Note: Please contact Sheila Wickenheiser at 800-562-9745 ext. 131 for questions/problems regarding receipt of the Diocesan Communicator. The Communicator is available on the Diocesan website at www.dioceseofmarquette.org.
Office of the Chancellor and Divine Worship
Time of the Easter Vigil
Choir Members for the Chrism Mass
Liturgical Corner – Easter Vigil RCIA Rite
Order Form for the New Missal of the Chair
Department of Evangelization & Education
Spring Study Day
Fourth Annual Midwest Conference on Catholic Liberal Arts Education
Catholic Schools Week
Save the Date
School Council Minutes
Deacon Appreciation Issue
Sacraments and RCIA Photos
Tamper Evident Collection Bags
Parish & School Secretary/Bookkeeper Workshop 2018
Annual Investment Pool Video Conference
2018-2019 Benefit and Insurance Rate Information
2018-2019 Priests’ Salary Schedule
Asbestos Training Webinar
St. Joseph Association (Good Shepherd Sunday) Collection
Department of Stewardship & Development
Legacy of Faith Grants
Legacy of Faith 2018 Catholic Service Award
Catholic School Advancement Webinar
Faithful Giving Newsletter
NEW - U.P. Catholic Foundation Website
Carmelite Silver Tea Dates for 2018
National Council of Catholic Women
St. Joseph Association (Good Shepherd Sunday) Collection
Bulletin Insert #1 (For the weekend of April 7th/8th)
Bulletin Insert #2 (For the weekend of April 14th/15th)
Bulletin Insert #3 (For the weekend of April 21st/22nd)
Bulletin Insert #4 (For the weekend of May 5th/6th)
Addendum #1 – Easter Vigil RCIA Priest Summary
Addendum #2 – Hospitality Lecture Series Information and Registration
Addendum #3 – 2018 4th Annual Midwest Conference on Catholic Liberal Arts Education
Addendum #4 - Tamper Evident Bag Order Form
Addendum #5 – Annual Update for Benefits 2018-19
Addendum #6 – Remuneration Schedule/Benefits for Priests 2018-19
Addendum #7 – SJA Bulletin Announcements 2018
Addendum #8 - Complete Downloadable March 2018 Communicator (old-style format)
Addendum #9 - U.P. Catholic Promotional Flyer
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
3-15-2018...Bibianne Bessette Scholarship Submission Deadline (Administration & Finance)
3-21-2018...Catholic School Webinar “Communication Plans” (Stewardship & Development)
4-01-2018...LOF Grant Applications due for Faith Formation programs
4-21-2018 to 4-22-2018...LOF Catholic Service Award nominations due
4-30-2018...Asbestos Training Webinar (Administration & Finance, Evangelization & Education)
5-1-2018...LOF Catholic Service Award nominations due
5-2-2018...Investment Pool Video Conference (Administration & Finance)
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR AND DIVINE WORSHIP
TIME OF THE EASTER VIGIL
Please be advised that Bishop Doerfler has determined that the Easter Vigil (March 31, 2018) Mass times this year will begin no earlier than 9:00 PM Eastern time and 8:00 PM Central time. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Tom Foye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Daniel Moll
CHOIR MEMBERS FOR THE CHRISM MASS
It is not too late to register to join the choir for this year’s Chrism Mass, which will be celebrated at St. Peter Cathedral on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. EST. If any members of your parish choir would like to participate, please fill out the following form and submit your response no later than March 9, 2018: https://form.jotform.com/80245801924151. When your registration has been submitted, you will be sent the music list and the required number of scores to the provided parish address. Rehearsal begins on March 22 at 12 noon. Please make plans to arrive early. If you have any questions, please contact Samuel Holmberg at email@example.com or (906) 227-9122. We look forward to having you join us!
LITURGICAL CORNER - EASTER VIGIL RCIA RITE
In light of all the newly translated liturgical documents, such as the Roman Missal (2011) and the New Order of Confirmation (2016), the RCIA rite within the Easter Vigil can be a juggling act.It currently uses prayers taken from three different liturgical books.In order to clarify the rite, the Office of Divine Worship has attached Addendum #1 summarizing this rite with the appropriate books in the correct locations.If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Tom Foye at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 227-9126.
ORDER FORM FOR THE NEW MISSAL OF THE CHAIR
This new liturgical book, known officially as Excerpts from the Roman Missal, is coming out in the next few months. The diocese gets significant discounts due to bulk purchasing. If you would like to order a copy, please complete this jotform https://form.jotform.com/80666101524147. Specific information about which publisher and pricing is shown on the jotform. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Tom Foye at email@example.com or (906) 227-9126.
DEPARTMENT OF EVANGELIZATION & EDUCATION
The deadline to register for Spring Confirmations is March 23. You can register by going to: https://form.jotform.com/ggostomski2003/ConfRegSpring. The dates for the Confirmations are as follows:
The Diocesan Confirmation is open to all who wish to come to the Cathedral to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.
