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Call to Continuing Conversion


Bishop Patrick Cooney invites all of the faithful from the Diocese of Gaylord to celebrate The Call to Continuing Conversion on Sunday, October 18, at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord at 4:00 PM. This liturgy is a tremendous way to support and encourage those individuals from northern Michigan who are ready to continue on their faith journey. These candidates have been baptized but have not yet fully initiated in the Catholic Church. Each will continue with their religious education and when they are ready, will receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist. A welcome gathering prior to the event will be held from 3:00 – 3:45 PM in the Cathedral’s Parish Hall. This is an opportunity for the faithful of the Diocese of Gaylord to meet, welcome and encourage the spiritual growth of the candidates, forming a prayer community prior to the celebration. The ceremony itself offers an opportunity for the entire congregation to join in prayer for the success of these individuals in their quest to be fully initiated in the Catholic faith. It will also include a special individual blessing of each candidate by the Bishop. For more information or to RSVP for the welcome gathering, please contact Caryn Jacobs in the Worship office or call 989.732.5147.

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