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Father James M. Bearss - Pastor

(231) 421-7310                                 

Father Bearss is a native of Michigan and an ordained Roman Catholic priest.  After graduation from Pontifical College Josephinum seminary, he was ordained in 1997 in the Diocese of Gaylord.  He is currently Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was previously Pastor of the Manistee Catholic Community, St. Mary Cathedral and the Northern Lights Catholic Community. 

Father's interests range from church history to photography, and he is an enthusiastic and passionate priest who espouses the words of our Holy Father Pope Francis, that priests should be “shepherds living with the smell of the sheep."

Call the parish office to schedule a visit and house blessing in your home. 




Mari Anna Wahr - Business Manager

(231) 421-7310 or (989) 858-3754                        










Howard Byrne III - Director Faith Formation

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Deb Workman - Parish Secretary    

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