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Deacon Assignment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignment of a deacon for the summer of 2024: Deacon Andrew Barnes to St. Vincent […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Tuesday, May 21: Noon – Meeting with New Pastors, Archbishop Noll Center, Fort Wayne Wednesday, May 22: Noon – Meeting of Diocesan Finance Council, Best Western Plus, Warsaw Thursday, May […]

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Andrew Barnes Ordained to the Order of the Diaconate

“Deacon Andy … that sounds good,” Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades said with a smile at the end of the Mass in which he ordained Deacon Andrew Barnes to the sacred […]

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Priest Retirements and Assignments

Priest Retirements: Reverend Polycarp Fernando, Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, has been granted retirement, effective June 18, 2024. Reverend William Kummer, Pastor, St. Joseph – Hessen […]

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ND’s Master of Divinity Graduates Sent Off to Ministry

This year’s seven lay graduates of the University of Notre Dame’s Master of Divinity program come from various stages of life and backgrounds. Some were undergrads at Notre Dame, while […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Monday, May 13: 10 a.m. – Meeting of Bishop’s Cabinet, Archbishop Noll Center, Fort Wayne Tuesday, May 14: 10 a.m. – Meeting of Diocesan Budget Committee, Archbishop Noll Center, Fort […]

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St. Henry Confirmands Called to ‘Remain in God’s Love’

By Alicia Guzman On the evening of Saturday, May 4, Bishop Rhodes confirmed 53 candidates from St. Henry Parish in Fort Wayne, and 10 students received their first holy Communion. […]

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Bishop Tells USF Grads to Remain in the Love of Jesus

“Jesus tells His disciples: ‘As the Father loves me, I also love you. Remain in my love.’ As you graduate from the University of Saint Francis, I invite you to […]

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Decatur Community Marks 100 Years of Catholic Education

A century of Catholic education has passed in the St. Joseph School building in Decatur. Bishop Rhoades joined St. Mary of the Assumption Pastor Father Dave Ruppert and Father Stephen […]

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Students, Faculty Enter the Church at Saint Joseph High School During Pastoral Visit

Bishop Rhoades made a special visit to Saint Joseph High School in South Bend on Wednesday, May 1, to confer the sacraments of initiation on six members of the school […]

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ND Coach Marcus Freeman: ‘You See How Special This University Is’

Despite having one of the most high-profile jobs in college sports – and one could argue that the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame would be at […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Monday, May 6: 5 p.m. – Mass with Blessing and Sending of Graduates of Notre Dame’s Masters of Divinity Program, Moreau Seminary, University of Notre Dame Tuesday, May 7: 8 […]