Largest group in years, migrant farm worker families gather for Mass and more

Bishop Gruss poses for a photo with the Miranda family inside of St. Agatha Church. The Miranda's are migrant farm workers from Donna, Texas. Many other families also posed for photos with Bishop Gruss. VIEW PHOTO ALBUM

GAGETOWN-  "It was an incredible celebration," said Deacon Larry Gayton, Director of Multicultural Ministry for the Diocese of Saginaw. "Many families joined us. It was the largest number of people at a Migrant Mass in years. There were countless smiles and so much joy."

Recently, migrant farm worker families joined Bishop Gruss, Father Craig Carolan and the Office of Multicultural Ministry of the Diocese of Saginaw at the annual Migrant Mass which took place this year at St. Agatha Church (Our Lady Consolata Parish) in Gagetown. After Mass, Bishop Gruss toured the food pantry and migrant families received clothing and food from the pantry.

Later, the faithful gathered for a generous meal provided by the parish. Members of the migrant worker community presented a plaque to Our Lady Consolata Parish in honor of Edna Kujawski, a faithful parishioner who served the underprivileged for years and also ministered to migrant workers at the parish food pantry.

If you would like more information about the Office of Multicultural Ministry, contact Maria Coss at (989) 797-6646 or you can email her.