News & Events

  • Hello Banana Belt! - Read about the Executive Director’s travels to the Banana Belt, learn how you can support your parish, vocations, faith formation, and Catholic Social Services by donating to this year's U.P. Catholic Services Appeal, and more! Click here to read more about all…
  • I Found the Heart of the U.P. - Read about the Executive Director's travels to the east side of the Upper Peninsula, learn about the Carmelite Silver Tea Craft and Bake sale, watch a Eucharistic procession on the Bayou, and more! Click here to read more about all the exciting…
  • A Priest and a Cowboy Walk Into a Supper Club… - View recently awarded Legacy of Faith Grants in your community, register for the Annual Wedding Milestone Celebration, read an inspiring and touching story about a Michigan Pregnancy Center, and more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news…
  • Send Your Prayer Intentions to Bishop Doerfler – Either Online or by Mail - (photo: Jhonny Parra /AFP/Getty)
  • Introducing Rob Taylor, Our New Executive Director - Meet Rob Taylor, the new Executive Director for Stewardship and Development, view a personal message of thanks from two seminarians about to be ordained, and read a touching story about the newest Bishop's Ambassador, Jack Feira. Click here to read more about…
  • Gratitude Anchors a Busy Parent - Reflection by Terri Gadzinski Few moments in my life have been as certain as the first moments that my husband and I cradled our first newborn together. To inhale deeply the smell of her, to feel the warmth of her,…
  • Why I’m Grateful This Spring - Escanaba Women’s Recovery Home opens, view the newest Yoopers For Seminarians newsletter, and mark your calendar for the Good Shepherd Sunday collection, May 7-8. Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay…
  • Reasons to be Hopeful this Lent - Bishop Baraga's stole refurbished, Legacy of Faith honors long-time board member, read about an encounter with Christ, and much more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to our Yooper…
  • Nominations for 2022 LOF Catholic Service Award Due May 1 - Do you know someone who is an “unsung hero” who is committed to carrying out the mission of the Catholic Church in word and action? Who has demonstrated service and active leadership in the Church and the community? Who inspires…
  • Seavoy Recognized by Legacy of Faith Advisory Board for Service - The Advisory Board for the Legacy of Faith Endowment Fund recently recognized Tami M. Seavoy as her terms of service on the board came to an end. Seavoy was initially appointed in 2010 by then bishop, Alexander Sample. When Legacy…
  • U.P. Catholic Foundation Makes Advisory Board Changes - The Very Reverend Allen P. Mott of Gwinn was recently recognized for completing service on the Advisory Board of the Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation (UPCF) and Reverend Larry Van Damme of Negaunee was appointed as a new member of the…
  • Get Set for F️️at Tuesday and Fish Fry Fridays! - View our handy guide on tax preparation, share your favorite Fish Fry Friday, sign up for Spring Study Day, and more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to our…
  • Catholic Generosity is Thriving! - Yooper Catholics have always been a generous family, giving of their time, talents and treasure to build up the church. Since the days of Venerable Bishop Baraga, Yooper Catholics have been leading people toward Jesus Christ by the very example…
  • SEEK 22 by NMU Campus Ministry - Northern Michigan University Campus Ministry students and leaders brought SEEK21, an annual national event drawing thousands of college students and young adults, to St. Louis the King Parish in Harvey. However, instead of the massive crowds of nearly 20,000 coming…
  • Pray for them and pray for more - Pray for those discerning religious life, live stream the Ice Chapel Mass, Legacy of Faith applications now available, and much more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected…
  • Legacy of Faith Requests Faith Formation Grant Applications - Catholic institutions in the Diocese of Marquette are invited to apply for grant funding for faith formation initiatives that will take place July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 in the parishes and missions of the the Diocese of Marquette.…
  • Resolutions, Retirement plans, Revival (Eucharistic, that is) - Recent giving, and Really good stewardship in this month’s Stewardship Blog. Click here to read more. We love helping you to stay connected to your Yooper Church and to be a faithful steward!
