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Priests make headway at new parishes during pandemic

An African proverb says: “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” While moving from parish to parish is common in priestly ministry, the changes priests encounter in adjusting to a […]

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Ministry with youth — Superstars of Service: Jenny Buchs

St. Michael the Archangel’s deep roots of parish life date back to the mid 1800s, with just 14 families who built a church in a beautiful rural setting in Waterloo. […]

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ABA mini videos tell simple stories

“What is life about? Why am I here? Why did God create me?” Father Mark Gurtner, vicar general for the Diocese of Fort Wayne South Bend, spoke on these questions […]

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COVID-19 brings together priest, students — over theology

When it comes to educating young people on the truths of the Catholic faith, who better to teach them than someone who has spent years steeped in the faith? St. […]

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Parishes commemorate All Souls’ Day

All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2 — often overshadowed by the holy day of obligation that immediately precedes it, All Saints’ Day — has a rich and important history of […]

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A harvest of harmony on Fort Wayne’s southeast side

Gardening is often a solitary pursuit, but at St. Henry Parish in Fort Wayne, a community garden has a different mode of operation. Its most impressive harvest is not the […]

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Drive-by blessings shared at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Older parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Fort Wayne were extended a special invitation on Sunday, Sept. 27 – to enjoy a drive-by blessing in the parish parking […]

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Ministry with youth — Superstars of service: Stacey Huneck

Stacey Huneck, youth ministry coordinator for St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Fort Wayne, felt called to serve the Church as a teen. Rural Catholic family roots nurtured her life of […]

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Catholic Camporee teaches love of faith, nature

This article has been updated to reflect the correct location of the Camporee, The Center at Donaldson. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has offered the annual camporee event since […]

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Beloved former Holy Cross pastor passes away in New Jersey

Although he was only at Holy Cross Parish in South Bend for three years, Father Vincent Coppola, CSC, left a strong impression. A deep sadness at the parish followed news […]

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Couples witness to God’s love and fidelity at anniversary Mass

Physically and spiritually, Catholic couples on the South Bend side of the diocese joined together Sunday, Oct. 11, at St. Matthew Cathedral to thank God and celebrate their anniversaries of […]

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Queen of Angels pastoral visit celebrates heavenly hosts

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated a Mass on the feast day of the great Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Queen of Angels School, Fort Wayne. […]