October 22, 2022 // Diocese

Around the Diocese: October 23, 2022

North Regional Soccer Champions Named 

Provided by Ryan Grill

The Knights of Columbus Council 5521 in South Bend hosted the North Regional Soccer Challenge Championship on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Father’s Fields, Queen of Peace Parish, Mishawaka. The North Region includes eight districts which oversees a total of 48 councils within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Five students won their respective divisions and qualified to compete at the Indiana Knights of Columbus State Finals Soccer Challenge Championship on Oct. 30 at Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville. The students will represent Mishawaka Catholic, Queen of Peace School (both in Mishawaka), and St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School in Avilla. From left are Grand Knight Jim Wheeler, Joe Curylo, champions Elizabeth Curylo, Aryana Grill, Soccer Challenge Chairman Ryan Grill, champions Lane Barron, Lucy Warner, Nathaneal Crawford, and Knights Mike Botello, Eric Van Meter, and Nevin Siqueira. 

Praying to Our Lady of Fatima

Phil Niswonger
The 105th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun was honored in one of 20,000 nationwide Fatima Rally Rosaries at noon on Saturday, October 15. St. Patrick Catholic Church of South Bend held its fifth public rosary with 10 in attendance. One woman from Holy Family Catholic Church specifically came to give thanks to Our Lady of Fatima for a healing. Father James Nkemngong from Cameroon, West Africa, a graduate student in biblical studies at the University of Notre Dame, gave the blessing.

CYO Girls Volleyball Tournament Champs

Provided by Carin Freiburger
The St. Aloysius 7th-8th grade team defeated St. John New Haven and were regular season runners-up with an 8-1 record. Pictured from left are front row: Katie Creager, Callie Richard, Sophia Schafer, and Riley Goudy-Knuth. Back Row: Coach Carin Freiburger, Kiara Crismore, Emma Richard, Trina Crismore, Grace Freiburger, Coach Bridgette Schroeder, and Coach Meagan Richard.

Cooking for the Community

Provided by Steve Ludwiski
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Father Michael Ammer, Parochial Vicar at St. Jude Parish in Fort Wayne, took his famous “Holy Smokes” barbeque ministry to the residents of the Senior Town Apartments. Not only did the residents appreciated the cooked-to-order burgers, franks, and accoutrements, they spent lunchtime enjoying the company of the volunteers from St. Jude. Pictured is Father Ammer with Jessica Heise, Pastoral Associate, and a member of the Senior Town community.

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