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Hidden Treasures Series

Join the faithful from around the diocese at Hidden Treasures - a series of classes that will delve in to topics pertaining to the Year of Mercy. Offered several times a month at different locations throughout the diocese, a new topic will be presented on each month. There is no cost to attend and you do not need to attend all sessions to participate. For more information, contact Tammy Boylan in the Rose Resource Center at 989.732.5147 or via email at tboylan@dioceseofgaylord.org.

January: Corporal Works of Mercy

Just what are the Corporal Works of Mercy?  How can we utilize them in our daily lives?  What does the Church teach about the Corporal Works of Mercy?  This first session of the Hidden Treasures series for the Year of Mercy begins with the roots of Mercy.  Through the centuries, Disciples of Christ have followed his call to heal the whole person.  We are called to see Christ in each person who suffers.  This session brings these roots into fruition by providing a foundation for the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Here we will explore the teachings of the Church as well as the history of the Corporal Works of Mercy.  By the sessions end, concrete examples and opportunities will be provided for your use of the Corporal Works of Mercy in your daily living.

  • Tuesday, January 12
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Pius X in Hale
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Family in Klacking Creek (West Branch)
  • Thursday, January 14
    • 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Christ the King in Acme
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Patrick in Traverse City
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cross in the Woods in Indian River
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Ann in Cadillac
  • Tuesday, January 19
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs
  • Tuesday, January 26
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Anne in Alpena (same session)

February: Spiritual Works of Mercy

Everyone carries wounds; but, these wounds are not always visible.  For this reason, the Church has the Spiritual Works of Mercy.  We are called to heal the wounds of those around us.  Mostly, we do this through our relationships.  We listen, share, and pray for them.  We show them respect, care, and concern.  Join us for the second Year of Mercy installment of the Hidden Treasures to become more aware about what the Spiritual Works of Mercy are and what we can do to apply them to our daily lives.

  • Tuesday, February 9
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Pius X in Hale
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic School in West Branch
  • Thursday, February 11
    • 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Christ the King in Acme
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Patrick in Traverse City
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cross in the Woods in Indian River
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Anne in Cadillac CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, February 16
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs
  • Tuesday, February 23
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Anne in Alpena (same session)

March: Laudato Si'

What better way to celebrate the Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis than to dive deeper into his latest encyclical?  On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’) is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.  The Hidden Treasures series presents Laudato Si'.  Join us in a pastoral review of just what Pope Francis is calling us to do.

  • Tuesday, March 8
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Pius X in Hale
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Family in Klacking Creek (West Branch)
  • Thursday, March 10
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cross in the Woods in Indian River
  • Tuesday, March 15
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Anne in Alpena (Same session)
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs
  • Thursday, March 17
    • 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Christ the King in Acme
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Patrick in Traverse City
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Ann in Cadillac

Septemer: Indulgences

Have you ever heard someone talking about indulgences and wondered, “What is that?  Didn’t those disappear a long time ago?”  This session of the Hidden Treasures series further explores that topic that began as a breakout session at our Year of Mercy Conference.  This Jubilee Year contains several opportunities to be granted indulgences.  But, what are they?  How do they work?  This session will further explore the history of indulgences and make them understandable to the modern world.  Pope Francis, inaugurating the extraordinary Jubilee Year, explains that “it becomes indulgence on the part of the Father who, through the Bride of Christ, His Church, reaches the pardoned sinner and frees him from every residue left by the consequences of sin, enabling him to act with charity, to grow in love rather than to fall back into sin.”

  • Thursday, September 8
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cross in the Woods in Indian River
  • Tuesday, September 13
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Pius X in Hale
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Family in Klacking Creek (West Branch)
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs
  • Thursday, September 15
    • 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Christ the King in Acme
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Patrick in Traverse City
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Ann in Cadillac
  • Tuesday, September 27
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Anne in Alpena (same session)

October: Homebound Ministry

Who are the homebound in your community?  How does your parish minister to them?  What can you do to help the homebound?  Come explore the Ministry to the Sick and Homebound with this final session for the Hidden Treasures series before the close of the Year of Mercy.  Learn more about the bereavement process and what your role can be.  Pope Francis shares what Christ does for us:  “Time and time again he bears us on his shoulders. No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love.”  We too must lift up those among us who are unable to join us in community.

  • Tuesday, October 11
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Pius X in Hale
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Family in Klacking Creek (West Branch)
  • Thursday, October 13
    • 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Christ the King in Acme
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Patrick in Traverse City
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cross in the Woods in Indian River
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Ann in Cadillac
  • Tuesday, October 18
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs
  • Tuesday, October 25
    • 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Anne in Alpena (same session)