Diocese of Saginaw

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Click here for detailed information about 2015-2016 Diocese of Saginaw retreats and enrichment opportunities at the Center for Ministry in Saginaw. The registration form can be found at the end of the brochure. 


Overview of Ignatian Spirituality

Presenters:  Fr. Steve Hurd, SJ, and Ann Dillon

Date:  Friday, October 9 – Saturday, October 10, 2015

Time:  Friday, 7:00 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Location: Center for Ministry

Cost:    $70 for commuters (includes lunch)

             $110 for lodgers (includes lodging, continental breakfast, and lunch)

To register:  See registration form inside back cover of brochure; "click here" above

Deadline to register:  Friday, October 2, 2015

Fr. Steve Hurd, SJ, and Ann Dillon from the Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, will lead an engaging overview of the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Topics include: Ignatian Spirituality, Consolation, Desolation, and 'Our Way of Proceeding'; an overview of the Spiritual Exercises; the Dynamic of the Exercises and Ignatian Prayer; the Examen and Ignatian Contemplation. Everyone interested in a deeper spiritual life is encouraged to attend.

Please note: This offering fulfills one of the prerequisites for applying for the Internship in Listening Ministry (see the note of explanation at the beginning of the brochure; link above). This internship, which trains individuals to serve as spiritual directors, takes place at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House. Manresa’s next application deadline is June 1, 2016, and their internship program will begin around the middle of June, 2016. Please visit www.manresa-sj.org for more information. Again, you do not need to be interested in the internship to attend this offering.


Vocation, Sacrament and Mission: The Beauty of Marriage


Bishop Cistone; Fr. Christian Tabares; Sr. Mary Rachel Nerbun, RSM, MD;

Dr. Toby Long, MD; Linda & Larry Milco  

Date:  Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Center for Ministry

Cost:    $20 (per married couple or engaged couple; includes lunch)

            $15 (per individual; includes lunch)

To register:  See registration form inside back cover of brochure; "click here" above

Deadline to register:  Saturday, October 17, 2015

In 2014, the Catholic bishops of Michigan declared 2014-15 to be a “Year for Marriage” throughout our state. Join Bishop Cistone and other dynamic presenters for a special day to explore the beauty of the vocation and sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Everyone – whether married, engaged, widowed or single – is warmly welcome to attend this enrichment opportunity on a topic that is more timely than ever. Bishop Cistone will begin the day by celebrating Mass. Presentations include: “Marriage and Family in the Catechesis of Pope Francis”; “Theology of the Body and the Vocation of Marriage”; and “Marriage, Mission and Evangelization.”    


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