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Ordination Celebration

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Ordination Celebration Reply with quote

Dear Fellow Islanders,
It is with great joy and humility that I will be ordained to the priesthood in this beautiful Island community. Over the past almost two years I have been moved by the rich heritage, traditions and spirit of this beautiful Island. I truly have been blessed to, work, worship and celebrate everyday life in this beautiful place surrounded by such loving and caring people.
(Deacon Jim Siler)

In that spirit, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the people of Beaver Island are excitedly preparing for the Ordination Celebration of Deacon Jim Siler into the priesthood. The Ordination will take place on Thursday, September 14th at 1:00pm at Holy Cross Church. Bishop Steven J. Raica, Deacons, Seminarians as well as many, many priests from all over the Diocese will attend and participate in this Holy Sacrament! Over 30 clergy have confirmed their attendance so far! Deacon Jim will have well over 100 family members arriving along with dozens of friends from all over the state to join us. Please know that not only the parishioners of Holy Cross, but the entire Island Community is invited to celebrate this blessed and historic event! Never before, in the history of Beaver Island, has a priest been ordained here on Beaver Island!

Due to the number of people wishing to attend and the space limitations at Holy Cross, Joe Moore and Kevin Boyle will live stream the video footage from Holy Cross into the gymnasium at Beaver Island Community School. Seating for over 400 will be available there so please know that EVERYONE is welcome to join us. The close proximity of the gymnasium provides the opportunity for those wishing to participate in the Mass to be able to join in and actually go across the street to receive Holy Communion inside the church.

A celebratory Island-Style Pot Luck dinner will take place at the Holy Cross Hall immediately following the Ordination. Seating will be available inside the hall as well as in tents set up on the Convent Lawn. Everyone is welcome! Including all Islanders, it is expected that more than 500 people will attend this dinner!
Many people have asked how they can help…and I am here to tell you! 

Assistance is needed in the following areas:
1. Pot-Luck Dishes: Although the church will supply chicken and pork (Thank you to Mark LaFreniere and Bob Turner!) we will need many, many side dishes.
2. Desserts: Again, we will need many! We usually have 30 people signed up to bring desserts for the August dinner, and this crowd will be much larger!
3. Set-Up & Tear-Down of the tents, tables, chairs, etc…
4. Kitchen Help: I would like to set this up in hour-long shifts so that EVERYONE is able to enjoy this celebration!
5. Clean-Up: Some of this will happen the evening of…most will happen the following day!

If you are willing and able to help, please contact me directly: 231 675 7155 OR via email I will keep a master list.
Thank you all, in advance, for all you do for our Island Community!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful! What a happy event. Very glad for Deacon Jim, the Island, and the Diocese!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomorrow's the big day. Thanks to so many dedicated volunteers. Congratulations to Deacon Jim. Hope that everyone enjoys this historic occasion.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: If you can't be here Reply with quote

If you can't be here to participate for any reason, the Vespers on the 13th and the Ordination on the 14th will be live on the Internet for anyone anywhere at

Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net
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