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From Saginaw to Rome, Local Catholics will Celebrate Canonizations

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:03

SAGINAW — Catholics throughout the Diocese of Saginaw will celebrate the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on Sunday, April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday. The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, who was appointed a bishop by Pope John Paul II in 2004 (meeting in 2004 pictured below), will celebrate a special Mass in honor of the canonizations. The Mass will take place at 10 a.m. on April 27 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw.

 
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 “It’s a great day for the Church,” said Sister Yvonne Mary, RSM, who worked at the Vatican’s Office of the Secretary of State for 13 years while John Paul II was pope and now lives in Saginaw. “Although, I did not meet with Pope John Paul II personally, I saw him once or twice a week and even happened to run into him on more than one occasion during my work since his office was just down the hall from mine. There was such a power of love in his presence. It was as if you could touch eternity in his presence. It is such a privilege to have known a saint.”

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Chrism Mass 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:00

During the Chrism Mass today at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw, the holy oils which will be used for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick were blessed by the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, and distributed to representatives of the parish communities within the Diocese of Saginaw. The priests of the diocese concelebrated the Mass with Bishop Cistone and made a renewal of their priestly vows.

To view Bishop Cistone's Chrism Mass homily click here.

To view a video from Chrism Mass click here

To view photos click here. 

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