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Knights of Columbus Lenten Pastoral Text Messaging

The Knights of Columbus will once again be sponsoring the "Lenten Pastoral Text Messaging" program. Available at no charge to the Ft.Wayne/South Bend Diocese, an inspirational text from our Diocesan Priests will be sent out Monday thru Friday during the Lenten season. The honorable Bishop Rhoades is again providing us with text messages for Holy week. Simply text the word: lent to 30500 and your phone will automatically be enrolled. Any communication of this program within the Diocesan family is appreciated. Attached is a printable document that can be used for promoting this initiative.


Weekly Worship Schedule at the Chapel of Divine Mercy in the Life Center 

South Bend – (2018 Ironwood Circle, South Bend) Tuesdays: Mass is celebrated at 7:30 AM by Dominican Rev. Bruno Shah, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 2 PM. Wednesday: Mass is celebrated at 1:30 Masses (weekly rotation of priests: Revs. Ed Krause, CSC; Glenn Kohrman; Vincent Joseph; and Tom Shoemaker, Chaplain.) Exposition follows until 6:30 PM. Friday: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 AM until 2 PM. All are welcome! Sponsored by the Apostolate of Divine Mercy in the Service of Human Life.  Call 286-7860 for hours and info; email jborek@divinemercyforlife.net or visit divinemercyforlife.net for additional information.


Crochet and Sew with Catholic Charities South Bend 

Michiana – Catholic Charities also has a few openings for volunteers to join the Sewing Group or Yarn Crafters who meet at the South Bend office to make items to be distributed to those in need. Donations of yarn or material also appreciated. For more information, please call 574-234-3111.


Catholic Charities Citizenship Classes Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne - Catholic Charities is now registering individuals to participate in our Citizenship Class.  Classes will be take place over eight weeks and are structured to help individuals understand and prepare to take the test to become U.S. citizens.  Classes will be held every Tuesday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Catholic Charities' Fort Wayne office.  Registration fee is $10.  To register or with any questions, please contact Bertha at (260) 422-5625 ext. 282 or bspaulding@ccfwsb.org.  


Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration host Chiara Club

South Bend  - The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration are sponsoring the Chiara Club, a club for girls in grades 5-8. Meetings will be held every other Tuesday beginning January 24 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. The club will meet in the auditorium at St. Francis Convent, 1515 W. Dragoon Trail, Mishawaka. For more information or a permission form, please contact Sr. Anna Joseph at chiaraclubmishawaka@gmail.com.


St. Mary's College lecture presented by Elisabeth T. Vasko, PhD

South Bend - Lecture presented by Elisabeth T. Vasko, PhD, associate professor of theology, Duquesne University on Thursday February 23, 7 p.m. in Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center at Saint Mary's College. Professor Vasko’s primary research and teaching focus on the intersection of Christian theologies and violence. Her most recent book is "Beyond Apathy: A Theology for Bystanders." She has written and spoken extensively on white privilege and racial justice, violence against women, and feminist theology.


Under Caesar’s Sword: Mass and Documentary for Refugees
Notre Dame - Christians are being persecuted around the world in ever growing numbers. ​How can we be in solidarity with them?​ On Thursday, February 23, join Bishop Rhoades and the Notre Dame community at a ​m​​​ass ​for persecuted Christians. After ​m​ass, the ​Under Caesar’s Sword project will screen​ ​an inspiring new documentary ​film that tells the dramatic stories of Christian leaders, families, and refugees who worship and bear witness in the face of persecution. The ​m​ass will take place at 5:15 PM at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame. The film screening will follow at 6:00 PM in Washington Hall.​ ​​Admission is free to see this 26-minute documentary. Stay for a reception afterwards hosted by the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Thursday, February 23. Visit ucs.nd.edu, the Redeemer Radio event calendar, or email Kristi (khaas3@nd.edu) for more information.
The Knights of Columbus Council #1878 hosts benefit spaghetti supper for Hannah's House

South Bend – The Knights of Columbus, Council #1878, is sponsoring its annual benefit spaghetti supper for Hannah's House, Maternity Home with a Heart, on February 24, 2017, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at 114 West Fourth Street, Mishawaka. Prices: Adults: $8.00: Children 5– 12, $5.00; children under 5 eat free. This "all you can eat dinner helps care for our pregnant mothers and their newborn babies. Come join us for a delicious dinner and wonderful life-supporting company with the Knights!


The Franciscan Friars Minor Benefit Concert

Fort Wayne - The Franciscan Friars Minor in partnership with Worldwide Seminarian Support are hosting a Benefit Concert at University of St. Francis North Campus Auditorium on February 24th, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free-will offering. It is a benefit concert that will be raising funds for the seminarians of the Franciscan Friars Minor. The event is intended to entertain all people of all ages. All people are invited, bring all your friends. Music will include: Original Music composed by "Brothers" in various contemporary styles and traditional Gregorian Chant (The Friars' band name is "Brothers" plain and simple.) Come, meet the Friars and hear testimonies of Friars and friends.


