Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

St. Joseph Church, Mishawaka December 8, 2021 The Year of St. Joseph ends today. It began one year ago on this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. It began on Dec.… Read More

Supreme Court arguments inspire prayer, fasting

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you may have heard, the United States Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on December 1st in the case Dobbs  v.  Jackson … Read More

Red Mass 2021

The Lord calls all of us to be saints. He calls all of us to holiness. I’m sure you’ve heard this many times before: the great teaching of the Second… Read More

‘Journeying Together’ as the pilgrim people of God:

Bishop opens diocesan phase of synodal process The following is the text of the homily given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the Mass opening the diocesan phase of the… Read More

Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels

Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with World Apostolate of Fatima “The Lord has put angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.” We… Read More

Mass of Healing in Remembrance of the Miami Tribe

One of the beautiful blessings of our diocese is the rich tapestry of culture, spirituality and grace within our Church. We are a diverse community here and throughout the United… Read More

The Pursuit of Truth

The following is Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades’ homily at the opening Mass of the 2021-22 academic year at the University of Saint Francis Aug. 25. It is wonderful to be… Read More

Opening of Jubilee Year of 100th Anniversary of Victory Noll Sisters

“Bendito sea Dios, Padre de Cristo Jesus nuestro Señor, que nos bendijo desde el cielo, en Cristo, con toda clase de bendiciones del cielo!” “Blessed be the God and Father… Read More

Feast of Corpus Christi

Mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Albion “This is my body… This is my blood.”  We have just heard these words in Saint Mark’s account of the Last Supper.  With these… Read More

Priesthood Ordination

Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of a great missionary priest and bishop from the 8th century, Saint Boniface, known in history as “the Apostle of the Germans.” Saint Boniface established… Read More

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

St. Vincent de Paul Church, Fort Wayne In the beautiful first reading today from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, in just seven verses, we heard 21 exhortations from St.… Read More

Diaconate Ordination

Mark Hellinger and Brian Isenbarger The words of Jesus to the disciples resonate for us today at this Ordination Mass. “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so… Read More