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Please try to join us for our parish picnic (corn & sausage roast) on Sunday August 4th. This has always been a fun event with laidback socializing, some entertainment (often at my expense!), and great food thanks to the generosity of fellow parishioners and especially the volunteers. I thank in advance those who are working in preparation for this day, as well as those many hands who will be present the day itself. I hope to see you there.

Prison Ministry
The prison ministry is in need of a mental health professional volunteer to help men recently released from prison deal with stress, anger, brokenness, despair, anxiety, and loneliness. If you are interested in serving your brothers in Christ in this way please contact Lenny Strzelecki: 574-2741394.
Are we truly present to Jesus? Today’s Gospel about Martha, Mary, and Jesus, is illuminating.

We are distracted by many things, but we may not see them as distractions, but responsibilities. Martha was very responsible, and the ways she was responsible were laudable and worthwhile. Just as the many responsibilities we have daily concerning family, work, household upkeep, civic involvements, and responsible citizenship are laudable and worthwhile.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Have you been away from the Church and would like to receive the sacraments of initiation? Have you been Catholic your whole life but you'd just like a refresher course? Please join us for our Being Catholic classes!

I have been blessed to have had this wonderful experience to serve my summer ministry at St. Therese Little Flower Parish in South Bend. I would like to take this opportunity to reach out and thank each and every person that I had the privilege of meeting on this spiritual journey. I especially want to thank Fr. Terry, my special, spiritual, guidance mentor for allowing me to grow and learn many important lessons here at St. Therese. Thank you, Fr. Terry.

While we enjoyed the opportunity to be away with family, my brother and I are also happy to be home in our parishes with our spiritual families. Certainly there were many memories made, such as having a new baby with us this year - my older brother Patrick’s first child, a girl named Phoenix. I bet others with large families can appreciate that family time is so wonderful but so tiring! (Perhaps that is just the case for introverts like me.) How simple it is to have just a seminarian and a priest-student (Fr. William) once again.

One of the most difficult tests we face in life is the realization that we are unable to forgive someone who has wrong us. Jesus gave us an example of that attitude when he related the parable of the prodigal son who wasted his inheritance.