September 16, 2015 // Uncategorized

ATD: September 20, 2015

St. Stanislaus Parish updates Mass information

SOUTH BEND — St. Stanislaus Parish in South Bend was made a personal parish Sept. 8 and will serve the St. Mother Theodore Guérin Latin Community, as well as offer Mass in English. The parish was established in 1899 and is located at 415 North Brookfield St. in South Bend.

Msgr. John C. Fritz of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter was recently appointed pastor of the parish. His email is [email protected]. The website is The parish phone is 574-233-1217.

The schedule for Masses in Latin includes: Sunday at 10 a.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m.; Tuesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 8:15 a.m.

Priests from Holy Cross Parish will celebrate the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass in English.

For the Holy Day Mass, check the bulletin or website.

Confessions will be offered on Sunday from 9-9:45 a.m., on Monday from 5:15-6 p.m., and on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. and 3:45-4:30 p.m. Confessions are also available by appointment.

Fertility and Midwifery Care Center to offer faith and fertility workshop

FORT WAYNE — The Fertility and Midwifery Care Center will offer “Faith and Fertility: Know Your Options, Live Your Faith” with Creighton Model Fertility Care and NaProTECHNOLOGY on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hession Center Room C and D at St. Charles Borromeo Church, located at 4916 Trier Rd., Fort Wayne.

Speakers Dr. Christopher Stroud, Lea Oberhausen and Father Jacob Meyer will discuss Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” and how it relates to reproductive health, and how to faithfully address women’s health issues including infertility, high-risk pregnancies and more. For more information contact Lea Oberhausen at 260-222-7401 or [email protected].

’40 Days for Life’
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SOUTH BEND — The 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign in South Bend begins                                                                                              Wednesday, Sept. 23, and runs through Nov. 1. Prayer, fasting and keeping vigil at the Prayer Peninsula from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. is encouraged. Groups from parishes, colleges, high schools and junior high students are asked to organize to pray the rosary and offer sidewalk advocacy.

A 40 Days for Life kickoff event is planned in the afternoon of Sept. 20 with Justin Fatica. Details will follow at

Saturday Masses held at the back of the Life Center will be at 8 a.m.

The first Saturday devotions, however, will be held Oct. 3 at St. Anthony de Padua in South Bend with an 8:15 a.m. celebrated by Father Dave Ruppert, pastor of St. Anthony Parish. Mass will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, meditation, prayer for the pope and Confessions.

Other 8 a.m. Mass celebrants at the Life Center will be: Sept. 26, Holy Cross Father Ed Krause; Oct. 10, Father Glenn Kohrman, pastor of Holy Family Parish, South Bend; Oct. 17, Holy Cross Father Dan Ponisciak, parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, South Bend; Oct. 24, Holy Cross Father Ed O’Connor; and Oct. 31, Holy Cross Father Bill Miscamble.

Other prayer activities include on Oct. 10 at 12 p.m. the America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally at Christ the King Parish at State Road 933 at Darden Road and led by Karen Mack; and at St. Anthony Parish at Ironwood Road and East Jefferson Boulevard and led by Fred Carrico. The rally is sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Tradition, Family, Property.

USF to offer lecture on marriage, divorce and annulment

FORT WAYNE — The Department of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Saint Francis will hold a free public lecture, titled, “Catholic Teaching on Marriage, Divorce, and Annulments” on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. on the campus of the University of Saint Francis, Achatz Hall of Science, Gunderson Auditorium, 2701 Spring St. The lecture is part of a series offered by the Department of Philosophy and Theology faculty throughout the academic year.

Father Mark Gurtner, pastor at Our Lady of Good Hope, will discuss the Church’s position on marriage.

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

Victory Noll Center to host ‘Welcome, Pope Francis’ event

HUNTINGTON — To celebrate the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States this month, Victory Noll Center will host a “Welcome, Pope Francis” Tuesday, Sept. 22, as a way to bring people together to talk about the pope’s visit and what it means for the local community.

The gathering at Victory Noll Center runs from 7-9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost for the event that will include prayer, conversation and refreshments. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Dr.

Registering is helpful but not required.

Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. from Sept. 22-27 has the potential to be a transformational moment for all Americans.

