Deacon Michael Jankowiak’s Funeral Mass to be Celebrated this Saturday

Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:02

deaconJankowiakDeacon Michael E. Jankowiak, a permanent deacon of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, died on Saturday, March 18. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3109 Swede Ave., in Midland. The Rev. Patrick Jankowiak, Deacon Michael’s son, will be the celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at New Calvary Cemetery, 2743 East Bombay Rd. Midland.

Visitation will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24. Deacon Michael will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass on Saturday.

Deacon Michael was born July 10, 1939 in Bay City, Michigan, and is the son of the late Erwin and Dorothy (Brady) Jankowiak. He was raised in Midland and is a 1957 graduate of Midland High School. He attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, and graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. On Aug. 26, 1961 he married the former Judy Funk in Grand Rapids. She survives him.

Deacon Michael was ordained a permanent deacon on Sept. 10, 1981. He served the Diocese of Saginaw in a variety of ways for more than 35 years. In 1993, he began serving as business administrator at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Midland. He also served as business administrator at St. Anne, Edenville and St. Matthew, Zilwaukee. He was heavily involved in training, development and spiritual direction at the Toni and Trish House in Auburn. He worked for Dow Corning Corporation in Midland for nearly 30 years.

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Youth Participate in Vocations Day 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017 11:29

20170317 Vocations Day drm 01SAGINAW— On Friday, March 17, sophomores from the diocese's three Catholic High Schools— Nouvel Catholic Central, All Saints Central and Sacred Heart Academy— visited the Center for Ministry in Saginaw for the annual Vocations Day.

The Vocations Office of the Diocese of Saginaw hosts the event to help teens learn more about what a vocation to priesthood, religious life, generous single life and holy matrimony is about, and how to begin a path of listening for God’s call. Youth heard presentations from diocesan priests and seminarians, religious sisters, a single man and a married couple about discovering and living out their individual vocations. In the morning, Bishop Cistone joined the youth for Mass. The event wrapped up with an interactive quiz, in which teens could participate using their cell phones.

To learn more about the Office of Vocations, please click here.

 

Mission Mass & Apocalyptic Literature Seminar Among Upcoming Faith Offerings

SAGINAW — Please consider participating in one or more of the upcoming events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw. All are invited!

WHAT: Lenten Retreat "Living a Life of Love and Holiness"
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31 (registration and social begin at 6 p.m.) Retreat
ends at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 2
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw

Join Sister Sarah Burdick, SGL for a Lenten retreat which will include meditation on Sacred Scripture and prayerful silence. Sister 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. Sister Sarah 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. More information about the retreat is available by calling 989.797.6607 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The cost of the retreat is $165 for a semi-private room or $180 for a private room and includes four meals and two receptions. Cost is $95 for commuters, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday.

WHAT: Catholic Women’s Fellowship with Father Josè Maria Cabrera
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Meeting the first Wednesday of every month, women from around the diocese are invited to gather at the Center for Ministry for prayer, faith formation, discussion, and fellowship. The talk during this meeting will be given by Father Josè Maria Cabrera, pastor of All Saints Parish, Bay City. Father Josè’s pictorial “pilgrimage” will include a discussion of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection using photos from the Holy Land and Scripture. For more information, visit: www.womensfellowship.org.

WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Albee
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 6
WHERE: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Mary Church, 5661 Fergus Rd., Albee
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. The faithful are invited to join him in praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we strive to do God’s will in our local Church.
WHAT: Chrism Mass with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11
WHERE: St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 5376 State St., Saginaw
The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate the Chrism Mass along with representatives from all of the parishes of the Diocese of Saginaw. The holy oils which will be used for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick will be blessed by Bishop Cistone and distributed to representatives of the parish communities within the Diocese of Saginaw. Priests of the diocese will concelebrate the Mass with Bishop Cistone and renew their priestly vows.


WHAT: Monthly Diocesan Men’s Faith-Sharing Night: Bishop Barron’s Series on the Saints, The Pivotal Players- St. Catherine of Siena
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
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 unable to come on a particular Wednesday evening, all are welcome to attend on other evenings. These monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month through April, 2017. No prior registration is needed.

WHAT: “Easter through the Eyes of the Holy Land” Workshop with Father Josè Maria Cabrera
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Father Josè Maria Cabrera, pastor of All Saints Parish, Bay City, will give a workshop about Easter through the lens of Holy Land archaeology and Father Josè’s experiences and photos from his time in the Holy Land. There will also be time for prayer and scripture. The cost to attend the event is $5. More information is available by contacting the Office of Hispanic Ministry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 989.797.6646. The deadline to register is April 12.

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