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New principals offer new insight and skills to classrooms

Kathleen Mulligan, St. Joseph School, Garrett  Mulligan spent 13 years in Fort Wayne Community Schools and seven as Assistant Principal at St. Vincent de Paul School, Fort Wayne.  She came […]

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St. Mary’s Heritage Fund grants awarded for 2022

Parishes:  St. Joseph – Hessen Cassel, $2,000: Parish food bank Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, $8,500: Tuition subsidy for Burmese children St. Mary Mother of God, $1,200: Ave Maria House […]

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St. Jude youth group encounters Real Presence in service

The St. Jude Fort Wayne parish youth group recently completed its annual mission trip. From June 19-24, a group of 34 students, 10 chaperones and visiting clergy participated in the […]

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Father Jayasuriya glorifies God for years of priesthood

“Vocation is a mystery and a gift,” said Father Wimal Jayasuriya, as he reflected on the journey that brought him to the priesthood. This year marks the 25th anniversary of […]

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Scripture a source of guidance, encouragement during Father Jacob Gall’s 60 years of ministry

Father Jacob Gall believes people need to base their life on the rock of Jesus Christ. He has relied on that rock during a long and full life. Father Gall, […]

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Fall Confirmation schedule

St. Joseph Church, LaGrange – Aug. 27: 10 a.m. St. Joseph Parish, LaGrange St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend – Sept. 24: 4 p.m. St. Matthew Cathedral Parish, South Bend Sacred […]

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Celebrating the Sisters of Notre Dame in carrying out mission

For 49 years, the sisters of Notre Dame have blessed the St. Jude community in Fort Wayne. They served the parish and school as teachers, principals and caregivers throughout their […]

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Sister Colleen Bauer, SSND, celebrates golden jubilee

Sister Colleen Bauer, SSND, just celebrated two milestones — retiring from teaching after 49 years — 35 of which were spent at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School — and […]

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Father John Eze called from a very young age

Queen of Peace Pastor Father John Eze has one defining statement: “It is all by grace and mercy.” That statement is on a sign on the wall in his office.  […]

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Around the Diocese: July 10, 2020

Parish pledged to hearts of Jesus and Mary In the Catholic Church, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with the Solemnity of the Most […]

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The joy of an unexpected vocation: Father George Gabet, FSSP

Roman collars were not part of his life plan of a wife and a passel of children. But Father George Gabet, FSSP, could not ignore the many occurrences that were […]

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Father Jack Overmyer ministers to the elderly in his 25th year 

Father Jack Overmyer’s call to the priesthood began in high school and flourished near the end of his college experience. He was an altar server through ninth grade, mostly to […]