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

574-234-3134
711 E. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
Pastor
Rev. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.
krusseau@stjoeparish.com

Parochial Vicar
Rev. Daniel Ponisciak, C.S.C.
dponisciak@stjoeparish.com

Saint Joseph Grade School
574-234-0451
216 N. Hill St.
South Bend, IN 46617
School Website
Saint Joseph Preschool
574-234-3318             
711 E. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
Preschool Website

Website Administrator
Sean Kennedy
skennedy@stjoeparish.com

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Register Now for the 2016 Auction!

The 2016 Saint Joseph Grade School Auction, presented by Holladay Construction Group, will take place October 22 in the new Parish Gymnasium! Our theme this year is "Chucks & Tux." Join us for a footloose, fancy, and fun evening of live and silent auctions to benefit Saint Joseph Grade School!

In the spirit of the theme and this year's venue, suggested attire is "classy" dressy paired with "classic" sneakers.

Seating is limited! RSVP for tickets by September 26.

Please see our auction page for more details and thank you for supporting Saint Joseph Grade School!

AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Signup now!

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 of 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 months of August and September is "visit the sick; comfort the sorrowful."

Visiting the sick and comforting the sorrowful are perhaps some of the most challenging works of mercy. There is often little or nothing we can do to alleviate the pain and suffering of others, and so often we feel helpless when confronted with this reality. Although we may never be able to fully prevent suffering or even explain it, we do know that it does not have to be in vain. For as St. Paul teaches us, “tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint.” (Romans 5:3-5). When we willingly share in the pain and sorrow of those experiencing illness or grief, we can be confident that God is also there with us! And if we allow God to work in and through us, He can transform our suffering – as he did with the suffering of His son, Jesus, on the cross – into everlasting joy in the life to come!

You can live out these works of mercy as you:

  • Visit Cardinal Nursing Home or another facility, and donate flowers or balloons. Get creative and make use of your talents (e.g. sing, read, paint, call Bingo, etc.)!
  • Make a card for someone who is sick or homebound.
  • Go to a hospital’s chapel and pray for those in the Emergency Room at that moment, for those undergoing surgery that day, for all those in the hospital.
  • Send a meal, flowers, or balloons, or a card to someone who is suffering.
  • When confronted with stories of violence and loss on the news, pray for all those affected.
  • Call a long-distance relative.
  • Volunteer to bring communion to the sick and homebound.
  • Give blood.
  • Take time on a Saturday to stop and visit with an elderly neighbor.
  • Offer to assist caregivers of chronically sick family members on a one-time or periodic basis.
  • Give caregivers time off from their caregiving responsibilities so they can rest, complete personal chores, or enjoy a relaxing break.
  • Next time you make a meal that can be easily frozen, make a double batch and give it to a family who has a sick loved one.
  • Lend a listening ear to those going through a tough time.
Help "Bridge the Gap" - Pledge Now!

Download a Pledge Form  |  Read the FAQ

Goal: $900,000  |  Current total: $842,835 (as of August 1)
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.
Pastor

    

  

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