Diocese of Gaylord
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DIOCESE OF GAYLORD (Dioecesis Gaylordensis)
Established : 1970
The bordure wavy argent symbolises the Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and the Straits of Mackinac which surrounds the diocese.
The two 6-pointed stars are a modified form of the Carmelite coat of arms represent the Church of Gaylord, under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel; the two stars also represent the two dioceses Grand Rapids and Saginaw, which yielded territories to establish the diocese of Gaylord in 1971.
The chevronel surmounting the golden Cross symbolize the new presence of the Church of Our Lord in the city of Gaylord, the city highest in elevation in Michigan´s Lower Peninsula.
Arms of Bishops
Edmund Casimir Szoka (1971-1981),
Robert John Rose (1981-1989)
Patrick Ronald Cooney (1989-2009)
Bernard Anthony Hebda (2009-2013)
Steven John Raica (2014-2020)
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Literature : Information from diocesan website