Holy Hours with Bishop Cistone Among Upcoming Faith Offerings

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Bishop Cistone kneels during Eucharistic Adoration at the MYE Faith youth event in 2013

SAGINAW — Below are some of the upcoming events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw. All are invited to participate.


WHAT: How to Lead a Vigil for the Deceased with Rev. James Bessert
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Father Jim Bessert, director of the Office of Liturgy, will lead a workshop on how to lead a vigil service. All who are involved or interested in this ministry are encouraged to take part. Participation via the internet is also available for this offering. Cost to attend in person is $35 (includes lunch). The cost to attend via the internet is a $50 group rate per parish or $15 per individual. To register, call 989.797.6607.

WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Beaver
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10
WHERE: Prince of Peace Parish, St. Valentine Church, 999 9 Mile Rd., Kawkawlin
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. During this Jubilee Year, the intention of each monthly Holy Hour will be for a deeper understanding and participation in the Mercy of God.

WHAT: Guadalupe: The Miracle & The Message
WHEN: Several Dates in November. See Below for Details
WHERE: Several Locations in Saginaw and Bay City. See Below for Details
Please join us for this film viewing and learn more about the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego. The film traces the history of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531 to the present. Featuring interviews with leading theologians, historians and experts on the scientific inquiries into the miraculous image — this gripping film explores both the inexplicable mysteries behind the image, and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world. A brief reflection will follow. Locations and times are listed below. 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 989.797.6655.

Viewing times
• Monday, Nov. 14 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, St. Anthony of Padua Church, 3680 S. Washington Rd., Saginaw
• Sunday, Nov. 20: Viewing will be after 10 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew Church, 612 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw
• Monday, Nov. 27, after the 12:30 p.m. Mass at All Saints Parish, St. Boniface Church, 500 N. Lincoln Ave., Bay City
• Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Church, 910 N. 6th Ave., Saginaw


WHAT: Monthly Diocesan Men’s Faith-Sharing Night: Bishop Barron’s Series on the Saints, The Pivotal Players- St. Thomas Aquinas
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16
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, except December. No prior registration is needed.

WHAT: “The Mystery of God” With Dr. Dan and LeAnne Osborn
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Who is God? What is God? Using Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD series, Dr. Dan Osborn and his wife, LeAnne Osborn, will lead an exploration into the The Mystery of God. LeAnne Osborn holds a degree in systematic theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Dr. Osborn serves as the Director of the Center for Ministry. For more information or to register, call 989.797.6607. The cost is $15 without lunch; $25 with lunch. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 9.

WHAT: Spanish Mass (Misa en Español)
WHEN: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27
WHERE: Blessed Trinity Church, 958 E. Tuscola St., Frankenmuth
All are invited to join the community of Blessed Trinity Parish at a Mass celebrated in Spanish by Father José María Cabrera, Vicar for Hispanic Ministry. The Mass will be followed by a potluck dinner. For more information, contact the Office of Hispanic Ministry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 989.797.6655.

 

WHAT: “The Hot Buttons” With Dr. Dan Osborn, Peg McEvoy and Dr. Toby Long
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
All are welcome for this lively exploration of topics that deeply impact the ability of Catholics to live and share their faith in 21st century American culture. Subjects to be discussed will include: “Faith and Science,” “Conservative Catholics vs. Liberal Catholics,” and “The True Meaning of Evangelization.” Time will also be devoted to several Church teachings that some Catholics struggle with, such as contraception, the male priesthood, and the traditional definition of marriage, among others. For more information or to register, call 989.797.6607. The cost is $35 and includes lunch. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 22.

WHAT: Novenas and Masses to Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 4 to Monday, Dec. 12
WHERE: Parishes Throughout the Diocese
Several parishes throughout the diocese will host special Masses and/or novenas to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Schedules vary from parish to parish and include the following: St. Joseph Parish, Saginaw; St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Saginaw; All Saints Parish, Bay City; Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Bay City; Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw and St. John Paul II Parish, Carrollton. Those with questions may contact Sabrina Costilla at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 989.797.6655. Daily prayers and reflections will be posted on the Office of Hispanic Ministry's Facebook page.

WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Bay City
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6
WHERE: Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City
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. 

WHAT: Catholic Women’s Fellowship
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7
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 Lori Becker, respect life coordinator of the Diocese of Saginaw. For more information, visit: www.womensfellowship.org.

A print friendly version of this information may be found here. 

 
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