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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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Annual Bishop's Appeal
The Annual Bishop’s Appeal is a yearly fundraising campaign that supports ministries and programs throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Parishes keep 100% of the funds raised above and beyond their parish goal. This year's ABA theme is "The Eucharist – Sacrament of Charity." View this year's ABA Video to learn more about the impact of your gift. To learn more or to pledge online, visit

Saint Nick Six & Saint Nick Social
It's not too late to register for the Saint Nick Six road race taking place Saturday, December 3, at Saint Joseph Grade School! Join for the 6K run, 3K run/walk, and the "Run, Run Rudolph" for the youngest kids. Details and signup at

New This Year: Adults (21+) join us later that evening for the Saint Nick Social! We will be transforming the gym into every aspiring rock star's dream with Live Band Karaoke! That’s right, a live band…only you are the lead singer! Choose from a list of songs and read off the screen as you sing your heart out. There will be a cash bar and a lineup of food trucks on the blacktop starting at 6:00pm. The band will start at 7:00 and go until 10:00! There will be a $15 cover charge per person. Register now for the Saint Nick Social!

Volunteers Needed: Free gift for race and social volunteers! Volunteer now!

An Evening with Mary & Joseph
To enter more intentionally into the season of Advent and to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the St. Joe Christian Formation Commission is planning a special Evening with Mary & Joseph on Wednesday, December 7, 6:15-7:45pm (immediately following the 5:30pm Vigil Mass).

All members of our community are invited to a dinner, presentation, and discussion about the family life of Joseph and Mary, and how we may learn from their example of living and striving together to be a holy couple and holy family. Parishioners Josh and Stacey Noem will be sharing their wisdom and witness as well, offering their reflections on the joys and challenges of striving to make their own life together a sign of Christ's love present in our world.

Join us in the Ackles Parish Life Center (enter through door #5 on the east side). The event will be especially geared toward married couples but is open to all members of our community! Child care (including food) will be provided and dinner will be served, so RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Please reach out to Sean Driscoll ( with any questions.

Advent Lessons & Carols
On Monday, December 12, at 6:00pm, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our adult choir, children’s choir, and handbell choir will come together to lead music for our Advent Lessons and Carols. This service alternates lessons (Scripture readings or reflections) with Advent carols to draw our focus on the Incarnation during the Advent season.

If you would like to serve as a Lector for Lessons and Carols, please sign up on Ministry Scheduler Pro. Children 1st grade or older who want to sing for this service can sign up here or contact Theresa Slott at

Now Hiring: Director of Business Operations
Saint Joseph Parish is seeking applicants for a full-time Director of Business Operations who will administer the financial resources of Saint Joseph Church and School and provide oversight of employee benefits, policies, and procedures. The position implements operational efficiencies and best business strategies for parish business operations. Qualified applicants will have general ledger experience, knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, computer literacy, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills. A bachelor’s degree is required (accounting, business, or related field preferred).

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé with references to Fr. Matt Fase, C.S.C., Pastor, at

Advent Candles in Procession
Individuals and families are invited to carry the Advent candle(s) to the Advent wreath in our entrance procession at Masses. If you are interested, please sign up now or contact Theresa Slott at

Novena for Haiti
Our Saint Joseph Parish Haiti Ministry asks for your participation in nine weeks of prayer for peace, comfort, hope, and daily bread for all the people of Haiti, and particularly the parishioners of Mary Immaculate Parish, our sister parish in Platon. We will begin this novena on Thursday, October 13, and end on Thursday, December 8, the feast day of Mary Immaculate.

We will ask for the intercession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, who is the patroness of Haiti and of the Holy Cross Province in Haiti. Our school children have made a sign for our church to remind us to pray for our brethren in Haiti, and we will have Our Lady of Perpetual Help prayer cards available in the church. Thursday, our parish day of Eucharistic Adoration, will be the specific day that we ask St. Joe parishioners to join together in prayer for Haiti, but please keep this intention in your daily prayers:

We pray for the people of Haiti through the intercession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Patroness of Haiti and Patroness of the Holy Cross Province in Haiti. We pray that God will bring peace and security, comfort the afflicted, give hope to the despairing and provide food for the people. Amen.

Update 11/16/22: On October 3, our St. Joe Parish Haiti committee met to discuss how to proceed in caring for Mary Immaculate Parish in light of the dire news coming from Haiti. Because of the turmoil, their parish school was closed, which meant that the children were not receiving the school lunches that our St. Joe parish donations make possible. Our committee decided two things: to encourage Fr. Charles Mehu, C.S.C., to use the donated “school lunch” funds to get food to any parishioners that he could and to begin a novena here at St. Joe Parish for St. Mary Immaculate Parish and the whole country of Haiti. So far, Fr. Mehu has been able to share the funds with 67 families. All are invited to join us for a Rosary for Haiti at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 8, preceding the 7:00pm holy day Mass. There will also be special collections for Mary Immaculate Parish that week.

As we continue to journey into the Eucharistic Revival in our Church, we are once again offering the opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration at Saint Joseph Church. Each Thursday, the church is open from 7:30am (following the morning Mass) until 10pm for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Consider joining our team of Adoration Apostles to ensure a continuous presence of adorers throughout the day. By committing to an hour time slot per week you can help our parish sustain this mission for our community. Sign up now. All are welcome to also come and adore as you are able without a weekly commitment!

Now Hiring @ St. Joe
Saint Joseph Parish is seeking applicants for a part-time Youth Minister. 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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