  • #iGiveCatholic: A Snowballing Success - Parishioner Jim Gray of Hessell is joyful that St. Florence Mission, Drummond Island, achieved a 200% increase this year in new online donors for #iGiveCatholic. “This was a great opportunity for parishioners to give to the church by kicking off…
  • 3 Ways to Give Catholic on Giving Tuesday - #iGiveCatholic Day, worldwide Synod, 2021 Nun Run, Yooper Seminarians, Bishop Baraga movie night and so much more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to our Yooper Church. Want to…
  • Making Things Happen 2021 - The mission of the Legacy of Faith (LOF) is to preserve and foster the Catholic faith in the Upper Peninsula, which is accomplished through endowment building and grantmaking that supports, enhances, and expands the base educational programs and services of…
  • Fall Into Jesus - Bishop's Ambassadors gather again, #iGiveCatholic, Women in Philanthropy, Catholic Service Award Recipient highlight, and so much more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to our Yooper Church. Want to…
  • U.P. Catholic Foundation Publishes 2020-21 Annual Report - The U.P. Catholic Foundation is excited to share our 2020-21 Annual Report. Meet our advisory board, check out recent fund distributions and learn more about our fund beneficiaries! Click here to read the full report. To learn more about the U.P.…
  • The Next Generation of Upper Peninsula Catholics Inspires! - The next generation of our faith give freely, with love and with the understanding that what we share multiplies. A Mass of Thanksgiving for physicians, healthcare providers and their spouses will soon be celebrated by our Bishop. Get your seminarian…
  • Celebrating Summer the Yooper Catholic Way! - U.P. Catholic Services Appeal (UPCSA) kick off, Carmelite Tea, Olympians, Bitcoin and so much more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to our Yooper Church. Want to…
  • I Love to Read! - By Terri Gadzinski, Executive Director of Stewardship & Development I love to read! And this summer, the stack of books by my reading chair is increasingly full of spiritual guidance. Recently, a book was recommended to me that I am…
  • Milestone Wedding Anniversary Celebration is Back! August 29th - Challenge campaigns around the diocese, U.P. Catholic Foundation distributes over $500,000, Women's Recovery Center, Vacation Bible School and so much more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to…
  • Current Challenge Gift Opportunities in the Diocese of Marquette - Challenge gifts are a popular and effective means for incentivizing donations to church campaigns throughout our diocese. A challenge gift is when a person or organization “challenges” others to make a charitable donation to a specific cause by partnering with…
  • UPCF gives grants across the U.P. - Pictured above: These students look forward to entering the new school, Holy Name High School – A Chesterton Academy. Pictured (left to right) are Patton Nyquist, Kamryn Patmythes, Katelyn Rexford, and Joseph Carlson. Students from across the Upper Peninsula have…
  • Bishop Requests Your Prayer Intentions - Share your prayer intentions with Bishop John, St. Mary Catholic School graduates, the first annual Michigan Catholic Women’s Conference, summer Mass schedules, estate planning clean up and so much more. Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around…
  • Celebrating Three Ordinations in the Diocese of Marquette - Pictured Above: Bishop John Doerfler with Deacon Brandon Yanni and Seminarian Zachary Mazurek is in the background holding the book during the May 14th Ordination at St. Peter Cathedral. Click here to read Bishop John’s ordination message, watch Father Ben Rivard’s video…
  • The U.P. Catholic Foundation: Rooted in Faith - The UPCF has developed a brand to help people identify the Foundation, learn the mission and build trust. The brand, “Rooted in Faith” takes from the Foundation logo which contains a cross with roots, and aligns with its mission to…
  • $321,000 in Legacy of Faith Grants Announced! - Legacy of Faith grant announcement, newly ordained deacons, priest assignments, scripture Q&A with Bishop John and so much more. Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to our Yooper…
  • Welcome Back to Mass! - Yoopers for Seminarians challenge reboot, scripture Q&A with Bishop John, Faithful giving, every day stories of Evangelization and so much more! Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to…
  • Stewardship Monthly - Holy Name High School, FORMED at parishes, remembering the Church in your will and so much more. Click here to read more about all the exciting news happening around the Diocese of Marquette and stay connected to our Yooper Church. Want…
