Deacon Matthew Gembrowski looks forward to sharing his vocation with ‘God’s Holy People’
Deacon Matthew Gembrowski (left) poses for a photo alongside Bishop Robert Gruss after Mass at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption on May 13, 2022. 
The Diocese of Saginaw is celebrating the ordination of a newly ordained deacon.

Bishop Robert Gruss ordained seminarian Matthew Gembrowski to the transitional diaconate at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw on Friday, May 13. 

“Matthew, in being ordained a deacon, the grace of God will radically conform you to Christ the Servant, one who came not to be served, but to serve,” said Bishop Gruss during his homily message. 

Bishop Gruss then referenced a note of thanks Deacon Matthew shared with the faithful of the diocese.   

“As you yourself have said, ‘My vocation is not meant for me, but is to be shared with all of you, God’s Holy People.’ May this truly be the way you live your life, knowing that the Lord will always be your example.” 

In his note to the faithful, Deacon Matthew went on to say, “I ask you to continue to assist me by your prayers. Pray that I may become the saint God created me to be, and a true servant – a true diakonos – for all, especially for the poor, the marginalized, and the outcast.” 

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