Thursday
Aug 11

No events today

Saturday
Aug 13

Blood Drive

8:00am – 12:30pm

Drive Details:

Site: Our Lady of Good Hope

Address: 7215 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, 46835

Room Name: Gym

Date: Sat Aug 13, 2022

Time: 08:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Join fellow parishioners in giving the gift of life. Each blood donation can save 3 lives, and if your blood type is O, A- or B- and you donate a Power Red, you can potentially save many more lives! We still have 13 open spots open at our blood drive if you feel called to donate blood for the good of others! Signup now in Gather or online at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=olgh.


Our Lady of Guadalupe festival

10:00am – 9:00pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish will have its annual festival featuring authentic Mexican cuisine, live music, DJ, kiddie bounce houses, and Mexican Bingo for prizes!


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St. Patrick Parish festival planned

12:01pm – 4:00pm

A variety of ethnic foods such as Polish, Vietnamese, Hispanic and American will be served. Prices range between $4 and $14. Children’s games and kids menu.


Saint Peter’s 150th Anniversary Festival

5:00pm – 10:00pm

St. Peter Parish will begin a year-long celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the parish on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 5-10 p.m. at the parish, 518 E DeWald St. Live music, featuring the New Millennium Jazz Orchestra, great food, homemade desserts, kids area, beer tent, and so much more!


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Bishop Dwenger class of 82 reunion

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Bishop Dwenger Class of 82 – 40th Reunion

When: Saturday, August 13, 2022


Where: Fraternal Order Police Hall (FOP) 2125 Olladale Dr, Fort Wayne


Time: Immediately following mass


5:00 pm Mass at BDHS Queen of All Saints Chapel


Cost: $25 per person – includes pulled pork sandwich, mac & cheese, cole slaw, light snacks, pop, beer or wine. Also, CASH BAR AVAILABLE


Pay by check: Julie Braun 2815 Belfast Drive Fort Wayne IN 46805 venmo @daveschenkel or PAYPAY [email protected]


RSVP: By July 31st


Facebook: Bishop Dwenger Class of 1982


Questions: email [email protected] phone 260-483-8952


Sunday
Aug 14

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Episode

12:00am

Please join us for a free, 30 minute Children’s Liturgy of the Word video for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time! (Our videos also air on The CatholicTV Network Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT.) A link to a free, printable coloring page can be found at https://linktr.ee/kidsliturgy or in the YouTube video description. Please feel free to share our program with others!


If you would like to share your child’s freehand faith-based drawings or free weekly Kids’ Liturgy coloring page, please e-mail them to [email protected], and we will try to feature them in next week’s video.


Heidi and Mark Witte, co-producers of Children’s Liturgy of the Word, are parishioners at Christ The King Catholic Church in South Bend.


Registration now open! Join us for a Marriage Encounter Experience

Save the Date! The next Marriage Encounter Experience available in Northeast Indiana has been scheduled for the weekend of October 22-23 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne. You can enjoy a weekend of discovery with your spouse during the day on Saturday and Sunday, and return to the comfort of your own home overnight. More information and applications can be found at www.wwme-ni.org. Or contact the WWME application couple at: [email protected] or (260) 484-1664.


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Behold: A Concert of Sacred Music

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Join a choir of young adults as they fill the chapel with the sacred music of the Faith that has echoed down through the centuries! This concert is free and open to all.


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Monday
Aug 15

Scholarship Application Deadline: World Youth Day, Lisbon 2023

Join the Holy Father and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in Lisbon, Portugal for World Youth Day July 28-Aug 7, 2023. World Youth Day is an international gathering of hundreds of thousands of youth and young adults with the Holy Father as they celebrate their united faith in Christ. The pilgrimage will include visits to Fatima and other pilgrimage sites in Portugal, concluding with six days of WYD events in Lisbon with the Holy Father. The diocese will be offering many pilgrimage scholarships worth thousands of dollars to youth and young adult pilgrims. The application deadline for scholarships is August 15, 2022. Learn more, register, and apply for a scholarship at diocesefwsb.org/wyd or email us at [email protected].


