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

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

Website Administrator
Sean Kennedy

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The Slow Work of Holiness in Family Life: An Evening of Reflection on Amoris Laetitia, the Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family

Join on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30pm in Founders Hall at the Ackles Center for an evening of reflection on Amoris Laetitia, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family, led by parishioner Lenny DeLorenzo. This event is open to all adults and teenagers, whether or not you have read the Exhortation. Childcare will be provided. RSVP online here. For more information, please contact Fatima Monterrubio Cruess, Director of Christian Formation, at 574-234-3134 or


On June 4 and 5, Saint Joseph Parish will once again be home to a large Saint Vincent de Paul truck that we will fill with donations to support our community! Please start setting aside clothes, shoes, appliances, furniture, and literally anything else you would like to donate to STUFF-A-TRUCK at Saint Joseph! See the list of items that cannot be accepted. Volunteers also needed: signup online now to help staff the truck as people drop items!

Drop-Off Hours
Saturday, June 4: 11:00am-12:30pm, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Sunday, June 5: 9:30am-noon, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Celebrating Mrs. Wiwi!

Thank you to all who helped plan and support the special Mass and reception to honor and thank Suzanne Wiwi for her many years of dedicated service to our school. Thank you also to those who provided thank you notes and contributions towards the celebration and gifts. Contributions toward the scholarship may still be sent to the parish office: Attn. Fr. Kevin, 711 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46617.

Purchase a Copy of the The Principal and Her Little School on the Hill: Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Regnery, Mrs. Sweazy and their classes authored and illustrated a book in honor of Mrs. Wiwi. If you would like to order a copy of the book (cost is 19.95 plus shipping), instructions are below:

1. Go to
2. Enter Pin Number 3791969
3. Verify the book title - The Principal and Her Little School on the Hill
4. Add to your cart and complete checkout.

"For the Kids" Golf Benefit & Dinner

Plan now to attend the 22nd annual “For the Kids” Golf Benefit & Dinner, taking place Friday, June 10, at 1:00pm at Brookwood Golf Course in Buchanan, MI. Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to a Polish dinner and awards presentation at 6:30pm at MR Falcons in South Bend. All proceeds benefit tuition assistance for Saint Joseph Grade School. Those unable to attend are also welcome to make a tax-deductible contribution supporting tuition assistance. Tickets sold after Masses or at the school office. For more info, visit

Saint Joseph Night at Four Winds Field

Join fellow Saint Joseph parishioners on Wednesday, June 8, 7:05pm at Four Winds Field to cheer on the South Bend Cubs. Tickets are $9 (game only) or $11 (game & SB Cubs hat). Stay for fireworks following the game! Tickets will be on sale after Masses on the weekends of May 28/29 and June 4/5. Please pay in cash or check made out to Saint Joseph Parish. For more info, contact Erin Seeley at

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as an opportunity for us to celebrate the gift of God’s mercy. Mercy is not only a forgiveness of sins, but a reaching out to all human needs, material and spiritual. We can be merciful like the Father by easing our neighbor’s misfortunes or suffering in either body or soul with compassion through the works of mercy.

The corporal works of mercy consist in feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead. The spiritual works of mercy include admonishing the sinner, instructing the ignorant, counseling the doubtful, comforting the sorrowful, bearing wrongs patiently, forgiving injuries, and praying for the living and the dead. These works are taken from the gospels, particularly Matthew 25.

At Saint Joseph, we will be highlighting these works throughout the year by taking one or two as a monthly theme and offering suggestions for living them out. The theme for the month of April is "visit the imprisoned."

Prison can seem like a foreign reality for many, which can make visiting the imprisoned a difficult work to imagine enacting. In visiting the imprisoned, we might bring our own biases, prejudices, or questions, which get “in the way” of truly encountering people. These barriers are invitations to grow in mercy, opening the door for deeper reflection. Imprisoned persons have families, dreams, and gifts all their own. Sr. Helen Prejean, a minister to those in prison, echoes this truth, remarking, “People are more than the worst thing they have ever done.” Visiting the imprisoned or serving their families helps restore this notion into their hearts. This is an essential part of mercy: giving someone “back” to themselves, something God is constantly doing for each one of us.

Consider the following suggestions as ways to live out this corporal work of mercy:

  • Pray for those imprisoned justly or unjustly.
  • Connect with our diocesan jail ministry (Audrey Davis at 260-969-9146 or or Mary Glowaski at 260-399-1458 or
  • Help support Dismas Ministry’s national prison outreach with a donation.
  • Write to a Christian imprisoned for his/her faith in one of many places facing religious persecution through The Voice of the Martyrs.
  • Volunteer to mentor a child, assist in tutoring detainees in detention, or to assist with religious services to detainees while in detention at the Juvenile Justice Center. Contact Ms. Cheryl Rush, Coordinator of Human Resources, at 574-235-5335.
  • Volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Help "Bridge the Gap" - Pledge Now!

Download a Pledge Form  |  Read the FAQ

Goal: $900,000  |  Current total: $829,835 (as of February 29)
It is not too late to help us reach our goal! Drop your pledge forms at Mass or at the parish or school office!

Construction is underway but we are still shooting for our goal to secure $900,000 in pledges in order to complete the final phase of our campaign projects -- a school addition with classrooms and a gymnasium, and improved green space -- that will serve our parish in numerous ways for generations to come!

The generations of Saint Joe faithful that have come before us have left us a great legacy. I feel that we have been blessed in many ways, and I give thanks to God. I pray that each of you, too, will see God’s glory in the work before us, be inspired by the underlying mission we seek to strengthen, and find within yourselves a desire to give in gratitude.

Thank you to those who have already stepped up with great enthusiasm towards this initiative! I continue to be humbled by the generosity within our Saint Joseph community. Know that I welcome any questions you might have as you prayerfully consider your support. For your convenience, you may download a pledge form here. Also see frequently asked questions about this appeal.

May God bless our parish named in honor of his faithful servant Saint Joseph, and may God bless each of you!

Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.



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