Baraga County Catholic Community is three parishes in one family. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in L'Anse, MI; Saint Ann Church in Baraga, MI; and Most Holy Name of Jesus Church in Assinins, MI.
OUR VISION: We seek daily for the grace of God poured out in prayer and the sacraments to be the-best-version-of-ourselves both as individual believers and as a fellowship of the Body of Christ. We seek the lost by our hands-on outreach and unwavering evangelization efforts. Our one aim is to advance the kingdom of God by living the motto of venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga to do all we do for the greater glory of God, which is the "one thing necessary".
OUR MISSION: Growing Disciples - Seeking the Lost - and Advancing the Kingdom of God
The faith first came to this area when Fr. Rene' Menard was stationed here for a couple of years in the mid 1600s. In the late 1600s, Fr. Jacques Marquette passed through on his way to and from the Apostle Islands located near Ashland, WI. Then in the 1840s, the Venerable Bishop Baraga was stationed in our area and ministered to all who came to the upper peninsula of Michigan. He stayed for up to 14 years - the longest time he ever stayed in one place.
We are grateful to our past and present parishioners for living our rich and vibrant history -- who celebrated the sacraments in our parishes -- and in a multitude of other ways shared in the life of our faith community.
Our churches have been the center of our worship and prayer for roughly 150 years. During that time, many have found our parishes to be their spiritual home and our Baraga County Catholic Community their spiritual family.
Rev. Corey Litzner