Bonnie Elberson

Bonnie Elberson

Freelance Writer

Bonnie Elberson is a freelance writer, a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She holds a degree in English literature from the University of Dayton. Before moving to the city, she worked as farm editor of the Defiance Crescent-News in Ohio, and was a Defiance County commissioner. She is currently president of the Covington Pointe Community Association and a member of Pride of Toledo Chorus, Sweet Adelines International.

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Parochial vicar at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception celebrates 25th jubilee

Father Silvino Ndayambaje, parochial vicar at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, is celebrating the silver jubilee of his priesthood. He was born and raised in Uganda, […]

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St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store façade, alcove blessed

The St. Vincent de Paul Society thrift store on Fort Wayne’s near south side has recently undergone extensive renovation as part of a $220,000 remodeling project. Aided in part by […]

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Joyous faithful celebrate Palm Sunday

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne was filled to overflowing Sunday, March 25, for a Palm Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and concelebrated […]

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Bishop Rhoades’ visit is highlight of new year at Dwenger

Click here for more photos from the visit. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades’ pastoral visit to Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, on Thursday, Jan. 11, was a highlight of the […]

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Visit by Bishop Rhoades much anticipated at St. Joseph School

Click here for more photos from the visit. Excitement was running high on Friday, Jan. 5, at St. Joseph School in Decatur, over a long-anticipated visit of Bishop Kevin C. […]

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Immaculate Conception Parish marks 150-year anniversary

Immaculate Conception Parish in Kendallville celebrated its 150-year anniversary most appropriately on Friday, Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. As the pastor, Father James Stoyle, had predicted, the […]

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Frassati group participates in Holy Hour, meditation with Bishop Rhoades

Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, was dimly lit, the soft lighting conducive to prayerful meditation, when Frassati members met Nov. 8 for their monthly Holy Hour. […]

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Physician, Catholic philanthropist receives state honor

During an open house showcasing completed renovations at the Matthew 25 medical clinic in Fort Wayne early this fall, State Sen. Liz Brown presented Dr. Michael Mastrangelo with the prestigious […]

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Divine Mercy Funeral Home celebrates grand opening

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades offered Mass on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Catholic Cemetery and blessed the newly constructed Divine Mercy Funeral Home on cemetery grounds. On Friday, special guests were […]

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Red Mass invokes gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Red Mass, a Mass celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for judges, lawyers, law school professors, law students and government officials, took place Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Cathedral […]

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Candidates to be called to sainthood at retreat

Young people from around the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will gather at Marian High School in Mishawaka for this year’s confirmation retreat, an all-day event slated for Saturday, Oct. […]

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A faith-filled Catholic community with a strong French heritage

St. Louis, Besancon Catholic Parish in New Haven was established in 1846 by a group of French settlers who, inspired by pioneer priests like Father Julian Benoit, wanted to bring […]