Memorial Day Masses and Eucharistic Procession among Upcoming Faith Offerings

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Memorial Day Masses, Eucharistic Procession, and Youth Service Opportunity among Upcoming Faith Offerings

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

WHAT: Eucharistic Procession, Sacred Heart, Gladwin
WHEN: After the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 29, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
WHERE: Sacred Heart Church, 330 N. Silverleaf St., Gladwin
All are welcome to take part in a Eucharistic Procession through Main St. in Gladwin. The Eucharist will be carried to four different stations in Gladwin representing the four corners of the Earth. There will be scripture and prayer at each station and each of the stations will be created by various groups from Sacred Heart Parish and St. Athanasius Parish such as the youth group and RCIA group. More information is available by calling 989.426.7154.

WHAT: Memorial Day Masses at Catholic Cemeteries
WHEN: Monday, May 30 at Times Listed Below
WHERE: Cemeteries Listed Below

Kawkawlin - 10 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery (Mass with Bishop Cistone), 2977 Old Kawkawlin Rd.
Bay City - 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, 2000 Columbus Ave.
In case of inclement weather, Mass will be moved to St. Patrick Cemetery Chapel
Kawkawlin - 11 a.m. at St. Valentine Cemetery, 999 S. Nine Mile Rd.
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
Linwood - 9 a.m. at St. Anne Cemetery, 1673 East Linwood Rd.
In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be moved to Prince of Peace Parish, St. Anne Church, 315 W. Center St., Linwood
Midland - 8:30 a.m. at New Calvary Cemetery, 2743 East Bombay Rd.
Pinconning - 9 a.m. at St. Michael/St. Agnes Cemetery, 2464 E. Pinconning Rd.
Pinconning- 2 p.m. Prayer Service at St. Mary Church at Nine Mile, 739 W. Cody-Estey Rd.
Reese - 9 St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Block Rd.
In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be moved to St. Elizabeth Church
Saginaw - 10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 3440 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw - 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Cemetery, 381 St. Andrews Rd.

WHAT: Masses Celebrated at Sacred Heart Churches throughout Diocese
WHEN: Various Times Friday, June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
WHERE: Seven Designated Sacred Heart Church Locations throughout the Diocese and the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption
On Friday, June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Masses will be celebrated at the seven designated Sacred Heart Church locations throughout the diocese. In addition, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. All are welcome at these Masses, which are part of the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy in the Diocese of Saginaw. There is a designated Holy Door at the churches listed below and those attending Mass will have an opportunity to pass through the Holy Door, thus expressing their willingness to “enter” into the mercy and love of God.. The Mass times are listed below along with addresses. The Jubilee of Mercy concludes on Nov. 20, 2016. More information about the Jubilee of Mercy may be found at

Saginaw - Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave. at noon (Bishop Cistone will preside)
Bad Axe - Sacred Heart Church, St. Hubert Parish, 311 Whitelam 9 a.m.
Birch Run - Sacred Heart Church, Ss. Francis & Clare Parish, 12157 Church St. at 5:30 p.m.

Caro - Sacred Heart Church, St. Christopher Parish, 140 Atwood St. at noon

Gladwin - Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Parish, 300 N. Silverleaf St. at 11 a.m.
Kawkawlin - Sacred Heart Church, Prince of Peace Parish, 2510 S. Fraser Rd. at 9 a.m.
Merrill - Sacred Heart Church, St. John XXIII Parish, 445 S. Midland St. at 8:30 a.m.
Mount Pleasant - Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church, 302 S. Kinney Blvd. at 8 a.m.


WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Port Austin
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7
WHERE: Annunciation of the Lord Parish, St. Michael Church, 8650 Independence St., Port Austin
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: Live Performance of “The Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati” With Special Appearance by Father Nate Harburg
WHEN: 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12
WHERE: The Strand Theater, 217 E. Superior St., Alma
The Detroit area “Shady Characters” will present the story of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who was beatified by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1990. In spite of a less than perfect home life, this student, jokester, political activist, servant of the poor and mountain climber lived a life of amazing heroism. Come laugh, cry and be touched by this true story. There will be a special guest appearance by Father Nate Harburg, parochial administrator of Nativity of the Lord Parish, Alma. Free will offerings will be accepted. Details are available at or by calling Nativity of the Lord Parish at 989.463.5370.

