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Elkhart students blanket city with JOY

Jesus-Others-Yourself, a project nicknamed JOY, kicked off the beginning of the school year for St. Thomas the Apostle School students in Elkhart. Bringing joy to others has been the theme […]

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‘I should have done this three years ago’

Sometimes God uses dramatic means to change people’s hearts. Other times, He moves in the small stirrings of the soul or in little nudges from His faithful on earth. Laura […]

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Faithful act to ‘stand up straight and strive to be saints’

Stories of hope and help, service and support — examples of living as Christ to others in new and meaningful ways — are already marking the spiritual life of the […]

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Bishop announces diocesewide Stations of the Cross

FORT WAYNE — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has announced that on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will livestream the Stations of the Cross […]

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Mass viewing opportunities abound

Although public Masses in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend are currently suspended, opportunities for worship and spiritual communion via TV and the internet abound. Following is a list of […]

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Parish celebrates African Americans on the path to sainthood

Six African Americans are currently candidates for sainthood, something Deacon Mel Tardy, chairman of the diocesan Black Catholic Advisory Board, is eager to see. “They would be the first African […]

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Walkerton parish honors Irish roots at Mass of dedication of altar

Parishioners embraced their Irish history at St. Patrick Parish in Walkerton on March 14 with a Mass of dedication of an altar to mark the church’s 150th anniversary. Bishop Kevin […]

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Masses suspended across diocese

Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I write to encourage you, in the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, […]

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Around the Diocese: March 15, 2020

Parish mission planned for Immaculate Conception LAOTTO — A parish mission is planned for Immaculate Conception Parish, 7046 E 400 S., starting Sunday, March 15, at 7 p.m. The theme […]

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Scrutinies bring catechumens closer to the celebration of Easter

The liturgical season of Lent soon will be half over. For catechumens who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil Mass, it’s time to prepare for the part of the […]

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Ugandan Stations of the Cross reflects culture of local parish

When St. Augustine parishioner Cheryl Ashe first saw the long, yellow banner with Jesus crucified in the middle, surrounded by the Stations of the Cross, she felt it would be important […]

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A visible illustration of holiness: incense

There is something almost mystical in clouds of incense smoke filling a sacred space, ascending to heaven and seemingly carrying the prayers of the faithful to God. Some people delight […]