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Many of you have asked about the prayer to Saint Michael that we had prayed from October through December.  In response to a new crisis of clerical sin, Bishop Rhoades had encouraged parishes to pray this prayer at the end of Mass, but did not specifically state how long he desired this to be done.  I have decided on a long-term plan in continuity within the tradition of the formation of the "prayers after Mass" that Pope Leo XIII instituted in 1884, also known as the Leonine prayers.

The Knights of Columbus, St. Therese Martin Council 17043, is donating 24 new winter coats to any Little Flower Parish youth in need. The coats will be available in the Gathering Space beginning after the 9:30 am Mass this Sunday, January 20.

Sizes and number available in ( ):
Boys -- Size 8 (2); Size 10-12 (4); Size 14-16 (4); Size 18 (2)
Girls -- Size 7-8 (4); Size 10-12 (6); Size 14-16 (2)
All Ladies of the Parish...Please join us for the inaugural Blessed Is She Blessed Brunch from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26 in Rooms 2 & 3 of the Parish Center.

We will enjoy food, conversation and prayer. 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.
All are welcome to join a weekly book study on
A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux–Saints Therese, Louis and Zelie
By: Fr. Staphane– Joseph Piat O.F.M.

Beginning Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Fr. Payne Hall
Sign up on the sheet in the back of the Church or contact Carolynn Hine-Edington - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 574.329.2977.
We are offering free American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR-AED classes for our parishioners.  Anyone may sign-up but it we especially encourage those involved with a Parish ministry and liturgical ministers (Mass coordinators, lectors, servers, Eucharistic ministers) to attend.

With rare exception, everyone who comes seeking utilities or rent assistance expresses their gratitude. Sometimes they are overwhelmed to the point of tears by the parish’s support, expecting little but receiving enough to make a significant difference. As best we can, we try to provide enough assistance that will keep them a little more than barely afloat. It is not often that we get a written note of gratitude, but we share one with you that is especially precious.

Saturday, February 9, 9am - Sunday, February 10, 1pm
Lindenwood Retreat Center, Plymouth, IN

Join us for a weekend of fellowship, healing, and spiritual growth! Come step away from the craziness of life to rediscover the truth of who you are, that you have a God who loves you just as you are, and that He in all His glory is enough for you.

Visit www.diocesefwsb.org/retreats for more info.
Parishioner Testimony
“Before leaving home for the 7:00 pm Christmas Eve mass, I was experiencing mild back discomfort. During mass, mild discomfort quickly change to pain. Having had a lot of experience with back pain, I knew I was in trouble. Recovering from back pain takes days, sometimes weeks.