Catholic Service Appeal 2022

“Seek and you will find.” ~ Luke 11:9

God is here, right now, at our side. We can see him in the routine moments of our day and in the sacred moments of our lives. To find God, you have only to look.

The Catholic Services Appeal 2022 season is upon us, and we have much to celebrate in northern Michigan. We welcome our new bishop. We begin to enjoy warmer weather, and we honor our risen Lord. We look forward with hope as God continues to work in and through us.

Now is the time to renew our spirits and contemplate our blessings. Now is the ideal moment to recommit our time, talent and treasure to what we value most.

The CSA is a diocesan-wide campaign that supports the mission of the Catholic Church locally, regionally and globally. We are blessed to be part of a Universal Church, unified in the Body of Christ. The work of the Church requires careful stewardship and care. Just like we spend time and resources keeping our bodies healthy, we must do the same to nourish the Body of Christ.

The Catholic Services Appeal provides 75% of the Diocese of Gaylord’s annual operational budget and is therefore essential to the work of the Church in northern Michigan.

Ways to Make a Gift

Secure online payments: Click here to make your gift to this year’s Catholic Services Appeal.

Check: Payable to the diocese and mail to the Diocese of Gaylord, 611 W North Street, Gaylord, MI 49735

By phone: VISA or MasterCard gifts can be processed over the phone by calling the CSA Office at 989.705.3510.

Gifts of Securities: Offeringspecial tax advantages to most donors, gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds or life insurance policies are welcome and very much appreciated. For instructions and more information, please contact Kim Smith at or 989.705.3512.

Parish Synod

Dear Parish Family, Alleluia! He is risen! Our Lord’s peace to you! At the request of our Diocesan leadership, we are requesting your participation in our upcoming Parish synods (synod means “journeying together”). The purpose of these synods is to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to our parish by listening to each of you… We will gather together as a larger group to pray and then break into small groups to discuss specific questions and to share our experiences with each other. Below is the schedule for these sessions. More information can be obtained on our parish website or by contacting Deacon Kevin Endres or Paul Jackowski (their email addresses are given below). We look forward to your participation and insights – may God bless you!

May 1st (12:30 pm, after the 11 am Mass)

May 11th (6:30 pm, after the 5:30 pm Mass)

Deacon Kevin can be reached at

Paul Jackowski can be reached at

Divine Mercy Sunday

April 24th at 3:00pm: Adoration/ Confessions/ Chaplet of Divine Mercy/ Talk/ Arts & Crafts for kids & Divine Mercy ‘ice cream’ Sundaes!

Holy Week Schedule

Lenten Parish Mission

April 4th – 6th

Christ the King welcomes Father Wolfgang Seitz, ORC to preach on the holy work of the angels.

Consecration of Russia & Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On Friday, March 25, 2022, the Most Reverend Jeffrey J. Walsh, bishop of Gaylord, invites all Catholics to join Pope Francis and the bishops of the world in unified prayer for peace and in the consecration of Russia and of Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Bishop Jeffrey Walsh will be celebrating Mass on Friday, March 25, at 12:00 p.m. (EST) at St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord, and will offer the Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are invited to attend in person or via livestream at

Christ the King Parish will gather on Friday, March 25th at 12:00pm/Noon (before the 12:15pm Mass) to unite in prayer for the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

“Pope Francis has invited the bishops of the whole world, along with their priests, to join him in the prayer for peace and in the consecration and entrustment of Russia and of Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” said Vatican spokesman, Matteo Bruni. The consecration will be pronounced by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. This act of consecration will be performed in communion with the local Churches throughout the world, including in the Diocese of Gaylord.