October 29, 2017 // Diocese

Around the Diocese: October 29

The Serra Club of South Bend sold Father’s Day cards in June at seven South Bend parishes to raise money to support the Seminarian Educational Fund of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. A few members of the club were able to meet with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in August to present him with a check for $2,650, generated by the sales. Pictured, from left, are Ray and Susan Vales, Bishop Rhoades, Frances Sain and Ted Niezer. — Molly Niezer


Ancilla College Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner

DONALDSON — The fifth annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Swan Lake Resort. Guests will enjoy a social hour followed by dinner, prepared by the exceptional culinary staff at Swan Lake Resort. A variety of silent and live auction items will be available to bid on during the evening, including two trips, a chef-prepared meal for 10 in the winner’s home and tickets to a variety of athletic events.

The evening will include presentation of two of the college’s highest honors — the Ancilla Award and the Sister Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award. The Oliver Ford family will receive the Ancilla Award. The family has been a generous supporter of Ancilla College for many years and continues to be a big part of the Ancilla and Plymouth communities.

The Sister Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented to Jill Neidlinger (AC’89). She graduated from Ancilla in 1989, received her bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Indiana University and became a full-time faculty member at Ancilla in 2005, after receiving her master’s degree in education from Olivet Nazarene.

Current students will be seated with attendees and will share how scholarships have impacted their education at Ancilla College. Two students will offer testimonials about their experiences.

Music for the evening will be provided by pianist Andrew Jennings. The silent auction will be held until 7:45 p.m., with the live scholarship auction starting at 8:30 p.m. 

Jim Forest, author, to talk about current works

NOTRE DAME — Noted peacemaker and author Jim Forest, a friend and collaborator of Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day and Daniel Berrigan, will speak about his recent book, “The Root of War is Fear: Thomas Merton’s Advice to Peacemakers” and his forthcoming book, “At Play in the Lions’ Den: A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan” on Monday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. A selection of Forest’s books will be available for purchase at 6:30 p.m. This event is hosted by the Catholic Peace Fellowship and the Notre Dame Chapter of the Catholic Peace Fellowship. For information contact Shawn T. Storer at 574-339-1100.

Young Adult retreat date set

SOUTH BEND — The annual diocesan young adult retreat will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and continuing through 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Sacred Heart Parish Center in South Bend.
Young adult men and women in their 20s and 30s, single and married, are encouraged to join in this chance to get away from the busyness of daily life and encounter the Lord in a personal way.
This year’s retreat theme is, “Speak Lord, Your Servants are Listening.” Come learn ways to hear more clearly what the Lord has to say, and enjoy relevant talks, music, adoration, confession, Mass and social time.
More details to come at www.diocesefwsb.org/yam-retreats.

Students at St. John School in New Haven were greeted by a couple of horseback riders one morning in October during the school’s annual book fair. The live props played right into the Wild West theme of this year’s fair. Zachary Coyle, principal, along with Maggie Tippmann, seventh grade teacher, were responsible for rounding-up the equestrian excitement, which was graciously provided by the Tim and Amy Tippmann family. — Peggy Beuchel

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