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Diocese to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Cistone

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:42

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Diocese to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Cistone


WHAT: Mass of Thanksgiving recognizing the tenth anniversary of the Episcopal ordination of Bishop Cistone and the fifth anniversary of his installation as Bishop of Saginaw
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw

SAGINAW — On Sunday, July 27 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, a Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated recognizing the tenth anniversary of the Episcopal ordination of the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone as well as the fifth anniversary of his installation as Bishop of Saginaw. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Mass.

It was on July 28, 2009, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Saginaw that nearly 1,000 people, including cardinals, (arch) bishops, priests and faithful from across the Diocese of Saginaw and around the country, witnessed the installation of Bishop Cistone as the sixth Bishop of Saginaw. In his homily message on that day five years ago, Bishop Cistone shared the following:

“People keep asking me: “What will your priorities be as Bishop?” Without question, my chief priority will be that of promoting a deeper love and appreciation for the Eucharist. Part of this is the urgent task of drawing Catholics who have drifted away, back to the Church, back to the Mass and Sacraments, in order to have life and to know what it is that the Lord is telling us to do.”

In his first pastoral letter to the People of the Diocese of Saginaw, A Future Full of Hope, Bishop Cistone wrote in greater detail about his “chief priority” as Shepherd, while also sharing the foundation of his plan to strengthen the Church of Saginaw. At the very core of his plan’s success was the need for all priorities, whether related to diocesan, parish or personal life, to find their “source, meaning and grace” in the Eucharist. Leading by example, Bishop Cistone restored the 40 Hours devotion at the Cathedral and encouraged all parishes to provide opportunities for the faithful to pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, so that they may come to know and love the Lord in a deeper and more meaningful way. In early 2012, Bishop Cistone instituted a monthly Holy Hour, which he continues to this day. He travels to a different church in the diocese each month to lead an hour of prayer, contemplation and adoration before the Eucharist.

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Bishop Cistone to Ordain a new Deacon for Diocese

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:26

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WHAT: Robert Kelm will be Ordained a Transitional Deacon
WHEN: 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
WHERE: St. Stephen Church, 2711 Mackinaw St., Saginaw

SAGINAW — On Friday Aug. 1, 2014, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will ordain Robert Kelm to the transitional diaconate. The ordination Mass will take place at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Church, 2711 Mackinaw St., Saginaw. In the Catholic Church, the transitional diaconate precedes ordination to the priesthood.

“More than anything, I am looking forward to sharing my love of scripture with others,” Kelm said. “After six years of seminary, I am joyfully looking forward to my ordination.”

Kelm is currently assigned to Prince of Peace Parish in Linwood, Mich. He received his priestly formation at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn. and concluded his studies at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Mich.

Prior to becoming a seminarian for the Diocese of Saginaw, Kelm earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Penn State University and a master of business administration degree from Lewis University. He helped build nuclear power plants, worked with fuel cells and worked in other areas of engineering. As an engineer, he traveled to countries all over the world, including Sweden, Poland, Italy, Japan and India. He has been active in parish life for decades including leading a bible study group and assisting with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Kelm is a native of Erie, Pa.

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