St. Jude Parish mission begins Sunday
SOUTH BEND — St. Jude extends an invitation to all to participate in its “Say ‘Yes’ my Lord!” parish mission Oct. 22-25, starting at 7 p.m. each night. The experience will be an opportunity to renew one’s Catholic faith.
The service each evening will consist of a Scripture reading, message and reflection, and singing and praying together. It promises to be a grace-filled happening and an opportunity to experience in a special way the wonderful and incredible presence and love of God.
The topics for the mission are: Sunday, “God’s Plan of Salvation and our Response;” Monday, “Who is Jesus for Us?;” Tuesday, “Sin, Reconciliation and Healing;” and Wednesday, “Our Mission to Share in the Work of Jesus and the Church.” A Mass will be celebrated on the last day, followed by light refreshments. Child care will be available.
The church is located at 19704 Johnson Road, South Bend. For more information contact Heather DeLucenay at [email protected].
Lecture series continues
FORT WAYNE — The faculty of the department of philosophy and theology at the University of Saint Francis will offer the next lecture in the 2017-18 fall lecture series.
Dr. Earl Kumfer, professor emeritus, will give the lecture, “Miracles and Belief,” on Sunday, Nov.12, at 3 p.m. on the campus of the University of Saint Francis, Brookside Ballroom, 2701 Spring St.
Why believe? Do arguments, testimony or experience ground belief? Do miracles prove anything? These are some of the questions whose answers will be discussed during the evening.
Dr. Earl Kumfer will also revisit the Resurrection narratives to better grasp what happened at Pentecost.
The public is welcome and admission is free.
Sisters of Providence to host ‘Grieving Gracefully … Into a Future Full of Hope’
TERRE HAUTE — With more than four decades of experience in ministry, walking with people who are grieving or have grieved, Sister of Providence Connie Kramer believes grieving in today’s world can be difficult.
“Grieving is really a lifelong activity for persons, since we are always in the process of changing and moving on in our lives,” she said.
Because of that, she hopes people of all faith traditions will participate in the upcoming one-day retreat, “Grieving Gracefully … Into a Future Full of Hope,” scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Providence Hall Community Room at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located 10 minutes northwest of Terre Haute.
During the retreat, basic grief information will be shared and participants will receive suggestions for working with their own grief issues, methods to complete an emotional relationship that has ended, and ideas on how to support another person who is grieving.
The retreat will take place in a group setting, where hope and healing await for those willing to share their sacred grief journey. A primary focus will be on understanding and embracing the process of grief.
“The process of grieving is quicker if you participate in some group activity with other persons who are going through the same process,” Sister Connie said. “That is why the retreat is so important.”
Bishop Luers students to honor veterans,
welcome Capt. Guy Gruters
FORT WAYNE — Bishop Luers High School will be celebrating Veteran’s Day Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m. with the school’s Sodalitas service groups, who will create care packages with handwritten letters to be delivered to homeless veterans and veteran patients at the Veterans Affairs Hospital’s Fort Wayne campus.
Former USAF Capt. Guy D. Gruters will be the keynote speaker and conclude the day’s events. Captain Gruters was a prisoner of war for five years during the Vietnam War and speaks about his relationship with God. His book, “Locked Up With God,” details that relationship.
The high school extends an invitation to all to attend, especially those who are active duty and retired servicemembers of the United States military. If you are a veteran of the armed forces and would like to attend and/or participate with the day’s events, please contact Jordan Miller at [email protected] for further information.
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