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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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 Parish Contacts
Ackles Center (Offices)
Mon: 8:00am-noon & 2:00-4:30pm
Tue-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm

711 E. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
Fr. Matt Fase, C.S.C.
Associate Pastor
Fr. David Smith, C.S.C.

Saint Joseph Grade School
216 N. Hill St.
South Bend, IN 6617
School Website
Saint Joseph Preschool
711 E. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
Preschool Website


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Holy Week Volunteers Needed
Holy Week begins with the celebration of Palm Sunday on April 1/2. Many of the rituals during that sacred time only happen once a year–waving palms in procession, washing feet, processing with the Eucharist to an Altar of Repose, and celebrating the initiation of our Elect and Candidates in the RCIA. All of these require the work of the people for them to take place. That means we need you, the people!

Holy Week schedule:
Palm Sunday (April 1 & 2): Sat. 5pm, Sun. 8am, 10am, 5pm (outdoor procession each Mass from Hill Street)
Holy Thursday (April 6): 7pm Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday (April 7): 9am Morning Prayer, 1pm Stations, 3pm Passion, 8:30pm Tenebrae
Holy Saturday (April 8): 9am Morning Prayer, 9pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday (April 9): 8am, 10am, 12pm

Liturgical ministers, please sign up to serve via the Ministry Scheduler Pro Web Terminal. Children in grades 1 through high school who want to sing with the Children's Choir on Holy Thursday are invited to sign up here. All other volunteers for setting up the church and helping in more "behind the scenes" ways are invited to usethis Sign Up>. Several options are kid- or family-friendly. Some are not! We have everything from setting out worship aids to moving furniture. Some jobs might take 10-15 minutes, while others take 1 hour. There is a lot that happens during Holy Week, but when we work together as a parish community, our liturgies can truly be our communal gift of praise to God. If you are limited to one time to come help, the times of "most need" are the Wednesday afternoon setup of the Parish Gym, and the Saturday morning setup of the church. Thank you for your consideration. You can contact Theresa Slott with any questions at

Meating Friday Potluck
Join the Saint Joseph Parish community on Friday, April 14, for a special potluck celebration of“Meating Friday.” Throughout Lent, we perform the small penance of avoiding meat on Fridays in honor of the fact that it was the day that Jesus was crucified. But on the Friday within the Easter Octave, the Church is so joyful that we are practically forbidden to not eat meat. Our potluck will begin at 5:00pm in the Parish Gymnasium. RSVP for this family-friendly event today. Also check out this article about the history of Meating Friday!

Stations of the Cross
Join us on Fridays during Lent at 7:00pm in the church as we walk and pray the ancient devotion of the Way of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations familiar to us today. Please note, Stations will begin at 1:00pm on Good Friday.

All are invited to commit to a weekly holy hour as an Adoration Apostle each Thursday at Saint Joseph Parish. Adoration Apostles attend Adoration at the same time each Thursday in order to ensure that the Sacrament is accompanied throughout the day. The graces of Adoration are manifold, and Adoration Apostles make it possible for our church to remain open for Adoration to anyone who needs a moment with Jesus throughout the day.

Please prayerfully consider becoming an Adoration Apostle, and sign up now. All are welcome to join for Adoration as you are able on Thursdays from 7:30am to 9:00pm.

Now Hiring: Youth Minister
Saint Joseph Parish is seeking applicants for a full or part-time Youth Minister, to start in the summer of 2023. The Youth Minister will empower the youth of our parish to live as disciples of Christ in the world, to draw them to the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church, and to foster their personal and spiritual growth. Saint Joseph Parish is seeking candidates who are passionate in their faith and enthusiastically committed to Youth Ministry, outreach, and leadership and are willing to serve as a spiritual leader and role model. Qualified candidates will have experience in faith formation and demonstrate an ability to plan and implement creative programming for teens.

For questions or to apply, please send a cover letter and résumé with references to Fr. Matt Fase, C.S.C., at

Diocesan Year of the Eucharistic Revival
The "Diocesan Year" of the Eucharistic Revival officially began on the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 19, 2022. As a diocese we are joining the Catholic Church across the United States in preparing our bodies, hearts, and minds to enter more deeply into the mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist in our lives. There are many activities and prayerful opportunities for you and your family to get involved, including pilgrimages, saints of the month, reflections, and more. Go to

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