Local Catholic clergy join Saginaw area Christian leaders in speaking out against violence
Photo: Deacon Larry Gayton and Father Bill Rutkowski stand with leaders of the Saginaw African American Pastors group at the New Missionary Baptist Cathedral in Saginaw on June 17, 2022. Father Frank Voris, OFM Cap (not pictured), was also present. 
On Friday June 17, local Christian leaders, representatives from law enforcement, politicians and concerned citizens gathered to call for action, prayer and unity in the face of recent violence in Saginaw. 

Deacon Larry Gayton, who serves as director of multicultural ministry for the Diocese of Saginaw, took part in the gathering. The recent violence weighs heavy on his mind, as he recently visited two Saginaw residents who suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds.

In response to requests from the family of shooting victims, Deacon Larry visited and prayed with the victims and their spouses at a hospital in Saginaw. 
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Deacon Larry Gayton speaks about the importance of working together to make a difference.
Please pray for local faithful as they begin their pilgrimage to Germany and Austria
Bishop Gruss and pilgrims from the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw began their pilgrimage this afternoon to Germany and Austria. The highlight of the pilgrimage is the renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.

During Mass with the pilgrims this morning, Bishop Gruss reminded them to find moments of grace all along the 10-day journey. You can follow the pilgrimage on our website and Facebook page. 
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