2017 BIG Raffle Winners Announced

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SAGINAW — The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan drew the winners of its BIG Raffle during an event at the diocesan Center for Ministry on Friday, April 21. Nearly 24,000 BIG Raffle tickets were sold in communities across the diocese. The Foundation estimates that nearly $70,000 will be immediately distributed to participating Catholic schools and parishes. Additional proceeds will go to the St. John Neumann Catholic Education Endowment. The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan administers the endowment which provides grant dollars to programs and initiatives throughout the diocese that support the evangelizing mission of the Church. Since 2011, more than $450,000 has been raised through the Big Raffle for parishes and Catholic schools. The Foundation has distributed an additional $128,000 in support of 62 grants benefiting communities throughout the eleven Mid-Michigan counties served by the Diocese of Saginaw.

In addition to the many programs supported, the BIG Raffle offers an annual opportunity to win major prizes. The following is a list of the Big Raffle top prizes along with the 2017 winners:

Chevrolet Spark or $10,000 cash sponsored by McDonald Chevrolet

Vicky Winslow, Au Gres

$5,000 Home Improvement sponsored by Catholic Federal Credit Union and R.C. Hendrick & Sons

Anne and Ralph Groves, Weidman

Airfare for two to anywhere in the continental U.S. sponsored by Morley Companies, Inc.

Deena Bennett, Kingston

Apple I-Pad sponsored by Looby Baumgarten PC

Kelly DeWitt, Grand Blanc

Laptop Computer sponsored by Yeo and Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Shaun Wolschleger, Saginaw

Top seller incentive winners:

Aubree Bishop (St. Michael School, Pinconning), Alissa Chan (Nouvel Catholic Central Elementary, Saginaw), Karen Cody (St. Christopher Parish, Caro),  Karen Godmer (St. Frances X. Cabrini Parish, Vassar), Jennifer Gross (Mary of the Immaculate Conception, St. Charles), Alan KLCO (Blessed Trinity Parish, Frankenmuth), Mary Anna Longuski, ( Holy family Parish, Sandusky), Janice Vogel ( Holy Apostles Parish, Ruth), Marcia Wolohan (Nouvel Catholic Central High School, Saginaw), Vincent Zolinski (Holy family Parish, Saginaw).

The Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan (CCFMM) is a nonprofit organization which supports the ministries of the Diocese of Saginaw and its parishes, Catholic schools, agencies and affiliated organizations.

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Photos from Holy Week

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Photos taken during Holy Week are now available. More information about the liturgies and downloadable full resolution photos may be found at the links below: 


Chrism Mass

Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday)

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Good Friday)

The Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

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EWTN Holy Week Coverage

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EWTN Global Catholic Network offers the most extensive coverage of Holy Week programs from around the world! This year is no different. From St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., EWTN will be there with engaging, live coverage of these important events. Below is a list of some of the programs this week which can also be watched on the player below.



Celebration of the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion from the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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Friday, Apr 14                     2:30 PM ET (LIVE)



Pope Francis presides over The Stations of the Cross, from the Coliseum in Rome.

Date                                     Time

Friday, Apr 14                     6:30 PM ET (LIVE)



Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil Mass, live from Rome.

Date                                     Time

Saturday, Apr 15  2:30 PM ET



Live from St. Peter's Square in Rome

Date                                     Time

Sunday, Apr 16                   6:00 AM ET

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