Diocese Announcements


posted Apr 11, 2019, 10:44 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 10:45 AM ]

Registration for the 34th annual Hospitality Lecture is now open.  It will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Marquette. Our presenter this year is Jon Leonetti, Catholic speaker, author, and radio host.  His talk is entitled The Only Love That Will Change The World.   You can register by going to https://form.jotform.com/ggostomski2003/HospitalityLecture   Direct any questions to Denise Foye, dfoye@dioceseofmarquette.org. or 906-227-9130.

Priest Appreciation Mass

posted Apr 11, 2019, 10:36 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 10:36 AM ]

The Priest Appreciation Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael parish in Marquette, Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 4:30 PM ET. All are welcome.

Spring Confirmation

posted Mar 14, 2019, 11:33 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 10:38 AM ]

The Diocesan Confirmation will take place at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette on Sunday May 5. It is open to all who wish to come to the Cathedral to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Other confirmation dates are:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019, St. Mary Norway Vicariate, St. Mary, Norway 6:00 pm CT
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019, Diocesan Confirmation, St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette 3:30 ET
  • Sunday May 19, 2019, Holy Name of Mary Vicariate, Holy Name of Mary, 3:30 ET 


posted Dec 12, 2018, 12:13 PM by Webmaster   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 6:22 AM ]

Looking for financial assistance with your college education?  Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 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.org.  Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2019.

An additional resource for Catholic students to find and apply for scholarships based on their faith is Catholic Scholarships for College Students.   Three sections which many find very useful are: 
  • a list of 20 of the top scholarships to apply for. 
  • the section providing tips to help students find more opportunities independently. 
  • the expert advice about how to stand out from the crowd when applying for the scholarships.


posted Dec 12, 2018, 12:12 PM by Webmaster   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 12:12 PM ]

The U.P. Catholic Newspaper and your hosts Deacon Steve & Jackie Gretzinger cordially invite you on a religious pilgrimage tracing the missionary journey of the Apostle St. Paul. Travel with us September 18 – 28, 2019 through ancient cities and pastoral landscapes. Includes a 3-night cruise of the magical Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos and Santorini. Visit the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. Discover archaeological treasures like the Acropolis in Athens and the ruins of Delphi. Investigate the dramatic Meteora Monasteries. Explore the biblical town of Corinth. Stop in Philippi, where Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe and baptized Lydia, the first Christian. Even see the dungeon where he was held prisoner. Find inspiration throughout as you visit the places where the great apostle lived and preached. For rates, a full itinerary & more information contact Laura Chapman with Holiday Travel in Marquette: (906) 228-6355 - laura@holiday-mqt.com.

Catholic School Endowment Challenge

posted Nov 15, 2018, 10:57 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 10:57 AM ]

  • Congratulations to Sacred Heart Catholic School in L’Anse, Father Marquette Catholic Academy, and St. John Paul II Catholic Academy on reaching their goal for the Catholic School Endowment Challenge! For more information, visit the Stewardship & Development resource page dioceseofmarquette.org/stewardshipresources


posted Oct 13, 2018, 6:55 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 8:00 AM ]

If you're looking for Mass times anywhere in the US, please visit https://CatholicMassTime.org.

Weekend Mass times for all parishes and missions of the Diocese of Marquette are available on the diocesan website. Visit www.dioceseofmarquette.org/searchparishes, and click on the specific parish you’re looking for.


posted Sep 16, 2018, 9:19 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 9:19 AM ]

Effective October 1, 2018 the Baraga Educational Center will be open Monday through Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET. Evenings and weekends are available by appointment. We will continually evaluate our hours during the first year of operation and make adjustments as necessary. Please have patience as we grow. The Baraga Educational Center is located at 615 S. 4th Street, Marquette, MI 49855.


posted Aug 9, 2018, 10:33 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Aug 9, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

 The RISE 30-day challenge for men helps form groups of men who are dedicated to becoming faithful sons, brothers, spouses, and fathers.  Creators of RISE are giving the RISE challenge program information away free to all priests, seminarians and religious.  There are specific challenges for men of all stages in life.  There are also challenge for priests, seminarians and religious.  Bishop John encourages you to spread the word about this initiative.  More information can be found at: www.MenRiseUp.org where parishes may review RISE for free.

Affordable Colleges Online

posted Jan 29, 2018, 11:00 AM by Webmaster   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 7:30 AM ]

This is a guide on resources and scholarships for Catholic students. It covers a lot of interest to students who identify with the Catholic faith -- a directory of scholarships for Catholic students, advice on what to consider when thinking about attending a Catholic university, and ways for students to maintain or strengthen their practice of faith on campuses during a time of great change in their lives. You can read through the guide here:

Catholic College Students Resources and Scholarships - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/catholic-scholarships-resources/

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