Pray for the Diocese

Since January 2012, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has traveled to different churches throughout the diocese to lead Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament. During this Jubilee Year, the intention of each monthly Holy Hour will be for a deeper understanding and participation in the Mercy of God.

A Prayer for “A Future Full of Hope”

Father of mercy and love, we come to you in prayer as we make this journey of faith and trust. 

In your providence you sent your Son into the world to free us from the bondage of sin and enrich us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He sent His disciples to be bearers of His love and power and to proclaim the Gospel of life to all peoples. 

We recommit ourselves, as a diocese, to carry the Gospel of Christ to all those entrusted to our care. This is a time of great challenge but also of great opportunity. Strengthened by Your word, we set our eyes on “a future full of hope.” We ask your guidance and pray that your Spirit may enlighten our hearts and minds during this process of reflection and reorganization. 

Shower us with your blessings on this prophetic journey. Give us patience and courage that we may reflect honestly upon our mission and ministries. Empower us to formulate recommendations and implement plans which will enhance the vitality of parish life and strengthen our efforts to bring about a new evangelization and sustain us to see this task to its completion. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our savior and brother.


Holy Hour Schedule (7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on all dates)

Thursday, July, 13, 2017

Good Shepherd Parish

St. Ignatius Church

1826 Cumber Rd., Ubly 48475


Thursday, August, 10, 2017

Our Lady of Grace Parish

St. Anne Church

5738 S. M30, Edenville 48620


Tuesday, September, 12, 2017

Holy Family Parish

St. Elizabth Church

6785 W. Marlette St., Marlette 48456


Tuesday, October, 10, 2017

St. Paul the Apostle Parish

St. Martin de Porres Church

4010 W. Cleveland Rd., Perrinton 48871


Thursday, November, 9, 2017

St. Francis of Assisi Parish

St. Casimir Church

2122 S. Jefferson Ave., Saginaw 48601


Thursday, December, 7, 2017

Ss. Francis and Clare Parish

Sacred Heart Church

12157 Church St., Birch Run 48415


About Bishop Cistone

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