirit, but most often of the heart (more than a thousand times). According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain (CCC, 2562). A life of prayer from the heart allows us to live from our deepest center rather than going with the flow or being tossed about by the storms of life. By saying words when we pray, we give an outward, bodily expression to what is in our hearts. Vocal prayer is fully human prayer, as we address God with human words and human voices as bodily beings. Vocal prayer is the prayerful expression of the Church, as vocal prayer allows us to join our voices together as His Peo- ple, as One Body, the Body of Christ. Vocal prayer also teaches us. It is a way, through the Church, that Christ teaches us to pray as he taught his disciples. Sometimeswerunintodicultiesinourvocal prayer. It is not always easy to keep our words and our heartsconnected.Onedicultyisdistractions,andI will dedicate a future message to some helpful hints for dealing with distractions. Allow me here to give some helpful hints for vocal prayer itself. First, pause for a moment before beginning to say your prayers to remember that you are speaking to God, who dwells in your heart and loves you. Second, slow down a bit so that you are better able to think about the words that you are saying. Third, do not multiply vocal prayers beyond a certain balance. There are so many beautiful prayers and devo- tions available that sometimes we try to do too many. As a result, we rush in order to get all of our prayers fin- ished. When this happens, our heart and our words dis- connect. Choose prayerfully the number and length of your vocal prayers so that you can say them reflectively, from the heart, and still have adequate time for prayer of meditation, which I will discuss in the next message. Let us daily offer to the Lord words from our heart. www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC December 8, 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 Vocal prayer: Words from the heart p y JOY OF THE GOSPEL Bishop John Doerfler JACK KINNUNEN St. Anne, Chassell College lI 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 Jack? It was a slow process of myself just simply growing closer to God. As I made more commitments to God (like going to adoration, daily times for prayer & daily Mass) I learned more about Him. I felt a draw from Him to the priesthood. It was in this prompting that made me truthfully ask and seek if God is calling me" A LIFE OF PRAYER FROM THE HEART ALLOWS US TO LIVE FROM OUR DEEPEST CENTER RATHER THAN "GOING WITH THE FLOW" OR BEING TOSSED ABOUT BY THE STORMS OF LIFE. JUBILEE: Bishop Garland appreciates the hospitality of the diocese's people gan bishops made it to Marquette. Bishop Garland recalled, It wasn't snowing or raining, but it was chilly. As they prepared for the installation ceremony, the bishops put their vestments on in the building across the street from the cathedral. The city was nice enough to let us take over city hall. However, with everyone milling around, the bishop admitted, It was kind of confusing in the entranceway. Amidst all this commotion, the apostolic pro-nun- cio to the U.S., Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan made an interesting request of Bishop Garland. He came up to me and said, 'Here, you must make your profession of faith.' It's in Latin. He gave me the Nicene Creed. It was kind of strange. But according to Bishop Garland, he was required to make the pro- fession of faith before the installation. Archbishop Cacciavillan was just one of those with a role to play in the rite called the Reception of the Bishop in his Cathedral Church. Others included Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit, Msgr. Peter Oberto as diocesan chancellor, the late Msgr. Louis Cappo as rector of St. Peter's, and the assembled people of the diocese. In making the transition from auxiliary bishop to the bishop in charge of a diocese, called an ordinary, Bishop Garland found that his previous positions hadpreparedhimwell.Hehaddirectedtheicesof Catholic Charities in Springfield and Dayton, Ohio, priortoheadingtheCincinnatiArchdiocesanice of Catholic Charities. In doing so, he learned about personnel management and regularly attended board meetings. It gave me some experience in administration, so it did helpThe biggest difference is the matter of decision-making. The bishop pointed out that as an auxiliary, you do whatever the archbishop tells you to do. As an ordinary, You suddenly have charge of the whole operation, the diocese, calling priests and dea- cons to ordinations, you do the ordaining, and when dicultiesarise,youhavetohandlethem. However, he noted, You don't just sit in Marquette making decisions. Serving as bishop of this large diocese also required a lot of travel to parishes. The people want to see the shepherd. You have an obli- gation to be with the flock. Bishop Garland did have prior experience in Cincinnati with some of those episcopal functions, such as presiding at confirma- tions and church dedications. In reflecting on his time in the Diocese of Mar- quette, Bishop Garland, who is just days away from his 86th birthday, said, It's been a good tenure for me. I've enjoyed the work here. I've come to be famil- iar with the U.P., its people, its climate. I appreciate the people's hospitality. They're always kind. When asked whether he would now consider him- self to be a Yooper, the bishop admitted that he had never thought of himself as one, because he still has Ohio roots. But if anyone else wanted to call him a Yooper, I wouldn't object to it! he said. Just as Bishop Garland's ministry has influenced the people of the diocese, it has also impacted his own family. The bishop's great-nephew, Brett Gar- land, is planning to be ordained a priest for the Dio- cese of Columbus, Ohio on May 18, a celebration that Bishop Garland is very much looking forward to.

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