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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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Holy Week at Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Joseph Parishioners are invited to celebrate Holy Week together in spirit. Begin with an overview Celebrating Holy Week at Home, which includes brief descriptions of each of the days along with easy activities that we might do at the same time as other parishioners. You may also wish to post this Saint Joseph Sign in your home or on a door or window. In addition, we hope you might use the following extended guides for celebrating Holy Week liturgies at home:

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
The Easter Vigil of the Holy Night
Easter Sunday

Please make use of these resources as you best see fit to mirror some of the beautiful elements of the Holy Week liturgies at home. These resources will be emailed out on the respective days along with a reflection from Fr. Kevin posted on our parish YouTube channel. If you are not currently receiving email updates from the parish, you may signup by clicking the "Get Email Updates" button on the left side of this page.

The diocese will also have live streams and radio/TV broadcasts for Holy Week liturgies; the schedule can be viewed at

Update Regarding COVID-19
Update - March 17: With the spread of COVID-19 accelerating and more stringent measures being recommended by the CDC and other civil authorities, Bishop Rhoades has issued a number of directives, effective immediately. Foremost among these are that all public Sunday and weekday Masses are suspended, effective March 18, until further notice. All Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass while this suspension is in effect.

Please see the diocesan COVID-19 website for more details on the Bishop's directives as well as information for Catholics, such as livestream and TV Mass information, as well as prayers and resources such as "spiritual communion."

As for Saint Joseph Parish specifically, the parish office will be closed and all parish activities are canceled until further notice, with the exception of nocturnal Adoration each Wednesday evening (see information below). Our CCD program, our grade school, and our preschool will be closed through May 1. Pastoral Team members are available via email or by appointment. Please reach out to Fr. Kevin via email if you have any questions or sacramental needs. The phone number for sacramental emergencies is 574-635-5860.

The Lord's Watch Adoration
Update March 24: Saint Joseph Parish will continue to offer Adoration beginning Wednesdays at 3:00pm and concluding on Thursdays at 3:00pm. Due to social distancing guidelines, a maximum of eight people may be in the church for Adoration at one time (you must sign up to show up). If you would like to commit for at least 30-minutes, please signup now:

April 8-9 Signup

Please note: the only entrance and exit we will be using for adoration is located between the church and the rectory. We suggest that parishioners park on the blacktop between the rectory and the school.

Corporal Works of Mercy

The Works of Mercy provide a beautiful framework for living and acting out charity toward others. The Christian Service Commission has compiled a sheet with the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy along with ideas for living them out at home and specifically within our St. Joe, South Bend community. We pray that this is a fruitful resource for you as we journey through Lent together. 

Saint Joseph Grade School & Preschool Admissions

Saint Joseph Grade School, a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School, is accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2020-21 school year. Please visit for complete details and links to the online application. Contact the school at 574-234-0451 with any questions.

Preschool registration begins Monday, January 27. Please visit the preschool admissions website or contact the preschool at 574-234-3318.

Educating hearts and minds in the Holy Cross tradition, making God known, loved, and served.

Preschool Infant/Toddler Program
Saint Joseph Preschool will soon be embarking upon its first expansion! Beginning in August 2020, an Infant/Toddler Program will be offered. For more information, visit the preschool admissions website.

Youth Ministry Mission Camp
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry will be participating in the Alive In You mission camp and conference July 21-26 in Chicago. The cost of the mission is $300 per person to attend (due June 12). If cost is a concern, please speak to Christine Baglow ( to make arrangements for a scholarship. Students entering grades 8 through 12 (2020-21 school year) are invited to apply online by June 5 by completing the online form.

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.

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