Faithful Gather for Lay Ministry Commissioning and Renewal Mass

Faithful from across the Diocese of Saginaw gathered for the Lay Ministry Commissioning and Renewal Mass on Oct. 12, at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. Bishop Gruss celebrated the Mass, during which lay ministry candidates were commissioned and missioned. Current lay ministers also renewed their commitments or obtained permanent status. 

The lay ministers commissioned or missioned at this year's liturgy were:

  • Maria Dvorak
  • Katie Hammerbacher
  • Jacob Huysentruyt
  • James Jones
  • Connie Mossner
  • John Olvera
  • Gretchen Perry
  • Kathy Russell
  • Kristine Schaeffer
  • Todd Schwannecke
  • Mary Shaughnessy
  • Andrew Waligorski
  • Debbie Cibulka
  • Morgan Monte

Additionally, many lay ministers renewed their commissioning or received permanent status. 

The diocesan Lay Ministry Formation Program helps prepare Catholic adults for ministry by expanding their knowledge of Scripture and Catholic Theology, helping them live their baptismal call in service to others, and strengthens their relationship with God through prayer, retreats and spiritual formation. To learn more, click here.