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Youth to Gather for First “Teen Tent Revival:” Mass, Bonfire and trip to Rock the Island Included

Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:01

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Youth to Gather for First “Teen Tent Revival:” Mass, Bonfire and trip to Rock the Island Included

WHAT: “Teen Tent Revival” includes Mass celebrated by Father Tony Ricard, bonfire, and more
WHEN: 6 p.m. on Friday, July 18 to 11:30 a.m. July 19. After the “Teen Tent Revival,” attendees will then go to the separate event, Rock the Island Festival
WHERE: Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 4735 W. Michigan Ave., Saginaw

SAGINAW — On Friday, July 18, youth from across the Diocese of Saginaw will gather for the first ever “Teen Tent Revival.” The event will include Mass celebrated by Rev. Tony Ricard at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18. Father Tony is a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans who first energized and inspired area teens at the MYE Faith youth event in 2013. The “Teen Tent Revival” also will include games, a bonfire, food, singing and more. The following day, attendees will join thousands of other youth at the separate event Rock the Island Festival, Michigan’s largest one-day Christian music event held on Ojibway Island in Saginaw. In addition to the “Teen Tent Revival,” Father Tony will also take the stage during the Rock the Island Festival. 

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Bishop Cistone: ‘As Christians, we must be Concerned for the Safety and Well-Being of the Vulnerable Children Involved’

Monday, 14 July 2014 16:23

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SAGINAW — In addition to the joint statement issued with other faith leaders, calling for the compassionate treatment of young children migrating to the United States, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, offers the personal statement below. In the statement, Bishop Cistone shares his own experience of the situation of young people in Central America and calls upon people of faith and good will to put aside political difference and focus on the needs of the children.

“For so many of us, our hearts are torn as we watch news reports of unaccompanied children and young people migrating to the United States. Caught in the middle of strong emotions, hostile attitudes, and opposing political positions are vulnerable children who have survived a dangerous journey. The migration of these children through Central America and Mexico often leads to severe trauma and exploitation causing violence, mistreatment, family separation, and, in some circumstances, death.

“For me personally, it calls to mind my recent visit to El Salvador this past February. On behalf of Catholic Relief Services, as a member of the Board of Directors, I had the opportunity, together with other bishops and lay people, to visit San Salvador and its outlining regions. I witnessed firsthand the disturbing circumstances of children, some as young as five and six years old, seeking refuge in street gangs in order to escape the dysfunctional situation and even violence within their own homes. The gangs provide food, shelter and protection. However, the children pay a terrible price for membership in these gangs, finding themselves involved in a world of drugs and crime, creating their own level of fear and violence against others.

Read more: Bishop Cistone: ‘As Christians, we must be Concerned for the Safety and Well-Being of the Vulnerable Children Involved’
 
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