Couples celebrating their 25th, 50th, or 60th wedding anniversary in 2019, along with their families, are invited to attend one of two jubilee Masses that will be celebrated by Bishop C. Kevin Rhoades this September. The South Bend Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Cathedral. A ticketed reception will follow in the school gym.
Classes will be on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 PM, beginning the second Wednesday of September. The first class will be initiated with the celebration of the Eucharist at the Cathedral at 5:30pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
The terrible plague of deadly mass shootings in our country calls us, in the words of the US bishops, “to fight this social disease that has infected our nation.” I join my voice to my brother bishops’ in inviting all to pray and work to end this culture of violence and to advocate for needed changes to prevent this scourge from continuing.
My name is Gisella Mancini. I am excited for the opportunity to be the new kindergarten teacher at your school. I have been a parishioner at St. Matthew Cathedral since the early 1990s. When I joined the parish part of my family were already parishioners. Joe and Gail Mancini as well as their three children - Blair, Stephanie and Matthew Mancini - had been parishioners and involved in the parish school. Following them to various school functions and sporting activities began my love for St. Matthew Cathedral School.
The Christ Child Society has launched its 72nd season of clothing distribution to children from infant size up to size 12 at its Center at the old St. Patrick’s School, 308 South Scott Street in South Bend. The Center is open to clients all Wednesday mornings, five Sunday afternoons and two Tuesday evenings until Christmas. Several thousand children will receive new coats, gloves, hats, underwear, shoes, uniforms, shirts and jeans this fall. Infants receive a tote bag that includes blankets, a hand knit sweater set and baby supplies.
Matthew Florian was born in western Pennsylvania and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A lifelong Catholic and product of Catholic education, Matthew is the eldest of 5 children. Matthew graduated from Holy Cross College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in history, and from Bethel College’s Transition to Teaching program in 2014.