Thanks to the priests who helped out while I was away. The first week the priests of the diocese attended “Continuing Education Days” These seminars were dedicated to Young Adults and how to serve them in our parishes. It was a very good week and very enlightening. The following days were my “once a year” week vacation. I thank Father Dermot for his great assistance. He comes in October as he has for several years to give the priests a break to go on vacation. It was good to get away for a week and nice to be back.
Saint Thérèse, Little Flower Catholic Church of South Bend is seeking to hire a business manager for the parish. This essential member of the parish staff is responsible for supporting the pastor in the stewardship of the parish's finances, facilities, and personnel. Preferred qualities are an accounting degree and some years of experience managing financial accounts for an organization/business. For more information, and for an application please
This week the nation celebrates the Thanksgiving Day holiday. It is a chance for us to take time out of our busy lives to thank God for all the blessings He has provided us with in the past year, and to spend time with family friends or fellow parishioners.
“Where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Prayer Blankets are an expression of care and concern for those challenged by a serious illness or tragedy. Blessed by a priest, they bring comfort and hope for true prayer seeks God’s will in all things; to share God’s gifts, to treasure love and forgiveness, mercy and reconciliation.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend our parish Lenten Mission, March 18-21 at 7:00 pm. This mission is a particular time to come together as a parish family. Each evening will include a reflection by a passionate and engaging speaker and access to the sacraments and liturgy. There will be receptions and time for fellowship following some of the events.
St. Matthew Cathedral Parish will again sponsor a giving tree to benefit the Crib Club of the Women’s Care Center (WCC). From humble beginnings in 1984 in South Bend, the WCC has grown into the nation’s largest pregnancy resource center. Among the many initiatives of the WCC, one specifically, the Crib Club, assists with the material needs of mothers and children. Knowing that someone cares and the availability of tangible assistance are two of the main reasons many women choose life for their unborn babies when faced with an unexpected pregnancy.