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‘Remarkable Woman’ a model of service for younger generations

God, country and community are probably the core values that best sum up Eve Peters’ life. A 28-year veteran and retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, Peters was recently […]

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First Communions lead way for public Masses to resume

“I felt excited, like a little kid myself, to be able to receive Jesus today. In a way, it was a ‘first Communion’ for most of us, after missing the […]

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Pentecost Collection supports seminarians

Dear Friends in Christ, Greetings to you during this blessed Easter season! I hope and pray that, in the midst of this dangerous coronavirus pandemic, the grace and peace of […]

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Deacon Kuspa bids final farewell to family, South Bend parishes

The first married deacon in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Deacon Ervin Kuspa, passed away on May 10. Ordained in 1971 by Bishop Leo A. Pursley, he served at […]

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Why are face masks important at this time?

The celebration of public Masses in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will resume the weekend of May 23-24, as directed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. One of the weightiest […]

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An extraordinary calling: Mother-daughter team prepare older children to receive first Communion

The theme of Catechetical Sunday for the school year that is coming to a close has focused on “Stay with Us,” or helping the young faithful to stay close to […]

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Public liturgies to resume with restrictions for safety

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Friday, Governor Holcomb issued his “Back on Track” Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana. This roadmap is designed to safely open Indiana’s economy, […]

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Offertories, parish communication set off on new paths during COVID-19

As Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend enter a seventh week of suspension of public Masses, worshipping from living rooms and home offices is the new normal. Unfortunately, […]

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Giving God the control — Evaluating priorities as wedding plans change amid pandemic

Wedding dress chosen, venue booked, invitations sent out. All the tiny details were neatly arranged, until COVID-19 unraveled the carefully made plans. Brides and grooms in the Diocese of Fort […]

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Canceled baby shower garners donations for Women’s Care Center

The intentions were good. The Mom’s Group at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Goshen wanted to host a baby shower in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the […]

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‘God knew I needed this little extra time’

While the customary joy of entrance into full communion with the Church has been postponed for the present time, some candidates have been able to receive this additional period of […]

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Daughters of Isabella DePaul Circle 434 looking to grow

The Daughters of Isabella group at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elkhart is called DePaul Circle 434 and was formed over 90 years ago, according to Local Regent Nancy […]