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2018 Winter Series

Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Mishawaka Columbus Club
114 W 1st Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544 – map
Babies and infants welcome and commonly present

Dinner Buffet
Price: $7/person for the first 60 people (cash & cards accepted)

Jan 16 – Taco Bar
Jan 23 – Pasta Bar
Jan 30 – Chili, Soup & Potato Bar
Feb 6 – Taco Bar


Series Theme: Bridging the Divide

Tuesday, January 16
     Darkness & Light: Finding Hope in Hard Times – Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades
     (combined session with TOT Downtown organized by the St. Joseph Young Adults)

There are so many horrible things going on in the world right now and so much fear – mass shootings, terrorism, natural disasters, environmental destruction of the planet, societal/political polarization, young adults largely missing from the Church, and more. What does it all mean? Is it the End Times as some suggest? What can we do about all of this? How are Christians to live amidst it all? How do we escape feeling helpless in a flood of darkness, and instead find the light of hope amidst these difficult times?

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. He was ordained a priest in 1983, ordained the Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2004, and installed as our bishop in 2010. Bishop Rhoades served as a professor and then rector of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland from 1995 to 2004. He was recently elected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to serve as chairman of the Committee on Doctrine and re-elected to serve on the board of directors for Catholic Relief Services.


Tuesday, January 23
     Heaven & Earth: Calling on Your Team of Saints – Sarah Yaklic

Sarah Yaklic is the Director of Grotto Network, a digital media outreach to young adults by the University of Notre Dame. She previously served as the Director of Digital Media for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC after starting as the Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry for the archdiocese. Sarah regularly calls on a team of saints for heavenly assistance throughout daily life, and you can too!


Tuesday, January 30
     Science & Religion: Searching for Truth – Phil Sakimoto, PhD

Phil Sakimoto is the Director of the Program in Academic Excellence in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies program. He received his B.A. in Physics from Pomona College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from UCLA. Phil spent close to 15 years at NASA, most recently as acting director of the NASA Space Science Education and Public Outreach Program, then joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2005 as an education and outreach specialist for the Department of Physics.


Tuesday, February 6
     Catholic & LGBT: Dispelling Misconceptions – Fr. Raphael Mary OP

Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo OP is a Dominican priest pursuing a Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He serves as a chaplain for Courage, a spiritual support system that assists men and women with same-sex attractions to live chaste lives in fellowship, truth, and love. This Catholic ministry has helped thousands of men and women find peace through community, prayer, and the Sacraments.


Tuesday, February 13
     Mardi Gras: Mass & Party! – at St. Monica Church, Mishawaka

Conclude the winter series on Fat Tuesday by enjoying fellowship with your new friends! Celebrate together before our Lenten fasting begins the following day on Ash Wednesday.

The festivities begin with Mass at 6:30pm followed by a potluck dinner social in the parish rectory. Fr. Jacob Meyer will be celebrating Mass. For dinner, Cajun main course options will be provided from Yats. If you can, bring a side dish to share and your favorite beverage, but don't let that stop you from coming. Drop off food before Mass in the parish rectory (right next to the church on Mishawaka Ave).

Mardi Gras Directions: St. Monica's Church is located at 222 W Mishawaka Ave in Mishawaka, just north of the St. Joseph River and two blocks west of N. Main Street on the corner of Ann Street. Park in any of the small parking lots nearby or on the street.


Questions: Sean Allen – sallen@diocesefwsb.org or 858-354-9006


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