Center for Ministry




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

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

The Pivotal Players

 Date of first meeting:  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.


Lenten Retreat:  Living a Life of Love and Holiness

Presenter:  Sister Sarah Burdick, SGL

Date:  Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time:  Registration and social begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. with first session at 7:30 p.m.; concludes Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  $165 semi-private room; $180 private room (includes four meals and two receptions); $95 for commuters (includes lunch and dinner on Saturday)

Registration deadline:  Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Join Sr. Sarah Burdick, SGL for a Lenten retreat which will include times of meditation on Sacred Scripture and prayerful silence. Sr. Burdick will be drawing on the wisdom of saints both ancient and modern to explore what it means to live a life of deep union with the Lord. Sr. Burdick is a member of the Servants of God's Love, and has an M.A. in Theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit; she currently serves as the head of the theology department at Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor.


Discerning your Gifts with the Spiritual Strength Finder Inventory

Presenter:  Tom Conklin

Date:  Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Center for Ministry

Cost:  $95 (includes official Spiritual Strength Finder materials and lunch)

Registration deadline:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Discovering and building on your spiritual strengths is a key means for experiencing wholeness and peace, both personally and professionally. Through this workshop, and the pre-work­shop completion of a 120-item inventory, participants will dis­cover their premier spiritual strengths, uncover the regressive forces that can keep them from expressing their true selves, find healing and peace, and discover new and deeper levels of spiritual growth and personal fulfillment based on those strengths.

Completion of the “Spiritual Strengths Finder Inventory” will give each participant a 20-page personalized overview of six key spiritual strengths as well as the shadows and compul­sions that can stand as dark sentinels on either side of an area of strength. Spiritual strengths are the internal fortitude or energy that shapes one’s personality in everything that one does.

In addition, participants will receive a seven-week outline of exercises which will help them focus on and further develop their spiritual strengths.

Participants need to register no later than March 15, 2017.  An inventory will be sent to you and the completed form needs to be returned by March 22.




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