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The Preparation of the Gifts: It’s not intermission
The two main parts of the Mass are the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The first part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist is the preparation of the gifts, sometimes referred to as the presentation of the gifts or the offertory.
Diocesan News
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
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
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!
Great Lakes Bay Catholic
Embracing the heart of Jesus through prison and jail ministry
When Irv Potts began in the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw’s Lay Minister program, he did not know or really think about what would come about as a result of the four-year formation experience. But Irv listened to the suggestions of the lay ministry director and instructors and started visiting inmates at the Saginaw County jail. After 15 years at the local level, he expanded his ministry.

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