April 28, 2010

Saginaw Priest wins free trip to Rome from Fireside Catholic Publishing Contest celebrating ‘Year of the Priest’

SAGINAW – A 28-year priest from the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw will be making a trip to Rome as part of the Kansas-based Fireside Catholic Publishing’s celebration of the “Year of the Priest.”  The Rev. Thomas J. McNamara was selected as the winner of a drawing for two free round-trip airline tickets and seven nights’ stay in the Rome metropolitan area.

“I’m very excited to see St. Peter’s Basilica once again,” said Father McNamara, who serves as Vicar General for the Diocese of Saginaw and Rector at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. “I celebrated Mass there 10 years ago. To be in the home base of the worldwide Church, the same area where St. Peter once roamed, is humbling. I won’t forget the Year of the Priest.”

Father McNamara is a native of Birch Run. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 1982 by Bishop Kenneth E. Untener at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption.

To learn more about the prize or Fireside Catholic Publishing, go to www.FiresideCatholic.com

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