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Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving from Bishop Gruss!
In 1621, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Massachusetts. Those Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom and opportunity in America, gave thanks to God for providing for their needs. Now over 400 years later, we gather to reflect on the many blessings we’ve been given in life, thanking the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who provides them all.
Diocesan News
A priest for more than 57 years, Father Don Henkes’ funeral Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 28
Father Donald Edward Henkes, a priest of the Diocese of Saginaw, died on Nov. 21, 2023. He served generously as a priest for more than 57 years. Father Henkes was known for his ministry with youth whom he served for decades as a teacher and spiritual father.
Diocesan News
Catholic parishioners like you are making big differences in the lives of pregnant and parenting moms in their communities.
Walking with Moms in Need is a parish-based ministry that anyone can start. Its goal is to connect women who are pregnant or parenting in difficult circumstances with the resources they need. Each of us has unique gifts that we can use to help serve moms in our communities. Learn how you can bring Walking with Moms in Need to your parish!
Diocesan News
110 youth and adults from Diocese of Saginaw join over 10,000 young people at the National Catholic Youth Conference
110 students and adults from the Diocese of Saginaw have joined thousands of youth from across the country at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. NCYC is an exciting, three-day experience that offers an opportunity for young people to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship.
Diocesan News
St. Brigid’s Susie Hollingshead named Best K-12 Educator in MDN Readers Choice Awards
Kindergarten teacher Susie Hollingshead of St. Brigid Catholic School, Midland, was named Best K-12 Educator in the 2023 Midland Daily News Readers Choice Awards. With 30 years of education experience, Mrs. Hollingshead lives by the statement she tells parents during the annual kindergarten open house: “This is your child’s first year, and I want it to be exceptional.”
Great Lakes Bay Catholic
Fostering a Supportive Community for Moms in Need
Pregnancy can be a beautiful journey, but it also can be a frightening experience if a woman is facing a crisis pregnancy and may feel that abortion is the only solution. In this last year since the passing of Proposal 3, the confusion over healthcare for women has increased and can cause a decision to be made from desperation. As a church, it is vital that we understand the current specific needs

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