Holy Thursday 2021

St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins with this Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. We enter into the Paschal Mystery of Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection.… Read More

Chrism Mass 2021

The Collect of the Chrism Mass recalls that God anointed His only-begotten Son with the Holy Spirit and made us sharers in His consecration. Thus consecrated or anointed, we asked… Read More

Rite of Election 2021

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ remarks on February 21 and 28 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, and St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend, during… Read More

Prayer for Life at Pro-Life Rallies in Fort Wayne and South Bend: January 2021

By Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Based on Chapter 1 of the Encyclical “The Gospel of Life” by Pope St. John Paul II. Let us pray: Lord God our Father, at… Read More

Mary: Daughter of Israel, Mother of God, Queen of Peace

The following is the text of Bishop Rhoades’ homily on New Year’s Eve at St. Louis, Besancon Parish.  January 1st is the eighth day of the Octave of Christmas. For… Read More

Christmas Eve Mass

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne I give thanks to God that we are able to gather tonight for this beautiful Christmas Eve Mass. During the flu epidemic in… Read More

A Christmas letter to all the faithful

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a… Read More

“An Evening of Heavenly Lights”

The following are remarks made by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades during “An Evening of Heavenly Lights” at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, Nov. 29. We have called… Read More

Advent hope during the pandemic

Advent is a time of waiting, of expectation and of hope. This year, we are all waiting, expecting and hoping for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wait for… Read More

Keeping Sunday holy during the pandemic

Today’s Catholic, Truth in Charity Column Since apostolic times, Sunday has been considered “the Lord’s Day.” It is the day of Christ’s resurrection, “a weekly Easter,” in which we celebrate… Read More

All Saints Day

November 1, 2020, Christ the King, South Bend Today we are celebrating with joy the feast of All Saints. The Church throughout the world raises its gaze to heaven. We… Read More

White Mass

October 27, 2020, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne We gather for this White Mass during the Covid pandemic, after many difficult months when so many people have been,… Read More