 Saint Gaspar del Bufalo Mardi Gras Dance

Fort Wayne - Saint Gaspar del Bufalo Council #11043 is hosting a Mardi Gras Dance on Saturday evening, February 25th in the Gymnasium at Most Precious Blood, 1515 Barthold Street. Doors open at 6:30PM; music from the band "Actual Size" from 7:00 to 11:00PM. Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks provided; a cash bar will available. Advance tickets available now at www.kofc11043.org. Cost is $30 per couple, or $40 per couple at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.


2nd Annual High School Essay Contest: Black History Month 2017

2nd Annual High School Essay Contest: Black History Month 2017 

Sponsored by: Diocese of Fort Wayne-­‐South Bend Black Catholic Advisory Board High School 

Essay Contest Requirements: Theme: The Most Notable African-American of the 21st Century 

Format: Font: Times New Roman, 12pt 

Spacing: Double 

Length: 300-350 words (including cover sheet) 

Cover Sheet: The cover sheet should include the following information: • Your Full Name, Mailing Address & Telephone Number • Your School and Grade • Your Essay Title 

References/Bibliography page: The essay should include a Bibliography page. Such a page, does not count in your Length: 300- 350 words. 

Electronic Submission: Submit your essay as an email attachment. In the email subject line, type Black History Month Essay Contest, type your first and last name. Example: Black History Month Essay Contest, Sally Smith Monetary 

Prizes Will Be Awarded: $100 for 1st Place | $50 for 2nd Place | $25 for 3rd Place 

Submit the essay to wendy.summers@comcast.net no later than Tuesday, March 7, 2017.


Professor John Cavadini presents on The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey

Notre Dame - Presented by Professor John Cavadini, this is the first in a three-part Lenten lecture series -The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey - that expounds on the spiritual, theological and liturgical themes in Exodus. The Book of Exodus recounts the Hebrew people's delivery from enslavement in Egypt and illumines the journey of the Church and of each Christian through Lent to Easter. The lecture takes place Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00pm in the Eck Visitors Center at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more details, visit http://icl.nd.edu/events/exodus/


Shroud of Turin, the of Christ, and the death process

Rome City - On Thursday, March 9th at the Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Chapel, don't miss this powerful Lenten presentation on the sufferings of Christ through His passion and death. Join the Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Center ( 2730 E Northport Rd, Rome City, IN 46795) with doors opening at 5:30 pm, Lenten dinner of soup, bread and water at 6 pm, talk at 7 pm. Dr. Tomas McGovern, renowned Fort Wayne physician, will use the Shroud of Turin as a guide to the wounds of Christ and speak to the death process from medical view point. GRAPHIC CONTENT. May not be suitable for young children. Tickets are free, seating limited, register today by calling: 260-303-4990 Free will donation will be accepted.


Forever Learning Institute pilgrimages course offering

South Bend - Forever Learning Institute is offering a course about pilgrimages. This class is for 1) anyone who just wants to know more about this or any other pilgrimage, 2) those interested in either walking or biking the Camino Santiago in Spain, 3) those who have gone on the Camino wanting to share their experiences. This course will review and discuss the history of the Camino Santiago with movies, books, photos, videos, blogs and documentaries about the Camino. There will be conversations about the pilgrimage experience discussing possible local pilgrimages. We will cover the how, where, when, who and why of the pilgrimage. Are we all on a pilgrimage of life? A pilgrimage is a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion of religious devotion or any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or for a quest or for a votive or purpose, as to pay homage. The class facilitator is Tom Labuzienski, who recently completed the Camino Santiago with his two oldest sons. The course promises to be very interactive. The classes will be at Forever Learning Institute in the Little Flower Parish Center on North Ironwood Drive in South Bend Thursday mornings from 9 to 9:50. March 9 – May 11. To register online for this and/or one of almost 100 other Forever Learning courses at http://foreverlearninginstitute.org/ February 21-23 or call 574-282-1901. On-site registration is also February 21, 22 or 23.


Catholic Medical Guild a 1 day Lenten Retreat

Fort Wayne - The Catholic Medical Guild is hosting a 1 day Lenten Retreat for any interested healthcare workers in the area. The speaker will be Father Jerome Zeiler, a Dominican priest, and we will be reflecting on the the topic Cultivating the Quiet in the Midst of a Noisy World. This will be held on Saturday, March 11, at St Vincent's Life Center and Church. There will be Mass and Adoration included in the day and breakfast and lunch are provided. Cost is $10. Please RSVP at www.fortwaynecma.com. Questions? Call 260-222-6978.


