Bulletin Announcement for June 29-30, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4th of July

Happy 4th of July!
Join us in prayer as we celebrate our nation:

Father of all nations and ages,
We recall the day when our country 
claimed its place among the family of nations;
for what has been achieved we give you thanks, 
for the work that still remains we ask your help, 
and as you have called us from many peoples 
to be one nation, grant that, under your providence, 
our country may share your blessings 
with all the peoples of the earth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever.

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Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles | June 29
Saints Peter and Paul are viewed as the foundational pillars of the Church. These two men, with distinct journeys, show us the transformative power of Christ. Peter was impulsive, and his fear caused him to deny Christ three times during the resurrection. Paul was a zealous pharisee who persecuted Christians.

Despite their imperfections, God chose both St. Peter and St. Paul as instruments to both build and spread the message of the Church. The lesson—God works through us, regardless of our shortcomings. St Peter and St. Paul serve as a reminder that God transforms us all, using each of our talents for his glory.

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Quo Vadis | Where are you going?
Young Men's Summer Camp
July 14-16, Higgins Lake

Quo Vadis camp is an opportunity to experience fraternity with other young men who desire to live a life of deep meaning. Spend three days up north at Higgins Lake with relaxation and prayer, while learning more about God’s desires for your life.

Register and find out more at: dioceseofgaylord.org/event/quo-vadis-young-mens-summer-camp
Register by June 30

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Pray Daily with Bishop Walsh
Begin your day in prayer with Bishop Walsh. Each day, the bishop will share a daily prayer and petition, providing an opportunity to reflect before starting your daily routine.

Taken directly from the Liturgy of Hours, the morning prayer intercessions help us in sanctifying the day with prayer, ultimately bringing us closer to God and closer to the universal Church.

Visit our Facebook page facebook.com/diocesegaylord or our YouTube channel youtube.com/@DioceseofGaylordMIto to join in the daily Prayers & Intentions.

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Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference
Registration is open for the 2024 Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference
God wants to radiate His Love and Glory to you!

When: Saturday, October 12, 2024
Where: Lansing Center- Lansing, MI 
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Learn more about the conference and register now at MichiganCWC.org

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Michigan Young Adult Hiking & Rafting Pilgrimage
Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2024

Open to ages 18-39, this exciting weekend includes: Mass, prayer, campfires, swimming in Lake Huron, the opportunity to meet friends from across Michigan, and grow closer to God!

Registration deadline: July 1. Spaces fill up fast. Learn more and reserve your spot today: pilgrimage2024.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by the (Arch)Dioceses of Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw, and Gaylord. Open to all young adults throughout Michigan and beyond.


Up North Catholic E-Newsletter
The Diocese of Gaylord has recently launched a weekly e-newsletter that will help deepen your understanding and relationship with God. Subscribe now and receive a variety of faith-based content including Bishop Walsh's "Checking In" video via email every Wednesday afternoon. Sign up today: dioceseofgaylord.org/subscribe.

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