Bishop Cistone with Youth from the Diocese of Saginaw at the March for Life in 2012
Youth and Young Adult Gatherings, Holy Hour and Commemorative Masses Among Upcoming Faith Offerings
SAGINAW — Below are some of the upcoming events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw
WHAT: Leading Like Jesus Workshop
WHEN: From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Dr. Owen Phelps, Director of the Catholic International Leadership Institute, will present a Leading Like Jesus Workshop. This event is free and lunch will be provided. To register, please contact Veronica Strudgeon at (989) 797-6646,
. Registration is also available at saginaw.org.
WHAT: Mass Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Cardinal James Hickey
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24
WHERE: St. Brigid of Kildare Church, 207 Ashman St., Midland
His Eminence James A. Hickey served as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw from 1967 to 1969. He grew up attending St. Brigid of Kildare parish and school in Midland. Before being appointed as archbishop of Washington, D.C., he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Saginaw in 1946. Pope Saint John Paul II elevated him to the College of Cardinals in 1988.
WHAT: Feed the Fire Mass with Bishop Cistone in Cass City
WHEN: 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25
WHERE: Our Lady Consolata Parish, St. Pancratius Church, 4292 Seeger St., Cass City
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. Following Mass, those in attendance have an opportunity to share dinner with Bishop Cistone, and there is additional time for prayer.
WHAT: Fall Bazaar at Saint John Paul II Parish, Carrollton
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25
WHERE: Former St. Josaphat’s Education Center at 3005 Harrison St., Carrollton
The Fall Bazaar will include a Mexican luncheon, raffle, and bake sale. The parish is currently seeking exhibitors and will accept all arts, crafts, and antiques. No baked-goods, please, candy is permitted. No store-bought merchandise please, hand-made crafts only. Ten-foot spaces with or without a table are available. More information is available by contacting Chris Titsworth at 989-385-0611 or 989-754-7693.
WHAT: Annual Lay Ministry Meeting
WHEN: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Lay ministers and lay ministry candidates will gather with the diocese’s coordinator of lay ministry, Kellie Deming, for their annual meeting. 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. Those interested in learning more about the Lay Ministry Program may call 989-797-6609.
WHAT: Mass Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Bishop Francis F. Reh
WHEN: Noon on Friday, Nov. 14
WHERE: Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw
The Most Rev. Francis Reh served as bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw from 1968 to 1980. As the implementer of the first round of reforms of the Second Vatican Council, Bishop Reh led the diocese through a time of significant transition. In addition, he is credited with establishing the diocese’s lay formation program, which was unique at that time in the United States.
WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Zilwaukee
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19
WHERE: St. John Paul II Parish, St. Matthew Church, 511 W. Cornell St., Zilwaukee
Since January 2012, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has led a Holy Hour each month in parishes across the diocese. Bishop Cistone initiated the Holy Hours to prayerfully support the work of Planning Tomorrow’s Parishes, a grassroots planning process that aims to enhance the vibrancy of future parish life.
WHAT: Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
WHEN: Nov. 21 to 23
Rachel's Vineyard Ministries helps to rebuild hearts that have been broken by abortion. Through weekend retreats, women and men can find a supportive, non-judgmental environment to work through painful post-abortive emotions. Abortion Alternatives Information is a local facilitator for Rachel's Vineyard, helping to connect people with the support they need to heal and find hope for the future. The retreats and registration are strictly private. All inquiries will be answered confidentially. For additional information or to register, call Sandy at 989-754-0091.
WHAT: New Young Adult Group Meeting Regularly
WHEN: Meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month
WHERE: St. Stanislaus School Building (red-colored brick building), 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City
This new group, called St. Joseph the Worker Young Adults Ministries, offers an opportunity to grow closer to Christ and build friendships with fellow young adults (ages 18-35). Meetings include games, fellowship, bible studies, discussions, prayer, and food. All are welcome including surrounding communities. Those with questions may contact: Laura Budd: (989) 980-9415 or Justin Wilbert: (989) 351-0743.
WHAT: Young Adult Group Meeting Regularly in Mount Pleasant
WHEN: Meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays (when CMU is in session)
WHERE: St. Mary University Parish, 1405 S. Washington St., Mount Pleasant
Promotional materials for the group (named Corpus Christi) state, “Faith needs fellowship, formation, and food. We like to deliver them through prayer, relevant talks about the faith and culture, and a home-cooked meal…Every Thursday night join us for an ongoing series of presentations. Your priest, professionals and peers all step up to the microphone to deliver compelling and current talks about faith and life.” The group is open to adults aged 18-29. More information is available by emailing Casey Truelove at
WHAT: March For Life Registration Now Open
WHEN: March takes place from Jan. 21 to 24, 2015
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
A group from Saginaw will travel by bus to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of the 55 million babies who have been aborted since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, will be travelling with the group. The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Registration forms are online at www.saginaw.org. The cost is $250. The group will celebrate Mass on the morning of Jan. 21 before departing for Washington, D.C. The Mass will take place at 8 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church at 1035 N. River Rd. in Saginaw. All are welcome at this Mass. More information is available by contacting local parish formation staff or by calling Sandy at 989-754-0091 or Mark at 989-797-6639.
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