News briefs for Nov. 14, 2019

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Diocesan vocations video launched
The sequel to “A Day in the Life of a Superior Priest” has been launched in honor of Vocations Awareness Week, Nov. 3-9. “The Life of a Superior Priest” is at https://youtu.be/-Xnc5MBpgVA. The nine-minute video was made to show a little more of the human side of the priesthood, said Fr. Samuel Schneider. “Life is fully lived in the priesthood in human and divine ways. This is not a perfect video and there is so much more I would love to add, but I was amazed at how impactful my last video was,” he added.

Chancery closed for holidays, retreat
The Diocese of Superior Chancery, Superior, will be closed the afternoon of Nov. 27 and all day Nov. 29 so staff can celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. The chancery will also be closed the afternoon of Dec. 3 for a staff retreat. Other upcoming closings include Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in celebration of New Year’s Eve and day.

Superior Disciple adds podcast for young adults
The Superior Disciple initiative led by young adults of and for the Diocese of Superior has announced its first podcast, “Brother my Brother.” Hosts are Brandon Toman and Jared Rogers, who have both served as Totus Tuus missionaries. Visit superiordisciple.com to listen and for more information.

High School Discipleship Weekend
The Diocese of Superior’s Office of Catholic Formation is hosting High School Discipleship Weekends Dec. 6-8 in Mason and March 27-29 in Rhinelander. The presenter, Jen Messing, shares Pope St. John Paul II’s message of trusting Christ and listening to his word as youths begin to plan for their futures. Cost for the weekend is $120. Register online at www.catholicdos/high-school-leadership.

Gregorian chant performed weekly
Starting Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Ashland, an acapella vocal group will perform Gregorian chant every Sunday evening. All are welcome to hear some of the Church’s history chanted with evening vespers.

Marty Haugen returns to diocese
A well-known liturgical composer will return to the Diocese of Superior to give a talk and performance with local musicians.

Mary Haugen is coming to St. Mary’s, Tomahawk, on Sunday, Nov. 17. All are welcome. The event is free; freewill offerings will benefit the Tomahawk Food Pantry.

Sponsored by a parishioner of St. Mary’s, the concert is part of an ecumenical initiative and showcases music that reaches across denominational differences.

For the past two Lenten seasons, the congregations of St. Mary’s and Grace Lutheran ELCA in Tomahawk have met weekly for discussions and sharing.

The two communities have used discussion points from the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to foster greater understanding and clarification of both their commonalities and their differences, said Jan Huseby, director of Music and Liturgy at St. Mary.

To celebrate the success of the discussions, members of the churches decided to invite liturgical composer Marty Haugen to Tomahawk, drawing on his experience as a composer whose music is shared by faith communities across the globe.

“We want to open this event to the public across the diocese, and share the spiritual impact of Marty’s music,” added Huseby.

The event, which takes place at St. Mary’s Church and parish center, will begin with a chili lunch, sponsored by St. Mary’s Youth Group, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Haugen will speak from 1-2:30 p.m., and a concert with a combined choir from Grace Lutheran and St. Mary’s begins at 4 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

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