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*** Important Announcement:  Coronavirus is spreading.  To keep you safe, Bishop Gruss has exempted all elderly, sick, or those with weak immune systems from obligation of attendance at Mass on Sundays.  We will continue to have Mass, but all parish events and activities will be cancelled.  

We encourage you to spend time before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament asking for the gift of healing for those affected by this virus, conversion of our country back to the gospel principals and blessings upon us all.

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Listen to the Homily from Bishop Gruss

Overcoming our Self-Imposed Blindness to see What God Sees- a Reflection on the Sunday Gospel- Fourth Week of Lent from Catholic Diocese of Saginaw on Vimeo.

Coronavirus Guidelines for Parishes and People of Diocese of Saginaw (Update)

To the People of God of the Diocese of Saginaw,

Wednesday evening, Governor Gretchen Whitmer addressed Michigan residents where she and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun pronounced that Michigan should avoid large gatherings like assemblies in schools, concerts, or other events in order to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus.

Many dioceses across the United States and in other countries have issued specific policies to safeguard against what has now been determined a pandemic.

In light of the continued progression of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and this significant public concern, I would ask that the following precautionary measures be implemented in our parishes until further notice to help prevent the transmission of any virus.

Please read Bishop Gruss' letter here.



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  March 22nd: Fourth Sunday of Lent
  During this time of no Mass while we are urged by the authorities to stay safe and away from crowds, the Church will be opened from 9 am - 6 pm at St. Mary's for prayer.  The Holy Eucharist will be exposed from 5 - 6 pm for Adoration.  You are welcome to come and visit Our Lord.


Make A Spiritual Communion

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Spiritual Communion is an ancient practice in the Catholic Church which remains relevant, not solely for those concerned about contagious disease, but for all individuals who, due to their unique circumstances, are not able to receive Holy Communion, yet desire the Lord in the Eucharist.  Continue reading!


MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.