Cable television, broadcast television and radio have become increasingly crucial to the Church as evangelical tools. All efforts by the Diocese to utilize the electronic media are coordinated by the Secretariat for Communications. Offers for television or radio appearances are welcome and encouraged. This Secretariat attempts to evangelize and inform through the use of broadcast media. This is accomplished through:
- Serving as the liaison for coordinating interviews with the Bishop, Clergy, Diocesan Staff and Lay Leadership
- Promoting radio and television Mass schedules
- Placing Catholic programming and public service announcements on local network and cable television and radio
- Video and audio production
- Post production services
In addition, staff of this office will assist parishes in their efforts to utilize local media. Contact Candace Neff, Director of Communications.
Cable viewers, please check your local system line-up for channel
St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord
WGKI- TV 33 WGKU- TV 45 - Sunday 8:00 a.m.
West Branch Vicariate from Bay City
WNEM- TV 5 (CBS) - Sunday 5:30 a.m.
Holy Family Tawas City
WIOS- AM 1480 - Sunday 9:00 a.m.
St. Mary/St. Charles Cheboygan
WCBY - AM 1240 - Sunday 9:30 a.m.
St. Dominic Metz
WHAK - AM 960 - Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Baraga Broadcasting -- Catholic Radio Station
WTCK - 90.9 FM - Charlevoix, MI
W237CF - 95.3 FM - Mackinaw City, MI
The U.S. Catholic Conference's Office for Film and Broadcasting evaluates films and videos according to artistic merit and moral suitability. The reviews include the USCC rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The reviews can be heard by calling 1-800-311-4CCC. The movie review line is updated each Friday and includes information about six theater releases and a Family Video of the Week.
The classifications are as follows:
|A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
A-IV -- adults, with reservations (an A-IV classification designates problematic films that, while not morally offensive in themselves, require caution and some analysis and explanation as a safeguard against wrong
interpretations and false conclusions);
O -- morally offensive.
More information regarding the services provided by the U.S. Catholic Conference and the Catholic Communications Campaign and links to their respective websites may be found in the Secretariat for Communications Resources section.
Baraga Broadcasting, Inc.
Baraga Broadcasting, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Catholic Radio to the Diocese of Gaylord. Currently, Catholic Radio may be heard in the Charlevoix/East Jordan/Boyne City areas on WTCK 90.9 FM and in the Mackinaw City area on W237CF 95.3 FM. Outside of those areas, special radios may be purchased to extend the signal. The goal is to have Catholic Radio available throughout the diocese within three years. The mission of Baraga Broadcasting is to speak in a contemporary and non-commercial radio voice, offer the good news of Jesus Christ from the richness of the Roman Catholic tradition and its present scholarship, and to reach out in an interesting, educational, and entertaining approach to listeners living in an often complex and confusing world.