Diocese Announcements

Directives from Bishop Doerfler

posted Mar 18, 2020, 10:31 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Mar 24, 2020, 1:23 PM ]

Pilgrimage to Poland

posted Mar 11, 2020, 11:13 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 11:35 AM ]

Pilgrimage to Poland 10-5-2020


posted Mar 11, 2020, 11:06 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 11:07 AM ]

The 35th annual Hospitality Lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Holiday Inn of Marquette.  Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples and co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute will be our guest presenter.  You can register now by clicking here.  Please direct any questions to Denise Foye, dfoye@dioceseofmarquette.org or (906)227-9130. 


posted Mar 11, 2020, 9:45 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 9:49 AM ]

Registration is now open for this annual event.  It will be held on Thursday, April 2 at St. Peter Cathedral beginning at 9:45.  Our speaker this year is Joe Trembley, Director of Parish Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay.  He will speak to us about the first and most important step of evangelization:  You and your relationship with Jesus and how you can share that relationship with others. You can register now by clicking here.  Please direct any questions to Denise Foye, dfoye@dioceseofmarquette.org or (906) 227-9130.

Bishop Doerfler's Voter's Guide

posted Feb 25, 2020, 6:16 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Feb 25, 2020, 6:16 AM ]

You can download Bishop Doerfler’s voter’s guide that appeared in the UP Catholic from



Camp Sancta Maria

posted Feb 3, 2020, 10:11 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Feb 3, 2020, 10:13 AM ]

Camp Sancta Maria (CSM) is a Catholic camp located in Gaylord, Michigan, and we serve kids from all over Michigan and beyond. Quite a number of our campers come from the Marquette diocese, and some of our camp counselors are from there, as well.


At CSM, our campers escape the electronics and digital media that are part of their daily lives.  Infused into all of our adventures and activities is an atmosphere of faith, as we testify to our young people that the greatest joy in life comes from having a personal relationship with the Lord. Sessions run mid-June through mid-August .

Check out their website at www.CampSanctamaria.org.  

Bishop Chairmen Strongly Commend Administration for Action to Enforce Federal Conscience Law

posted Jan 28, 2020, 10:21 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Jan 28, 2020, 10:21 AM ]

WASHINGTON—On January 24th, on the occasion of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the Trump Administration announced that it is taking steps to enforce the Weldon Amendment, a federal law that prohibits discrimination by states against health insurance plans that do not cover abortion. In 2014, the California Department of Managed Health Care began forcing all employers—even churches—to fund and facilitate elective abortions in their health plans in direct violation of the Weldon amendment.  Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. of Youngstown, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty, issued the following statement in response to this enforcement action:

“Today’s announcement is extraordinarily good news for the right to life, conscientious objection, religious freedom and the rule of law. For nearly six years, employers in California—including churches—have been forced to fund and facilitate abortions in their health insurance plans in direct violation of a federal conscience protection law known as the Weldon amendment. This coercive California policy is abhorrent, unjust and illegal. We strongly commend the Trump Administration for taking this critical action to enforce federal law and correct this supreme injustice to the people and employers of California. Sadly, violations of federal conscience laws are on the rise. We hope that this enforcement action, and subsequent actions by the Administration, will stop further unlawful discrimination against people who reject abortion as a violation of the most basic human and civil rights.”

Scholarships Available

posted Dec 27, 2019, 10:40 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 10:41 AM ]

Looking for financial assistance with your college education?  Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Bibianne Bessette Scholarship Fund.  The scholarships aid graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a college or vocational education at an accredited degree granting institution.  Consideration is based on academic achievement.  Applicants must complete the on-line application found at http://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/bbscholarshiplink and either mail an Official Transcript and ACT/SAT scores (via postal mail) to:  Bessette Scholarship Fund, Diocese of Marquette, 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI  49855 or email transcripts to Irene McCauley at imccauley@dioceseofmarquette.orgApplications must be received no later than March 15, 2020.



posted Dec 11, 2019, 7:01 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 7:01 AM ]

We are blessed to have new contacts for NFP training.  Natural Family Planning is part of preparation for marriage in the Diocese of Marquette.  The training can be done face-to-face or online.
Marquette Area
Lisa LaBar, DPT
Iron Mountain Area
Dr. Kristi Olson

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau/Poland and Prague 2020

posted Oct 31, 2019, 11:05 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 11:05 AM ]

Oberammergau and Poland & Prague 2020 with Fr. Terry Bennis & Fr. Corey Litzner

May 24 -- June 5 (13 days)  only $4,195

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