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 Mass Schedule
Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 5:00pm Vigil
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am,
and 5:00pm
Daily Mass:
Monday-Friday: 7:00am
Saturday: 8:00am

Reconciliation & Adoration:
Saturday: 8:30-9:30am

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Ackles Center (Offices)
Mon: 10:00am-4:30pm
Tue-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm

711 E. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
Rev. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.

Saint Joseph Grade School
216 N. Hill St.
South Bend, IN 46617
School Website
Saint Joseph Preschool
711 E. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
Preschool Website


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Buildings & Maintenance Collection
Parishioners and friends, thank you for your generosity to our Buildings & Maintenance Collection, which supports our 2019 boiler replacement project as well as numerous other facilities improvements in our parish. Donate online now!

In the fall of 2019, our parish took out a three-year loan for $250,000 in order to replace two failing steam boilers with several localized water heaters, located in both the church and school. In our facilities planning, we anticipated that this project was still several years away, but the surprisingly rapid deterioration of the boilers, and our inability to continue repairing them, necessitated that we take on this project immediately to ensure heat in our buildings during winter. Your generosity will allow us to pay off this debt sooner so that we can continue to allocate money towards other capital projects and needs in our parish.

Thank you for making a one-time or recurring donation to support the Buildings & Maintenance Collection to help fund this boiler replacement project. Each contribution will make a difference! If you have any questions, please contact Sean Kennedy at or 574-234-3134, ext. 17.

Saint Nick Six
The 11th annual Saint Nick Six takes place Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Saint Joseph Church & School in South Bend. Join for the 6K run, 3K run, 3K walk, or the Run Run Rudolph .06K for kids! Pancake breakfast to follow the race! Register online for the event by November 22 to receive a long sleeve race shirt. Proceeds from the race benefit the SJGS Excellence Fund, supporting the educational ministry of Saint Joseph Parish.

Volunteers Needed! Thank you for signing up to help with the event; bonus for race course volunteers -- signup by November 20 and receive a free race shirt!

Seminar: What You're Dying to Know About Funerals
Join the Liturgy Commission on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00pm in the Ackles Center as we talk about the questions that you’ve always had, but maybe weren’t quite sure how to ask. What does the church say about cremation? Why do we have funerals anyway? Let’s get together and find out! St. Joseph, patron of a happy death, pray for us!

Women's Retreat
Register online now to join us on January 11 for a day of sisterhood and prayerful refreshment at our Saint Joseph Parish Women's Retreat -- for women of the parish, by women of the parish! Several of our female parishioners will present reflections related to our theme: "We Are One Body." Time for personal prayer will follow each presentation. Afternoon guided meditation followed by attendance at 5pm Mass.

The retreat will take place 8:30am to 8:00pm at the Ackles Parish Life Center, and includes lunch, dinner, and snacks for the registration fee of $15. Please bring a Bible, journal, pen, and water bottle. For questions, please contact Andrea Kane at 574-850-0096 or

Advent Candles
Individuals and families are invited to carry the Advent candles to the Advent wreath in our entrance procession. If you are interested, please sign up online or contact Theresa Slott at

Altar Server Training

Any baptized 5th grader or older who currently altar serves or wants to altar serve needs to attend two required training sessions this fall. The October training will focus on a few changes to our current practice and the November training will reinforce these new habits. Both sessions will look at the theology and "why" of the Mass and altar serving. Attendance at these sessions is required to be placed on the next server schedule. Please sign up for the two sessions now. For any questions or scheduling conflicts, please contact Seminarian Tom Bodart, C.S.C., at

Servers are encouraged to read through the parish Altar Server Manual before the training session. Servers may find these pages useful: Server Evaluation Rubric (pg. 48); Server Review Guide (pgs. 46-47); Practice Sheets (pgs. 41-45); an explanation of the purpose of altar serving (pg. 3); and the specifics of serving at Saint Joseph (pgs. 9-27).

Annual Bishop's Appeal
Thank you to those who have made gifts to this year's Annual Bishop’s Appeal. If you have not yet had a chance to make a pledge, we invite you to do so today. Please give from the heart so that the many great ministries of our diocese can continue to be funded. We hope that all parishioners will participate; funds raised beyond our diocesan goal are used to support our parish ministries here at Saint Joseph. Additional pledge forms are available in the church and at the parish office. You may also view more information and give online at Thank you again for your support of our diocesan and parish ministries!

Signup for Online Giving

Parishioners and friends, share your financial gifts to support our parish online! Online giving provides greater convenience and flexibility, making donating simple and easy, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure. It is now very simple to set up a one-time or recurring donation, and allocate the amounts of your choice to any of our different collections. Once you start to use it, you will be able to view your complete, accurate financial records at any time during the year.

Parishioners currently using EFT for giving are asked to transition to our new online giving system. If you are currently making automatic contributions via EFT, be sure to contact Pat Stockrahm at 574-234-3134, ext. 19, or to arrange a cutoff date for EFT before your online contributions begin. To get started, visit

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