Tour of the relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel González García

February 8-14, 2023, during this Eucharistic Revial, you are invited to visit one of many locations across the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to venerate the first-class relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel González García, both of whom are renowned for their devotion to the Eucharist.

Tour Dates and Locations

Feb. 8 | St. Adalbert, South Bend

Feb. 9 | St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend

Feb. 10 | St. Pius X, Granger

Feb. 11 | Sacred Heart, Warsaw

Feb 12 | Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Warsaw

Feb 13 | St. Joseph, Fort Wayne

Feb 14 | St. Vincent de Paul, Fort Wayne

When: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the main church. 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Oratory of Saint Mary Magdalene. 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the main church for Mass.

Mass and adoration times: 
8:15 a.m. Mass  in main church (English)
6:30 p.m. Votive Mass in main church in honor of St. Manuel González García with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades (English)

Where: Church: 1502 E Wallen Rd, Fort Wayne; Oratory: 1711 E Wallen Rd, Fort Wayne

Parking and entrance: Church: park in any of the parking lots that surround the church, accessible off either E. Wallen or Auburn roads, and enter through church doors facing south our east. Oratory: park in the parking lot off of E. Wallen road and enter through the front doors facing E. Wallen Rd.

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

When: 8:15 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Mass and adoration times: 
8:15 a.m. School Mass (English)
Adoration from 9:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
6:30 p.m. Mass (Spanish)

Where: 2213 Brooklyn Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Parking and entrance: Park in the parking lot across from the church on Hale Ave. Enter through the Church’s side entrance off Hale Ave.

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

Sacred Heart Parish

When: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Mass time: 8 a.m. (English)

Where: 125 N Harrison St, Warsaw, IN 46580

Parking and entrance: Parking is located off Fort Wayne Street. Enter through the main church doors.

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

When: 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Mass times: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Both in Spanish)

Where: 225 Gilliam Dr, Warsaw, IN 46580

Parking and entrance: Park in the church parking lot off Gilliam Drive. Enter through the main church doors facing Detroit Street.

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

When: 5-7 p.m.

Mass time: 5 p.m. (English)

Where: 125 N Harrison St, Warsaw, IN 46580

Parking and entrance: Parking is located off Fort Wayne Street. Enter through the main church doors.

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

When: 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the chapel.
8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the main church

Mass and adoration times: 
6:45 a.m. Mass in the Chapel (English)
8:45 a.m. Mass in the Church (English)
Adoration from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Church

Where: 52553 N Fir Rd, Granger, IN 46530

Parking and entrance: The parking lot, church entrance, and chapel entrance are accessible off Fir Road. The main entrance of the church is visible under the canopy.

The chapel is located in the Family Life Center. To access the chapel, park in the lot that is located off Fir Road. Enter through the doors facing Fir Road. The Family Life Center connects the church and school. 

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

When: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Mass times: 8:30 a.m. (school Mass) and 5:30 p.m. (English)

Where: 1701 Miami Street, South Bend

Parking and entrance: The parking lot is located off Bishop Crowley Blvd. Enter through the church doors.

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

When: 6-9 p.m.

Mass time: 6 p.m. (Spanish)

Where: 2505 W Grace St, South Bend, IN 46619

Parking and entrance: Park in the church lot at the corner of S. Olive and Huron Streets or in the parking lot off of W. Grace Street or along the street on Huron or S. Oliver streets. Enter through any of the church doors.

Handicap Accessibility: Information to come.

St. Manuel González García

“I ask to be buried next to a Tabernacle, so that my bones, after death, as my tongue and my pen in life, are saying to those who pass: there is Jesus! There He is! Do not let him be abandoned!”

Born in Spain in 1877, Manuel envisioned his life as a simple priest. He wrote, “If I would be born a thousand times; a thousand times I would be a priest.” After ordination, he was sent to the village of Aljarafe, eager to find a vibrant faith community. Upon arriving, however, he discovered his church in poor condition, with dust throughout and even burnt altar cloths. He knelt before the dusty, cob-web-covered tabernacle and had a sense of someone “in desperate need of a friend.” He writes, “My faith was looking at Jesus through the door of that tabernacle, so silent, so patient, so good, gazing right back at me…His gaze was telling me much and asking me for more. It was a gaze in which all the sadness of the Gospels was reflected; the sadness of ‘no room in the Inn’; the sadness of those words, ‘Do you also want to leave me?’; the sadness of poor Lazarus begging for crumbs from the rich man’s table; the sadness of the betrayal of Judas, the denial of Peter, of the soldier’s slap, of the spittle of the Praetorium, and the abandonment of all.”

On December 6, 1915, St. Manuel González García was ordained auxiliary bishop of Málaga, an appointment that he celebrated by inviting three thousand of the poorest children to a banquet. On August 5, 1935, he was appointed bishop of Palencia by Pope Pius XI. During a visit to Zaragoza in 1939, he fell seriously ill and had to be transferred to Madrid, where he passed away on January 4, 1940.

Blessed Carlo Acutis

“The Eucharist is the highway to heaven.”

Born on May 3, 1991, Blessed Carlo enjoyed soccer, video games on his PlayStation, comics, and movies. His parents were not particularly religious; yet, he had a special love of God. He received his First Communion at age seven and began attending Mass and praying before the Blessed Sacrament as often as he could. He also held a deep devotion to the Our Lady through the Rosary. At school, he stood up for those who were bullied, especially disabled peers.

Among his many hobbies was building a website cataloging the Eucharistic Miracles of the world, many of whose sites he pilgrimaged to with his family. On the website, he wrote, “the more often we receive the Eucharist, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.”

As a teenager, when Carlo was diagnosed with leukemia, he said, ”I offer all that I must suffer for the Lord, for the Pope, and the Church.” He died on Oct. 12, 2006 and was buried at his request in Assisi.

In the life of Blessed Carlo, we see an ordinary person who strove to live an everyday, ordinary life simply fostering the gifts God had given him and cooperating with God’s Grace. His brief existence “was like a beacon lighting the way not only of anyone who met him on their path, but also of those people yet to know his story.” Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us!