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The Diocesan Events, Parish Events and Augustine Center calendars contain information regarding upcoming workshops, educational opportunities, youth activities, diocesan celebrations, meetings and retreats.

The Special Observances calendar is a chronological listing of national and international days (weeks or months) or prayer, commemoration, or social justice.

If you would like to have an event considered for addition to the calendar, please send the pertinent information (name event, time, location, contact information and any details) 

Many diocesan events require pre-registration.  To register online, please click the button to the right.  If you prefer to register by phone or by mail, please call us at 989.732.5147 and request a registration form.



9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Sept 21, 2019

Center for Catholic Studies
This course is an overview of the Roman Missal, 3rd. Ed., and the books that are involved with the celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy.  Instructor: Mrs. Beth Hicks Registration ends on September
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Sept 21, 2019

Parish Events
“Your Legacy is Your Faith: Passing Your Faith onto Others” with Patti Schneier Patty Schneier is a lifelong Catholic, housewife, and mother of three from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Using song, scripture and humor, Patty candidly discusses the joys of living a faith-filled life, what it means to be a Catholic in the world today, and why it matters. Her messages have been shared on TV, through radio and nation-wide speaking. In 2015, Patty was named St. Paul Woman of the Year and just last year was a speaker at the Marian Conference.
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sept 24, 2019

Center for Catholic Studies
Back for another season, join us for the popular series “Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church.” This year’s theme will be the program “Kingdom of Happiness-Evangelizing through the Beatitudes.” Participants will learn how to implement this program back in their parishes and will receive the training background, and materials to aid in the evangelization process. There is no cost to attend any of these sessions, but it would be much appreciated if you contacted the hosting parish to notify them of your attendance so that they may make proper arrangements.
9:00 AM

Sept 24, 2019

Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Meeting, East Region

Sept 28 - Oct 6, 2019

Journey on Pilgrimage to Italy to celebrate the Diaconate Ordination of Alex Kowalkowski of Manistee!

Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2019

Includes the Diocese of Kalamazoo
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Oct 5, 2019

Parish Events
The "Living the Discerning Life" Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm at St. Francis Xavier's Parish Hall. Fr. Gallagher will be in Petoskey to teach us about St. Ignatius of Loyola's life-changing teachings on Spiritual Discernment and their tremendous value for our spiritual growth. Fr. Gallagher has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and his digitally recorded talks are utilized internationally. Cost for the retreat is $35 per individual and includes lunch and materials. For more information contact Elizabeth Gengle at 231.347.4133 or at Registration forms are available online at or at St. Francis Xavier's parish office.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Oct 9, 2019

Parish Events
In October of 2019, the Relics of Saint Padre Pio will be available for veneration and viewing at St. Mary Cathedral. Veneration of St. Padre Pio’s relics will begin at 8:00 a.m. on October 9th at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord and culminate with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Steven J. Raica that same evening at 5:00 p.m.
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Oct 19, 2019

Center for Catholic Studies
This course will examine the nature of Metaphysics and Metaphysical Issues that are central to western philosophical tradition. Metaphysics will cover the mind and body problem, free will, universals,