Would you like to be certified to be a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Catechist? Do you love to work with 3-6 year olds and help them develop their relationship with Jesus and the Church? If your answer is yes, you may be interested in attending the CGS Catechist Training.
Preparing for Easter is the primary goal of Lent. This is done in many ways, but one I wish to focus on today is the sacrament of Confession. There is a deep connection between the Sacrament of Reconciliation and our Lenten triple-exercise of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. If we wish to see our Lenten exercises help us grow in holiness, it cannot be just an external action. This is why Confession is so helpful: it gets to the heart of the matter - our heart, and the Lord’s Sacred Heart. It is then, when truly an act of conversion of life, that our works really help us, and we can receive God’s grace. In fact, we speak to this same truth in the Our Father: forgive us as we forgive others.
Last chance to register for the Women’s Welcome Retreat next weekend, April 6 & 7, here at the Parish Center!
The Faith in Indiana St. Joseph County meeting last Sunday, March 24, was a huge success. There was not an empty seat at the Sinai Synagogue and a lot of people standing. Even more impressive was the commitments that were received from the Sheriff, County Commission President, the Common Council President, and from mayoral candidates and Common Council candidates, State Representatives, and the mayor’s Chief of Staff. Most impressive was the agenda.
Join St. Joseph County Right to Life for an evening of interfaith prayer and music at the 12th Annual Respect Life Prayer Dinner Tuesday, April 9, at the Kroc Center. The Dinner's keynote speaker, Pastor Timothy Williams of River of Life Family Church in Indianapolis will speak on God's gift of science.
As we continue through the Season of Lent, I ask you to pray especially for the those who are preparing for the Easter Sacraments - within our parish and throughout the whole world. These “Elect" will be baptized, confirmed, and receive first Holy Communion, thus experiencing the fullness of Christian Initiation.
A standing-room-only crowd of over 400 people gathered Saturday, March 16 at the Islamic Society of Michiana in South Bend to support the local Islamic community. The gathering was in response to the massacre on March 15 at two mosques in New Zealand in which 50 people were killed and 36 more were wounded.
If you are a college student, or a college-age young adult anywhere near the South Bend area, please join us for Zenith Awakening 3. The retreat will be held at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Mishawaka the weekend of March 29-31 starting Friday at 6 pm and ending Sunday around 4 pm.