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Mansfield Pioneer Church readied for warm season

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Volunteers from the Mansfield Memories Historical Committee recently met to change the seasonal decorations at the Mansfield Pioneer Church. Down came the Christmas spruce and garlands of poinsettias, replaced with . spring flowers and wreaths. The church now is ...

Free community meal Sunday in Norway

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu will be potato soup, grilled ham and cheese sandwich and dessert. While there is no cost for the dinner, a donation basket will be available for those who want to ...

‘The Truth Project’ showing on Wednesday

KINGSFORD — A video from the James Dobson group, titled “The Truth Project” will be shown at 6:30 p.m Wednesday at the Balsam Street Christian Church, 324 Balsam St. in Kingsford. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Any questions call the church office at 906-774-9422, and ...

We should pray for sinners

By The Rev. JOSEPH O. GOUIN Pastor American Martyrs Catholic Church Kingsford Several years ago, a Newsweek magazine carried a moving story about crash of a United Airlines plane in Colorado in 1955. Someone had hidden a bomb on the plane, killing all aboard. Two of the dead ...

Major renovation at St. Mary Catholic Church

NORWAY — On Christmas Eve, St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway opened its doors for services after a three-month renovation. Construction began in October, with many church volunteers doing the demolition work. “It only took two days to remove and dispose of material,” said the Rev. ...

Advent Prayer Exchange

Students at Bishop Baraga Catholic School each year participate in an Advent Prayer Exchange. This year each student was given the name of a resident at a local care center or assisted living facility, along with two ornaments. The students decorated the first ornament to be sent to their ...

Free community meal on Sunday

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean bake, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. There is no cost for the dinner. The free meals will be ...

To live by God’s word

Dr. Smiley Blanton tells the story of a patient who saw a Bible on his desk. He was asked if he, being a psychiatrist, read the Bible. He told the patient, “I not only read it. I study it. It’s the greatest textbook on human behavior ever put together. If people would just absorb its ...

Community meal planned Sept. 27 at Grace United Methodist Church

NORWAY — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will offer a free community meal from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The menu will be pork chop suey, dinner roll, fruit and dessert. Meals can be picked up curbside at the church. Delivery also is available in the Norway area. To ...

Prayer service at Resthaven

KC Council 2300 photo Deacon Terry Verville recently led a prayer service for the victims of abortion at the Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. The service consisted of several prayers, recitation of the Rosary, meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries, followed by a closing prayer and blessing. ...

Take-out Swedish Meatball Luncheon planned Sunday

KINGSFORD — Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Kingsford will have a takeout Swedish Meatball Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, at 420 W. Breitung Ave. in Kingsford. Take-out plates will be $8 each and come with Swedish meatballs and gravy over mashed potatoes, corn, ...

Totus Tuus, Diocese of Marquette, shares the gospel digitally during pandemic

MARQUETTE — St. Cecilia, St. Francis of Assisi and St. John Henry Newman are sharing their stories and coming into homes throughout the Upper Peninsula via YouTube. The saint skits are part of this year’s digital programming led by Totus Tuus missionaries for the Diocese of Marquette. ...

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 ...