Tenth Annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic Among Upcoming Faith Offerings

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Tenth Annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic and Concert Featuring Diocesan Priests 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: Registration Remains Open for Trip to World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 20 to Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pa.
Registration is open to those interested in joining the group from the Diocese of Saginaw travelling to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia from Sept. 20 to Sept. 28. The trip includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Saginaw to Philadelphia, hotel accommodations, registration to attend the World Meeting of Families Congress, the Papal Mass with Pope Francis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, time for sightseeing and much more. Visit www.saginaw.org for details.

WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Cass City

WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10

WHERE: Our Lady Consolata Parish, St. Pancratius Church, 4292 Seeger St., Cass City
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. 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: Tony Alonso, Diocesan Priests, Steve Petrunak, and Holy Spirit Choir in Concert
WHEN: 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11
WHERE: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 North River Rd., Saginaw
All are invited to a concert featuring Tony Alonso, more than 12 singing priests from the Diocese of Saginaw, Steve Petrunak and the Holy Spirit Parish Choir. Tony Alonso is one of the most prominent voices in contemporary liturgical music today. He’ll be joined by the talented priests of the Diocese of Saginaw as well as Steve Petrunak, director of music at St. Blase Parish in Sterling Heights, Mich. and the gifted voices of the Holy Spirit choir. Cost for the concert is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are $5. For further information, please contact Laura Bush at 989.781.2457 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WHAT: Misa Hispana (Hispanic Mass) with Bishop Cistone
WHEN: 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12
WHERE: The Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will celebrate the third annual Misa Hispana. All are invited to attend this celebration of the Eucharist and honor the rich traditions of the Hispanic Community. The Mass will be in Spanish with the homily in English. Immediately after the Mass, all are invited to a reception which will include a reflection to honor Blessed Óscar Romero, martyred Archbishop of San Salvador. For more information, please call Veronica Strudgeon at 989.797.6646.

 

WHAT: Workshop on the Psalms by Tony Alonso
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12
WHERE: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 North River Rd., Saginaw
Holy Spirit Parish, Shields, and the Office of Liturgy of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw are hosting a Workshop on the Psalms by Tony Alonso. The outline of the workshop includes: a theology of the psalms, a sampling of various psalm settings with special emphasis on the psalms for the Advent/Christmas and the Lenten/Easter Seasons, along with a suggested approach for the Psalmist’s preparation for liturgy. Tony received an invitation to compose the musical setting of the Responsorial Psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis will celebrate in the United States. The bilingual setting of Psalm 96, "Cuenten las Maravillas del Señor / Proclaim to All the Nations” will be sung at the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. next month. Cost for the Workshop on the Psalms is $15. After Sept. 7, the cost will be $20. Tony will also sing and play the piano at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Sept. 12. For further information, please contact Laura Bush at 989.781.2457 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WHAT: Lay Ministry Commissioning and Renewal Mass
WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will preside at the Commissioning and Renewal Liturgy. All are welcome. 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 him as a “Christian in the World.” Those interested in learning more about the Lay Ministry Program may call 989-797-6609.

WHAT: 10th Annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic and Dinner for Seminarian Education
WHEN: Golf Classic- Morning and Afternoon Tee Times on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (Details at saginaw.org)
WHEN: Dinner- Reception and Silent Auction- 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17
WHERE: Golf Classic takes place at Swan Valley Golf Course, 9521 Highland Green Dr., Saginaw
WHERE: Dinner Banquet and Silent Auction takes place in Curtiss Hall at Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Rd., University Center

The tenth annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic to raise funds for seminarian education tees off on Sept. 16 with morning and afternoon golf scrambles at the Swan Valley Golf Course in Saginaw. In addition to game prizes, golf tournament awards will be given to flight winners, the top Knights of Columbus team and the top co-ed team. The annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic continues on the evening of Sept.17 with the Dinner Banquet & Silent Auction in Curtiss Hall on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.

WHAT: Monthly Catholic Men’s Fellowship
WHEN: Sacrament of Reconciliation at 5:30 p.m. followed by Mass and a Presentation; Concludes by 9 p.m.
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Men from around the diocese are invited to gather once a month at the Center for Ministry for worship, prayer, education, discussion, and fellowship. The themes for the 2015-2016 gatherings are:
Sept.16- Virtues of a Catholic Marriage
Oct. 21- Evangelization and the Family
Nov. 18- Having an Attitude of Gratitude
December- No seminar
Jan. 20- Does the Lord Call us to be Liberal or Conservative? (Yes, No, Both, Neither.)
Feb. 17- Mercy and Reconciliation
March 12- Annual Catholic Men’s Conference (site to be determined)
April 20- The Mercy of Jesus in Sacred Scripture
May 18- Mass and potluck picnic for all who attend the men’s and women’s fellowship, and their
families (site to be determined), For information: Visit www.thecatholicmen.com

WHAT: Jesus: Priest, Prophet, King with Dr. Dan and LeAnne Osborn
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
You are warmly invited to spend a morning drawing closer to the Person of Jesus Christ. The Osborns will facilitate discussion and processing of Fr. Robert Barron’s remarkable DVD series, “Jesus: Priest, Prophet, King.” This is also a wonderful opportunity to deepen our appreciation of our baptismal call. LeAnne Osborn holds a Master’s degree in theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Dr. Dan Osborn serves as Director of the Center for Ministry. Cost is $15 without lunch or $25 with lunch. To register, see the online brochure at www.saginaw.org or call 989.797.6607

WHAT: The Mission of Catechesis and the Basics for Catechist Certification (Daytime Session)
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19
WHERE: Center for Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
This workshop offers opportunities to grow as disciples of Jesus and to focus on how to help young disciples do the same. In the morning, we will pray together and explore Jesus’ missionary mandate and what it means for us today as catechists in the parishes and Catholic schools of the Diocese of Saginaw. For those who need Basic Catechist Certification or would like a refresher, the afternoon extension covers some of the basics of being a catechist and explores the resources and techniques available to help launch you into this new adventure with Jesus and his young disciples. (Full day attendance is required for Basic Catechist Certification.) More information is available at the following link: http://www.saginaw.org/images/stories/PDFs/catechesis/Registration_Brochure-September19.pdf

WHAT: The Mission of Catechesis and the Basics for Catechist Certification (Evening Sessions)
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 30
WHERE: Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Agnes Church, 2500 N. West River Rd., Sanford
As a two-part workshop, these sessions offer opportunities to grow as disciples of Jesus and to focus on how to help young disciples do the same. In the first session, we will pray together and explore Jesus’ missionary mandate and what it means for us today as catechists in the parishes and Catholic schools of the Diocese of Saginaw. For those who need Basic Catechist Certification or would like a refresher, the second session covers some of the basics of being a catechist and explores the resources and techniques available to help launch you into this new adventure with Jesus and his young disciples. (Attendance at both evenings are required for Basic Catechist Certification.) More information is available at the following link:
http://www.saginaw.org/images/stories/PDFs/catechesis/Registration-Brochure-Sanford-fill.pdf

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