Monday, May 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. in the Cemetery Chapel.
24980 State Road 2—South Bend, Indiana 46619

Our local celebrants will be Father Kevin Bauman from Our Lady of Hungary Parish along with Father Ryan Pietrocarlo from St. Adalbert Parish. Liturgical Music will be provided by St. Adalbert Choir. Immediately following the Mass, our fallen Veteran’s will be honored during an annual ceremony.
Just a few housekeeping items. Just a reminder that the church is open from 6 am until 6 pm every day except Sunday when we lock all the doors after the 11am Mass. The north doors are open all day (Monday thru Saturday) for those who wish to come in and make a visit. Just one thing will change as we have had some vandalism in the restrooms during the weekdays. Consequently, we will lock them in the morning after confessions at 8 a.m. and unlock them for Mass in the afternoons. Please do not send small children unattended to the restroom during Mass. After the Mass we have found the sinks stuffed with paper and the water left on or rolls of toilet paper undone and all over the floors. It is great to see all the children in Church on the weekends, however respect for the church building is important.

So sorry for the warmth of the church last weekend. The one storm on Saturday afternoon apparently knocked out a circuit breaker in the chiller and therefore no air.

I wanted to let everyone know that I received an official copy of a letter from Bishop Rhoades this past Wednesday appointing Reverend Dermot Gahan to Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of Saint Matthew. Effective date September 1, 2019. The letter stated he will be with us for one year.

Next week at the 9:00 am Mass we welcome Schola Ecclesiae. This is a local group made up of same of our own parishioners. They will provide the music for this Mass which will include a Latin chant.
On November 17, St. Matthew Cathedral School played host to the Parish and School Craft Bazaar. The gym and school hallways were filled with over 65 vendors who participated in the event. From holiday gifts to scarves for pets, soaps to knick-knacks, and holiday signs to religious reading materials, the halls of St. Matthew were a flurry of activity and holiday cheer!

Young Vincentians made 140 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for St. Augustine¹s soup kitchen !
As we await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, our school community has enjoyed many opportunities to prepare the way for the Lord. Each week of Advent has begun with a prayer service with the whole student body coming together, praying and singing hymns. Opportunities for prayer and service abound throughout the school to remind our students that we must patiently wait and eagerly prepare for the arrival of the baby Jesus.