March 23, 2016 // Uncategorized

Around the Diocese: March 27, 2016

The middle school show choir “Joyful Noise” competed at the Bishop Luers Midwest Show Choir Invitational held at Bishop Luers High School on March 11. The “Joyful Noise” show choir is made up of 19 girls from eight different Catholic middle schools, including St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne, Most Precious Blood, St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, St. Therese, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Mary of the Assumption, Avilla, and St. Jude. “Joyful Noise” also competed at show choir competitions at DeKalb and Homestead High Schools this winter and is directed by Sonia Salas and choreographed by Mackenzie Bowen.

Institute for Church Life offers films

NOTRE DAME — The movie “Full of Grace” including a forum with the producers will be Tuesday, April 5, from 7-9 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library.

A lecture on interpreting Marian allusions in film will be presented by Michael Duricy, S.T.L., from the International Marian Research Institute, University of Dayton, on Tuesday, April 19, from 7-9 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Danielle Peters at [email protected]  or 574-631-2894. Sponsored by the Institute for Church Life.

A Tale of Two Synods: What’s become of Catholic Marriage, and what to do about it

NOTRE DAME — A lecture by Kent Lasnoski, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, Wyoming Catholic College will be Tuesday April 12, from 7-8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.

New series launched by Renewal Ministries

SOUTH BEND — The As by a New Pentecost series, developed by Renewal Ministries, is a 7 week DVD series that will include discussion, sharing and prayer.  The series will offer a fuller understanding and experience of baptismal life in the Spirit and encourages steps for realizing or deepening a vital relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Join others at St. Jude Parish, South Bend, on Wednesday, March 30, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Bishop Emeritus Sam Jacobs from Thibodaux, Louisiana, will be visiting St. Jude Parish May 16-18, to speak about the Holy Spirit and the New Evangelization.

To register for the series, call the parish office at 574-291-0570 or contact Dave and Jan Torma at 574-291-3381.

Annual prayer dinner planned

SOUTH BEND — St. Joseph County Right to Life will host a prayer dinner on Tuesday, April 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 900 W. Western Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Clergy and religious are admitted free; a $20 donation is asked of other guests.

Mike Spencer of Life Training Institute will address the emotional issue of abortion with a compassionate heart that is sensitive to women and men who have experienced abortion. He will speak to the Church’s role in facilitating healing and forgiveness. Call 574-232-LIFE or go to dinner for reservations by April 1.

Abortion facility closes its doors  

SOUTH BEND — The Women’s Pavilion, according to Pro-Choice South Bend, closed its doors permanently at 7 p.m. March 18.  This closure comes in wake of the loss of clinic license by the Indiana Department of Health in June of 2015 and a cessation of its abortion practice in November of 2015 due to numerous code violations.

The pro-choice community had scheduled to hold a vigil at the time of the closing.

Tom Gill, president of St. Joseph County Right to Life, in response to this event said, “While we disagree with any effort to memorialize a business that has brought so much pain and harm to women and their unborn children in our community, we chose not to organize a counter protest and thereby avoid a confrontation that would not benefit either side.  We hope that any pro-life presence at this event will be peaceful and prayerful.”


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