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Parish Leadership Appointed at St. Mary University Parish

Monday, 27 July 2015 09:10

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SAGINAW — The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, announced this weekend that, after prayerful consideration and upon consultation with parish and diocesan staff, including the Priest Personnel Board, he has asked the Rev. Thomas McNamara, a senior priest of the Diocese of Saginaw, who served as vicar general until 2013, to provide pastoral assistance to St. Mary University Parish in Mt. Pleasant. Father McNamara is a familiar face in the Mt. Pleasant area, having served as pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Mt. Pleasant) from 1991-99. Father McNamara will assume this new role immediately, while continuing his sacramental ministry at SS. Francis and Clare Parish in Birch Run.

“I am confident that Father McNamara’s priestly presence, his warm relationship with people in the area, as well as his kindness and wisdom will be of great benefit to the parishioners at St. Mary University Parish,” Bishop Cistone said.

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Local Vacation Bible School Brings Together Over 150 Children and 60 Youth Volunteers

Friday, 24 July 2015 11:53

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SAGINAW-Local Catholic parishes sponsored a vacation bible school from July 20 to 24 where approximately 150 children attended, while about 60 youth in grades seven through 12 volunteered to help lead the small groups. Children traveled in groups as one of the 12 Tribes of Israel making several stops throughout the week: to visit a synagogue school led by a “rabbi” acted each day by different members of the local clergy dressed in costume; to stop by Mary’s home, hosted by storyteller Nancy Nizinski; to shop in the marketplace at the carpenter’s shop, the jewelry shop, the fruit and vegetable shop, and the bakery. They also went to the petting zoo which featured sheep, goats, and a donkey.

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