Happy Easter and Mercy Day!!!

As we continue our celebration of Easter I would like to thank so many people that made our Holy Week and Easter celebration so very meaningful, prayerful and beautiful. The first thank you goes to Anna and Tony Stein and our sacristans Nancy Kielton and Margaret Suter. I don't know if people truly realize how much work goes into six days of changing landscape over Holy Week into Easter. Each day is so different. Things are put up in the morning taken down after the service and the next day start over.

You are invited to attend a Day of Reflection at St. Francis Convent. Mishawaka (across from Marian High School) on Wednesday, May 1, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  The theme for the day is "Followers of Jesus."  Please bring your bible.  The cost of the day is $20.00 and includes lunch.  Please register by Friday, April 26, by calling Sister Barbara Anne Hallman at 259-5427.
With a new abortion clinic potentially opening in South Bend, Right to Life is reactivating their sidewalk counseling ministry.  A free training will be provided on May 4 from 10-2 at Right to Life's office, 2004 Ironwood Circle, Ste 130, South Bend IN 46635.  (light refreshments served).  If you can serve in this life saving ministry, please contact Melanie Garcia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The Gabriel Project receives donations of clothing and baby items from Once Upon a Child.  We have an abundance of donations that need sorting according to sizes.  If you have a couple of hours a week or each month that you could donate to this need we would welcome the help.  We have a dedicated area in the Cathedral Center next door to the Church.  Please call Ginger at 574.286.2413 if interested.
Alleluia !  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  HE IS RISEN Alleluia !!

In the name of Father Tom Jones, Father Mark Thesing, Deacon Fred Everett, Sister Gianna Marie and in my own name we wish you all a most joy filled and Happy Easter.

Friday, April 26 2019 and Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:00 p.m. both nights in the Mary Anne Retseck Gymnasium
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $5 or $15 for a family. We are collecting for the food pantry. One food item will =$1

Please join us for a night of entertainment.
Holy Saturday
No Masses
Confessions from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Vigil at 9:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday
Mass, 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.
St. Matthew Cathedral
Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Bishop Kevin Rhoades invites all priests, sisters, brothers, deacons and lay people of the diocese to attend this Mass. At this Mass the Holy Chrism is consecrated and the Oil of Catechumens and Oil of the Sick are blessed. This beautiful Mass manifests the communion of the priests with their bishop in the same priesthood and ministry of Christ.

Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Cathedral
Father Emmanuel M. Katongole, Presider

In many parts of the world Christians, even at the risk of their own lives, do not cease to proclaim the Gospel of Christ’s peace. This strong, nonviolent witness of our brothers and sisters helps us to understand the meaning of the Cross of Jesus, of His Passion and Resurrection.