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Monday through Friday, November 12-16 
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Hear meditations on the daily Mass readings airing throughout the day. Listen to Redeemer Reflections weekdays at midday, during drive time or anytime online at Redeemerradio.com.
Prison Ministry
The parish prison ministry is collecting 2019 wall calendars for prisoners at Indiana State Prison, but NOT greeting cards. We are no longer allowed to take any greeting cards for the prisoners use. The calendars must be stapled, not spiral-bound. Please place them in the marked boxes in the gathering space. Thank you!
Last week I gave a presentation after my homily about the upcoming projects that will help improve our parish, especially our church where our life is centered around the Lord’s True Presence in the Eucharist. You can view the text of this talk on our parish website.  

Reflections on the beauty of our Faith from our parish missionary...

Here are some AWESOME things about Reconciliation:
■  A priest is NEVER allowed to tell your sins to anyone outside of the confessional, even you. This is called the Seal of the Confessional. If a priest breaks the Seal, he excommunicates himself.
■  Nearly all priests have a grace from God that allows them to forget your sins when you walk out of the confessional.
■  The priest doesn’t forgive you. God does.

Join Redeemer Radio and Fr. Tom on an Italy pilgrimage October 21-31, 2019; save $100 if you register before December 31st. Limited spots available.

Celebrate Mass daily, attend a papal audience and visit St. Padre Pio’s burial place for the 100th anniversary of his stigmata. Explore the beauty and Catholic history visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence, San Giovanni Rotondo and much more. 

Reflections on the beauty of our Faith from our parish missionary...

Imagine a baby and mother. That baby is loved and cherished more than anything else in the world. The mother could look into her baby’s eyes and find joy in that simple act. To look upon the one she loves, and to have that one look upon and love her. 

Eyelash to eyelash

This is how God looks at us. But when we sin, we turn away from God’s loving, intimate, eyelash to eyelash gaze.

This week we have two special days in our church calendar.  First, on November 1st we celebrate All Saints Day; please plan to attend Mass either with us or another area parish if you cannot make it here.  If needed, check parish websites and bulletins for their special Mass schedules for the day (or call the parish).  So many saints in heaven, many of whom we might never know of until we get to join them in eternity, are interceding for us and united with us in every Mass.  

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980) of El Salvador has been canonized today, October 14, along with Pope Paul VI. Romero entered the seminary at thirteen and went to Rome to study. After ordination, he returned to El Salvador and was soon busy as a pastor, seminary rector, and editor of the archdiocesan paper. Ordained as an auxiliary bishop in 1970, he was seen as a conservative and distrusted by priests who were concerned about El Salvador’s poor.

In his letter from a few weeks ago about the recent scandals in the Church, especially in the U.S., our Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades encouraged the prayer of St. Michael to be prayed at the end of Masses throughout the diocese.  Pope Francis has also asked it to be prayed at the end of a daily rosary for the Church’s healing, reform, and purification.  This prayer has a long tradition, and some parishes had already been saying this prayer in recent months/years. I myself had received multiple requests about using this prayer at the parish before now, and with Bishop’s encouragement I am happy to have it said at our parish immediately following the dismissal of “Go in peace / Thanks be to God."  Below, is some brief information about the prayer and the prayer itself.