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Sacred Heart Parish, Notre Dame, closes 175th anniversary year

NOTRE DAME — On the solemnity of the Epiphany, Sunday, Jan. 7, the parish community of Sacred Heart, at the University of Notre Dame, celebrated a Mass with Bishop Kevin […]

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Full house for the Patroness of All the Americas

On Tuesday night, Dec. 12, St. Joseph Parish in Fort Wayne was packed. It was so full that two pews of Franciscan friars, upon seeing the number of families standing […]

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Distressed crèche restored at St. Charles Borromeo

The healing hands of a carpenter and a restorer have taken a broken, tattered crèche at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Fort Wayne, and made it whole again — taken it […]

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Parishioners embody patron’s missionary spirit

How did a young nun who spent most of her short adult life within the walls of a cloister come to be named the patron saint of missions? Mission comes […]

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Family, homelike feel found at St. Anthony de Padua

The stained-glass windows inside St. Anthony de Padua Church, South Bend, are more than just decoration. As is often the case in Catholic churches, the colorful glass fragments that line […]

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St. Mary of the Annunciation remembers souls, saints

A remembrance chapel. Even the name evokes warmth for the soul. The Remembrance Chapel at St. Mary of the Annunciation in Bristol is erected each year as a place to […]

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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 […]