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Parish’s dedication to the Blessed Mother yields fruit

The life of devout and dynamic Catholics is varied and vast. Most have at least two things in common, however: a strong faith foundation from their families of origin, and […]

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A consistent commitment to grow in the spiritual life

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church has experienced significant growth in recent years, in its spiritual life particularly, and the church community is bullish on the future. Located on the […]

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World Mission Sunday

St. Anthony School finds a mission in Ugandan students Almsgiving, prayer and fasting are at the heart of living the Christian life, and all three elements are alive in the […]

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Annual Bishop’s Appeal — Diocesan campaign directly benefits parishes

“For the past four years our community has been fortunate enough to meet and exceed its Annual Bishop’s Appeal goal; on occasion, we have gone way above, while other times […]

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A diverse parish that gives back to the community

Described in its mission statement as a “multi-racial faith community, rooted in the African-American tradition,” St. Augustine Church in South Bend was originally formed in the late 1920s as a […]

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Parish builds relationships with intentionality

Led by Father Glenn Kohrman, its ninth pastor, Holy Family Parish leans on the members of its faith community as a cornerstone for demonstrating what the Catholic faith calls its […]

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Women learn how to better hear God’s voice

Several women attended the Be It Done evening of reflection for women at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elkhart on Sept. 12, drawn by the topic, “Hearing God’s Voice.” […]

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‘Impelled to build community’

While ambling through the sanctuaries of most Catholic churches, one seldom ponders their beginnings and the rich stories that often accompany the founding of a parish. Most Precious Blood Catholic […]

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There’s a family feeling at Queen of Angels

On July 4, 1947, the Independence Day holiday was celebrated in and around the city of Fort Wayne with fireworks, picnics, marching bands and the flag; but there was extra-special […]

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Parishes offer children’s eucharistic adoration

‘Let the children come to me’ In the Gospel of St. Matthew, one finds the story of Jesus beckoning children to come to him. He says, “Let the children come […]

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The oldest Mishawaka parish: St. Joseph

St. Joseph Church is the oldest parish in Mishawaka. It can be seen among other downtown buildings, thanks to its tall, green steeple. “I am grateful to Bishop Rhoades for […]

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St. Bavo: faith home of Mishawaka’s Flemish community

St. Bavo Catholic Church is located in downtown Mishawaka. The parish strives to share their commitment to the Catholic faith through liturgical celebrations, prayer, education, service and spiritual growth. This […]