Bishop’s Chair

It is at the Cathedral of a diocese that you will find the Bishop’s Chair and only at the Cathedral. In fact it is the Bishop’s Chair which makes this a Cathedral rather than an ordinary parish. The other designation of a Church as a Cathedral has nothing to do with the architecture of the building. It comes from the Latin word for chair, which is “cathedra”. Hence, wherever the Bishop locates his chair, that church will be designated and dedicated as the Cathedral. The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw takes in eleven counties in Eastern Mid-Michigan. Bishop Joseph Cistone is the bishop or “ordinary” of the diocese. The Bishop hosts many of the Diocesan wide Masses and Celebrations at the Cathedral.