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Thursday
Aug 18

Saint Anne’s Open Golf Outing

8:00am

1st Annual Saint Anne’s Open Golf Outing

Autumn Ridge Golf Course

August 18th at 8:00 am

Florida Scramble format-Shot Gun Start

$400 per foursome-$125 per individual

To register or to sponsor visit

www.sacfw.org

Donation Page-Charitable Giving

Or [email protected]


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Youth Ministry training

9:00am – 3:00pm

Youth ministry leaders and volunteers will find engaging presentations and discussion on important topics such as planning for the Eucharistic Revival, accompanying youth after the Dobbs decision, strategic planning, and using games for youth ministry. A keynote presentation will be given by Scott Boyle on small group ministry.


Saturday
Aug 20

5th annual Golfing “Fore” the Seminarian Education Fund

7:30am

Golfing “Fore” the Seminarian Education Fund by the Knights of Columbus #16065 will be on Saturday, Aug. 20. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and awards following play

– Best Ball Scramble format

– 18 hole event with starting position for each team determined by luck of the draw

– Great Prizes for lowest score

– This event is limited to 23 teams (92 players)


See attached flyer for more information about sponsorship and fees.


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St. Aloysius Festival

8:00am – 1:00pm

St. Aloysius Parish, 14623 Bluffton Rd., will be hosting a festival on Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A farmer’s market and flea market begin at 8 a.m. Children’s games will run from 10 a.m. to noon and a chicken dinner and ice cream will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The chicken dinner will be $12 for adult meals and $6 for kids’ meals. Raffle tickets available for drawing at 1 p.m.


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Queen of Peace Peacefest Trunk Sale and Car Show

9:00am – 2:00pm

Queen of Peace Parish will host a Peacefest Trunk Sale and Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop the parking lot where over 30 sellers will be offering garage sale items, antiques, collectibles and crafts making bargain shopping easy! Then check out the Classic Car Show on the surrounding lawn. Concession stand with food and drink available for purchase.


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Saturday
Aug 27

St. Pius X sixth annual Flyin’ Lion 5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

8:00am – 12:00pm

St. Pius X Catholic Church is excited to welcome the entire Michiana community to the Sixth Annual Flyin’ Lion 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 27. The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins immediately following the start of the 5K. Featuring a chip-timed race and a post-race celebration, this community event kicks off a day of festivities for the Parish.


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Sunday
Sep 04

Salvador Gómez – La Eucaristía y la Evangelización

2:00pm – 7:00pm

Salvador Gómez viene a nuestra diócesis a dar tres pláticas inspiradoras sobre cómo conocer a Jesús presente en la Eucaristía. Domingo 4 de septiembre de las 2-7pm en el gimnasio de Marian High School (1311 S. Logan St. / Mishawaka, IN 46544). Habrá momentos de alabanzas y adoración al Santísimo. Se servirá una comida ligera. Es un evento familiar y no habrá cuidado de niños. El evento es gratis, pero favor de inscribirse en la página: diocesefwsb.org/eucaristía


Tuesday
Sep 06

Little Flower Holy Hour for Vocations

7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Little Flower Holy Hour is sponsored by the Vocation Office. This monthly event is from 7-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, Sept-May at the St. Mother Theodore Guerin Chapel next to the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Each month the Holy Hour is led by a different priest or deacon and once a year by Bishop Rhoades. The September 6, Holy Hour will be led by newly ordained priest Father Brian Isenbarger. Please join us in praying for vocations.


Saturday
Sep 10

Eucharistic Miracle exhibit at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish

12:00am (09/10) – 12:00am (09/11)

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish will host a Eucharistic Miracles exhibit by Blessed Carlo Acutis on Sept. 10 and 11 after the weekend Masses. The exhibit will include a history of eucharistic adoration, the feast of Corpus Christi and eucharistic processions.

An open house for the exhibit is scheduled from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, following the 4 p.m. Mass, Sept. 10. The exhibit will also be open from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. following the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses on Sept. 11.

For more information, contact the parish at 574-654-3781.


St. Therese Fall Festival

10:30am – 10:00pm

St. Therese Parish, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., will have a fall festival Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be an auction, games, food and beverage booths, beer tent, bingo, farmer’s market, and evening music by Band 906. Family fun for the community.


