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‘Remarkable Woman’ a model of service for younger generations

God, country and community are probably the core values that best sum up Eve Peters’ life. A 28-year veteran and retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, Peters was recently […]

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First Communions lead way for public Masses to resume

“I felt excited, like a little kid myself, to be able to receive Jesus today. In a way, it was a ‘first Communion’ for most of us, after missing the […]

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Parish priests plan summer retirements

Click on the priest’s name below to read about the plans they are making for retirement and travel home this summer. Father Gary Sigler: Being a priest is the hardest, ‘yet […]

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Pentecost Collection supports seminarians

Dear Friends in Christ, Greetings to you during this blessed Easter season! I hope and pray that, in the midst of this dangerous coronavirus pandemic, the grace and peace of […]

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Priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 23, 2020: Reverend Jonathan Agbedo, to temporary Parochial Vicar, St. […]

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Around the Diocese: May 17, 2020

Saint Joseph High School named distinguished school for STEM and career learning SOUTH BEND — Saint Joseph High School announced recently that it has been recognized as a Project Lead […]

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Deacon Kuspa bids final farewell to family, South Bend parishes

The first married deacon in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Deacon Ervin Kuspa, passed away on May 10. Ordained in 1971 by Bishop Leo A. Pursley, he served at […]

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Why are face masks important at this time?

The celebration of public Masses in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will resume the weekend of May 23-24, as directed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. One of the weightiest […]

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An extraordinary calling: Mother-daughter team prepare older children to receive first Communion

The theme of Catechetical Sunday for the school year that is coming to a close has focused on “Stay with Us,” or helping the young faithful to stay close to […]

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Faith under quarantine — How the diocese bore the cross of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus. For two months, it has held back the world. Even to those who were passed over by the deadliest effects of the pandemic, the suspension of public […]

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Poor Brothers of St. Francis to end community in diocese

On Wednesday, May 13th, the Feast of  our Lady of Fatima, the Poor Brothers of St. Francis will end living as a Franciscan community in our diocese. The beloved Brothers […]

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Catholic Charities: providing positive role models for at-risk youth

For 12-year-old Kallie, Catholic Charities’ National Mentoring Program has been like a window opening to new possibilities. “I have someone to talk to,” the DeKalb County girl said of her […]