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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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Ackles Center (Offices)
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

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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Happening now at Saint Joseph...
Celebrating Mrs. Wiwi!

Join us on Sunday, May 22, for a special Mass and reception to honor and thank Suzanne Wiwi for her many years of dedicated service to our school. The Mass and honor presentation begin at noon, with a reception to follow from 1:30-3:30 in Fanelli Hall. Thank you notes and contributions towards the celebration and gifts are being collected now, and may be sent to the parish office: Attn. Fr. Kevin, 711 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN 46617.

Be sure to help spread the word to alumni and friends who may wish to be a part of this celebration. Visit the school Facebook event page for more details or call the parish office at 574-234-3134.

Volunteers Needed: Support the celebration by volunteering to serve or bring food for the reception! Signup online here.

Mother's Day Carnation Sale

Each year, area churches host a carnation sale on Mother’s Day weekend to help fund the life-saving work of Saint Joseph County Right to Life. Purchase flowers after all Masses on May 7 and 8, to honor mothers, both living and deceased. Volunteers are needed to help staff the flower sale table. Signup online now!

Now Hiring: SJGS Principal

Saint Joseph Parish is seeking a principal for our award-winning parish school, to begin in summer 2016. Inspired by the charisms of the Congregation of Holy Cross, our teachers, staff, and parents are devoted to the importance of working and collaborating as a family in our mission to form future leaders and saints, striving to bring forth children of Jesus Christ by means of Christian education. With great zeal, we work to challenge our students to excel and to live lives that make God known, loved, and served. Please see the position announcement for details and application information.

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 adavis@diocesefwsb.org or Mary Glowaski at 260-399-1458 or mglowaski@diocesefwsb.org.)
  • 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 Mr. George Kuta, 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.
Pastor

    

  

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