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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.

Official Diocesan Appointments


The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Gaylord, has announced the following appointments:

Effective January 30, 2018

Reverend Polycarp Mblarawa concludes service to the Diocese of Gaylord and will return to the Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria.


Effective February 1, 2018

Reverend Anthony Cureton is assigned as Parochial Vicar for St. Philip Neri Parish in Empire and St. Rita-St. Joseph Parish in Maple City.

Reverend Al Pillarelli is appointed Administrator of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lewiston.




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