SAGINAW — The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, commissioned new members of the Lay Ministry Program on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. The Lay Ministry Program offers deep spiritual, theological and pastoral formation for lay people so that they may be even more effective in carrying out the lay apostolate and evangelization. Lay ministry formation involves four years of learning, spiritual formation and pastoral practice before each candidate is commissioned by the bishop for parish-based lay ministry or missioned by the bishop as a "Christian in the World." The newly-commissioned lay ministers join more than 350 other lay ministers actively involved in service across the Diocese of Saginaw.
Those interested in learning more about the Lay Ministry Program may call 989-797-6609.