Andrew Mentock

Freelance Writer

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Black Catholic History Month event discusses racism

Catholic young adults from the South Bend area gathered at a local pub Oct. 17 for a presentation by Deacon Mel Tardy on “How the church can respond to racism” […]

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Cooperating with God’s creation: NaPro Technology

NaProTechnology, a newer women’s health science, has been growing in popularity over the past several years. The science monitors and helps women to maintain their reproductive health by utilizing medical […]

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The oldest Mishawaka parish: St. Joseph

St. Joseph Church is the oldest parish in Mishawaka. It can be seen among other downtown buildings, thanks to its tall, green steeple. “I am grateful to Bishop Rhoades for […]

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St. Bavo: faith home of Mishawaka’s Flemish community

St. Bavo Catholic Church is located in downtown Mishawaka. The parish strives to share their commitment to the Catholic faith through liturgical celebrations, prayer, education, service and spiritual growth. This […]

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St. Monica looks to grow in prayer

Often referred to as the parish on the park, St. Monica Catholic Church is situated north of downtown Mishawaka, just across the river. “St. Monica is very much a family,” […]

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Three parishes build community through one school

Mishawaka Catholic School was created in 2011. The school combines three former Catholic grade schools to create one kindergarten through eighth-grade school. Together they combine over 300 years of faith-filled […]

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Marian softball coach journeys to 500 wins

This past season, Marian High School’s softball coach reached a milestone that few coaches do, when he experienced his team’s 500th win. The victory came on April 24, after George […]

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St. Joseph Parish: Vibrant parish continues Holy Cross tradition

Located in downtown South Bend, St. Joseph is widely considered the oldest Catholic worshiping community in the area. “We are a Holy Cross parish founded by Fr. Edward Sorin, CSC, […]

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In MY diocese: St. Hedwig’s rich Polish tradition

St. Hedwig has been a fixture of downtown South Bend for well over a century. A unique feature of the church is its strong Polish heritage, which is still present […]

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In MY diocese: St. Patrick, mother parish of the city of South Bend

Located downtown, St. Patrick is one of the oldest parishes in South Bend. As recently as a few years ago, the parish struggled to find younger members: but that’s now […]

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Saint Joseph High School SECO club acts on ‘Laudato Si’

When Pope Francis published his environmentally conscious encyclical, “Laudato Si,” in May of 2015, he reiterated to Catholics all over the world how important it is that they take better […]

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Mishawaka Eastern Rite church reaches out to fellow Catholics

Every Sunday in Mishawaka, a Mass is celebrated at a church where the congregation’s view of the altar is mostly obscured by a screen of colorful iconography; the readings are […]