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Click here for detailed information about 2016-2017 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 or click here


                                                 Upcoming Events


Passing On the Faith to Your Family

Practical Helps and Hope for Raising Children in the Catholic Church

Presenter: Matt Pinto

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person or $50 for a married or engaged couple (includes lunch)

To register: call 989.797.6607

Parents, grandparents, guardians and all who want to share the Faith in their families are welcome to this seminar! There are few questions that burn more in the hearts of Catholic parents than “How can I effectively pass on the Faith to my children?” In this inspiring and highly interactive seminar, Catholic author and speaker Matthew Pinto offers practical answers to this question based on his more than twenty years of pastoral ministry (including youth and young adult ministries), and his experience raising six children. Focusing on practical solutions, Matt’s message will inform and inspire participants with hope – and with help to navigate the often-challenging waters through which Catholic families are sailing today. This topic is particularly relevant in light of Pope Francis' recent document on the family, The Joy of Love. The seminar will be highly interactive, with several break-out sessions where participants can process the content in the seminar and apply it to their own family situations. Matt Pinto is the president and founder of Ascension Press and the author of popular books such as Did Adam & Eve Have Belly Buttons?: And 199 Other Questions from Catholic Teenagers.



Monthly Diocesan Men’s Faith-Sharing Night: Bishop Barron’s Series on the Saints,

The Pivotal Players

 Date of first meeting:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (and on the 3rd Wednesday of each month               through April, 2017, except December)

Time:  7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Location:  Center for Ministry

Cost:  Freewill offering

Dr. Dan Osborn, Director of the Center for Ministry, will offer men of the diocese an opportunity to view Bishop Barron’s new DVD series on the saints, The Pivotal Players. There will also be time for faith-sharing in small groups after viewing the DVD. Please note: this series is not sequential; if someone cannot come on a particular Wednesday evening, they are welcome to attend on other evenings. No prior registration is needed.


How to Lead a Vigil for the Deceased

Presenter: Rev. Jim Bessert

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost to attend in person: $35 (includes lunch)

Cost to attend via the internet: $50 group rate per parish or $15 per individual

To register: call 989.797.6607

Father Jim Bessert, Director of the Office of Liturgy, will lead a workshop on how to lead a vigil service. All who are involved – or interested – in this ministry are encouraged to take part. 




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