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This Sunday wraps up the celebrations around the new calendar year with the close of the Christmas Season for the feast of Our Lord’s Baptism.  This day makes clear for us once again that baptism is a cornerstone of the Christian life.  Everything starts there and flows from there, by which we have been “incorporated” into Christ Jesus (“become a member of His body” which is the Church). 

This Fall an anonymous parishioner reached out saying she wanted to gift the Parish with a relic she has had for the past 45 years, a relic of the True Cross. The relic arrived this week and on Wednesday morning Fr. Terry excitedly opened the package, welcoming this precious gift to it’s new home. Along with the relic were a certificate of authentication and notes from the parishioner describing how she received the relic and its significance in her life, having been present with her through many trials.

Have you asked yourself these questions? 
Is there more to Christianity than just showing up on Sundays?
How can I bring meaning to my life?
Is there more to my life than I feel there is now?

Join us for Alpha starting Sunday, January 19 in The Upper Room following the 9:00 am Mass. breakfast will be provided. Bring your questions, your doubts, your experiences, and your hopes. 

Right to Life invites you to our annual March and Rally for Life in South Bend on Friday, January 24. The Rally begins at 11:30 am at The Hall at 553 E. Washington Street, in South Bend followed by a march to the courthouse. The Knight of Columbus #553 Council will host a Spaghetti Fundraiser to support our efforts from 5:30-7:30 pm. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at prolifemichiana.org/march.
Eucharistic Miracles in Italy, September 27- October 8, 2020
Father Louis Fowoyo will lead a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, the Shrine of Padre Pio, Loreto, and many Eucharistic miracle sites including Lanciano, Siena and others. Daily Mass. Live spiritual drawings by Mary Hilger along the journey.

Join us for a two-day workshop at St. Therese, Little Flower parish.

God has called and gifted you for a mission! When you were baptized, you were given gifts of the Holy Spirit (charisms) that enable you to be a channel of God’s love, truth, beauty, and mercy for others. Discovering your charisms is key to living your God-given mission and vocation. Regardless of age, it is never too late (or too early) to discover our charisms!

Saturday, January 18, 9 a.m. - Sunday, January 19, 1 p.m.
Lindenwood Retreat Center, Plymouth, IN
 
Join fellow young adults in our 20s & 30s for a chance to explore ways of increasing the role of the Holy Spirit in your life! Enjoy relevant talks, inspiring music, Mass, Adoration, Confession, and social time. For more info visit: diocesefwsb.org/yam-retreats.
Some of us from the Healing Prayer Community, and others from the parish and diocese, attended the Encounter Conference 2020 on January 2-4 in Toledo, Ohio. Recall that Encounter Ministries offered a mini school of healing and a healing service at Little Flower last November.

In December, the Outreach Program provided $7,281.62 in assistance to 34 families or individuals for 38 accounts. Many thanks for the generous donations in December. They not only enabled the program to support a little higher dollar need than usual, but it also enables us to provide good support for January needs.