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The Annual Bishop's Appeal video that we are watching this weekend allows us to see some of the fruits that our faithful life as a church is bearing in our diocese.  In the video, we get to see where our contributions can go, and what support we offer to what the diocese does on a larger level.  This is course can only be a glimpse of what the Lord is doing, so allow me to explain some of the other ways that the Bishop's Appeal helps and supports the mission of the church both local and universal.  

Spend some time meeting and building community with other women of all walks in life through prayer, fellowship, and food. Join us for the next Blessed Brunch from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 28 in the Parish Center rooms 2 & 3. All women are encouraged to join us. Childcare available upon request. 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.
If you have lost a child before or after birth — whether recently or long ago — please join us for a special Memorial Mass on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Therese, Little Flower Church in South Bend. You will have the opportunity to record your child’s name in a Book of Remembrance, to take home a silk rose in honor of him or her, and to pray together with others who have suffered the loss of their little ones. Sponsored by Marriage & Family Ministry, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

This is the third Sunday of the Season of Creation. Pope Francis’ words in his encyclical letter Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home, have certainly been supported by events of the four years since the letter’s publication.

Now that we are back into the swing of another year of the school cycle, this might be the right time for us to work on our spiritual habits.  This time of transition into a new rhythm allows for opportunities for growth in our spiritual life.  I recommend you take a look at your typical day and typical week, outline the common schedule, and then see where you can incorporate spiritual practices into that way of life. 

All are invited to this ceremony, Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. State Deputy Paul Zielinski and District 10 District Deputy Rick Burmeister will be on hand to conduct the ceremony. In addition to installing our officers, the Council Charter and several awards earned by Council 17043 will be presented. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
All are invited and welcome to join us in praying the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, for the intentions of our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all our families and beyond, each Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Church.
On this third Sunday of the Season of Creation, a designation by Pope Francis after the publication of Laudato Si in 2015, we would like to share more of the words of the pope.

Hello, my name is Sebastian List, I am the new Coordinator of Young Adult Evangelization here at Little Flower. I grew up here in the middle of the Diocese near Lake Wawasee. I have family here in South Bend as well, so I am no stranger to the area.  I attended Franciscan University of Steubenville for 4 years, and received my Bachelor of Science degree in biology.