Bishop Robert Gruss was born June 25, 1955. He worked as a corporate pilot before entering seminary, and was ordained to the priesthood on July 2, 1994. In 2007, Pope Benedict named him a Chaplain of his Holiness, giving him the title of monsignor. He was appointed by Pope Benedict as Bishop of Rapid City, and consecrated as a bishop on July 28, 2011. On May 24, Pope Francis announced that he selected Bishop Gruss as the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw. The Eucharistic Liturgy of Installation is Friday, July 26 at Holy Spirit Church in Saginaw.
About the Installation Mass
EWTN will provide a live, national broadcast of the celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy of Installation on Friday, July 26 at 2 p.m. EST from Holy Spirit Church in Saginaw.
A live stream including local audio commentary will be available at saginaw.org and the Diocese’s Facebook page.
Additionally, Ave Maria Radio will stream live audio of the Installation Mass on local Catholic radio 1440 AM.
Due to limited seating, this is a ticketed event.
Additional liturgies with Bishop Gruss
All are welcome at the liturgies listed below which will take place at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw. These also will stream live online.
Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m.- Solemn Evening Prayer with Bishop Gruss
Sunday, July 28 at 10 a.m.- Mass with Bishop Gruss
More information about Bishop Robert Gruss and the Installation Mass may be found here.
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on Feb. 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. In 1938, The Most Rev. William Murphy, the first Bishop of Saginaw, dedicated the entire diocese under the patroness of Mary of the Assumption.