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.
In July, the Outreach Program provided $9,331.54 in assistance to 34 families for 46 accounts. That is a much higher amount than we usually do, but there were reasons. There were very heavy and urgent needs, and after much consultation, we decided we needed to step up.
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.
You can contribute financially all throughout the build period (July 20 through mid-October) in the collection box in the back of the Church. Please make checks out to Little Flower and write “Matthew 25” in the memo line. Last year Little Flower donated more than $3,000 toward the Matthew 25 Build.