News & Events

Now is the Time: Holy Name Catholic High School Campaign Kicks Off- Pictured above: Natalie Williams, Holy Name Catholic School student, speaks at a news conference kicking off the campaign to reopen Holy Name Catholic High School. On January 29th, Principal Joe Carlson publicly announced that Holy Name would be launching a…
Catholic Grants for Evangelization Available- Pictured above: Totus Tuus makes learning fun!  This lively summer program for youth K-12 was offered in 22 sites around the diocese last summer, impacting 54 parish communities. Legacy grants provide training for the missionaries and lower the cost of…
Support Our Schools With a Gift to the Catholic School Endowment Challenge- There's still time to give in support of your favorite Catholic school in the Diocese of Marquette. Schools are looking to reach their year-end fundraising goals for the Catholic School Endowment Challenge, before receiving a generous gift from the diocese…
Inaugural Year for Concert Series- The purity and innocence of a child’s voice, the brilliance of the Cathedral Brass, the nuanced sound of a choir, the sonic splendor of a symphony orchestra, the grandeur of the great Cathedral organ. All this and more greeted concert-goers…
Meet the 2018-19 Seminarians- The Seminarian Endowment Fund is just one of four funds in the U.P. Catholic Foundation that assists in educating men in formation for the priesthood to serve the Diocese of Marquette. Click below to view a short video clip introducing…
Building Improvements at Bishop Baraga Catholic School- Pictured above are some of the building improvements made with the 2017-18 fund distribution: new water fountains, energy efficient lighting, and SMART boards are just a few of the updates made possible by the Bishop Baraga's fund in the U.P.…
Annual Bishop’s Ambassador Mass & Dinner- Pictured Above: Three new Ambassadors, Father Greg Heikkala of Marquette, Bishop John Doerfler and Father Tim Ekaitis of Norway after Mass.  The 2018 Bishop’s Ambassador Mass and Dinner was held on October 2nd at St. Louis the King Parish in…
Legacy of Faith Grant Highlight- In the above photo, Copper Country youth are being led in games and songs by Jack Kinnunen and Térèsa Gjernes, at St. Joseph Parish in Lake Linden. The parish hosted a week long visit from Totus Tuus missionaries. Participants from…
Faith Education & Social Services Bolstered by Grants- Pictured Above: Sixteen missionaries and two interns, with support from Fr. Ben Hasse and Sr. Jacqueline Spaniola, OSF, are prepared to spend the summer serving Catholic parishes around the U.P., Wisconsin and Minnesota. Grant support from Legacy of Faith lowers…
U.P. Catholic Foundation Updates Asset Allocation- Approximately every four years CapTrust prepares an asset allocation simulation for the Diocese of Marquette concerning our investments in the National Catholic Investment Pool (NCIP).  The U.P. Catholic Foundation (UPCF) also uses the NCIP. In Q1 2018 CapTrust completed an…
2018 Amazing Parish Conference- Pictured above is Rev. Ben Paris and the team from St. Francis de Sales in Manistique. Their leadership team recently attended the Amazing Parish Conference in Dallas. “Our experience has been so uplifting and wonderful. My team and I are…
Catholic School Endowment Challenge Kicks Off!- Click here to learn more about the Catholic School Endowment Challenge! The Very Reverend Allen P. Mott helps kick off the new Catholic School Endowment Challenge on April 18, 2018. Fr. Al says he has had more years in Catholic schools…
New Catholic Foundation releases Annual Report- A new charitable organization, rooted in the faith brought by early missionaries to the original people of the Upper Peninsula in the 1600s, has come to life. The Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation, Inc. is a charitable organization with the mission…
Holy Name School Teachers Get A Raise- On a mission to help bridge the significant gap of their teachers’ salaries and benefits when compared to neighboring schools, Holy Name Catholic School established a Staff Support Endowment fund in the UPCF and began fund raising to grow the…
Stories of Giving: Father Al Mott- Why is endowment giving important to me? As a relatively young person, I think it is important to take care of my needs, and the needs of others, now. And, I think it is important to provide for future generations.…
U.P. Catholic Foundation Makes First Distributions- “We are extremely pleased to make the first distributions from the U.P. Catholic Foundation to benefit various programs, parishes and schools in the Diocese of Marquette,” said David Williams, president of the Foundation. Eleven distributions totaling $389,800 were made. “Some…