Below are glimpses into the experiences of a few individuals from the Diocese of Saginaw who journeyed to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia earlier this week.
Photo taken by Bishop Cistone using his camera phone at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., where Pope Francis prayed with nearly 300 U.S. Bishops on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Bishop Cistone, sixth Bishop of Saginaw (right) with Archbishop Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis and fifth Bishop of Saginaw, at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 (Photo Courtesy of St. Louis Review)
Photo: Kevin Wojciechowski, seminarian for the Diocese of Saginaw attending St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., poses with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Washington D.C. area.
Kevin Wojciechowski, along with some of his classmates from the seminary, attended the Canonization Mass of Junipero Serra celebrated by Pope Francis.
"When you see so many people in the streets, it's just awesome that all these people are gathering as the Catholic Church to show we're still alive and still thriving," he said.
Terri Grierson, director of the Office of Christian Service, along with a group of 22 pilgrims from the Diocese of Saginaw, is participating in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Held every three years in locations throughout the world, this year’s theme is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.