You and your family are invited to an ecumenical prayer service of song and story in celebration of Black History Month of Friday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 1050 Wilber Street, South Bend, featuring internationally-known, Christian recording artist Amanda Vernon. She will share her original music and give the faith-filled stories behind the songs. For more info, visit amandavernon.com.
This week we celebrate Catholic Schools. Most especially we celebrate Saint Matthew School, our faith, the traditions, the academics, and most of all the thousands of students who have gone to school here all these years. Many things have changed and yet if you go in the building you can get that feeling of just being there yesterday. The spirit of the building and school remains the same year after year. Some of my fondest memories are of working here as a teacher in the school. The years I taught here before going to the seminary were some of the best.
Our students remain busy as second semester begins! On January 18, our eighth grade students attended the March for Life in Downtown South Bend. Led by Mr. Fyrqvist, our students are learning that education extends beyond the classroom. Our fifth through eighth grade students participated in the Science Fair this week at school and impressed everyone with their outstanding research, experiments, and presentations! This week our school will hold our annual
As we enter the Ordinary time of the Church calendar we look back over the past few weeks in gratitude for the great gift God has bestowed on us. It is also an opportunity for me to thank so many of you for all you did over the Seasons of Advent and Christmas. The Giving Tree this year set a record for the number of gifts donated, our food collection was good, and many people were so generous in helping families in need.