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Eucharistic Formation Days Increase Hunger for Christ

One of the elements of the on-going Eucharistic Revival is becoming more deeply educated about the truths of this life-giving mystery at the heart of the Church. Bishop Kevin C. […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Tuesday, Jan. 17: 9:30 a.m. – Mass and Pastoral Visit, Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne Thursday, Jan. 19: 8 p.m. – Diocesan Holy Hour, National Prayer Vigil for Life, […]

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Deacon Assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of permanent deacons for 2023: Deacon Daniel T. Avila to diaconal ministry at St. […]

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Historic St. Peter Catholic Church Still Vibrant After 150 Years

The towering slate-colored steeple of St. Peter Parish seems to rise majestically from the inner-city neighborhood where it’s located — a neighborhood that has known its share of struggle. Crossing […]

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Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades Ordains 18 New Deacons to the Diocese

A glorious day!  More than 1,300 people witnessed the ordination of 18 new deacons to the diocese on Saturday, Jan. 7 at St. Pius X Church in Granger. There were […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Friday, Jan. 13: 9:30 a.m. – Mass and Pastoral Visit, Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne Saturday, Jan. 14: 11:30 a.m. – Mass and Eucharistic Formation Day, St. Charles Borromeo […]

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A Look Back as We Look to the Future

Just Some of the Stories That Made an Impact in 2022 In response to the Feb. 24 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades joined other bishops in consecrating […]

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Priest Announcements

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following announcements: Reverend Emmanuel Abuh, to Administrator, Immaculate Conception, Ege, effective January 10, 2023. Reverend Eustace Okorie to […]

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Bishop Shares Eucharistic Nature of the Nativity with Cathedral Parishioners

On Saturday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 p.m., Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades gathered with the faithful despite the icy road conditions and frigid cold at the Cathedral of the […]

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Statement on Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend joins Pope Francis and everyone around the world in mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI following the news of his passing this […]

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Celebrate the Birth of Christ!

Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. Celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is the culmination of […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Wednesday, Dec. 21: 4 p.m. – Blessing of Mayor’s Office and City Hall, Mishawaka Thursday, Dec. 22: 11 a.m. – Mass and Employee Christmas Luncheon, Sacred Heart Church, Warsaw and […]