WHAT: Priests’ Jubilee Mass
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Monday, June 20
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
On Monday, June 20, faithful will gather to honor the priests of the diocese. Eleven diocesan priests will be recognized for their years of priestly ministry throughout the Diocese of Saginaw. Celebrating significant anniversaries are: Rev. John Thome, who was ordained 70 years ago; Rev. Ray Moeggenberg, Rev. Joe Schabel, Rev. Harry Sikorski and Rev. Stanley Surman, who were ordained 60 years ago; Rev. Don Henkes who was ordained 50 years ago; Rev. Todd Arnberg, Rev. Charlie Hammond, and Rev. Kevin Kerbawy who were ordained 40 years ago; Rev. John Mullett and Rev. Craig Carolan, who were ordained 25 years ago. The faithful will be joined by many other priests from throughout the Diocese of Saginaw. All are welcome.

WHAT: Youth Encounter Service
WHEN: Sunday, June 19 to Friday, June 24
WHERE: Saginaw
Youth Encounter Service (Y.E. S.) is a weeklong service outreach program sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw. The program provides for 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 989.797.6654. Registration forms are posted at The cost is $130 and includes meals and lodging for the week.

WHAT: “Garden Party” to Benefit Abortion Alternatives Information, Inc.
WHEN: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 26
WHERE: 760 Somerset Rd., Saginaw
All are welcome to a “Garden Party” to benefit Abortion Alternatives Information (AAI). The gathering will include entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple or family. Those with questions may contact Ruth at 989.754.0091. AAI was founded in faith in the Saginaw community in 1973 as a direct response to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. In the 40 years since abortion was legalized, AAI, a non-profit and volunteer organization, has worked to promote a culture of life by helping expectant mothers and fathers choose life and supporting them in practical ways.

WHAT: Mass for Freedom with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29
WHERE: Holy Family Church, 1525 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw
The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate Mass and lead a procession to Veterans Memorial Plaza as part of the Fortnight for Freedom. The ceremony at Veterans Memorial Plaza will be an opportunity to honor military men and women and their families for their selfless service to the United States. The Fortnight for Freedom, which takes place from June 21 to July 4 is 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 “Witnesses to Freedom.” All are welcome.

WHAT: High School Teen Leadership Challenge and Junior High School Discipleship Camps
WHEN: July 10-15
WHERE: YMCA Camp Timbers, West Branch, Mich.
Youth in junior high and high school are invited to spend a week learning about their faith with others from across the diocese. The youth in junior high focus on their growth as disciples of Jesus Christ through the lens of the sacrament of Confirmation. High school youth develop leadership skills and learn how to bring those skills back to their families, schools, and parishes. This experience takes place in a beautiful camp setting and includes activities such as horseback riding, tower climbing, ropes courses, swimming, biking, and much more. The cost is $300. Those interested may contact Pat Preston This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 989.797.6654

WHAT: Family Vocations Camp with Father Nate Harburg and the Sisters of Our Mother of Divine Grace
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, with Optional Overnight Stay Through Camps Connect
WHERE: CYO Girls' Campground 1564 N. Lakeshore Road, Port Sanilac.
The Sisters of Our Mother of Divine Grace in conjunction with Ave Maria Parish are offering a day of recreation, prayer, and learning. Activities will include swimming, music, a campfire, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Attendees are responsible for transportation to and from the camp. The cost is $10 per person and includes meals. Optional overnight stay can be arranged by contacting Carolyn with Camps Connect at 810.622.8744. Fees for overnight stay are the responsibility of the family. More information is available at 810.622.9904 x 3 and at

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