Without volunteers, Redeemer Radio 95.7FM would not be able to touch the multitude of hearts like it does today! Redeemer Radio needs volunteers for the upcoming Fall Sharathon on September 23-24. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks and responsibilities throughout the week.
Couples celebrating their 25th, 50th, or 60th wedding anniversary in 2019, along with their families, are invited to attend one of two jubilee Masses that will be celebrated by Bishop C. Kevin Rhoades this September. The South Bend Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Cathedral. A ticketed reception will follow in the school gym.
I find myself writing a last minute bulletin column as the parish grieves the loss of another staff member. Brian Garland passed away suddenly on Tuesday afternoon, and everyone is left stunned as our parish grieves a man who was husband, father, son, brother, friend, co-worker, parish leader, companion, fellow pilgrim on the journey of faith, and amazing director of liturgy / pianist. A little over a year ago in March we lost another staff member, and Brian helped to arrange a little prayer service for Vicki that Sunday in Payne Hall with all the religious education children and their families. It is so hard to believe this is happening now for him. Brian will be missed severely, but we find consolation in the knowledge that Jesus Himself wept at the death of His friend Lazarus.
It seems like a different house now. The rectory is quiet once again, as residents have dropped from three to one. Seminarian Johnny has moved on to his final summer program: a week retreat-vacation with other seminarians. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for another year of studies, adding some new men to the group of I believe 26 total this year.
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.
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.