Overview of 2016-2017 Events

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Note: All events are at the diocesan Center for Ministry, 5800 Weiss St., Saginaw unless otherwise noted. Numerical dates are listed to the left of descriptions. Some event details are available on our calendar. Others will be posted at a later time. 

 

February 2017:

9 Youth Ministry/Faith Formation Regional Leaders’ Gathering, site TBD

11 Faith Formation Enrichment Opportunity on Catholicism and other Faith Traditions, John Schultz

15 Diocesan Men’s Faith-sharing Night: Bishop Barron’s DVD series on the Saints, “The Pivotal Players”

17-19 Weekend Scriptural Retreat: Rising above Divisions in the Church with Rev. Bill Taylor

25 Prepare Enrich Workshop

March 2017:

1 Ash Wednesday Mass with Bishop Cistone at noon, St. Andrew Church, Saginaw

4 Rite of election (evening), site TBD

5 Rite of election (afternoon), site TBD

15 Diocesan Men’s Faith-sharing Night: Bishop Barron’s DVD series on the Saints, “The Pivotal Players”

16 Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders’ Round Table Day

17 Vocation Day

25 Marriage Preparation Workshop

25 “Forming Faith through the Generations: A Morning for Grandparents,” Peg McEvoy and Mark

Graveline, St. John Vianney Parish, Saginaw

31 Lenten Retreat: “Living a Life of Love and Holiness,” Sr. Sarah Burdick, SGL (through April 2)

April 2017:

1-2 Lenten Retreat: “Living a Life of Love and Holiness,” Sr. Sarah Burdick, SGL (continued)

5 Women’s Fellowship

8 Faith Formation Enrichment Opportunity: “Spiritual Strength Finder,” Tom Conklin

11 Chrism Mass, 10:30 am, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Saginaw

19 Diocesan Men’s Faith-sharing Night: Bishop Barron’s DVD series on the Saints, “The Pivotal Players”

22 Morning Workshop: “Easter through the Eyes of the Holy Land,” Rev. José Cabrera

23 Mission Mass, 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church, Saginaw

28 Bishop’s Ball, Horizons Conference Center, Saginaw

29 Faith Formation Enrichment Opportunity: “Apocalyptic Literature,” Rev. Bill Taylor

30 Mystagogia Mass 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church, Saginaw

May 2017:

3 Afternoon RCIA workshop: The Rites of Acceptance and Welcome, Rev. Jim Bessert (live stream

participation available)

3 Women’s Fellowship

5 Eighth Grade Mass, 10:30 am, St. Agnes Church, Freeland

4 Evening Workshop for Spiritual Directors, Mary Schaffner

6 Marriage Enrichment Seminar, Tom Conklin and Linda Milco

10 Pastoral Care Training 101

Evening RCIA workshop: The Rites of Acceptance and Welcome, Rev. Jim Bessert (live stream

participation available)

12-13 New Evangelization Summit

17 Grace & Gratitude gathering for parish faith formation leaders and youth ministers

June 2017:

11 Permanent Deacon Ordination Mass (site TBD) & Reception (Center for Ministry)

17 Prepare Enrich Workshop

18-23 Y.E.S. (Youth Encounter Service), various sites

19 Priests’ Jubilee Mass, 4 p.m., Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption

August 2017:

19 Prepare Enrich Workshop

21 Evening Faith Formation Enrichment Opportunity: “The Great Basilicas of Rome,” Rev. José Cabrera

26 Marriage Enrichment Workshop

 

Vocations Holy Hour August 2016

Note: On August 10, 2016, there will be an evening of prayer and fellowship for young men who are open

to considering a call to the priesthood, along with their parents. Bishop Cistone, priests, and seminarians

will be taking part in this event, which is open to all young men (aged 12-30+) and their parents. The holy

hour at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by hors d'oeuvres and

dinner at the Center for Ministry at 6:15 p.m.

 

Contact Fr. Andy Booms, Office of Vocations to the Priesthood, with questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Registration is free but required: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel. 989.797.6654

 
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