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Bishop Gruss and local faithful traveling to first National Eucharistic Congress since 1941
On Wednesday, July 17, local faithful will travel to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis where they will join more than 50,000 Catholics from across the country. Bishop Gruss' schedule for NEC announced.
Diocesan News
Witness God's faithfulness and love through the Sacrament of Marriage
In July, we celebrate the wedding anniversaries of couples within our Diocese, and thank them for their witness of faith, hope, and love to a world in need of seeing covenant marriage honored with God.
Diocesan Events
World-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima will be visiting parishes across the Diocese of Saginaw this July
The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima will be visiting parishes across the Diocese of Saginaw this July, with the blessing of Bishop Robert D. Gruss. The statue is recognized as a primary way the message of Our Lady of Fatima – a Church-approved 1917 apparition of Mary in Portugal – is spread throughout the world. Click here to see schedule.
Diocesan News
2024 Election Year Guidelines for Catholic Parishes and Organizations
Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) strongly encourages Catholics to register to vote, become informed on key issues, and participate in elections. The Church does not engage with partisan politics nor does it support or oppose partisan candidates. Rather, the Church and Catholic organizations are allowed and encouraged to discuss issues consistent with Catholic social doctrine.
Great Lakes Bay Catholic
Journeying with Purpose
Relational ministry at the heart of Confirmation preparation. Young adults who leave the Catholic Church stop identifying as Catholic around age 13, studies show. It’s an age when youth are grappling with the big questions in life: Is God real? Does he care? Why do bad things happen? Why does religion matter?
Great Lakes Bay Catholic
The Power of Confirmation
One of the things that I have missed most these past few years is celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with our young people. It has always been an important part of my episcopal ministry. Over the years, I have discovered that the most suitable age for this sacrament has been before the young people start getting involved in all the activities of high school.

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