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Hobby crafters feel pinch of canceled Christmas bazaar season

Local artists and crafters work for months to prepare their unique items for sale, and the parish Christmas bazaar season usually offers them one of the best opportunities of the […]

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Giving the gift of faith to everyone on the shopping list

While presents are not essential to the celebration of Christmas, giving gifts to others shows love and fellowship. Everyone is searching for something in their lives, and gifts that uplift […]

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Family welcomes baby after 13 years

Mary Cris Miranda and Gerardo Reyes met at a regional Mexican youth group dedicated to St. Therese, the “Little Flower,” in 1999. Currently attending St. Therese, Little Flower Parish in […]

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#IGiveCatholic – Help Catholic organizations by donating in December

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that began in 2012 as a means of encouraging generosity to charitable organizations. It takes place on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday […]

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Thanksgiving Prayer of Blessing

God most provident, we join all creation in raising to You a hymn of thanksgiving through Jesus Christ, Your Son. For generation upon generation peoples of this land have sung […]

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Priests make headway at new parishes during pandemic

An African proverb says: “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” While moving from parish to parish is common in priestly ministry, the changes priests encounter in adjusting to a […]

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From disappointment to discernment: hope for the journey

“This diocese has such wonderful resources!” declared Anna McKeever. After she took advantage of two of them, a series on intentional discipleship and a program on discerning her charisms, McKeever […]

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Christmas shopping with Catholic social teaching in mind

Being Catholic isn’t limited to liturgies and attending Mass for an hour on Sunday. Being Catholic fully permeates every aspect of one’s life, from the books read — or not […]

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Legacy of Miss Virginia continues under new leadership

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry in Fort Wayne has experienced a year of change, including new leadership and adaptation to the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Witte stepped in as director in January […]

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Faith of Native Americans laid foundation for diocese

Their presence drew the first Europeans to what is now northern Indiana. They played roles in the founding and growth of parishes and institutions such as what became the University […]

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Ministry with youth — Superstars of Service: Jenny Buchs

St. Michael the Archangel’s deep roots of parish life date back to the mid 1800s, with just 14 families who built a church in a beautiful rural setting in Waterloo. […]

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ABA mini videos tell simple stories

“What is life about? Why am I here? Why did God create me?” Father Mark Gurtner, vicar general for the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend, spoke on these questions […]