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Bishop Rhoades certainly keeps himself very busy.  He truly spends himself for his flock here in our diocese, and there are many recent reminders I have received of precisely that.  First, as a new member of his presbyteral council, I witnessed at our first meeting some of the pastoral concerns that Bishop Rhoades had brought to us.  It came up how many letters he replies to in a given week or month, and his productivity astonished me.  He really does try to reply to everyone and keep his mailbox up-to-date.  I hope to continue to grow in that example.

This week come discover the FREEDOM that the Holy Spirit has in store for you! The Holy Spirit brings freedom from fear, anger, and the past. So often Christians find themselves bound by so many things and are not aware that the Holy Spirit wants to bring the freedom of God to them. You do not have live life as a slave to the past, anger, jealousy, or fear!

“The Lord God took Abram outside and said, ‘Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Just so,’ he added ‘shall your descendants be’” (today’s First Reading). Of course, the stars in the sky were too numerous to count. The same is true with the blessings we receive from God. But oftentimes those blessings are as obscure to us as are the stars on a hazy night.

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)!  

I hope you have started well your Lenten journey.  Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are ways that we make room for God to work in our lives.  I pray that during this season you can open wide the doors of your hearts for the Lord Jesus to enter.  The gift of Easter is bigger than we can imagine, and we need to make as much room as possible for receiving it.  However, as Saint Thérèse says, "all is grace," meaning that everything is a pure gift that we do not earn.  While we must do our part, God only shares Himself at His own free decision - similar to friendship or romance.

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Give yourself a mini retreat and join us for the next Blessed Brunch!

9-11am | 
Saturday, March 16th | Fr. Payne Hall

We will enjoy food and fellowship, a talk, small group discussion, and prayer. All women are encouraged to join us. Childcare will be available. Please RSVP at  https://blessedisshe.net/the-blog/blessed-brunch-south-bend-indiana/  or contact Annalisa Tombelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.