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Fr. Terry - June 24, 2018

By the time this reaches you, I will be on my way back from Spain and “The Camino” or Way of Saint James. As I write this well ahead of our end of the trip, I can only say that everything started off quite smoothly, and so let’s pray that it ended just the same! Our group of 28 total got along very well and enjoyed each other’s company from the start. With the desire to encounter Christ in each other and all fellow “peregrinos” (pilgrims) we would meet, I am certain that our Lord revealed Himself to us, even in ways we probably didn’t expect.  Thank you for your prayers and support during this pilgrimage, and be assured that I brought you all to the Lord each day.

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Weekly Reflection

by Seminarian Vince Faurote, June 24, 2018

“I have to know what happens!!”

This is what I thought as my mom, my brother, and I stayed up until 12am to go to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book release. If you start a really good book, often you just can’t put it down. This was the case with my family and me. You HAVE to know what happens. You’re invested and you’ve spent too much time reading the rest of the series to give up now. This is the finale. The climax. The beginning of the end. You’d feel so unsatisfied if you didn’t read it, like holding in a sneeze that never goes away. The excitement, adrenaline, and anticipation are almost too much to handle.

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The Social Justice Commission

Meet Allison Preston

Social justice is a call to action that demands all people have equal rights and human dignity in all aspects of life. I was first introduced to this concept in college when I lived in a Catholic Worker home. The experience challenged me to analyze my actions and reflect on what I was doing to empower others who were oppressed by their race, gender, sexual orientation, able-bodiedness, socio-economic status, and more. I was required to live simply and sustainably, serve at the local soup kitchen, listen to the stories of others who have been oppressed and work with them on finding solutions to societal barriers. This experience inspired me to learn more about the teachings of Dorothy Day, Óscar Romero, and St. Vincent de Paul who asked, “What must be done?”

As a new parishioner and member of the Social Justice Commission, I hope to continue asking what must be done in this community, and what is my role in helping others?

Healing Prayer

“I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works.” Those words from today’s Responsorial Psalm are poetic, beautiful…and unreal? How am I wonderfully made when I’m in poor health? Suffering from cancer or heart disease? In constant pain? When I’ve lost mobility? When my mind seems to be failing?

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Whatsoever You Do Outreach Program June Report

Thanks to the monthly parish tithe and the generosity of parishioners using the green envelopes, Little Flower’s Outreach Program was able to assist 33 families with 38 utility bills or rental needs in June. Utility bills include Nipsco, I&M Electric, Mishawaka Utilities, and South Bend Municipal Utilities. The total funds given out added up to $5,651.82. Payments are made directly to the utilities.

If you would like to join in with this longstanding Little Flower Ministry, place your donation in a green envelope to be found in the gathering space of the church.

Habitat for Humanity

Little Flower Catholic Church Volunteer Day
Saturday, September 22 (2 shifts)
Morning: 8 AM - 11 AM
Afternoon: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

1618 N. Byrkit Avenue, Mishawaka

Please sign up using the following link littleflowercatholicchurch.hfhsjc.volunteerhub.com
Questions? LF contact: Paul Kil 574-855-7979 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Additional info at www.hfhsjc.org.

Fr. Terry - June 17, 2018

This past week I celebrated seven years as a priest along with my brother Father Matt. I actually visited him that day and stayed over at his rectory. It was nice to remember the gift of our priesthood together as the Church honored Saint Barnabas, one of the first missionaries of the church, who helped Paul to be welcomed into the Christian community.

By the time you are reading this, I will be arriving in Spain for a week-long pilgrimage with about thirty young adults from South Bend area (and beyond). We are journeying across the pond to spend five days hiking along the last part of the ancient “Way of Saint James” (Camino de Santiago de Compostela).  

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Corn & Sausage Roast

August 5, 2018

I would like to invite all of you to experience a great time and become a volunteer to help support this fun and blessed event.

Volunteer meeting June 19, 2018

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Youth Ministry

All middle school and high schoolers - join us for a lively game of Capture the Flag this Friday at 3 pm. Meet in Abby's office, be sure to wear exercise clothes!

Reminder to all Steubenville participants - our pre-retreat is this Wednesday! Meet in the parking lot at 11:00 am, and the retreat will last from 12-8 pm. Permission slip required!

Abby Kyle
Director Of Youth Ministries
243-3441 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.