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Immaculate Conception Parish marks 150-year anniversary

Immaculate Conception Parish in Kendallville celebrated its 150-year anniversary most appropriately on Friday, Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. As the pastor, Father James Stoyle, had predicted, the […]

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Men’s Schola Cantorum prays through chant

To walk into a darkened church and hear the harmony of voices united in medieval chant enhances the sacredness of the house of God. Preserving that sacredness is one reason […]

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Community, service and prayer: the foundations of St. Jude Parish

St. Jude Parish is lovingly referred to by parishioners as “one of the best kept secrets on the south side of South Bend.” Although the parish has faced challenges and […]

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St. Patrick Parish, Walkerton, is excited about growth

St. Patrick Parish in Walkerton has the distinction of being in a town that sits in four counties and two different time zones — but that’s not the only thing […]

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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 […]