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The Diocese of Saginaw and the Office of Catholic Schools are committed to supporting our schools and parishes. 

On April 13, 2022 we began a new chapter in the history of Catholic education in the Diocese of Saginaw.

Read more about this initiative and view video messages below:

Click here for media release                  

Click here for letter from Superintendent of Catholic Schools 

The Four Focus Areas

Click on one of the focus areas below to learn more.

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Meet the Team

Our Catholic Schools Committee
The Our Catholic Schools: Centered in Christ, Committed to Excellence committee includes (front) Deb Bierlein, Chief Financial Officer (DOS); Michael Cavanaugh, Our Lady of Lake Huron Principal, Harbor Beach; Mary Kay Yonker, Sacred Heart Academy Principal, Mount Pleasant; Bishop Robert Gruss; Lisa Seeley, St. Mary Principal, Alma; Sister Mary Judith O'Brien, Chancellor (DOS); (back) Pete Shaheen, Nouvel Catholic Central Board of Trustees, Saginaw; Bob Looby, Committee Chair and Advisory Member of Diocesan Finance Council; Patrick Van Sumeren, All Saints Central Board Chair, Bay City; Cormac Lynn, Superintendent of Catholic Schools (DOS); Katy Pham, Office of Catholic Schools (DOS); Erin Looby Carlson, Director of Communications (DOS); Deacon Gary Patelski, Diocesan Finance Council and Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan Board Member; and Father Rick Bokinskie, St. Thomas Aquinas Pastor, Saginaw. Not pictured are Deacon Rick Warner, Nativity of the Lord Parish, Alma; Dick Dolinski, Committee Member; and Joe Stong, Director of Stewardship and Development (DOS).

 Our Diocese has 12 schools, including three high schools
in which we educate nearly 2,025 children.

These schools are in both rural and suburban areas. Our Catholic schools have maintained an excellence in teaching since 1868. Nearly 100 percent of our students go on to graduate from college. Many of our Catholic school graduates are presently serving in vital community service positions. Our Diocesan Catholic schools foster healthy vocations to the priesthood, religious life and to Christ-centered marriage and single life. 

A Prayer for Our Catholic Schools

Communication from the Office of Catholic Schools