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St. Charles Borromeo’s Young Adult Ministry Hosts Second Retreat 

When St. Charles Borromeo’s pastor, Father Tom Shoemaker, returned from a meeting regarding the need for enhanced young adult formation within the Church, he communicated this need to current St. […]

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Eucharistic Adoration at a Young Age Fosters Belief in the True Presence

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6. Eucharistic adoration is the community’s opportunity to […]

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Bristol Parishioner Turns Grief into Mission to Help Others

Tom Rose lost his beloved wife of 58 years, Joyce, when she died from breast cancer on Aug. 5, 2019, and through his personal battle with grief said he’s “learned […]

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Sacred Heart Marks 75 Years in Southeast Fort Wayne

In the wake of World War II, cities and towns throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend saw a tremendously rapid growth, which reflected in the demographics of Catholics and […]

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Wedding Mass Celebrates Significant Milestones in Marriage

On Sunday, Sept. 18, more than 30 couples gathered at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in South Bend to celebrate special wedding anniversaries. About a quarter of these couples celebrated a particularly […]

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Notre Dame Head Football Coach Marcus Freeman Joins the Catholic Church

By Zelda Caldwell and Jonathan Liedle with Catholic News Agency CNA — Marcus Freeman, the new head football coach at the University of Notre Dame, has reportedly converted to the […]

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Around the Diocese: September 18, 2022

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Understanding God’s Plan for Human Sexuality When Your Child Has Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities ONLINE — A virtual presentation will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, […]

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A Legacy of Courage and Faith Written into Family’s History

Don Dimberio has lived a full life, one marked with achievement. This includes graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1960, having a successful career in the plastics industry, […]

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Christ Renews His Parish is Transforming Lives

Renewal is a word that brings to mind a rebirth,      a reawakening of something laid dormant for too long. Sometimes, that still, small voice within encourages and calls […]

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Learning from St Monica: Father Freiburger, Leaders Share about Parish Life

St Monica’s Parish in Mishawaka celebrated their patroness’s feast day through the end of August with an evening novena, concluding in a festival on the last Saturday of the month. […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Month: St. Dymphna’s Refuge Fills Need in Church for Mental Health Support

In the fall of 2021, St. Therese Parish in Fort Wayne hosted a presentation by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. As attendees mingled together afterwards, the conversation took […]

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Transforming Lives, Transforming the Campus at Saint Francis’ Opening Mass

A new school year provides a new opportunity to expand one’s horizons intellectually, physically, and spiritually. At the Founder’s Day Mass at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne […]