May 1, 2023
Dear Fathers, Parish Directors, Parish Life Coordinators:
The Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior as well as live streamed for those who are not able to attend due to distance, health, or other restrictions. For those attending in person, a luncheon following the Mass will be available, but seating may be limited.
I will celebrate a Live Stream Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturdav. .July 29. 2023 at 11:00 a.m. and will announce the names of couples celebrating anniversaries. For those attending in person, when their name is called, they will be asked to come forward to receive a certificate. For those celebrating virtually, a large photo of the couple, or one that can be enlarged (with little difficulty), needs to be sent (via email or USPS) to Amy Little at the Chancery (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2023 Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass and Luncheon: All couples celebrating a milestone anniversary (ending in a 0 or 5) this year (2023) are invited to participate in the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior. If you are unable to attend in person due to health or other restrictions, the event will be live streamed and you can participate virtually. For those attending in person, a luncheon following the Mass will be available, but seating may be limited.
To register, please send the following information to your parish office no later than Monday, June 12, 2023:
First Name of Husband and First Name of Wife Phone and Email
Address/City/Zip Month/Day/Year of Marriage Number of Years Married in 2023
Parish Name and City Currently Attending
For those attending virtually, a photo of the couple celebrating their anniversary is needed
Yours in Christ,
Bishop James P. Powers
NOTICE FROM BISHOP POWERS
Regarding Scam Solicitations
If anyone contacts you through any form of communication (such as calls, texts, or emails) claiming to be me, someone from the Diocese (Chancery Office personnel), a priest, parish employee or anyone else honestly affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Superior asking you to send money or get gift cards of any kind, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT RESPOND TO THEIR REQUEST. IT IS A SCAM.
ANYONE OFFICIALLY CONNECTED TO OR ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE DIOCESE OR ANY OF THE PARISHES OR ANY OTHER DIOCESAN SPONSORED ORGANIZATION WILL NOT CONTACT YOU IN THIS MANNER, BECAUSE IF THEY DID, IT WOULD BE GROUNDS FOR THEIR IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL.
For some time now these types of SCAMS have become more prevalent and more sophisticated in their making the request look real. LET ME REPEAT AGAIN, NO ONE OFFICIALLY CONNECTED TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE OF SUPERIOR WILL EVER CONTACT YOU IN THIS MANNER TO EITHER ASK A FAVOR OR SOLICIT FUNDS.
NOTE: This does not say a parish can’t solicit gift cards to be used for raffle prizes etc. However, in this case the cards should be dropped off at the parish office.
Dear Brother Priests and Sisters,
As our loving God has created us and given us dominion over all of creation, it is the duty of each and every one of us to care for and about the earth in which we live. Sadly, we know Mother Earth is being depleted and destroyed in many ways. This is not something new. Back in 1970 Wisconsin’s own Senator from Clear Lake, Gaylord Nelson, worked to establish the First Earth Day on April 22, 1970.
“Beginning in 1990, Earth Day…” became a World Earth Day Event with more than 200 million people in 141 countries beginning to fight for the environment on a global stage. In recent years, Pope Francis has called us to an accountability to protect the world in which we live, highlighting the tenuous connection between Mother Earth and the rest of creation.
Click on the Link Here, please find an article from Bishop Michael Pfeifer, O.M.I., regarding the upcoming World Water Day on March 22, 2023, and World Earth Day on April 22, 2023. I encourage you to read this article and do what you can to draw attention to these issues at the local, parish level. We are blessed to live and minister in a diocese so abundant with clean water, and the beauty of God’s creation. Let us do what we can to protect them and not simply take these gifts for granted.
Thank you for what you can do to heighten the importance of World Water Day on March 22nd and World Earth Day on April 22.
Fraternally yours in Christ,
Bishop James P. Powers
D I O C E S E OF S U PE RI O R
June 24, 2022
Today the Supreme Court issued an opinion on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturns the Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey opinion of January 22, 1973. Although this ruling is a huge step in the right direction, we know it does not mean an end to abortion. For those of us who hold to the sacredness and inviolability of every human life from the moment of conception to natural death, the work continues.
As a people of faith, we need to work together to meet the needs of every mother in need. Our commitment to life must include a willingness to help find and provide the resources the family might need. In our efforts we need to work to transform hearts and minds from our culture of death to a culture of life. Let us stand together as we embrace the gift of life in our communities, our country.
Sincerely yours in the Risen Christ,
Most Rev. James P. Powers
Bishop of Superior, WI
Statement of the Wisconsin Catholic Bishops on Dobbs V. Jackson Women's Health Organization