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Congratualtion to Adam Patrick Maher

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Diocese of Saginaw seminarians Stephen Blaxton and Adam Maher, who currently attend Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, have many things in common. They both come from small towns, worked as restaurants servers, served professionally as teachers and credit their parents with being examples of strong faith. On May 19, they will share another experience in common- both will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Most. Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption.

“When I was 24 years old, I started reading the bible and fell in love with Jesus,” said Adam Maher, who hails from Port Sanilac. “I saw the beauty of God in His son Jesus. If He’s willing to give His life to me, I’m willing to give my life to Him. The diaconate is a call to serve, which I love to do. It’s also a step towards the priesthood, which makes me very excited.”

In the Catholic Church, the transitional diaconate precedes ordination to the priesthood.

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Weekly Parish Calendar

  May 21st: 6th Sunday after Easter; Mass for Our Graduating Class St Denis 10 am Mass.
 May 21st: Adoration Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at St. Mary's Church.  Closing prayers will be lead as the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima leaves the Church.
 May 22nd: Monday night Eucharistic Holy Hour, beginning at 5 pm. at St. Mary's followed by dinner and movie.
Upcoming Events:
 June 6th: Last Meeting for the Ave Maria Women's Society at the Parish Hall in Lexington. 5 pm with an Appreciation Dinner following.
 June 18th: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Eucharistic Procession after the 10 am Mass celebrated by our newly ordained deacon, Adam Maher.  All are encouraged to attend this special procession in honor of Our Lord. 


Ordination to the Diaconate

Adam Patrick Maher, our seminarian from Ave Maria Parish was ordained to the Diaconate on Friday, May 19th. You can watch the ceremony here!

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.