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Diocese of Gaylord

Diocese of Gaylord

The Father through His Son, Jesus the Christ, has poured forth the Holy Spirit and made us into a "holy nation, a royal priesthood, a people set apart." Inflamed by the vision of what that reality means for us and for our world, we -- the laity, religious and clergy of the Diocese of Gaylord -- feel compelled, with God's help, to become that to which we have been called.

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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCCB

The Gospel of Christ and the teachings of his Church guide the work of the USCCB. The work of the Conference is rooted in three general mission goals and organized into three key areas of responsibility.

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The Holy See is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome. The primacy of Rome makes its bishop, commonly known as the Pope, the worldwide leader of the church. Since Rome is the preeminent episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Church, it contains the central government of the church, including various agencies essential to administration. Diplomatically, the Holy See acts and speaks for the whole Roman Catholic Church. It is also recognized by other subjects of international law as a sovereign entity, headed by the Pope, with which diplomatic relations can be maintained

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The Holy See (Vatican City)

The Holy See

Archdiocese of Detroit

Archdiocese of Detroit

Given that “the duty of fostering vocations rests with the entire Christian community so that the needs of the sacred ministry in the universal Church are provided for sufficiently” and that “this duty especially binds Christian families, educators, and, in a special way, priests, particularly pastors”, (Canon 233 §1); the vision of the Archdiocese of Detroit will be to create a vocations friendly environment at every level so that those who are called by God, especially vocations to the ministerial priesthood and consecrated life, may hear and respond.

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Diocese of Grand Rapids

Diocese of Grand Rapids

The Diocese of Grand Rapids was established May 19, 1882 and originally consisted of much of the northern and western parts of the Lower Peninsula. Since 1971 the diocese has been comprised of 11 counties of Western Michigan: Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

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Diocese of Kalamazoo

Diocese of Kalamazoo

The Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo is the territory of Catholic churches and community led by Bishop Paul J. Bradley. The diocese was founded in 1971 when the Second Vatican Council called for the creation of smaller dioceses so that bishops could be more available to the people they serve. Today the diocese encompasses 5,337 square miles of nine counties in southwest Michigan: Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Branch and has grown to include 59 parishes as well as 22 Catholic schools and two stand-alone parish-based Catholic preschools.

 

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The Diocese of Lansing, originally comprised of 15 Southern Michigan counties, was established by Pope Pius XI by proclamation dated May 22, 1937. Previously, these counties had been part of the Archdiocese of Detroit and the Diocese of Grand Rapids. In May 1938 with the establishment of the Diocese of Saginaw, the counties of Allegan, Barry and Ionia were annexed from the Diocese of Lansing to the Diocese of Grand Rapids, and the counties of Genesee, Livingston and Shiawassee were annexed from the Archdiocese of Detroit to the Diocese of Lansing. In July 1971 from the Dioceses of Lansing, Grand Rapid and Saginaw, the Dioceses of Kalamazoo and Gaylord were formed. At that time, Washtenaw and Lenawee Counties were annexed to the Diocese of Lansing from the Archdiocese of Detroit.

 

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Diocese of Lansing

Diocese of Lansing

Membership growth is essential to the success of the Knights of Columbus. With the addition of each new member, the Order can better serve the Church, local communities and particularly those in need. But it isn’t just the Order that benefits from a new member. Each new Knight benefits also. Since its beginnings the organization has promoted the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Knights contribute to the welfare of their parishes and communities, and seek to help the needy through financial and volunteer support. In addition to the fellowship and faith development that Knights enjoy through their affiliation, the Knights offers a top-rated and competitively priced insurance program for the security of member families.

 

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Michigan State Council

Knights of Columbus

Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus

St. Ignatius Rosary Society

The St. Ignatius Rosary Society consists of a group of Catholic women, who are members of the St. Ignatius Catholic Church here in Rogers City.  The purpose of the Rosary Society is to give glory to God by promoting daily recitation of the Holy Rosary.  The Society also promotes the spiritual welfare of its members as well as Christian fellowship.   Both our parish and school benefit through the many charitable acts and donations made by the Rosary Society members.

All Catholic women are eligible to join the Rosary Society.  Upon filling out the application for membership, she is placed in a group with a leader, who serves to notify the group of any ongoing activities.  The annual dues is $5.00 and is payable each January 1st.  Once a member in good standing attains the age of 70 or has been a member for 35 years, she is given an honorary membership and no longer pays the annual dues.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., except December, January, and February.   All members are encouraged to attend these meetings whereby policies and general activities are discussed and acted upon.

The benefits for a Rosary Society member are many.  Six Masses are offered each year for all members living and deceased.  Upon the death of a member, the rosary is recited by the members at the funeral home and members will attend the funeral Mass in a group.  The Rosary Society will offer the preparation and serving of a funeral luncheon to the family of the deceased.  Spiritual benefits are received from the many rosaries said by all members.

Every Catholic woman registered in any parish in the East Central Region of the Gaylord Diocese and is 18 years of age, is automatically a member of Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW).  The local Rosary Society receives the benefit of the DCCW as it strives to maintain its objectives.

The Rosary Society encourages all Catholic women registered in the parish of St. Ignatius to become members of this worthwhile organization.  Contact any of the following individuals to find out more about our organization:  President Theresa Heinzel (989-734-4543), Vice-President Paulette Kierzek (989-734-7034), Secretary Beverly Kuznicki (989-734-2322), and Treasurer Laura Horn (989-734-4956). 

 

To learn how to pray the Rosary please click on this link or watch the video below