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Find full issues of The U.P. Catholic online at www.upcatholic.org PAGE 10 THE U.P. CATHOLIC FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 3 Home-cooked meals a day Weekly housekeeping/laundry & daily activity schedule Centrally located & transportation to appointments Catholic Mass offered regularly on-site Retirement Excellence at Affordable Rates! (906) 863-3300 1110 10th Avenue Menominee, MI www.harborscommunity.com Harbors Retirement Community Now offering Adult Day Stay program! Caregivers can drop their loved ones off at our Safe Harbors Suite for a worry-free break. Call for information! Range Funeral Service Inc. We invite comparison. Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home 304 S. Sophie St. Bessemer, MI (906) 663-4410 Ketola-Burla Funeral Home 635 E. Ayer St. Ironwood, MI (888) 932-1832 Range Crematory 401 Hwy 51 South Hurley, WI (888) 932-1832 Calumet native shares tales, povitica BY JOHN FEE "Getting involved keeps you out of trouble," said Mary Bratetich, a parishioner at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Calumet. Her involvement in a long list of church activities over the years suggests Bratetich has done a pretty good job at staying on the straight and narrow. "Mary is probably best known for the povitica and cab- bage roll workshops that she holds each year in advance of our fall festival," said fellow parishioner and friend, David Geisler. "Many, many people have learned how to make these ethnic delicacies from Mary. And during fall festival they re- main our most popular food items." Proud of her background - both of her parents were from Croatia - Bratetich enjoys shar- ing povitica, a Croatian nut roll with her parish family. She does this not only by leading parish workshops to make it, but by do- nating her own creations that have become very successful fundraisers. Bratetich became a member of St. Paul the Apostle parish in 1974 after taking an early retire- ment option from General Mo- tors. The Ke- weenaw native said she loved her job, but that moving back to the Copper Coun- try to help take care of her mother was "a good deci- sion." Until a cou- ple of years ago, Bratetich was a faithful member of the parish choir. It was during her 31 years in De- troit doing of- fice work for the auto giant that she learned music. She has fond memories of singing alto in a 100-plus member GM choir that performed at churches and corporate and civic functions. Once the choir even traveled via a chartered plan to perform for a business meeting in Washington, D.C. When the plane landed back in Michigan on Monday morning, busses took the choir members straight to work, she recalled. Even though she turned 100 in August, Bratetich is still ac- tive in her parish. Along with leading workshops and attend- ing Mass every Sunday, Bratetich continues to serve as treasurer of the Altar Society. SEE BRATETICH ON PAGE 11 SMILES - Mary Bratetich, parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle in Calumet, poses for a photo in her kitchen. Bratetich is well-known for serving her parish. (John Fee photo)

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