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Communication Workshop and Series for Those Grieving a Loss among Upcoming Faith Offerings

Monday, 20 April 2015 08:44

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Communication Workshop and Series for Those Grieving a Loss among Upcoming Faith Offerings

SAGINAW — Below are some of the upcoming events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw. Parishes are welcome to include these events in their parish bulletins.

WHAT: Catholic Grief Recovery Series
WHEN: Thursdays, April 30 to June 11 beginning at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Corpus Christi Parish, St. Hedwig Church, 1504 S. Kiesel St., Bay City
This series is for any adult who is grieving a loss due to death. An information session will be held on Thursday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This series continues on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., May 7 through June 11. The series will help individuals better understand grief, learn coping skills and develop the ability to move forward. Registration and additional information are available by contacting Linda Milco at the Office of Christian Service, Diocese of Saginaw at 989-797-6660 or CLOAKING .

WHAT: Eighth Grade Graduation Mass
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 1
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
All eighth grade students in the Diocese of Saginaw are invited to attend Mass with the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw to celebrate their transition into high school.

WHAT: Transforming Hearts: How to Ensure Meaningful Participation of People with Disabilities in our Parishes and Communities
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Jan Benton from the National Catholic Partnership on Disability will offer a day-long workshop on how to reexamine our attitudes toward disabled brothers and sisters. She will help us consider ways to promote their well-being by building welcoming communities and relationships.
This workshop is intended for priests, pastoral associates, catechists, directors of religious education, youth ministers, deacons and seminarians. Parents of children with disabilities, families, and individuals interested in helping to build a welcoming community are also invited.
The cost is $20 with lunch included and the registration deadline is April 27. Those with further questions may call Sandy at 989-754-0091. Registration is available by calling Veronica at 989-797-6646.


WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Port Sanilac
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6
WHERE: Ave Maria Parish, St. Mary Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 7066 W. Main St., Port Sanilac
Since January 2012, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has led a Holy Hour each month in parishes across the diocese. Bishop Cistone initiated the Holy Hours to prayerfully support the work of Planning Tomorrow’s Parishes, a grassroots planning process that aims to enhance the vibrancy of future parish life.

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Father Chet Pilarski's Funeral Mass to be Celebrated Tuesday, April 21

Friday, 17 April 2015 13:27

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A Priest of the Diocese of Saginaw for nearly 65 years, Father Pilarski will be remembered for serving many, Including Youth and the Less Fortunate

SAGINAW — The Rev. Chester J. Pilarski, a senior priest of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. Father Pilarski was born May 10, 1925 in Rogers City, Mich. to the late Walter and Agnes Pilarski. He received his elementary education at St. Ignatius of Loyola School in Rogers City, Mich. and his secondary and college education at St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Father Pilarski continued his priestly formation at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Mich., where he studied philosophy. He studied theology at St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Md. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1950 by the Most Rev. Stephen S. Woznicki, the second Bishop of Saginaw, at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw.

Read more: Father Chet Pilarski's Funeral Mass to be Celebrated Tuesday, April 21
 
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