  • A shot in the arm - By Terri Gadzinski, Executive Director of Stewardship & Development This morning I got my first Covid vaccine! It was a real shot in the arm, but not for the reason I expected. After the nurse told me to relax my…
  • Seminarian Education and Catholic Social Services Benefit from Substantial Bequest Gift - Seminarian education and the work of Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will be substantially and permanently enhanced due to a $1.2 million bequest divided equally between the two. The gift was received by The U.P. Catholic…
  • Catholic Now & Later Giving Initiative - Through times of boom & bust Catholics have rallied together to support the Church of the Upper Peninsula and the ministries that mark us as Catholics. To learn more, watch full 12-min video. Click here for the Now & Later…
  • A Yooper Church Made of Snow - Pictured above: People gather at the St. Albert the Great Ice Chapel on the campus of Michigan Tech University.  A snow chapel up north,  recognizing lifetime dedication and service to the Church, an altar blessing, legacy giving, and so much…
  • Legacy Gift to benefit CCM – NMU Students Now & Later - By Laurie Stupak, President, U.P. Catholic Foundation Like all mothers, Hilda Tamayo-Silva felt nervous and apprehensive when her son, Eryk, informed her that he had found the perfect college which she knew very little about. Eryk assured her that this…
  • Bishop John’s Lenten Message - Pictured Above: Bishop John Doerfler leads Adoration following Holy Thursday services at St. Peter Cathedral in 2017. We are about to enter the holy season of Lent, and I wish to offer a few reflections to open our hearts to…
  • Happy Saint Valentine’s Day! - Pictured Above: NMU student Tony with Samuel, FOCUS missionary, welcome the sunrise atop Sugarloaf Mountain in Marquette. Valentine’s Day is a time to be extra intentional with our loving words, actions and prayers. This week we give thanks for our…
  • God Loves a Cheerful Giver! Remembering Rev. Paul Nomellini - Remembering Father Paul Nomellini 1937-2020. Reverend Paul Nomellini 83, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2020. During his years as an active and retired priest in the Diocese of Marquette, he joyfully gave witness to his personal goals for charitable…
  • Hope in the New Year 2021 - FOCUS comes to NMU Catholic Campus Ministry, Holy Name High School Matching Challenge, Seminarian Reflections, Catholic Schools Week and so much more! Click here to read more about how God is making all things new for hopeful Yooper Catholics. Want…
  • Yoopers for Seminarians surpasses 2020 goal - Check out this recent article featuring Yoopers for Seminarians in the January issue of the U.P. Catholic. Despite the difficulties 2020 brought, there has been much encouragement for the sustainability of seminarian education in the Diocese of Marquette. The Yoopers…
  • Campus Ministry at NMU Takes on a New Focus - Catholic Campus Ministry at Northern Michigan University (NMU) was recently chosen to host a team of four missionaries beginning with the winter semester 2021. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, better known as FOCUS, serves at 180 different locations throughout…
  • B.J. Stupak Memorial Foundation donates $50,000 to Holy Name High School, also offers to match donations up to $50,000 - By Victoria R. LaFave ESCANABA –Students at the soon-to-open Holy Name High School will benefit for years to come because of the generosity of Bart and Laurie Stupak. Holy Name High School (HNHS) is the recipient of a $50,000 donation…
  • Catholic Grants for Parish Faith Formation Available - The Legacy of Faith Advisory Board invites all parishes and Catholic institutions in the Diocese of Marquette to apply for grant funding for faith formation programs taking place during the 2021-22 fiscal year. Faith Formation grants will continue to focus…
  • Oh Come Let Us Adore Him - Stay up to date on what's happening around the Diocese of Marquette! Click here to read about #iGiveCatholic 2020 contest winners, St. Peter Cathedral renovations, old (new) windows for St. Anne Parish in Chassell, matching challenge grant opportunity for Holy…
  • U.P. Catholic Foundation Publishes 2019-20 Annual Report - The U.P. Catholic Foundation is excited to share our 2019-20 Annual Report. Meet our advisory board, check out recent fund distributions and learn more about our fund beneficiaries! Click here to read the full report. To learn more about the…
  • Giving Thanks in 2020 - Pictured above: Dcn. Steve Gretzinger's grandson, William. "I'd like to say our William is praying for all of mankind, but it's more likely he's patiently waiting for the street sweeper to finish with our leaves..." With Thanksgiving upon us, let's…