Lay Catholics to be Commissioned by Bishop Cistone

Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:51

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*the photo above was taken during the 2013 Commissioning Mass

Lay Catholics to be Commissioned by Bishop Cistone at Mass this Weekend

WHAT: Mass for the Commissioning of Participants of the Lay Ministry Program
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw

SAGINAW —The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will commission 16 new members of the Lay Ministry Program on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. The Lay Ministry Program offers deep spiritual, theological and pastoral formation for lay people so that they may be even more effective in carrying out the lay apostolate and evangelization. Lay ministry formation involves four years of learning, spiritual formation and pastoral practice before each candidate is commissioned by the bishop for parish-based lay ministry or missioned by the bishop as a “Christian in the World.” The newly-commissioned lay ministers will join more than 350 other lay ministers actively involved in service across the Diocese of Saginaw. Below is a list of those being commissioned at Mass on Sept. 14:

 

• Thomas Collins from Nativity of the Lord Parish, Alma/St. Louis
• James Combs from St. Athanasius Parish, Harrison
• Margaret Lapham from Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Mount Pleasant
• Constance Lynch from St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Beal City
• Alex Malocha from Holy Family Parish, Saginaw
• Deborah McGraw from Our Lady of Grace Parish, Sanford
• Cheryl Morand from All Saints Parish, Bay City
• Kathy Ranck from Our Lady of Grace Parish, Sanford
• Catherine Richard from Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland
• Mary Roth from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Bay City
• Cindy Sisson from Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Saginaw
• Dale Sisson from Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Saginaw
• Ulrike Smith from St. Stephen Parish, Saginaw
• Mary Beth Stuart from Our Lady of Grace Parish, Sanford
• Michael Thomas from Our Lady of Grace Parish, Sanford

Mary Sue Plachta will be missioned at the Mass and sent forth to live out her ministry “in the world” rather than in a parish setting. She is a member of Our Lady of Grace in Sanford. Several Lay Ministers will be re-commissioned at the Mass, which means that each will make a new multi-year commitment with his or her respective, sponsoring parish. Those interested in learning more about the Lay Ministry Program may call 989-797-6609.

 
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