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-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm

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

Parochial Vicar
Rev. Daniel Ponisciak, 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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Saint Joseph Lenten Series

"Are We Naive to Believe?"
Saturday, February 24 – Wednesday, February 28

Jesus tells us that the work that we are to do is to believe. What sort of “work” is believing? Why should we believe Jesus? How do we believe each other?

Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP, co-founder and co-director of the Catherine of Siena Institute in Colorado Springs, will be joining our parish community to share with us a series of presentations on what it means to believe, particularly in the midst of this season of conversion. He will demonstrate how belief in the teachings and "gestures" of Jesus and belief in each other can greatly impact our relationships and lives of discipleship. He will contrast wonder and doubt, and suggest that disbelief is the sin that we all must overcome.

February 24 & 25 – Fr. Michael will preach all weekend Masses
Monday, February 26 – “Belief and Action”
Tuesday, February 27 – “Belief and Knowledge”
Wednesday, February 28 – “Belief in the face of Wonder and Doubt”

Mon/Tue/Wed presentations will be held at 8:30am in Founder’s Hall and 7:00pm in the church. Questions? Contact Sean Driscoll at or call 574-234-3134.

Chili Cook-Off
Enter Saint Joseph's annual Chili Cook-Off being held Saturday, February 24, in the Parish Gymnasium. Make a crockpot of your chili in one of the following categories: Mild, Medium, or Hot.This event (whether or not you bring chili) is open to all members of the parish and families are welcome. All judging will be performed by the South Bend Fire Department. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category. There will be hot dogs for kids who don't like chili. Volunteers are needed before the event to set up tables and chairs. Signup online now to enter the contest or volunteer! For questions, contact Fr. Dan at

"The Light Is On For You"

This year, in all parishes across the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and time for prayer will be held Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00-8:00pm. Consider making a commitment this Lent to join the Church in praying for an abundance of the healing grace of God’s forgiveness and love. Here at Saint Joseph Church, materials will be made available for guidance. Learn more at Saint Joseph will also host a Lenten Reconciliation Service on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:00pm.

Please note: the "Light Is On For You" service will coincide with Fr. Sweeney’s Lenten Series presentation, which begins at 7pm, also in the church. All are welcome for the talk as well as confession.

Youth Mission Trip Application
This summer, Saint Joseph Parish will host two mission trips – one to Lorain County, OH, in June and another to Buckingham County, VA, in July. Due to limited capacity, we are asking all interested high school students (rising freshmen through current seniors) to submit an online application expressing why they desire to attend the mission trip. Those selected will be asked to attend separate formation sessions leading up to the trips. The application deadline is Monday, March 19. For questions, contact Sean Driscoll at

Lenten Fish Fry
Join for the annual Saint Joseph Parish Fish Fry taking place Friday, March 23, 5:00-7:00pm in the Saint Joseph Parish Gymnasium. Menu of fried fish, macaroni and cheese, bread rolls, salad, a variety of homemade desserts, and homemade root beer. Price is $5 per person or $25 for families. Purchase online now!

Positions Available at Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph Parish is seeking a full-time Director of Music & Liturgy and part-time Director of Youth Ministry. Please view the links for full position descriptions. Qualified candidates should email cover letter, résumé, and references to Sean Kennedy at

Online Giving is Here!

Parishioners and friends, you are now able to share your financial gifts to support our parish online! This exciting new program provides greater convenience and flexibility, making donating simple and easy, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure. By offering this tool, we know that we will be able to better engage parish families in supporting our mission of worship, service, and education.

With online giving, it is 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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