Auction benefits St. Vincent dePaul

MARQUETTE – Starting Friday, bids will be taken for three paintings by local artist Roger Junak which will be sold in a silent auction that benefits St. Vincent de Paul of Marquette.

Done in the late 1970s, the commissioned paintings depict “The Last Supper,” “The Crucifixion” and “The Resurrection.”

Each is 21 inches wide by 31 inches long with frame. The actual picture is 20 inches wide by 30 inches long.

All three pictures are the same size, on canvas, and the frames are hand crafted and framed by Junak.

The paintings were donated to St. Vincent de Paul to raise funds for the less fortunate in Marquette.

Junak is widely known for his spiritual paintings and murals of Jesus and St. Francis of Assisi. His art is displayed in St. Michael Church in Marquette; Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming; Marygrove Retreat Center in Garden; and the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee.

In addition to his spiritual paintings, Junak also has paintings and murals at the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum in Ishpeming; Marquette General Hospital in Marquette; the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee; and the Cliff’s Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming.

The three paintings available through the silent auction will be on view starting Friday at the St. Vincent de Paul store, 2119 Presque Isle Ave. Marquette. The silent auction ends April 4.

For people away from the area, bids will be taken over the phone. Call 906-226-3721 for more information or visit the Marquette St. Vincent de Paul’s Facebook page at