On Saturday, March 20, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, celebrated a "Feed the Fire" Mass for the Palm Sunday Vigil at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Midland. Bishop Cistone also celebrated Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption on Sunday, March 20 in Saginaw.
Photos of the "Feed the Fire" Mass can be found here.
Photos of the Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral can be found here.
Bishop Cistone celebrates Feed the Fire Masses to bring together youth from around the diocese. These Masses are planned for youth and their families and include upbeat praise and worship music.
The next Feed the Fire Mass will be Saturday, April 23, at 4 p.m. at St. Dominic Parish, St. Stephen Church, 1310 Malzahn St. in Saginaw. All are invited to attend this Mass, and there is no registration needed for this free event, though large groups are encouraged to register. Following Mass, those in attendance have an opportunity to share dinner with Bishop Cistone, and there is additional time for prayer.
Palm Sunday marks Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem before His Passion, when the Jews welcomed Him by placing palm branches along His path and singing "Hosanna!" Catholics recognize this day with a procession holding palms and singing praise.
Bishop Cistone will celebrate the following Holy Week liturgies at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption:
Holy Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
Good Friday, March 25, 1 p.m.
Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass, March 26, 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m.