Jul 14

Mass Interpreted for the Deaf in South Bend

11:00am – 12:00pm

An interpreted for the deaf will be present this Sunday morning, July 14, at the 11am Mass at St. Matthew Cathedral, 1701 Miami St., South Bend, IN 46613. An interpreter from Community Services All Deaf (CSAD) provides ASL (American Sign Language). St. Matthew Cathedral Parish and the Diocesan Deaf Ministry partner to offer these Masses:

• 1st Sunday of the month: 4pm Saturday evening

• 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays on the month: 11am Sunday morning

If you would like to raise awareness for the Deaf Ministry and assist in its efforts to provide support for the deaf members of the Catholic community in our diocese, please contact Allison Sturm at [email protected] or at 260-399-1452.

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Sensory Friendly Mass in Fort Wayne

1:30pm – 2:00pm

This weekly Sunday 1:30 pm Sensory-Friendly Mass at St. Vincent’s provides a safe, comfortable, and stigma-free setting for children and adults with sensory challenges, mental illness, or any kind of disability to feel engaged and experience Mass in a meaningful way. To find out more information about this Mass at St. Vincent or if you are interested in offering a sensory-friendly Mass at your parish, please contact Allison Sturm at [email protected] or 260.399.1452.

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Jul 16

Theology on Tap


The Theology on Tap series, hosted this summer at the University of Saint Francis, will bring young people from across Fort Wayne together as they dive deeply into the themes centered on finding Christ in various aspects of faith and life. The series planned by a team of local young adults, entitled “The Paradox of the Christian Life”, will offer a weekly talk by a local follower of faith and the opportunity to enjoy food, drink, and fellowship. Individuals of any faith or non-faith are encouraged to attend.

There will be one talk each Tuesday from July 9th – July 30th at the University of Saint Francis Cougar Den (Student Center). Food and bar service opens each week at 6:00 PM, and the week’s talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. On August 6, there will be a closing Mass at 6:00 PM at the University of Saint Francis Chapel followed by a closing celebration in Achatz Hall at 6:30 PM. The event is generously sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Dinner will be available for purchase at a discounted rate, $8 thanks to their support.

The goal of this series is to help young adults navigate an increasingly complex society and equip them with resources to be better Christians in a secular world. Our society and culture are often dominated by “either…or” extremes by which individuals are expected to define themselves. Even within the Church, this temptation to be “either…or” exists. But what we see revealed in Jesus Christ is that to be a follower of His is to live a paradox – to hold two things that seem opposed in tension, and allow the Holy Spirit to purify and animate our life in that space – which is often referred to as the “both…and” of Catholicism. Each of the series talks will focus on a “both…and” theme that young adults encounter regularly, and will offer guidance on how to live this paradox in imitation of Christ, who is both God and man and reveals to us what we are created for.

On July 16, Nathaniel Binversie will share what it means to be waiting on the Lord and actively serving Him in our present season of life. The paradox for Christians is between the reality of our freedom to choose, which is a gift from God, and knowing that God has a purpose for each of our lives. How do we wait in hope and expect God to make His will known to us without becoming complacent or afraid to act?

Nathaniel Binversie is joyfully ma