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St. Matthew Cathedral
Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Bishop Kevin Rhoades invites all priests, sisters, brothers, deacons and lay people of the diocese to attend this Mass. At this Mass the Holy Chrism is consecrated and the Oil of Catechumens and Oil of the Sick are blessed. This beautiful Mass manifests the communion of the priests with their bishop in the same priesthood and ministry of Christ.
Come for some festive family fun!
April 14, 2019, following the 9:30 a.m. Mass

- Bring your own basket!
- We will meet in the Parish Center gym.
- We will have a little bunny area so our little friends are not missing out.
Passiontide is now here!  Here is a description from an article from the website Aleteia, which I highly recommend for when you would like to read about your faith.  (excerpt from https://aleteia.org/2017/03/30/what-is-passiontide/)

"Traditionally the final two weeks of Lent in the Roman Rite are used as an immediate preparation for the sorrowful events of the Easter drama. It is a period of time to focus more and more on the Passion and death of Jesus and so accompany him on his way to Calvary.

Meet other Young Parents! Bring your little ones to play and chat with other people in similar seasons of life!

We will be alternating Moms one week. Dads the next.
Starting with Moms on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
We will meet in the Upper Room and have refreshments for both kids and adults alike!
A Haven for Healing offers spiritual renewal for those who have experienced the loss of a child from abortion.  Do you suffer from carrying a secret that makes you feel isolated? Have you received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and yet cannot forgive yourself? Are you tired of carrying the burden of guilt and shame? A Haven for Healing can help.

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.

For details and/or to register please call Joanie Rymsza at 574-485-7462. Space is limited and registrations are due by Monday, January 30th. If you become certified and serve as a Good Shepherd Catechist, Little Flower will cover half of your tuition for this training. Contact Alexis Duffy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding tuition discount.
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!

Registration and information packets can be found in the back of the Church and at the Parish Office. If you have any questions please email the Invitations Coordinator, Tracy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.