The Family of Catholic Parishes
At the Rising of the Sun
(serving Alcona and southern Alpena counties)

From the rising of the sun to its setting to You, Almighty God all honor and glory (Ps 113,3)

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Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation

YOUTH FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS
St. Anne: Preschool – 12th grade, Sundays: 9:30am.
St. Catherine: Preschool – 12th grade, Sundays after 9:00am. Mass.
St. Raphael: K – 8th grade, Fridays 5:00pm

YOUTH GROUPS
St. Anne: Grades 7 – 12, Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm. 
St. Catherine/St. Gabriel: After 9:00am Sunday Mass
St. Raphael: meets to pray, eat, learn and have fun together.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Periodically check the bulletin for what is being offered.

The four-parish Sunday Bulletin serves not only to inform parishioners what is going on in the parishes and the diocese but also has adult faith formations articles. The four-Parish’s Sunday Bulletin is also available on line. Go to dioceseofgaylord.org.Click “Parishes”, then Click on one of the four parishes and go to “bulletin”.

AVAILABLE CATHOLIC LITERATURE
Free for the taking and using: the monthly Word Among Us with daily scripture readings and reflections, the quarterly little booklet “Living Faith” with a brief meditation for each day, and the Diocese of Saginaw’s Little Books with brief daily meditations for the Advent and Christmas season, the Lenten season, and the Easter season (one per family).

Also available are various pamphlets in the pamphlet rack in St. Catherine’s south vestibule, St. Anne's north vestibule, and in St. Raphael's narthex. 

A number of books and VCR’s for home use are available in the churches’ parish centers. Please return promptly after use.

Contact the parish office if interested in purchasing a subscription to the Diocese of Gaylord’s weekly newspaper, The Catholic Weekly. 

WEB SITES OF INTEREST
Diocese of Gaylord
Vatican
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Baraga Broadcasting (Local Catholic Radio)
St. Anthony Messenger
Info on saints, prayers and Catholic topics and interests