Monday, January 7, 2019

Father Tippmann

Father Larry Tippmann--who had served at St. Michael Parish--has died. He had been living at St. Anne Home in Ft.Wayne. 

Funeral arrangements are: 
Friday, Jan 11 
Visitation at St. Charles Church, 
4916 Trier Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46815 
From 4--9pm Vigil 
Service 6:00 pm 

Saturday, Jan 12 
St. Charles 
Visitation 9:00 -- 10:30 
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas and New Year's Schedule

Christmas Event/ Eventos Navideños 
Christmas Eve/Noche Buena: 
4p.m. Children’s Mass 
6p.m. Mass in Spanish 

Christmas Day/Navidad: 
12a.m. Midnight Mass (with Christmas songs starting at 11:30p.m.)
 8a.m. Mass in English 
10a.m. Mass in English 
12noon Mass in Spanish 

New Years Eve: 
5p.m. Mass in English 
7p.m. Mass in Spanish 

New Years Day/Año Nuevo: 
10a.m. Mass in English 
12 noon Mass in Spanish

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holy Day of Obligation

This Saturday, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. In many cases, if the holy day is just before or after a Sunday, there is no obligation. However, the Immaculate Conception is the Patronal Feast of the United States of America, and so the obligation remains. Therefore, this week-end all Catholic in the United States are obligated to attend Mass two times: once for the Feast Day and once for the Sunday. There is no "one for two." We must go to Mass twice.

Our Mass schedule at St. Michael will include:

Friday, Dec. 7  7:00 p.m.  Bilingual

Sat.,     Dec. 8  8:00 a.m.   English
Sat.,     Dec. 8  5:00 p.m.   English
Sat.,     Dec. 8  7:00 p.m.   Spanish

Sun.,    Dec.9    7:30 a.m.  English
Sun.,    Dec. 9   9:30 a.m.  English
Sun.,    Dec. 9  11:30 a.m.  English

Sun., Dec 9   2:00 p.m. Mass in Spanish will NOT be here at St. Michael. It will be the pilgrimage Mass to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Warsaw.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Religious Education

We are grateful that Mrs. Lily Pimentel (our eighth grade teacher at St. Michael) has accepted the position of Director of Religious Education (DRE)  on an interim basis. She brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to the program, as she does to the school.

The job description is listed on the link above.  If you are interested, please contact Fr. John at 574-936-4935 or

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Religious Education

Dear friends,

We miss Carolina Sanchez’s smiling face, dedication, and hard work. She will be hard to replace.

Nevertheless, the challenge to pass on the Faith to the next generation is still before us. Fr. Craig and I have met with the religious education teachers and asked for their help to carry out at least some of the work that Carolina had been doing.  There are more tasks than they have been able to take on. I have also discussed the process with the advisory school board, Mrs. Amy Weidner our School Principal, and others.

We have developed a job description for a Director of Religious Education. As we finish sharing it with some of those involved in the school and religious education, we will publish it and invite people to apply and go through an interview. It will be on the parish website. The hope is to have a person who can oversee the religious education in the school, as well as the Wednesday evening religious education program. After a small group participates in the interviews, they will make their recommendations of the strengths of each person to me, and I will make a final selection.

In the meantime, I am asking Lily Pimentel, our St. Michael School Eighth Grade teacher, to take the role of Director of Religious Education on an interim basis. This is an important role. We need to have someone there now.

I would like to invite the religious education teachers and anyone interested to come to the school science room at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, before religious education classes to meet Mrs. Pimentel. She brings a strong faith and lots of enthusiasm.

Your brother in Christ,

Rev. John S. Korcsmar, C.S.C.