Preparations are underway for the installation of Robert Gruss as the 7th Bishop of the Saginaw Catholic Diocese. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 26 in Holy Spirit Church on N. River Rd. in Thomas Township.

Gruss says he’s excited about his new job and getting out into the community to meet the faithful. Gruss is originally from Wisconsin. He’s also worked in Iowa before being becoming Bishop in Rapid City, South Dakota eight years ago. He was ordained as a priest in July, 1994.