New year, new name! And new website, too!  

A new year brings new beginnings and Bishop Robert Gruss today announced a new name for the diocesan bimonthly magazine. FAITH Saginaw is now Great Lakes Bay Catholic magazine, a change that better reflects the 11-county geographic region of the diocese and the beloved home state in which we are called to serve God and announce the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

“Our publication allows us to regularly reach out to the homes of all registered parishioners to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, connect members of our faith communities throughout the diocese and support them on their discipleship journeys,” Bishop Gruss said.  

Although the diocesan publication has a new name, the content will be familiar. We will continue to share inspiring stories of Christian witness, education and catechesis, lifestyle and advice, as well as news and events within each issue. In the coming days, look for your copy of Great Lakes Bay Catholic in the mail.   

In addition, stories from the magazine are now available online at, where users can enjoy and share both current and archived content as well as current news and stories from the Diocese of Saginaw.   

The changes are part of ongoing efforts to help Catholics grow as disciples of Christ who are equipped to evangelize in the digital age.  

“We often hear from readers who say our magazine stories are inspiring and encouraging to Catholics and non-Catholics alike,” said Director of Communications and Great Lakes Bay Catholic Editor Erin Looby Carlson. “It has been our desire to make it easier for our readers to share our content via text, email or social media and we are pleased to announce that now it is. By rebranding and adding a digital publishing site, we’re giving people more ways to grow in their faith and to share their love for the Lord with their families, friends and neighbors.”  

We hope our new magazine brand, along with the companion publication website, will encourage people in the practice of our Catholic faith. We’re committed to bringing relevant, meaningful content to parishioner’s homes, phones and devices, and to giving them every opportunity to engage in the work of evangelization.   

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