Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blessing at St. James, Bay City

On Sunday morning, I celebrated the Eucharist with the people of St. James Parish in Bay City and blessed a new statue of their patron that now graces the church campus. That morning, the community also sent fourthfor 15 missionaries from the parish who are doing the work of Christ in the African country of Zambia July 29 - Aug. 8. Check out the mission group's updates on the St. James website.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More than 100 people pray outside abortion clinic

I’m a deep believer in the power of prayer, and I want to thank all of those who joined me in prayer outside the Women’s Health Care Clinic today, Saturday July 10. I plan to pray outside the clinic again, and I encourage others to go there and pray for the values of life. A simple prayer, without saying another word, is a very powerful thing to do.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

50th Anniversary Mass for St. Maria Goretti Parish, Bay City

I was great to visit with the parishioners at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Bay City on Sunday, June 27, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of their parish. Thank you to parishioner Teresa Loree for sharing photos she took of the occasion. See more of her photos on my Facebook page.