Memorial Day Masses and Mass for Freedom Among Upcoming Faith Offerings
SAGINAW — Below are some of the upcoming events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw. Parishes are invited to include these events in their parish bulletins.
WHAT: Memorial Day Mass with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25
WHERE: St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 805 Ridge Rd., Bay City
All are welcome to join the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, for Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Memorial Day. It is recommended that those attending bring chairs for themselves.
WHAT: Memorial Day Masses at Cemeteries
WHEN: Monday, May 25 at Times Listed Below
WHERE: Cemeteries Listed Below
10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 3440 South Washington Ave., Saginaw
10 a.m. at St. Andrew Cemetery, 381 St. Andrews Rd., Saginaw
8:30 a.m. at New Calvary Cemetery, 2743 East Bombay Rd., Midland
9:45 a.m. at St. Anne Cemetery, 1673 East Linwood Rd., Linwood
In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be moved to Prince of Peace Parish, St. Anne Church, 315 W. Center St., Linwood
10 a.m. at St. Valentine Cemetery, 999 S. Nine Mile Rd., Kawkawlin
In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be moved to Prince of Peace Parish, St. Valentine Church, also at 999 S. Nine Mile Rd., Kawkawlin
9 a.m. at Saint Joseph the Worker Cemetery, 2163 N. Winn Rd., Mount Pleasant
In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be moved to the Church at 2163 N. Winn Rd., Beal City
9 a.m. at St. Michael Cemetery, 2464 E. Pinconning Rd., Pinconning
WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Caro
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4
WHERE: St. Christopher Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 140 Atwood St., Caro
Since January 2012, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has traveled to different churches in the diocese to lead Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament. The faithful are invited to join him in praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we strive to do God’s will in our local Church.
WHAT: Youth Encounter Service
WHEN: Sunday, June 14 to Friday, June 19
Youth Encounter Service (Y.E. S.) is a weeklong service outreach program sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw. The program allows high school students to learn about and fight poverty through the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching. Y.E.S. participants will spend part of the week mowing lawns, trimming bushes and painting. In addition, they will volunteer at various outreach organizations in the community. Evening activities include guest speakers, prayer and reflection on the experiences of the day. Those who have further questions, or would like to register, may contact Pat Preston at 989-797-6654.
WHAT: Priests’ Jubilee Mass
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Monday, June 15
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
On Monday, June 15, faithful will gather to honor the priests of the diocese. Those marking 40-year anniversaries of priesthood include the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, Rev. Robert Byrne, Rev. Robert Gohm and Rev. Loren Kalinowski. The faithful will be joined by many other priests from throughout the Diocese of Saginaw. All are welcome.
WHAT: Pilgrimage to Basilicas, Cathedrals and National Shrines in Canada with Father Marcel Portelli
WHEN: Sunday, June 21 to Friday, June 26
WHERE: Quebec City, Montreal, and Toronto
All are welcome to join a pilgrimage with Father Marcel Portelli which will include visits to basilicas, cathedrals and national shrines in Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. Transportation and lodging are included in the cost, which ranges from $445 to $780 depending on occupancy type. Those interested may contact Michael Semaan at 248-250-6005 (www.prayerpilgrimages.com) for reservations, departure and return times, or more information.
WHAT: Mass for Freedom with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30
WHERE: Holy Family Church, 1525 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw
This Mass with the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, is part of the Fortnight for Freedom, which takes place from June 21 to July 4- a time when the liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power. These martyrs include St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul and the first martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the “freedom to bear witness” to the truth of the Gospel.