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Homily from
Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption
Dedication Mass
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Two New Transitional Deacons for the Diocese of Saginaw

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:43

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On May 19, 2017, Deacon Adam Maher and Deacon Stephen Blaxton were ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. Deacon Stephen and Deacon Adam join the brotherhood of deacons and priests who minister to and pray for the people of the Diocese of Saginaw’s 56 parish communities located throughout 11 counties in mid-Michigan.

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Bishop Cistone's Homily from the Ordination Mass

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Those interested in learning more about priestly vocations may contact Father Andrew Booms, director of vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Saginaw at 989-752-8119 and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Freedom Mass and Priests’ Jubilee Mass Among Upcoming Faith Offerings

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Clipboard01jozSAGINAW — Please consider participating in one or more of the upcoming events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw. All are invited!

WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Palms
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 1
WHERE: St. Isidore Parish, St. Patrick Church, 1801 Palms Rd., Palms
Since January 2012, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has traveled to different churches throughout the diocese to lead Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament. The faithful are invited to join him in praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we strive to do God’s will in our local Church.

WHAT: Deacon Ordination Mass
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt St., Saginaw
On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Bishop Cistone will ordain Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Green, who serves as pastoral administrator at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Shepherd to the transitional diaconate and eight other men to the permanent diaconate, including: Daniel Corbat, St. Brigid of Kildare Parish, Midland; Lawrence Deford, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland ; Librado (Larry) Gayton, St. Joseph Parish, Saginaw; Steven George, Holy Spirit Parish, Shields; Timothy Hartwig, St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Essexville; Kenneth Kochany, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Bay City; Todd Lovas, Nativity of the Lord Parish, Alma; and Richard Warner, St. John Vianney Parish, Saginaw.

WHAT: Priests’ Jubilee Mass
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Monday, June 19
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
On Monday, June 19, Bishop Cistone will celebrate Mass with the priests of our diocese and bless those priests celebrating a special jubilee anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood. All are welcome. Special recognition will be given to the following jubilarians for the years of priestly ministry: Father Ben Skornia (60 years); Father Ken Yaroch, Father Thomas Kowalczyk, Father Emmett Marceau, Father Dale Orlik, Father Bill Taylor (50 years); Father John Ederer (40 years); Father Patrick Jankowiak (25 years).

WHAT: Freedom Mass with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28
WHERE: Holy Family Catholic Church, 1525 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw
Please join us as we give thanks for the men and women who have fought and died to protect our freedom and the right of the Church to carry out her mission of service and mercy. For more information, contact Terri Grierson at 989.797.6650 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WHAT: Prepare/Enrich Seminar
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 22
WHERE: Center for Ministry
This seminar helps married, engaged or dating couples identify strength and growth areas of their relationship, explore personality traits, strengthen communication skills, resolve conflicts and reduce stress. This seminar may be used as part of the marriage preparation process for engaged couples, but is also appropriate for couples who are dating and considering engagement or married couples seeking enrichment. Registration deadline is July 12. Cost is $75 (includes online assessment and lunch). To register, please contact Linda Milco at 989.797.6660 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The next Prepare/Enrich Seminar is Nov. 4, 2017.

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