Bishop Cistone Encourages Catholic School Students to ‘Be the Difference’

Monday, 26 September 2016 07:20

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SAGINAW — The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, began his fall tour of the diocese’s Catholic schools, celebrating Masses with the students, teachers, parents and grandparents. He began by thanking all those who generously support Catholic schools, and asked for God’s blessing on the year ahead. In his homily message to the young people, Bishop Cistone encouraged them to, “Be the difference” in their schools, communities and world.

“We are all called to be like Jesus in making a difference,” Bishop Cistone said. “You should do this because it will make you feel good and because our world needs your help, but most importantly because God wants us to reach out and care for one another.”

The bishop celebrated Masses this week with elementary, middle and high school students at All Saints Central in Bay City and Nouvel Catholic Central in Saginaw, as well as elementary and middle school students at St. Elizabeth Area Catholic School in Reese. He looks forward to celebrating Masses with the following school communities:


• Our Lady of Lake Huron School, Harbor Beach, Mass at 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 26
• St. Brigid of Kildare School, Midland, Mass at 10:30 a.m., Tues., Sept. 27
• Blessed Sacrament School, Midland, Mass at 1 p.m., Tues., Sept. 27
• St. Joseph the Worker, Beal City, Mass at 10 a.m., Wed., Sept. 28
• Sacred Heart Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Mass at 1 p.m., Wed., Sept. 28
• St. Mary School, Alma, Mass at 1 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 29
• St. Michael School, Pinconning, Mass at 10 a.m., Fri., Sept. 30
• Auburn Area Catholic School, Auburn, Mass at 9 a.m., Tues., Oct. 4

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw is home to 13 Catholic schools. School leaders, teachers and staff are committed to excellence in faith formation, academics, athletics, the arts and community service. The legacy of Catholic school education in Saginaw began in 1868. For information about Catholic school education or to schedule a school tour, click here.

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