Colleen Schena

Colleen Schena

Columnist

Colleen Schena is a South Bend native and a senior at Marian University in Indianapolis. She currently studies theology, with minors in biology, French, and pastoral leadership. Her passion is bringing young adults to the eye of her readers, especially the ways in which they are acting as missionary disciples in a Church that so desperately needs their witness.

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‘This is what I seek’

Sisters of St. Francis make perpetual profession of  vows In a Spirit-filled Mass at the St. Francis Convent in Mishawaka Aug. 2, two young women professed their perpetual vows as […]

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Youths renewed on Blessed Solanus Casey canoe trip

Bridging the social distance A light spatter of warm rain only seemed to add to the joyful normalcy of a youth group canoe trip through the Salamonie Reservoir in Andrews […]

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Four decades of ministry across the diocese

FORTY YEARS A PRIEST Father Philip DeVolder celebrated his 40th year as a priest June 14. And today, as he has done throughout his four-decade vocation, he allows the peace […]

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Ammer anticipates ordination to the diaconate

After months characterized by worldwide uncertainty and sudden change, Michael Ammer is incredibly excited for his next big shift: his ordination to the diaconate. He affirmed that he has “been […]

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Deny and go forward: an Advent renewal

St. John the Baptist and Holy Family parishes in South Bend were overjoyed to welcome John Beaulieu, director of evangelization and engagement at Franciscan University of Steubenville, for a three-evening […]

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Providing for discipleship through the Annual Bishop’s Appeal

Christ tells His disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations” in the Gospel of Matthew. They joyfully took the message forth, going to the ends of their world […]

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Apologist roars into diocese to share God’s message

Upon stepping out of Holy Family Parish, South Bend, on Aug. 5, the distant roar of motorcycles was unmistakable. Jeff Cavins, apologist and founding host of the Eternal Word Television […]

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Theology on Tap offers insight and community for young adults

More than 110 young adults overpacked an upstairs room at Villa Macri Ristorante, Mishawaka, July 16 to hear a presentation by Dr. Timothy O’Malley, director of education at the McGrath […]

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Daughters of Divine Charity to depart diocese

As Sister Carmella Chojnacki, FDC, and Sister Paula Krizancic, FDC, walked to daily Mass at Corpus Christi Parish the week of July 14, they were surprised at how many parishioners […]

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Deacon Tardy has vision for strong NBCCC

The new president of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus calls the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and specifically St. Augustine Parish, home. If someone had told a young Melvin […]

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Father Rybicki celebrates 40-year jubilee

After 40 years of ministering in the diocese, it’s to be expected that Father Daryl Rybicki would find familiar faces everywhere. He has served at both high schools on the […]

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The impact of authentic joy: Father Camillo Tirabassi

Father Camillo Tirabassi, nicknamed “Father Cam” by parishioners, knows that marriage, for the majority of young people, will be a reality. But he prays that all young people will pray […]