50th Anniversary of Bishop Dwenger High School

Third Sunday of the Year – A It is very appropriate that we celebrate this 50thanniversary Mass of Bishop Dwenger High School here in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. … Read More

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Temple Achduth Vesholom, Fort Wayne I wish to begin by thanking Rabbi Javier Cattapan for the kind invitation to speak at this annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  How important and beautiful… Read More

Solemnity of Christ the King

Closing Mass of Year of Faith, St. Matthew Cathedral Today, the Solemnity of Christ the King, marks the end of the special Year of Faith begun by our Pope Emeritus,… Read More

Talk at Goshen College Chapel Service

            I am very grateful for the invitation to pray and speak with you today.  I have heard many good things about Goshen College and I… Read More

Regional Mass celebrating 150th Anniversary of Sisters of Saint Francis – USF

28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – C              Today we gather for this regional Mass celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Saint Francis of… Read More

Red Mass

October 2, 2013 Two thousand years ago, Saint Paul urged us, as we heard in our second reading, not to be “conformed to this world,” but to live true freedom… Read More

White Mass at St. Vincent, Fort Wayne

October 1, 2013 This is our first White Mass here in Fort Wayne.  It is truly a joy to celebrate this Mass for our doctors, nurses, and other health care… Read More

Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

150thAnniversary of Saint Michael Parish, Plymouth  Three years ago, I celebrated Mass here at Saint Michael’s on this same date, September 29th, the feast of the Archangels.  We were celebrating… Read More

ICF Days

September 23 & 24, 2013 I am celebrating the special Mass for the New Evangelization this morning.  It is the first time I have used this Mass that was added… Read More

Wedding Anniversary Masses

September 15 and 22, 2013 I wish to begin this homily by offering congratulations to all of the married couples present here today who are celebrating special wedding anniversaries this… Read More

150th Anniversary Mass of Sisters of Saint Francis

LET US GLORY ONLY IN THE CROSS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST! The following is the homily delivered by Bishop Rhoades at the 150th Anniversary Mass of the Sisters of… Read More

The new evangelization and social justice

Speech to Arise participants, Fort Wayne, August 20, 2013 I am grateful to the Arise Together in Christ participants at the Cathedral parish for the invitation to speak to you… Read More