Confirmation schedule 2022

Fall Confirmation Masses  St. Joseph Church, LaGrange – Aug. 27: 10 a.m. St. Joseph Parish, LaGrange St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend – Sept. 24: 4 p.m. St. Matthew Cathedral Parish,… 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

What is a deacon?

The Order of Deacons is an ancient order of the Church reestablished by Pope Paul VI at the suggestion of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65).  It was for serious pastoral… Read More

What is a Priest?

The Priest is a Man of Prayer The priest must be first and foremost a man of prayer. Personally he is a man in union with God through the intimacy… Read More

Las Misas y el COVID-19: Mensaje de Monseñor Rhoades

Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo, El viernes pasado, el Gobernador Holcomb anunció su plan “Back on Track” (Volviendo al Camino) para reabrir Indiana de una manera segura. Este plan… Read More

Statement regarding media reports

In response to media reports regarding an alleged incident involving Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has issued the following statement: Bishop Rhoades adamantly denies any… Read More

Talks given at the Annual Bishop’s Appeal dinners 2018

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades addressed guests of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal Major Donor Dinners in both Fort Wayne and South Bend. Also speaking at the dinner was Father Daniel Scheidt,… Read More

Regarding Women’s Care Center rezoning request veto

I am deeply disappointed in yesterday’s decision by Mayor Pete Buttigieg to veto the rezoning request of the Women’s Care Center which was approved by the South Bend Common Council… Read More

An ancient blessing for the new year

The following is the text of the homily of Bishop Rhoades at Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, at Saint Mary Church in Huntington on December 31,… Read More

Mass with Blessing of St. Francis of Assisi Chapel and dedication of the altar

Bishop Luers High School “How lovely in your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!” We prayed these words of Psalm 84 today, words that express our sentiments as we celebrate the… Read More

Feast of the Archangels — Christ Child Society

Today’s feast of the three great archangels reminds us of the mysterious reality of the non-material world. The existence of angels is a truth of our faith. Throughout Scripture, we… Read More

150th Anniversary of St. Bernard Parish, Wabash

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time The city of Wabash is most famous in history for becoming the first electrically lighted city in the world. This event happened on March 31st,… Read More