Diocese of Saginaw

Saginaw Diocese

Parish Communities Reach out to those in Need

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:36

Click here to view photos from a Thanksgiving basket distribution

thanksgiving turkeysSAGINAW - The faithful of the diocese are reaching out through their parish communities to help ensure all families celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal. On Tuesday morning at the Food Pantry at Ss. Peter and Paul in Saginaw, volunteers from St. Dominic Parish prepared and distributed 117 food baskets to those in need. The baskets included a turkey and all the necessary items to prepare a complete Thanksgiving dinner.

"This annual project is a great opportunity and tradition for members of our parish community and community at large to come together and give thanks for all we have been given," said St. Dominic Parish volunteer Amy Bartels Roe.

Food baskets were distributed to the Commission on Aging for the elderly, Mustard Seed Shelter for women and children, and families and individuals in need of assistance. In addition, $3,000 in gift cards also was distributed.

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Local Youth Attend the National Catholic Youth Conference

12052472 964190693622788 6152966142002043992 oThese are photos of the pilgrimage group from the Diocese of Saginaw travelling to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. The National Catholic Youth Conference is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. The schedule includes keynote addresses, concurrent and workshop sessions addressing a wide variety of topics. There are also opportunities for liturgy, reconciliation, prayer and worship, recreation and special activities such as concerts, exhibits, and the interactive thematic park. If you would like to see more photos of the group, please click here. 

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Catholic Church in Michigan Stands Ready to Assist Refugees

Monday, 16 November 2015 13:45

Lansing (MCC) - This past weekend following the terrorist attacks overseas Governor Rick Snyder issued a directive suspending Michigan’s effort to accept new refugees to the state. Gov. Snyder highlighted his priority to “protect the safety of our residents” and that state leaders will be in dialogue with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding security and future resettlement efforts. Michigan Catholic Conference President and CEO Paul A. Long responded today to the Governor’s direction by articulating the Church's readiness to continue assisting refugees and the most vulnerable once resettlement continues:

“Michigan Catholic Conference is appreciative of Governor Snyder’s responsibility to ensure the safetyand security of all Michigan residents. MCC also expresses its full support for a statement issued this weekend by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee voicing solidarity with those who are suffering from the horrific violence that occurred overseas. Going forward, once the Governor receives the safety reassurances from Homeland Security he feels are necessary, we expect that Michigan will continue to be a welcoming place. The Catholic Church in Michigan, through its vast network of human service agencies, stands ready and is eager to assist incoming refugees and the most vulnerable who are in desperate need of assistance.”

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