For more information about Victory Noll Center, call 260-356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the center by e-mail at [email protected]. More information is also available on the center’s website at

Breathing Underwater: A Caregiver’s Journey of Hope workshop offered

GOSHEN — The Secretariat of Evangelization in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will host “Breathing Underwater: A Caregiver’s Journey of Hope,” a workshop for caregivers at St. John the Evangelist in Goshen on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Authors, coaches and mothers of children with rare diseases, Eileen Benthal and Jeannie Ewing have experienced first-hand the emotional, psychological, spiritual and financial drain of caregiving. In this dynamic and inspiring workshop, they share their wisdom and experience to help caregivers and others to learn how to BREATHE, even when one feels like he or she is drowning. Cost for this adults only workshop is $20, which includes lunch.

For more information contact Allison Sturm at 260-399-1452 or [email protected] or visit

Rejoice! Women’s Retreat to be held

DONALDSON — The Secretariat of Evangelization in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will offer Rejoice! Women’s Retreat to be held at Lindenwood Retreat Center in Donaldson. Sister Ann Shields of Renewal Ministries will lead the retreat, organized by Jan Torma, focusing on spiritual nourishment and Christian fellowship for the women of the diocese beginning Friday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. and concluding Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. Praise music will be led by Vanessa Proulx. For more information or to register contact Cindy Black at [email protected] or call 260-422-4611.

Redeemer Radio debuts ‘Redeemer Mornings’ on 95.7 FM

SOUTH BEND — Redeemer Radio launched their two-hour weekday morning show, titled “Redeemer Mornings,” on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6 a.m. on 95.7 FM in greater Michiana.

Hosted by Deacon Jim Tighe, the show will bring the joy of the faith to listeners with information and tips for living the faith in their daily lives. Program features will highlight and focus on interviews covering a variety of topics from local events and diocesan ministries to catechesis and personal faith witness.

Listeners on 95.7 FM will receive pertinent local news with Peter Kileen, local weather from meteorologist Jennifer Narramore along with conversation with host Deacon Jim Tighe, and producer Andrea Allphin.

Along with this local program change, Redeemer Radio will be releasing a fall program schedule, which will include a national morning show following “Redeemer Mornings” at 8 a.m. titled, “Morning Glory.” Then “Fathers Know Best” will fill the 10 a.m. hour, which will have teachings and talks from priest favorites Frather Larry Richards, Father John Riccardo and Father Benedict Groeschel. The 2 p.m. hour will feature a live call-in show titled “Called to Communion,” with host Dr. David Anders as he talks with non-Catholics and fallen-away Catholics. Redeemer Radio favorites, Father John Riccardo and Father Larry Richards will have their individual programs moved to 9 and 10 p.m. respectively.

Saint Mary’s Position in U.S. News Rankings Moves up to 82 from 96

NOTRE DAME — Saint Mary’s College remains in the top 100 of the highest ranked colleges in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges list, which was released recently. The college has been in the top 100 for seven years running, this year coming in at 82 out of at least 235 liberal arts colleges. Access to the national rankings can be found online or printed in the new “Best Colleges 2016” guidebook, available online and in stores later this month.

Saint Mary’s College President Carol Ann Mooney set and met a goal early in her presidency to move Saint Mary’s into the national liberal arts rankings. Her tenure began in 2004 and ends next May.

“We know that national rankings are important to many high school students in their college search. I am very pleased that Saint Mary’s College continues to be ranked in the top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges,” Saint Mary’s College President Carol Ann Mooney.

Blue Mass will be on Oct. 1 at basilica

NOTRE DAME — Since October 2001, the University of Notre Dame has held an annual Mass honoring police officers, emergency medical technicians and firefighters who have lost their life in the line of duty and those who serve and protect the public on a daily basis.

The Blue Mass is named for the predominant color of uniforms worn by police officers and firefighters nationwide.  The date for this observance is chosen annually to be as close as possible to the the “month’s mind” events of Sept. 11, 2001, in accordance with an ancient tradition of the Catholic Church in which the souls of the faithful departed are remembered in a special way 30 days after their passing.

The 2015 Blue Mass will be celebrated Oct. 1, at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The guest speaker will be retired Deputy District Chief Steve Chikerotis from the Chicago Fire Department. As Deputy District Chief he oversaw operations for 30 fire stations and seven Battalions. Chief Chikerotis is a published author and for the last 25 years has worked as a screenwriter, story line consultant and has been a technical adviser for such movies as “Backdraft” and is now currently working on the NBC television show “Chicago Fire.”


Dominican Brother Joseph M. Trout, who made solemn profession of vows as a brother to the Dominican order on Sept. 5, does not plan to pursue studies for the Priesthood. He teaches theology at Fenwick, the Dominican high school in Chicago.

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