February 27, 2020 // Diocese

Around the Diocese: March 1, 2020

Updated 03/12/2020: USF philosophy lecture deleted. The event is canceled.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish mission

FORT WAYNE — Join members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Fort Wayne for a parish mission, “Prayer as a Eucharistic Parish,” with nationally known speaker and parishioner Robert Rogers.

Rogers will speak about “The Power of Prayer” on Sunday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. He will also speak on the topics “No Regrets Prayers and Adoration” on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Church and “A Musical Experience of Prayer and Worship in God’s Presence” on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m., in the Church.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The parish is located at 1502 E. Wallen Road. For more information contact Dorothy Schuerman at church@saintv.org or 260-489-3537, or visit https://www.saintv.org.

Lenten series: ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Cross’

SOUTH BEND — St. Jude Church, 19704 Johnson Rd., South Bend will offer three nights of prayer and reflection to help with the journey into Lent.

“Keep Your Eyes on the Cross” will be on three consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at the church. Participants will journey with Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem as He makes his way to His crucifixion.

On March 4, the topic will be “Journey to Jerusalem.” Patout Burns, a visiting professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will lead a reflection on Jesus’ teachings and miracles as He makes His way to Jerusalem. On March 11, “Journey to the Cross” will be discussed by Paul Wheatley, a PhD student in Theology at Notre Dame. He will explore Jesus’ final week in Jerusalem by looking closely at the Gospel of Mark.

On March 18, Robin Jensen, the Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame with a background in art and art history, will explain why and when the cross and the crucifix began to appear in Christian art and show how the emergence of this core symbol is directly connected to the discovery of the True Cross relics in Jerusalem.

Celebration planned for St. Patrick in oratory

LAGRO — A St. Patrick Day Celebration will be Sunday, March 15, beginning with Mass at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Oratory, 950 Main St.

An entertainment program, An Irish Melody, will begin at 2 p.m. with the Honeywell singers, Irish dance, a sing-a-long and refreshments following.

Provided by Libby Alberding
Seventh grade students at St. Joseph School, Decatur, traveled to Woodcrest senior community in February to celebrate Mass with Jim McGill and his wife, Jeannette, who turned 100 on Feb. 19. The students presented Jeannette with origami figures and a handmade wreath for her door. They have been writing to the McGills for two years as part of a Prayer Pal program that began 16 years ago at the school as a way to connect through correspondence and prayers with homebound parishioners.

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