Diocese Announcements


posted Jul 10, 2020, 6:43 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Jul 10, 2020, 6:43 AM ]

A direct mailing was sent to all registered households from Bishop John Doerfler in mid-June.Helping to fulfill one of his primary obligations, to pray for the people of the Diocese of Marquette, Bishop John Doerfler invites parishioners to send personal prayer requests. Returned prayer cards are kept in his private chapel, where he will pray for your intentions for the next year.


posted Jul 10, 2020, 6:39 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Jul 10, 2020, 6:41 AM ]

Due to the health risks and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic Bishop John Doerfler has granted a dispensation to all the faithful of the Diocese of Marquette from the annual obligation to receive Holy Communion and make a sacramental. Those who are unable to make a sacramental confession and to receive Holy Communion are encouraged to make a Perfect Act of Contrition and to offer an Act of Spiritual Communion.

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already here and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Directives from Bishop Doerfler

posted Mar 18, 2020, 10:31 AM by Webmaster   [ updated May 8, 2020, 10:07 AM ]

Please click on this link to view the Diocese of Marquette COVID-19 Response web page with all the directives issued by our Bishop since this crisis began.  The most current is regarding Phase 1, opening the churches to Adoration.

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

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



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.”


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

Bishop Doerfler's Video on Ending Dismemberment Abortion

posted Jul 15, 2019, 8:30 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Jul 15, 2019, 8:30 AM ]

Please view Bishop Doerfler's video on the End Dismemberment Abortion petition drive at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QIP99-sGtM&feature=share

Abuse Prevention Website

posted Jun 26, 2019, 1:34 PM by Webmaster   [ updated Jun 26, 2019, 1:34 PM ]

Bishop Doerfler wants us all to be aware of a new abuse prevention website launched by the US Bishops dealing with the Protection of Children and Young People, more commonly known as the Dallas Charter.  https://www.usccbprevention.org/


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