- April 15, 2018 - Diocesan and St. Peter Cathedral Vicariate, St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette, 3:30 pm ET
- April 22, 2018 - Holy Name of Mary Vicariate, Holy Name of Mary, Sault Ste. Marie, 4:00 pm ET
- April 29, 2018 - St. Mary Norway Vicariate, Immaculate Conception, Iron Mountain, 2:00 pm CT
Please note that the Confirmation Application found on the website has been updated. (http://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/diocesanconfirmation) You will need all the information found on the updated Candidate Application form to register the youth from your parish. Please direct any questions to Denise Foye, firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 227-9130.
SPRING STUDY DAY
Registration for Spring Study Day remains open until March 16. It will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 9:45-2:30 pm at St. Peter Cathedral. The topic for this year’s presentation is “Practical Ways to Evangelize” presented by Fr. Corey Litzner and his team. To register click here. Direct any questions to Denise Foye, 906-227-9130 or email@example.com.
HOSPITALITY LECTURE-SAVE THE DATE
Registration for the 33rd annual Hospitality Lecture. It will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Ramada Inn, Marquette. Our presenter this year is Dr. Richard McCorry, founder of the Center for Parish Hospitality and he will be speaking on a spiritual process for becoming a more welcoming parish. A flyer for the event can be found as Addendum #2. You can register by going to https://form.jotform.com/ggostomski2003/HospitalityLecture. Direct any questions to Denise Foye, firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-227-9130.
FOURTH ANNUAL MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON CATHOLIC LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
Mark your calendars for Our Fourth Annual Midwest Conference on Catholic Liberal Arts Education on June 11, 2018 through June 12, 2018. This year’s theme is “See the Real through Eyes of Wonder”. This year the conference will be held at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette from 8:00am to 3:15pm EST. To see our flyer please click in Addendum #3. To register, please click on this link https://form.jotform.com/52733989016161.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Thank you everyone who helped make Catholic Schools Week great!
SAVE THE DATE
The upcoming Principal meeting is Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:30pm ET.
The upcoming Diocesan School Council meeting is Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm ET at the Diocesan Office.
Mark your calendars for the annual Catholic Schools Religion Bee on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Father Marquette Catholic Academy in Marquette, MI. Further information will be forthcoming.
SCHOOL COUNCIL MINUTES
All schools are reminded they are to submit all agenda and minutes from school council meetings, and supporting committee meetings to our office after each meeting. Minutes and agendas can be sent to Cassie LaTourneau, email@example.com.
DEACON APPRECIATION ISSUE
Every other year we publish a deacon appreciation section in the U.P. Catholic Newspaper. This section recognizes the efforts of these men who serve our parishes and communities. It also highlights the different ministries they provide. Please click here for more information about placing an appreciation ad: https://form.jotform.com/ggostomski2003/DcnAppreciation2018. If you have troubles with this link, please contact Dcn. Steve Gretzinger, our advertising manager, directly at 906-863-7460 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
SACRAMENTS AND RCIA PHOTOS
Please send photos of First Communion, Confirmation and RCIA groups for publication in The U.P. Catholic’s annual Sacraments and RCIA issue. For Vicariate Confirmations, only one photo of the entire vicariate group should be submitted. Be sure to list names for all photos, (left to right) front row, second row, third row, back row, etc. Deadline for submissions is May 21. Also, please include the name of the parish and city. Photos may be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
or mailed to The U.P. Catholic, 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855.
TAMPER EVIDENT COLLECTION BAGS
For those parishes/missions that utilize security bags, re-orders can be placed utilizing the updated order form which can be found in Addendum #4. Use of tamper evident collection bags is strongly recommended; therefore, any parish that has not yet started to use these bags, the diocese will provide you with a one year supply. Please contact Irene at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
PARISH & SCHOOL SECRETARY/BOOKKEEPER WORKSHOP 2018
The annual Parish & School Secretary/Bookkeeper Workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 – so mark your calendars now to attend. This year the workshop will be held at Northern Michigan University in the University Center. To register, please click on this link https://form.jotform.com/80633844224152. We look forward to seeing you this spring!
ANNUAL INVESTMENT POOL VIDEO CONFERENCE
Please mark your calendars now to attend the Annual Investment Pool Video Conference. This year’s conference will be held on May 2nd, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm ET. Please follow the following link to register for this event: https://form.jotform.com/7032316933615.
2018-2019 BENEFIT AND INSURANCE RATE INFORMATION
An estimation of the 2018-19 Benefit and Insurance rate information can be found in Addendum #5. Michigan Catholic Conference will release final insurance rate information to parishes and schools by early May 2018.
2018-2019 PRIESTS' SALARY SCHEDULE
The Remuneration Schedule for 2018-2019 for Priests can be found in Addendum #6. This information has also been uploaded to the diocesan website under the Administration, Policy Manuals Section.
