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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Monday, April 5: 7 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Decatur Tuesday, April 6: 7 p.m. — Confirmation Mass, St. Joseph Church, Bluffton Wednesday, April 7: 7 p.m. — […]

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Armor of God retreats inspire men to be mission-focused spiritual warriors

Although the current pandemic has brought many spiritual and social challenges, God’s grace remains deeply present and accessible for those searching after Him. In the face of countless events that […]

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Priest’s witness enhances understanding of worldwide Church

The universality of the Church unites Catholics all over the world, be they in the U.S., Africa or elsewhere. Forms of worship may appear slightly different throughout the world, but […]

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Black Catholic poet shares experience in verse

Poetry is often a personal expression of one’s life – his or her emotions, experiences and worldview. For a South Bend man, poetry has become an expression of his faith […]

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Plenary indulgence offered on Divine Mercy Sunday

FORT WAYNE — Through private revelation to St. Faustina, Jesus revealed, “I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion […]

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‘Hosanna in the highest’: Palm Sunday

“Today, Palm Sunday, we begin Holy Week with our minds and our hearts lifted up to the Lord, focusing on the great event of our salvation: the Passion, Death and […]

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Father Phillip Widmann, ‘the good Lord’s disciple’

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has bid farewell to one of its beloved priests. Father Phillip Widmann passed from this life on March 16.  Father Widmann served as a […]

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Around the Diocese: March 28, 2021

World Apostolate of Fatima scholarship essay contest FORT WAYNE — The World Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army) Fort Wayne/South Bend Division will award a $500 scholarship to a student in […]

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Building relationships focus of young adult in-person retreat

Quickly, all 60 spots were filled and a waiting list formed when the announcement was made that the spring diocesan young adult retreat would take place in person this year. […]

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A Christian family Seder meal: Bring theology to the table

FORT WAYNE — For a number of years now, the Deacon Frederick and Lisa Everett family has enjoyed the tradition of celebrating a Christian Seder meal on Holy Thursday. A […]

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Father Ed Ruetz, diocesan priest and advocate, dies

Father Edward J. Ruetz, a retired priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, died on Monday, March 15, in South Bend, following a long illness. He was 95, and […]

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‘Remarkably successful’: $6.6 million pledged to Annual Bishop’s Appeal

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal, with $6,598,000 pledged thus far in the 2020-21 period, looks to be the largest total, noncapital campaign collection of the appeal to date. Parishes of the […]