Please join us at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to tour the Christ Child Society clothing center (located at 308 South Scott Street – the former St. Patrick’s School in South Bend)! As you enjoy beverages and light snacks, you will learn what the Christ Child Society is and how you may participate in rewarding volunteer activities, ranging from direct service to the children of our community, fund raising projects, spiritual support, and social opportunities.
I want to personally invite you and your families, to any and all of the different events, we have coming up. Now that Lent is behind us, the normal 1st Friday Fish Fry is back, along with the 3rd Friday Spaghetti dinners. There is something for everyone. Please consider coming to at least one of the events, and speaking with myself, or another Knight about becoming a member.
St. Matthew Cathedral Boy Scout Troop 111 will have a Nelson's Port-A-Pit Chicken Sale from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 18 at American Kitchen and Bath 323 E. Ireland Road just east of Michigan Street. Help a scout earn his way to summer camp.
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.
Bishop Rhoades will be here at the Cathedral for Adult Confirmation on Saturday evening June 15 at the 4:00 PM Mass. If you are an adult and have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation but have been Baptized and received Reconciliation and Eucharist and need to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 574-289-5539 to receive the forms to be filled out and important information concerning the details of the Mass for the Sacrament on that Saturday. All forms and reservations for the Sacrament must be made and sent in before Friday May 24.
A called and gifted workshop for young adults will be offered Friday, June 14, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. John Paul II Center, 1328 W Dragoon Trail. God has called and gifted you for a mission. The charisms that you have been given are important clues to your God-given mission in life and Holy Spirit empowered tools to enable you to live it!
Saint Matthew’s Junior Youth Group is hosting bake sales after the Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:00 PM mass and the Sunday, May 19, 2019 masses at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM to help raise funds for our Footsteps of the Saints Badges and our end of the year trip.