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St. Vincent food pantry seeks to serve the needy in Elkhart

The Vincentian society in Elkhart is making an effort to bring awareness to the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul Church in that city. The pantry — a collaboration […]

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The St. Bryce Missions: global outreach, local link

When one listens to the Holy Spirit, one thing can lead to another. When she started a young adult prayer group because she needed support after graduating from a Catholic […]

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The tradition of blessing the Thanksgiving Day food

Many parishes in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend offer a blessing of Easter baskets at that time of year, but St. Vincent de Paul Parish is among those that […]

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Former Italian mission embraces the Hispanic faithful

On the corner of Brooklyn and Hale avenues in Fort Wayne sits a church whose colorful history has gone from “Arrevederci” to “¡Hola!” over a period of more than 100 […]

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St. John the Baptist pledges to ‘Rebuild My Church’

When Jesus spoke the words, “rebuild my Church” to St. Francis of Assisi, He was speaking both figuratively and literally. The church structure at San Damiano was dilapidated and in […]

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Frassati group participates in Holy Hour, meditation with Bishop Rhoades

Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, was dimly lit, the soft lighting conducive to prayerful meditation, when Frassati members met Nov. 8 for their monthly Holy Hour. […]

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A senior’s ‘wonderful cane legacy’

By Nick Kenkel Thomas Grzesiak, a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish near Lakeville, is retired. Lakeville is Grzesiak’s hometown, and it’s there he has exercised his woodcarving hobby for […]

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St. Pius X baptistery, gathering space blessed

At the All Saints’ Day Mass at the new St. Pius X Church in Granger, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades blessed the new baptistery and Parish Life Center in the space […]

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Losses, grief test couple’s vocation

Grief is multifaceted and often complex. The depth of suffering from loss ranges widely for everyone, but this deep-seated pain is often accompanied by difficult and intense emotions. One’s spiritual […]

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Social justice is the heartbeat of Notre Dame parish

Well-known for its commitment to social justice and located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, Sacred Heart Parish is steeped in history. In fact, the parish website […]

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Holy Cross Parish educates the mind and the heart

The Congregation of Holy Cross has very much impacted the South Bend community. Decades ago, the congregation, founded by Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, came to America from France and began […]

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St. Joseph – Hessen Cassel accompanies the grieving

A visitor on the third Wednesday of the month at St. Joseph – Hessen Cassel Church in Fort Wayne might be taken a little aback when hearing peals of laughter […]