The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.
Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.
Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical (Mass) ministries, such as lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; various music ministries; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries; and others, such as youth ministry, men's and women's groups, and our many Christian service and faith ministries. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider the many opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.
With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin. You can conveniently find the current bulletin along with past issues on the Bulletin tab of this website. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events. Mass times can be found on our Home page.
We also hope you'll enjoy visiting our parish school. Since 1894, St. Mary Cathedral School has been dedicated to nurturing lifelong discipleship in the Lord, promoting academic excellence, and cultivating God-given talents.
Our parish and school both have a rich history in Gaylord, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of our priests and bishops. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parish.
"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace"
(1 Pt 4:10).