ASBESTOS TRAINING WEBINAR
Mark your calendars for our Asbestos Training Webinar hosted by TriMedia on April 30, 2018. This year the webinar will be held via zoom from 10:00am – 12:30pm EST. Registration is now open through April 20, 2018 by clicking on the link https://form.jotform.com/80653259624158. The webinar is mandatory for all maintenance personnel in parishes and schools. For additional questions please contact Cassie LaTourneau (schools) at email@example.com or David Roggemann (parishes) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JOSEPH ASSOCIATION (GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY) COLLECTION
Make plans now to promote the annual Good Shepherd Collection scheduled to be taken up the weekend of April 21st/22nd in all parishes. Materials to promote the collection can be found in Addendum #7 and will be emailed to all pastors, associate pastors, and pastoral coordinators on March 19th. Please see the Bulletin Announcements section for announcements which can be placed in upcoming parish bulletins promoting this collection.
DEPARTMENT OF STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
LEGACY OF FAITH GRANTS
Reminder – April 1st deadline for LOF grant applications for parish faith formation programs. Visit www.LegacyofFaith.net to access our online application.
LEGACY OF FAITH 2018 CATHOLIC SERVICE AWARDS
Reminder – May 1 deadline to nominate someone from your parish for the 2018 LOF Catholic Service Award. Visit www.dioceseofmarquette.org/catholicserviceawards for more information and our easy online submission form.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL ADVANCEMENT WEBINAR
Communication Plans, Wed, March 21 from 10 – 11 am. Open to all. Click the link to join the webinar - https://zoom.us/j/944531443. Recording will be available after the webinar at www.dioceseofmarquette.org/stewardshipdevelopment/stewardshipresources.
FAITHFUL GIVING NEWSLETTER
Click here to view latest issue on gift and estate planning. Link it to your website and share it in your parish planned giving communications.
NEW - U.P. CATHOLIC FOUNDATION WEBSITE
Learn who is on the board, benefits, recent impact on parishes and Catholic schools and more. Online giving available, and resources for professional advisors. Link it to your website, post it on social media, and forward to parishioners, supporters and friends. Visit www.upcatholicfoundation.org. Use our promotional flyer (Addendum #9) in your parish/school newsletter or in parish bulletin.
SAVE THE DATE: CARMELITE SILVER TEA DATES FOR 2018
The Carmelite Silver Tea for 2018 will be held on September 15-16, 2018.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
The NCCW is currently seeking Catholic women’s groups and Catholic women interested in joining the council. Kathleen Penno, the Detroit Province Director for the NCCW will be coming to Marquette in the near future. If you or women of your parish are interested in learning more about the National Council of Catholic Women, please send an email to email@example.com. Names of parishes or women interested in learning more will be sent to the NCCW.
ST. JOSEPH ASSOCIATION (GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY COLLECTION
Bulletin Insert #1
For weekend of April 7th/8th
The Diocese of Marquette is blessed with many senior (retired) priests (those who are no longer assigned to a parish). These men make present Christ, the Good Shepherd, and continue to give of themselves in countless ways of service for which we are grateful.
As is the case with many pension plans in today’s world, our priests’ retirement program is not fully funded. On Good Shepherd Sunday, April 21st/22nd, our diocese will take up a special collection to support our priests’ retirement and help remedy the shortfall in the St. Joseph Association. I hope you will consider using the envelope provided in your packets.
Bulletin Insert #2
For weekend of April 14th/15th
Retired priests of the Diocese of Marquette receive health and automobile insurance and a monthly pension from the St. Joseph Association, the diocesan priest retirement fund. Diocesan priests live independently during their retirement, and they use their pension for basic needs, such as food, housing and transportation. Parish assessments, plus growth in the St. Joseph Association, have fallen short of what is needed to provide necessary benefits to our retired priests.
All parishes and missions in the Diocese of Marquette will participate in a special collection on April 21st/22nd help “bridge the gap.” It is essential that we ensure adequate retirement and health coverage in the years ahead for our priests. Please return your collection envelope during next weekends’ Masses.
Bulletin Insert #3
For collection weekend April 21st/22nd
This weekend all parishes and missions in the Diocese of Marquette are holding a Good Shepherd Sunday special collection to support our priests’ retirement fund, called the St. Joseph Association. This collection directly benefits priests of the Diocese of Marquette and is completely separate from the annual December collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, which supports retired clergy and sisters of religious orders across America.
Please prayerfully reflect on how you can best help support our own priests’ retirement and return your envelope in the collection or drop it off at the parish.
Bulletin Insert #4
Two weeks following collection weekend May 5th/6th
On Good Shepherd Sunday, our parish and all parishes and missions throughout our diocese took up a special collection to support our priests’ retirement fund, called the St. Joseph Association. Collectively, our parishioners have raised $ AMOUNT to date. We truly appreciate your support. If you were unable to use your envelope last weekend, you may still do so.