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Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ jubilarians serve in faith

DONALDSON — The years were 1946, 1951 and 1971. They were historic in many regards. In 1946, the world watched the Nuremberg Trials unfold at the beginning of post-WWII America. […]

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Nicole Hahn named Secretary for Communications

FORT WAYNE — The hiring of Nicole Hahn as Secretary for Communications has been announced by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. Hahn will head the Secretariat for Communications for the Diocese […]

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Rest in Peace: August 8, 2021

Auburn Patricia Correia, 86, Immaculate Conception Francis Dulle, 87, Immaculate Conception  Bristol William O’Brien, 90, St. Mary of the Annunciation Decatur Pauline M. Siefring, 89, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort […]

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Confirmation Masses of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

The following is a schedule of the fall Masses at which Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will confer the sacrament of confirmation. *Additional parishes included St. Joseph Church, LaGrange Aug. 21 […]

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Mass of Christian Burial planned for Deacon David Elchert

Deacon David O. Elchert, 81, of Goshen, died Wednesday, Aug. 4. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, where on May 21, 2011, he became the parish’s […]

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Priest appointments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointments: Reverend Michael Ammer, to part-time Priest Chaplain at Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, […]

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Around the Diocese: August 8, 2021

Christ Child Society Clothing Center open for school year MISHAWAKA — The Christ Child Society Clothing Center, 2366 Miracle Lane, Mishawaka, in the Town and Country Shopping Center, is open […]

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Blessed Solanus Casey honored with feast day celebration

The July 30 feast day of Blessed Solanus Casey is celebrated annually at the St. Felix Catholic Center monastery in Huntington where the simplex Capuchin priest lived for several years. […]

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Diocesan World Youth Day: A celebration of faith for high school students

The 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have been challenging for high school students. Canceled athletics, graduations, dances and more uprooted the fabric of their lives, creating, […]

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Retreat brings together fathers, sons at St. Patrick’s County Park

The virtues of St. Joseph were elaborated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the afternoon retreat, which took place at St. Patrick’s County Park. 

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Widows profess lives of prayer for priests

In biblical times, a widow occupied an undesirable place in society. God had commanded that they were to be treated with respect and cared for, but they were not considered […]

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Mass reunites Fort Wayne Pedro Pan refugees

As protests took place in Cuba against the communist government in power, a group of refugees who fled the country after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution gathered in Fort Wayne July […]