The St. Vincent de Paul District Council is partnering with Comfort Sleep in Mishawaka to provide 40 beds to 40 children this Lenten season. A $6,000 fundraising goal has been set to meet that need so that each child receives a new bed frame, pillow, linens and a handmade blanket.
There will be Masses Interpreted for the Deaf during Holy Week and Easter at St. Matthew Cathedral: April 15, Chrism Mass at 7:30 PM April 19, Good Friday Service at 1:00 pm April 21. Easter Sunday Mass at 11:00 am.
St. Matthew Cathedral School’s HASA put together a spectacular event which gave fathers and daughters the opportunity to dance the night away! With the theme “Under the Sea”, this year’s Daddy-Daughter Dance was filled with love, laughter, and line dancing.
A week from today we celebrate Palm Sunday. Our Blessed Lords arrival into Jerusalem greeted by the throng of people waving palm branches and singing “Hossanna in the Highest”. Next Sunday our Bishop will be here to celebrate the nine o’clock Mass and the Mass will begin (weather permitting) with a procession. The procession will begin on the South Side of the parish school and go around to the front doors of the Cathedral. I ask as many as can, attending the Mass, to greet us there to be part of the procession. I encourage you to take part in this most beautiful part of the Holy Week we begin this Sunday.
It was not only very disappointing, but horrifying, that the U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Those who voted against this bill extended Roe v. Wade’s license for killing unborn children to killing newborn babies born alive following an attempted abortion.
The Knights of Columbus Council 5521 will have a Lenten fish fry at the South Bend Francis Club, 61533 Ironwood Rd., on all Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday, from 5-7 p.m. Adults $9.50, children 5-12 $3.50, children under 5 free. Shrimp is also available for $9.50, and cheese pizza for $1.00 per slice.
Thank you to all those who attended the Week of Mission in the parish, and those who prayed for the success of the mission. Our speakers were wonderful and challenging and informative. The services were very prayerful and well prepared and the socials after were very well attended. Thanks to those who worked with the young children in the church basement during the presentations especially the grade and high school students who worked so hard. All in all I heard very positive feedback from the people who attended. It certainly helped move us to a deeper place in the Lenten Journey.