Statement regarding devastating Gaylord tornadoes on May 20, 2022

Please find the below message from Bishop Walsh in regards to the devastating storm that swept through Gaylord on May 20, 2022.

Message from Bishop Jeffrey J. Walsh:

"Gaylord was hit hard today (May 20) with devastating tornadoes. Our prayerful solidarity is extended to all who have been affected by the afternoon storm. We are grateful to God that our diocesan and Cathedral staff came through the storm safely. Staff was sheltering in the basement as a tornado hit a few hundred yards away. There was no damage to the Diocesan Pastoral Center nor Cathedral buildings. We are grateful that St. Mary Cathedral school was also spared. There will be much work to rebuild our community in the days, weeks and months ahead. Your prayers are appreciated. God bless!"