Bishop Rhoades Archive

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Transforming Lives, Transforming the Campus at Saint Francis’ Opening Mass

A new school year provides a new opportunity to expand one’s horizons intellectually, physically, and spiritually. At the Founder’s Day Mass at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne […]

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Bishop Rhoades Begins Pastoral Visits at St. Charles Borromeo

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades fielded a number of questions from students and taught a few Spanish lessons to young students when he made his first pastoral visit of the 2022-23 […]

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New All Saints Columbarium at Catholic Cemetery Blessed

The sun shone brightly as Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades stood at the microphone on Aug. 23, 2022 at the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne. In front of a crowd of […]

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From Humble Wooden Church to Cathedral – St. Matthew Celebrates 100 Years

Honoring a century of Catholic history in South Bend, St. Matthew Cathedral Parish celebrated its 100th anniversary as a parish at a Mass with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Aug. […]

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“I Get to Live Eternity Now” – Sisters Profess Final Vows of Love

Discernment is a long road, as the two newest fully professed Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration know well. Sister M. Mercy Briola, OSF, and Sister Mary Augustine Warrell, […]

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Black Jubilarians celebrated at conference

With a theme of “Walk Together Children,” the Joint Conference of Black Catholic Clergy, met at the University of Notre Dame from July 24 to 28. They honored jubilarians celebrating […]

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As friars depart, Angola parish moves from past to future

The Conventual Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province have been a part of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish and St. Paul Chapel communities in Angola and Fremont […]

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Eucharistic Procession unites Catholics throughout diocese

Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend gave a tremendous testimony for the faith and the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist as thousands flocked to Warsaw for […]

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Supporters of women’s shelter participate in first anniversary blessing

Helping women overcome homelessness brought dozens of people from different organizations around the Fort Wayne area to St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter on Lake Avenue on Friday, June 10. Bishop […]

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Bishop Rhoades ordains three new Holy Cross priests

With abundant joy and thanksgiving, the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross announced the ordination of three men to the priesthood. On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the […]

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Christ Child Society kicks off 75th anniversary celebration

Not many 75-year-old organizations get to honor one of their founding members, but the Christ Child Society of South Bend was able to give its prestigious Mary Virginia Merrick Award to […]

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Faith planted in fertile soil for candidates, catechumens

At the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne on Sunday, March 6, catechumens and candidates joined together in the presence of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades to publicly proclaim […]