University of Notre Dame 175th Anniversary

This homily was given by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades at the Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the penultimate day of the Notre Dame Trail pilgrimage.We give… Read More

XLT Holy Hour with young people

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception It is beautiful to be together here this evening to adore our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament, to pray before Jesus, to spend time… Read More

The Eucharist: the New Manna from Heaven

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the beautiful Eucharistic feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). On this day, the Church gives thanks to God… Read More

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Adult confirmations — Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne Today, the Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Trinity, the Feast of God, of… Read More

Saint Joseph High School baccalaureate

What a great feast for the celebration of your graduation from Saint Joseph High School! Today the whole Church celebrates the great event of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was… Read More

High school baccalaureate Masses

I’d like to begin this homily with a story I recently read. It’s about a young boy who lived near a beach by the ocean and every afternoon would walk… Read More

Diaconate Ordination

Dear brothers and sisters, these five young men, your relatives and friends, are about to be ordained deacons, ministers of Jesus Christ, who came among His disciples as one who… Read More

Our Lady of Fatima Centennial Mass

“Father, I give praise to you, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the… Read More

Persecuted Christians and the Hope of Easter

Sadly, Holy Week began this year with another attack on innocent Christians. Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, like so many Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians here in our diocese, gathered… Read More

Easter Sunday

Sts. Peter and Paul, Huntington The tomb is empty! The Gospel we just heard recounts the discovery of the empty tomb by Mary Magdalen, and then by Peter and John.… Read More

Good Friday — St. Matthew Cathedral

Saint John’s account of the Passion of Our Lord began in the garden of Gethsemane. There Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested by a band of soldiers. There Saint… Read More

Holy Thursday – Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

At the wedding feast of Cana, Jesus said to His Mother: “My hour has not yet come.” On Holy Thursday evening, the hour of Jesus has come. It is the… Read More