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News & Press Releases
In an effort to provide those who visit this site with up-to-date information regarding events or stories of interest happening within the diocese, the Secretariat for Communications researches and prepares articles and news releases.
Access to the most recent news is available under "News Headlines" on the home page. Copies of old stories are available by accessing the Archives at the end of the News and Press Release section.
Vote for Baraga Broadcasting
Last year the Diocese of Gaylord was recognized as a mission diocese by Catholic Extension. As many know, the mission of Catholic Extension is to strengthen the Church's presence and mission in under-resourced communities across the United States. Catholic Extension provides funding and resources to dioceses and parishes through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. This support is given based on need, passion and commitment to the growth of the Catholic faith. Each year, Catholic Extension presents the Lumen Christi Award honoring an individual or organization working in one of America's mission dioceses who demonstrates how the power of faith can transform lives and communities. Lumen Christi recipients are laudable not only for the light and hope they bring to forgotten corners of the country, but for inspiring those around them to be "Lights of Christ" as well. The Lumen Christi Award is accompanied by a $50,000 grant - $25,000 for the honoree and $25,000 for the nominating diocese - to be used for enhancing a specific area of ministry. The Diocese of Gaylord has nominated Baraga Broadcasting, Catholic Radio for Northern Michigan, for the 2012 Lumen Christi Award. This year there are a total of 53 nominees nationwide, each of whom shines the Light of Christ in a special way in their local area. One of several factors being considered in determining this year's finalists is through an online voting poll. (Voters must have a Facebook account and Like Catholic Extension. Only one vote is allowed per person (computer or network address). Deadline for voting is April 13.) Click here to access the voting page. Please spread the word and encourage your family, friends and co-workers, to vote to Baraga Broadcasting as we support and give thanks for their efforts to share the Light of Christ in northern Michigan! Please also consider taking time to learn about the wonderful work of Catholic Extension and their support of mission dioceses like the Diocese of Gaylord.