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Legacy of Legacy of Faith celebrates 20 years, announces $275,000 in grants

MARQUETTE — Legacy of Faith has been awarding grants to Catholic parishes, schools and social services since 2002. The latest round of grants approved for 2020-2021 mark the endowment fund’s 20th year of grant making. Terri Gadzinski has been director since the fund’s inception. “We ...

The greatest thing in life

Health, wealth, power, love and fame seem to be at the top of many lists for those seeking greatness. Yet many who have attained these very things are bored, unhappy and depressed. If none of these things truly satisfy, what or who can? A couple falls in love and say they have found the ...

Creative hands

It’s been said that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. That speaks to me of a powerful influence. We admire the potter who takes a shapeless glob of clay, molds and forms it into a beautiful vase or other useful article. The potter has a vision of what that glob of clay can ...

BBCS learning

Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain is using technology to teach and stay in contact with students. Parents are picking up academic packets and items for their children to continue learning at home. Ann Brown teaches her fourth grade student, Michael Covitz, using an online meeting ...

Free meals to continue on a ‘drive through’ basis

KINGSFORD — The First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford will continue to provide free meals to the community as they have done every Monday for the past 17 years. Meals will be prepared, packaged and delivered on a “drive through” basis from 5 to 5:30 p.m. each Monday, starting today, ...

Kingsford church to provide ‘drive through’ meals

KINGSFORD — The First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford will continue to provide free meals to the community as they have done every Monday for the past 17 years. Meals will be prepared, packaged and delivered on a “drive through” basis from 5 to 5:30 p.m. each Monday until given the ...

Catholic Masses suspended in Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE — Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette has suspended public Masses in the diocese, which covers the Upper Peninsula, through April 5. All Catholics are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass during this time. “This is a time for all of us to pray and trust in ...

Some churches suspend services

MARQUETTE — Bishops representing leadership from Michigan’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Church issued a joint statement Friday in response to Gov. Whitmer’s recommendations regarding the growing public health crisis around COVID-19. Episcopal Churches in the ...

Repeated efforts are needed — MK 8:22ff

When we go to a doctor or a dentist for treatment of a problem, we usually have to go more than once to have it taken care of. We shouldn’t be surprised, then, if it takes more than one session of prayer to clear up some spiritual ailment! In Mark’s Gospel we read about Jesus healing a ...

Daily Meditations — You are the salt of the earth – Matt: 5:33ff

One of the greatest compliments someone can give is to say, “That man is the salt of the earth.” This implies that person really gives flavor to the life of others. Many years ago there was a television program called “Life is Worth Living” by Bishop Fulton Sheen. His talks were so ...

Bay West LIFE presentation on maple sugar set

IRON MOUNTAIN — It is the season once again for “sugaring off,” and in honor of this harbinger of spring, the Bay West LIFE group will present Tom Andes, who manages and taps 500 sugar maples every year, at the meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in Fornetti Hall at Bay College West in Iron ...

Lenten service, soup supper set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain invites the community to Lenten services Wednesday. Soup supper is planned before the service from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall , with worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is at ...

Pi Day sale on Saturday

NORWAY — The Women of St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway will host their annual “Pi Day” pie sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parish hall at 401 Main St. in Norway. A large assortment of homemade pies will be available for sale at $10 each. All are welcome.

Feeding America mobile food pantry in Norway on Friday

NORWAY — Free food will be distributed at 5 p.m. Friday at the Crossroads Alliance church facility at 130 Odill Drive in Norway, home of Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace United Methodist Church. Doors will not open before 4 p.m. at the earliest. Participants are asked to bring bags or ...

Ash Wednesday worship set by Florence parish

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence Parish, a partnership in Christian ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran and the First Presbyterian churches, invites the public to attend their Ash Wednesday worship service at 4 p.m. that day. The Rev. R. Avery Carr, administrative interim pastor for the parish, ...

Healing and Anointing service set

IRON MOUNTAIN — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will introduce an evening Healing and Anointing service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 221 W. B St. in Iron Mountain. The service will include a laying on of hands and anointing with holy oil; followed by Holy Eucharist. The laying on of ...

Walk for Life on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Walk For Life, an annual event held in support of the rights of the unborn, will take place on Sunday. The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Participants begin gathering at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Braumart and Kingsley North. The walk will proceed down South ...

Community chorus seeks ringers for handbell choir

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Community Chorus has begun rehearsals for the annual Holy Tuesday Lenten Service. Chorus rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Gail Vornkahl, associate conductor of the ...

Community meal set for Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at the Crossroads site, 130 Odill Drive behind the Jake Menghini Museum. The menu will be meat loaf or ham, baked potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. A donation ...

Wild Game Dinner slated Friday at Norway church

NORWAY — The 11th annual Wild Game Dinner is planned for Friday at Grace United Methodist Church of Norway. The event features wildlife mounts taken by sportsmen in the local area, a wild game dinner and Christian guest speaker Joe Bottesi. Doors will open at 5 p.m. to view wildlife ...