Sunday
Sep 11

Eucharistic Miracle exhibit at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish

12:00am (09/10) – 12:00am (09/11)

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish will host a Eucharistic Miracles exhibit by Blessed Carlo Acutis on Sept. 10 and 11 after the weekend Masses. The exhibit will include a history of eucharistic adoration, the feast of Corpus Christi and eucharistic processions.

An open house for the exhibit is scheduled from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, following the 4 p.m. Mass, Sept. 10. The exhibit will also be open from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. following the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses on Sept. 11.

For more information, contact the parish at 574-654-3781.


Chicken dinner in Ege

12:00pm – 5:00pm

A chicken dinner will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish, 7046 E 400 S., on Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. Dinner includes chicken, side, homemade pie and drink. Carry outs are available.

In addition to the dinner, there will be games for children and adults, a quilt raffle and another raffle with several wonderful prizes. Handicap and outdoor seating available.


Monday
Sep 12

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Tuesday
Sep 13

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Alpha St. Vincent’s

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Alpha is an 11-week series with free dinner, short video and discussion on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13, 2022.

Come explore life’s big questions in a friendly and open atmosphere:

Where am I going?  Is there more to life than this?  Who is Jesus?

Is any of this believable?  How and why should I read the bible or pray?


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Wednesday
Sep 14

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Thursday
Sep 15

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Friday
Sep 16

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Saturday
Sep 17

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Calling all Married Couples: Early applications due for Oct. 22-23 Marriage Encounter

Calling all Married Couples: Early Applications Due for Oct 22-23 Marriage Encounter


The kids are back to school and it’s time to reconnect with each other! Share in a weekend of listening and loving, to rediscover the romance in your marriage. Early applications are recommended, but we will do our best to welcome EVERY married couple and religious to this Marriage Encounter no matter when you apply. The Marriage Encounter Experience is scheduled for October 22-23 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne. Enjoy 2 days of discovery with your spouse and return to the comfort of your own home overnight. More information and applications can be found at www.wwme-ni.org, or contact Jeff and Brenda at: [email protected] or (260) 484-1664. Nine in ten couples who attend a Marriage Encounter recognize a long-lasting positive effect on their lives. You deserve this — don’t miss it!


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55th Reunion – Central Catholic High School class of 1967

7:00pm – 11:00pm

‘Save The Date’

A 55th class reunion for the Central Catholic High School Class of 1967 will be Saturday, Sept. 17, from 7-11 p.m. at Pine Valley Country Club, 10900 Pine Mills Rd. in Fort Wayne.


Please respond via email, ASAP to one of the contacts:

Carol Davenport Lepper ([email protected])

Nancy Romary Dunfee ([email protected])

Kathy Murphy Brockway ([email protected])


Sunday
Sep 18

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Jubilee anniversary Mass and reception (South Bend)

11:00am – 2:00pm

All couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th or 70th wedding anniversary this year, along with their families, are invited to attend the Jubilee Anniversary Mass with Bishop Rhoades on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Cathedral. A ticketed reception will follow in the school gym. Anniversary couples will receive a commemorative certificate and two free tickets to the reception. Additional reception tickets for family and friends may be purchased for $10 each. Children age 10 and under may attend the reception at no charge. To register, please go to www.diocesefwsb.org/anniversary-masses.


Monday
Sep 19

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Tuesday
Sep 20

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Wednesday
Sep 21

Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Father Daniel Whelan

12:00am (09/12) – 12:00am (09/21)

Join Father Daniel Whelan in a special pilgrimage to Medjugorje in September. Be a guest of Mirjana and Marko Soldo or Jakov and Annalisa Colo.


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Central Catholic High School Alumni Association all alumni reunion and annual meeting

11:00am – 2:00pm

Central Catholic High School Alumni Association of Fort Wayne Indiana is having a luncheon on Wednesday Sept. 21, at Classic Catering and Event Center, 4832 Hillegas Rd. The doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per person. For information and to register for luncheon, please contact Laura Fleckenstein Stuckey at 260-486-1000.


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