Bishop Luers Wings Etc. Fundraiser

FORT WAYNE, Indiana – Bishop Luers High School Volleyball will collaborate with Wings, Etc. at the 6247 Bluffton Rd. location in Fort Wayne for a fundraiser on March 15 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wings, Etc. is donating 15 percent of all pre-tax food and soft drink sales to the Bishop Luers High School Volleyball team. Download the Wings Etc., Dine-to-Donate Coupon at bishopluers.org in the fundraiser or news feed.


Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, STD presents at Saint Mary's College

South Bend - Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, STD, professor of theological and social ethics, Fordham University will present his lecture on Wednesday March 22, 7 p.m. in Madeleva Hall, Carroll Auditorium at Saint Mary's College. Father Massingale is a well-respected scholar on the topics of racial justice and Christian social ethics. His book, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, won a First Place Book Award from the Catholic Press Association. Massingale is a frequent contributor to major Catholic media outlets, including US Catholic, America and National Catholic Reporter.


Professor Leonard DeLorenzo presents on The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey

Notre Dame - Presented by Professor Leonard DeLorenzo, this is the second in a three-part Lenten lecture series -The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey - that expounds on the spiritual, theological and liturgical themes in Exodus. The Book of Exodus recounts the Hebrew people's delivery from enslavement in Egypt and illumines the journey of the Church and of each Christian through Lent to Easter. The lecture takes place Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00pm in the Eck Visitors Center at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more details, visit http://icl.nd.edu/events/exodus/


Bishop Luers Euchre Tournament

FORT WAYNE, Indiana – Bishop Luers High School will host its Euchre Tournament on Friday, March 24, in the Bishop Luers cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m. and euchre begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per two-person team or $20 per two-person team with a LuersKnight auction item donation, or $15 per single player or $10 per single player with a LuersKnight auction item donation. Cash prizes will be awarded. Adults 21 and older only. Beverages available for purchase and light snacks, soda and water provided. Make reservations by contacting Kathy Skelly at 260-456-1261, Ext. 3142 or kskelly@bishopluers.org. Approval is on file with the Indiana Gaming Commission.


Emmanuel Katongole, PhD speaks at Saint Mary's College

South Bend - Lecture presented by Emmanuel Katongole, PhD, associate professor of theology and peace studies The Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame on Thursday March 30, 7 p.m. in Vander Vennet Theatre, Student Center at Saint Mary's College. Professor Katongole’s work focuses on the politics and violence in Africa, the theology of reconciliation, and Catholicism in the global South. Prior to his appointment at the University of Notre Dame, he taught at Duke Divinity School, where he co-founded the Center for Reconciliation. He is the author of several books, including "The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa."


Professor Timothy O'Malley presents on The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey

Notre Dame - Presented by Professor Timothy O'Malley, this is the last in a three-part Lenten lecture series -The Book of Exodus: A Spiritual Journey - that expounds on the spiritual, theological and liturgical themes in Exodus. The Book of Exodus recounts the Hebrew people's delivery from enslavement in Egypt and illumines the journey of the Church and of each Christian through Lent to Easter. The lecture takes place Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00pm in the Eck Visitors Center at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more details, visit http://icl.nd.edu/events/exodus/


Save the date! Catholic Youth Summer Camp 2017 – Soul Praise!

Howe - “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Torma, Thank you so much for letting me go to camp. I had fun beyond belief. My favorite part was fishing and canoeing. From TJ” “Learning Scripture everyday through skits and prayer made me feel closer to God and doing this with friends was great. I also got to fish and boat, and I left camp with a stronger faith and friends from all over.” Aubrei 

Imagine this… a camp setting on a beautiful lake where young boys and girls from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, guided by enthusiastic, interested, and kind adults, enjoy nature, engage in fun and meaningful outdoor activities such as archery, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, the famous obstacle course, and crafts. They participate in daily Mass, experience Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, have the opportunity to experience our Lord’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and learn to pray the Rosary more deeply. This is the overnight camping adventure that awaits the children in our diocese if they are going into the 4th, 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2017. The dates are June 25th – 30th. The location is Camp Lutherwald, Howe, IN, between South Bend and Fort Wayne. Brochures are being developed. The cost is $425 per camper; sibling cost is $400. 

We are in need of volunteer adult staff, ages 18 -24, and 25 years and above to serve as counselors, senior chaperones, musicians, nurses, and craft leaders. We are also looking for junior counselors ages 16-17. Applications can be accessed at the www.stjudeparish.net. For more information, contact Dave and Jan Torma at www.fisherofmendjt@msn.com or 574-707-3381.


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