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Diocesan seminarians instituted as lectors, acolyte

Moving ever closer to the day they will commit the whole of their lives in service to Christ and His Church, eight diocesan seminarians were instituted Aug. 3 in the […]

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Weekly calendar of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, August 16: 1 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, Our Lady of Good Hope Church, Fort Wayne Wednesday, August 19: 7 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Dominic Church, Bremen Thursday, August 20: 10:30 […]

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Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment, effective August 3, 2020: Reverend John Conley, C.S.C., to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Notre […]

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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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Indiana bishops release statement on the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass attendance

The Catholic bishops throughout the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the dioceses of Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne-South Bend and Lafayette, have extended the […]

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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, August 2: 1:30 p.m. — Mass with Perpetual Profession of Vows for Sisters of St. Francis, St. Francis Convent, Mishawaka Monday, August 3: 5 p.m. — Mass with Institution of Lectors […]

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Conflict in Nigeria close to hearts of missionary priests

The past five years have brought heartbreaking news out of Nigeria. A study done by the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law found that in 2020 […]

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Teens told ‘Be not afraid’ at parish mission retreat

Mission and more on their minds (This article was updated July 23, 2020, to reflect correct identifications in photo captions.) Twenty-six teens from the youth group at St. Jude Parish […]

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New location allows Christ Child Society of South Bend to clothe more children

Since the local chapter of the Christ Child Society was founded by Rosaleen Crowley in 1947, it has clothed over a quarter of a million children. Current members are confident […]

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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Sunday, July 12: 1 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Avilla Tuesday, July 14: 10 a.m. — Blessing of new location and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Christ […]

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Bishop Rhoades makes statement on several recent Supreme Court decisions

  There have been a number of Supreme Court decisions these past several weeks on matters of importance to the Church regarding life, justice, and religious liberty. Sadly, the grave […]

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Chapel blessed and dedicated in Corby Hall

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades blessed and dedicated the new altar of the Holy Spirit Chapel in the rebuilt Corby Hall on July 3. Corby Hall, which sits beside the Basilica […]