VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.
Contact: Janet Fulgenzi
This is an opportunity to gather parish faith formation leaders and youth ministers from around the diocese
to share their best practices utilizing an informal round table presentation format. Participants will be able
to choose three presentations throughout the course of the event. Prayer, lunch and opportunities for
fellowship will all be included in the day.
Participants are welcome to join in the Diocesan staff Mass at 8:45 a.m.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2019
The Diocese of Saginaw hosts an annual Vocation Day for 10th grade students. The event helps teens learn more about what a vocation to priesthood, religious life, and holy matrimony is about, and how to begin a path of listening for God's call. 10th grade students from around the diocese participate in the day’s event, which is sponsored by the Vocations Office.
Cost: Free to all who attend (lunch provided)
Join Dr. Katherine Milco for a unique mini-retreat on how the spirituality of the martyrs can enrich our
daily lives as Christians. Dr. Katherine Milco is a native of Saginaw who graduated from Marquette
University with a triple major in Classical Languages, Theology, and Philosophy. She went on to receive
her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago after completing a dissertation on the great early martyrs, Saints
Perpetua and Felicity. She served as an Adjunct Instructor at Marquette from 2007 to 2017, and now teaches
This retreat day will give middle-schoolers (grades 6 – 8) the opportunity to experience Jesus in a special
way during Lent.
For more information, contact Mark Graveline at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989.797.6639
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A one-day workshop for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Topics include: marriage as a
sacrament, communication, conflict resolution, marital intimacy, family of origin, marital spirituality.
Workshop is conducted by a team of professionals and married couples.
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
All women and men are invited to this three-day retreat which will help us grow in intimacy with Christ
through an experience of music, art, literature, and the Saints. Jenny Klement is a Catholic recording artist
who has led retreats and performed her music throughout the United States. A singer and songwriter whose
music has been featured on national television, she has released two music CDs entitled "Reflection" and
"Grace is Falling." She is also the creator and founder of the Mother’s Prayer Companion. LeAnne Osborn
Catholic professionals are warmly invited to join Fr. Bert Gohm in exploring concrete ways to grow in our ability to forgive others and receive God's forgiveness. A hot breakfast will be served, and there will also be time for discussion and questions. Fr. Gohm is a senior priest of the Diocese of Saginaw, and currently serves as a sacramental minister at St. Agnes Parish in Freeland.
Registration Deadline: Thursday March 28, 2019
Men of the diocese are invited to attend the annual men's conference, featuring Father Don Calloway, a
dynamic national presenter, who is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate
Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Presented by the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Saginaw.
Cost: $25 for advance registration; $30 if paid at the door (lunch included); free admission for priests, religious, and young men under 21.