October 6, 2015 // Uncategorized

Around the Diocese: Oct. 11, 2015

Father Paul McCarthy, pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in New Carlisle, held a day of reflection for his parishioners and members of the Serra Club of South Bend. The retreat began with Mass, several presentations on “Traveling the Narrow Road,” outdoor rosary at the parish grotto, lunch and concluded with the offering of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, shown above. This is the seventh year Father McCarthy has offered the retreat. He is the chaplain for the Serra Club of South Bend.

Redeemer Radio to offer retreat in preparation for Marian Consecration

SOUTH BEND — Redeemer Radio in South Bend, in preparation for the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Marian Consecration, will host a six-week small group retreat, based on the popular book by Marianist Father Michael Gaitley, “33 Days to Morning Glory.” The groups will meet at St. Therese Little Flower, 54191 Ironwood Rd. in South Bend, Father Payne Hall lower level parking lot from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, Thursday, Nov. 12, Thursday, Nov. 19, Monday, Nov. 30, Thursday, Dec. 3, and Monday, Dec. 7. The opening of the jubilee year and International Consecration is Dec. 8. Participants will need the “33 Days to Morning Glory” book — $5; “33 Days to Morning Glory Participant packet-$20. Registration and payment for materials are due Oct. 14. The retreat is limited to the first 50 participants to register. For more information call Redeemer Radio at 574-855-1587.

Westfield parish to display relics of St. Maria Goretti

WESTFIELD — To mark the solemn occasion of this Jubilee Year, the Vatican, with the Congregation of the Causes of Saints, has announced the extraordinary pilgrimage of the relics of St. Maria Goretti.

The relics will leave her shrine in Nettuno, Italy, and began the Pilgrimage of Mercy Tour in September. This is the first time that St. Maria Goretti’s body will travel to the United States, and the second time she has left Italy.

St. Maria Goretti Parish, Westfield, Indiana, will be a stop on the tour. The parish, located north of Indianapolis, welcomes the relics of their patroness on Tuesday, Oct. 20, with public veneration beginning at 11 a.m. Sung vespers will be held at 7 p.m. Public veneration will continue until the church doors close at 10 p.m.

Visit www.smgonline.org/relics for more information.

USF lecture to examine teachings of Isaiah

FORT WAYNE — The University of Saint Francis Department of Philosophy and Theology hosts its next lecture of the year on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Brookside Ballroom on the USF campus, 2701 Spring St.

Sister Felicity Dorsett, assistant professor of theology, will present “Isaiah 40-55: The Book of Consolation,” which will examine the teachings of the prophet Isaiah. Dorsett will discuss Isaiah’s biblical passages of hope and comfort and his message of God as the creator and redeemer of the universe.

The Philosophy/Theology Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Attendees can park for free in the USF North Campus parking lot, across the street from Brookside.

For additional information, contact Emily Lautzenheiser at 260-399-8066 or [email protected].

The American Heritage Girls IN3712 of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fort Wayne, demonstrated faith through service during The American Heritage Girls (AHG) National Day of Service. On the third weekend of September, troops in the nation participated in service to the local communities. This National Day of Service coincides with AHG’s 20th anniversary. This is the fifth year of service for troop IN3712 and includes 67 members.

Bishop Dwenger announces Hall of fame inductees

FORT WAYNE — Bishop Dwenger High School announces its Hall of Fame inductees who were recognized before the start of the game on Friday, Oct. 2, and at a dinner and ceremony Saturday, Oct. 3, in the newly renovated gym. Bishop Dwenger High School instituted its Hall of Fame Awards program in 2004 to recognize and honor those who contribute so much to their communities and church through their professional and personal lives. The inductees are Alex Smith ’05, alumnus of the year; Randy Lewandowski ’88, athletics; Jean (Marqueling) Longsworth ’07, athletics, Kathy (Luley) Schall ’79, arts and letters; and Adele Nelson, Citizens of Two Worlds.

Retreat to be offered at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

SAINT-MARY-OF-THE-WOODS — “Holy Ground Retreat, Tending the Soil, Tending the Soul with St. Mother Theodore,” will be hosted by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, beginning at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 15, through 5 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 16, at Providence Hall Conference Room. Sister Mary Montgomery will facilitate the retreat, and will use music, Scripture, prayer and reflective readings to help refresh the soul. Cost is $100, which includes meals. The registration deadline is Oct. 12. For more information or to register, call 812-535-2952, email [email protected] or register online at events.sistersofprovidence.org.

Former child slave, now drummer, to tell story at Sacred Heart

WARSAW — Drummer Bill Nathan, an international drummer, will share his talents and tell his story of being a child slave in Haiti and his rescue at a presentation at Sacred Heart Church, Warsaw, on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 6-7 p.m. in the gym. Orphaned in Haiti by age 6 and then involved in child slavery, Nathan was rescued and placed in an orphanage where he was able to use his “five-gallon white bucket skills.” He and two others now direct that orphanage. Nathan travels the country performing and sharing his story. He was the translator and guide for the Haiti Mission team from Sacred Heart Parish last summer. Light snacks and beverages will be available. A freewill donation will support Nathan’s ministry, Kids Today — Adults Tomorrow.

Provided by Marian High School
Marian High School in Mishawaka has announced their National Merit Semi-Finalists. Pictured with Marian’s Principal Mark Kirzeder, at left, are seniors Garrick Meyers, Christian Dennis and Theresa Rice. They are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants on the PSAT/NMSQT in the nation. As semi-finalists they are able to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. They were honored at the all-school Mass on the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on Oct. 7.

Ancilla College to build second residence hall

DONALDSON — Ancilla’s Board of Trustees voted Sept. 28, to build a second residence hall.

The decision comes on the tail of a very successful first hall, booked beyond capacity for the 2015-16 year. The two-year college’s president Dr. Ken Zirkle noted the first hall, with 96 beds, was built for freshmen only and they will need a place to live next year. “At this time last year there was question as to whether or not the decision would go in favor of building a residence hall. This year, the board was quick to come to a unanimous decision,” he said.

Vice President of Mission Integration Sister Jolise May said, “The decision by the board to build the first residence hall was one wrought with a mixture of excitement, challenge, unanswered questions and trepidation.”

The plan was given a green light last year and the hall filled beyond capacity before the school year even started. Sister May said, “In the movie ‘Field of Dreams’ the Iowa farmer says, ‘Build it and they will come.’ Ancilla built its first dorm and, yes, they came.”

The board’s unanimous decision to build the second residence hall at Ancilla echoed those same feelings, but with a more confident leap of faith. They will come because we have not only living accommodations for those who come from distances, but because Ancilla is willing to invest in the lives of its students. Ancilla is truly a ‘We Believe in You’ opportunity college.”

The building of a residence hall was a top priority on President Zirkle’s agenda when he stepped into office last year, but he takes very little of the credit.

Anne Rice
In honor of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul on Sept. 27, the students at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Elkhart collected food items for the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry during their school Mass on Sept. 25. Pictured are the Young Vincentian students with Father Jason Freiburger, pastor, and Young Vincentians group leader Barb Bremigan.


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