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Diocesan Catechism Bee

The 8th Annual Diocesan Catechism Bee is scheduled to take place Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Gaylord. Participants are the 6th grade winners of their School Catechism Bees. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. with Mass at St. Mary Cathedral, with Bishop Steven Raica presiding. The Diocesan Catechism Bee directly follows at 11:00 a.m. in the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Complimentary lunch is served to participants, family members, and their guests. Questions may be directed to the Office of Catholic Schools,


History of Diocesan Catechism Bee

The annual Diocesan Catechism Bee traces its roots back to an initiative of the women of the St. Angela's Circle at St. Ann Parish in Cadillac, Michigan when they hosted a school-wide Catechism Bee in 2011.

The event was so successful it was the impetus for establishing a diocesan-wide program for the children attending our Catholic Schools. Starting in 2012, most of our schools hosted Catechism Bees during Catholic Schools Week 2012, with the winners of the Advanced Division (6th Grade) competing in our 1st Annual Diocese of Gaylord Catholic Schools Regional Catechism Bee in April of that year which took place at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. Bishop Bernard Hebda served as our moderator that first year, and it was a tremendous success!

The Diocese of Gaylord now annually hosts a Diocesan-wide Advanced Division Catechism Bee for 6th grade representatives from each of our Catholic schools each spring. The Bishop of the Diocese traditionally serves as moderator. 

 Please contact the Catholic Schools Office for additional information by calling 989.732.5147.

The women of St. Angela's Circle at St. Ann Church and School in Cadillac, Michigan, strive to spread the Catholic faith in the local community, primarily by meeting the needs of children. Their activities include: facilitating weekly bible studies, assisting in preparation for school events (including the Catechism Bee and fundraisers), and meeting monthly to encourage each other in our faith and fellowship.


View photos of this year's Catechism Bee below.  To enlarge the photo, simply click on it and then use the arrows to move forward or backward.