Monday, November 22, 2021

Registration for Religious Education

Register online:


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Annual Bishop's Appeal

 We and all the parishes in the diocese participate in helping with the programs and services that the diocese offers.

Below are the links to the videos explaining how the funds are used.
We encourage everyone to share in these works!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Heavenly Lights

 Bishop Rhoades will be leading a prayer service of a tree lighting entitled, An Evening of Heavenly Lights to celebrate the lives of our departed loved ones during the Advent season and prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming as the Light of the World.  It will be held on the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting, the service will be outdoors. CDC guidelines will be following and facial coverings will be required.  It will also be livestreamed.

 

Luminarias will light the walkway in the Cathedral plaza during the service. Each luminaria will have a flickering flameless candle that represents the light of a departed loved one and will include the name of the loved one printed on the bag. 

For more information, please see www.diocesefwsb.org/HeavenlyLights.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Help with Covid Crews

 We are grateful for all the work that people are doing to keep our church safe. Wearing masks (optional), keeping distance and cleaning after each service are not only very helpful, but also are conditions that Bishop Rhoades has placed on our having Masses for the community available.

We appreciate very much the dedicated service that people have been providing. However, we would also like to help everyone's load by asking for others to help.  "Many hands make light work."

Thank you, and God bless!!


Monday, July 13, 2020

Funeral Guidelines

The issue of funerals for those who have died from the Coronavirus has arisen. The funeral homes are asking. You may have noticed the number of infections and deaths in Marshall County has increased.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne--South Bend has published some guidelines as of May 8 for both funerals and wedding liturgies.

The short version is that they involve pretty much what is required for other liturgies: social distancing, masking, encouraging those over 65 or with underlying issues (obesity, diabetes, lung problems, etc.) to not assist, discouraging older priests from presiding (asking younger priests to).

These are difficult times. We have challenges to face together.
We need to face them, realizing that we must consider the safety and needs of all.

"God bless us--every one!"