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The impact of the plague of COVID-19 deepens. The economic fabric is tearing. One business is thriving; there has been a rush on guns and ammunition. The status of the social fabric is mixed; there are both signs of hope and cause for concern. A little understanding is in order.

Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says: In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you. Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.   2 Corinthians 6:1-2 

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We have helped her from time to time with utility and rent payments since 2011. She has two special needs adolescent children, and now a stepchild to care for. In Spring of 2019, the bottom fell out. Although she worked regularly for a temp agency, it was not enough. She and her partner were evicted. The family of five was living in a pickup truck, their meager possessions piled in the back of the truck.

For updated information regarding the Diocese's response to COVID-19, as well as resources, please visit the official website: https://fwsbhealth.weebly.com/

Indiana’s Catholic Bishops Suspend Public Sunday and Weekday Masses In light of new information and recommendations from health officials concerning the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgency to stem the spread of the virus, the five Catholic bishops of Indiana have suspended effective March 18 and until further notice all public Sunday and weekday Masses throughout the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Dioceses of Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne-South Bend, and Lafayette.

Join us as we cover the coming days and weeks with prayer! Each day we will offer 20 decades of the Rosary for our Parish, our church and our world. Sign up here to commit to a decade (or 5!).

In almost nine years of priesthood, this is certainly the weirdest. We have never been through a situation like this before, and I am sure all of us have many questions running through our heads.

During Lent we will have Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings, at 5:30 pm in the Church.

UPDATE: Our weekly Lenten Soup Suppers, which had previously been scheduled to follow Stations, have been canceled (beginning on Friday, March 13th).

St. Paul urges us in Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
 
A retreat offers us a special opportunity to do what St. Paul urges. Although growing in faith and in our relationship with Jesus Christ is a 365-days-a-year journey (366 days this year), a retreat offers a uniquely focused opportunity. In a retreat, we enter a world away from the world of daily responsibilities and distractions. A retreat can focus us on what’s most important, and to have a healthy perspective on our daily responsibilities and distractions.
 
That is what the Welcome Retreat on March 14th-15th offers you, men of Little Flower. Seriously consider attending. Pray about it. The experience could change your life.

Contact Frank Fanno (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 574-331-0060) or Arnold Royeca (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 574-261-7560) with any questions.