Funeral Mass on Friday for Father Robert W. Shine

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 16:31

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altFuneral Mass on Friday for Father Robert W. Shine

SAGINAW- The Rev. Robert W. Shine, 84, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Bad Axe, Mich. Father Shine was born on Sept. 15, 1929 in Bad Axe. He received his elementary education at Port Crescent School and his secondary education in Kinde and Bad Axe public schools.

Father Shine attended college at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and continued his priestly formation at St. John’s Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Mich. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 1955 by the Most Rev. Stephen S. Woznicki, the second Bishop of Saginaw.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated...


 at St. Michael Church, 8661 Independence St., Port Austin, Mich. at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. The Rev. William Rutkowski, Vicar General, will preside.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 9, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Michael Church, where Father Shine will lie in state. A Vigil for the Deceased will begin at 7 p.m. and the Rev. Ronald Wagner will preside.

During his priesthood, Father Shine served as an assistant pastor at St. James, Whittemore; Our Lady of the Visitation, Bay City; and St. Andrew, Saginaw. He was an associate pastor at St. Christopher, Bridgeport and St. Stephen in Saginaw. He was pastor of St. Philip Neri, Coleman; St. Joseph, West Branch; St. Vincent de Paul, Shepherd; St. Patrick, Croswell; St. John the Evangelist, Peck; St. Michael, Port Austin; and St. Mary, Albee.

Throughout the years of his ministry, Father Shine also served as a teacher at Mercy College in Detroit and was chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Mount Clemens. He was granted senior priest status in 2004.

Additional information related to the Funeral Mass or visitation may be provided by Knoblock Funeral Home at 989.874.4022.

Information related to the Funeral Mass or visitation may be directed to Knoblock Funeral Home at 989.874.4022.


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