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After Years Apart, Afghan Refugee Reunites with His Family

Last year, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend reported on Ahad, an Afghan Second Lieutenant Aviation Officer with a bachelor’s degree in science. After the fall of […]

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Richey Inaugurated as 11th President of the University of Saint Francis

On Friday, June 7, the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Dr. Lance Richey was inaugurated as the 11th president of the University of Saint Francis during a ceremony […]

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‘A Testament to the Power of Faith and Perseverance’

At Event Aimed to Support Diocesan Seminarians, Stanley Amuchaka Shares His Powerful Vocation Story Even before he converted to the faith, Stanley Amuchaka was fascinated by Catholic priests – and […]

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Priest Assignment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignment effective June 18, 2024. Reverend Eric Zimmer, from Administrator, St. Hedwig and St. Patrick […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Tuesday, June 11: 9 a.m. – Meeting of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, Louisville, Kentucky Tuesday, June 11: 2:30 p.m. – Meeting of USCCB Committee […]

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Priest Assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of clergy: Reverend Oscar Duarte, to Parochial Vicar, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Goshen, […]

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Father Kummer, Monsignor Schulte Leave Witness of Pastoral, Prayerful Priesthood 

Being classmates can forge friendships that connect people for life. But in the case of Father William Kummer and Monsignor Robert Schulte, that connection also intertwines deeply with the life […]

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Caleb Kruse, Oscar Duarte Say ‘Yes’ to the Priesthood

On Saturday, June 1, Bishop Rhoades ordained two men – Father Oscar Duarte and Father Caleb Kruse – to the priesthood for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. More photos […]

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Marian, Saint Joseph Graduates Mark ‘Last Mass Together’

As the month of May came to a close, so, too, did the high school careers for the graduating seniors at Saint Joseph High School in South Bend and Marian […]

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Catholics, Protestants Worship Together at Unity Night

During his final night on earth, Jesus spent time praying with His disciples for unity among all believers. As John 17 reads: “I pray not only for them, but also […]

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Around the Diocese: June 2, 2024

National Eucharistic Congress Seeking Volunteers The National Eucharistic Congress is in need of several hundred volunteers for the upcoming national event in Indianapolis. There are many full-time and part-time volunteer […]

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Weekly Schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Tuesday, June 4: 6 p.m. – “Our Shepherds, Our Future” Event in Support of the St. John Paul II Endowment Fund for Seminarian Education, The Armory, South Bend Wednesday, June […]