Diocese Still Accepting Applications for Mission Grants; Mission Mass with Bishop set for March 30
WHAT: Diocese to provide grants to support local and international mission work.
WHEN: Deadline to apply for mission grants is this Friday, March 14.
WHERE: Information about grant application forms may be found below.
WHAT: Special Mission Mass will be celebrated.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30.
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., in Saginaw.
SAGINAW — The Diocese of Saginaw will once again offer grants to area Catholics who are participating in local and distant mission work. The diocese is able to provide the grants because of the generosity of faithful who, over the years, have provided funds to assist individuals and parish groups in their mission-related efforts. The mission grant application form may be found by clicking here.
“The work that the grant recipients have done has varied widely over the years,” said Terri Grierson, director of the Office of Christian Service for the Diocese of Saginaw. “Some have helped rebuild homes in Saginaw or helped with local vacation bible schools for children. Others have worked with the poor in Zambia, the Dominican Republic and more. For many years, we helped support a dentist who performed free procedures for the poor in Mexico. We give these grants to people of all ages, from high school- aged to retirement-aged.”
At the end of this month, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate a special Mission Mass for all individuals and groups who are participating in mission work this year. A mission cross and blessing will be given to young people and adults who will be serving locally, in other regions of the United States and also around the world. The Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw.
More information about the mission grants or the upcoming Mission Mass is available by contacting Veronica Strudgeon at 989-797-6646 or