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Divine Mercy Celebration- Nativity of the Lord Parish

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Nativity of the Lord Parish will be holding a celebration that includes a consecration to Divine Mercy based on Fr. Michael Gaitley's book, 33 Days to Merciful Love. The book would be read as a self-study over 33 days, beginning on March 26.

This study is primarily geared for adults, though young adults and teens have also garnered great fruit from it. All interested persons within the Diocese of Saginaw are invited to join us for the celebration on April 28 (consecration is optional).

Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration- St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Ithaca

Please come to our Divine Mercy Celebration, Sun., April 28, at St. Paul the Apostle, 121 Union St., Ithaca, MI.  From 2:00-4:00, there will be Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, readings from St. Faustina’s Diary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and music.  At 4:00, we will enjoy fellowship with a potluck meal.  

An Evening of Enrichment for Spiritual Directors

Mary Schaffner, Associate Director of Spirituality Ministries of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in
Indianapolis, is returning to the Diocese of Saginaw to offer another evening of enrichment for spiritual
directors. She will not only share insights from her training at Creighton University (where she received a
Graduate Certificate of Spiritual Direction and Silent Directed Retreats from Creighton’s Christian
Spirituality Program), but she will also draw from her own rich experience as a spiritual director.

The New Evangelization Summit

This annual conference brings together speakers who are leaders in evangelization to provide inspiration,
encouragement, practical wisdom, and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. The Summit
will again be held in Ottawa, Canada and live-streamed via the internet to host sites across North America,
including St. John Vianney Parish 6400 McCarty Rd., Saginaw MI 48603 and Holy Family Parish - St. Elizabeth Hall, 6785 W. Marlette, Marlette MI 48453 

An Evening of Reflection for Befrienders and Pastoral Care Ministers

All pastoral care ministers, grief facilitators, Befrienders and all those that visit the sick and homebound are
welcome to join in an evening of prayer/reflection to affirm individual gifts and enhance these vital

To download flyer click HERE

To register: call 989.797.6646

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Day of Grace and Gratitude

Plan to join your formation and youth ministry colleagues for a day of prayer, fun and reflection.  Our presenter will be Patty Chase, Regional Coordinator for the Office of Catechetics of the Archdiocese of Detroit.  It is FREE to parish faith formation and youth ministry leaders.  Lunch will be sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor.

Encountering Mary: A Virtual Pilgrimage to Fatima

May is the month of Mary – a perfect time to join Father Bill Rutkowski in an exploration of Marian
spirituality as he leads participants through a virtual pilgrimage of Fatima. Fr. Rutkowski is the Vicar
General of the Diocese of Saginaw and serves as sacramental minister at St. John Vianney Parish in

Cost: $11 without lunch; $21 with lunch.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Pastoral Care 102 Workshop: "End of Life Care & Support"

Caring for individuals at the end of their lives requires a special understanding of needs, grieving and loss
as well as the unique concerns of the family. Pastoral Care 102 is the second workshop in the series of
Pastoral Care Training and will focus on providing spiritual care to the dying, a deeper understanding of
caregiver self-care and of hospice and palliative care. A certificate of completion will be given to all those
attending. All those who visit the sick, elderly and homebound are encouraged to attend.