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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-4:30pm

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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Parish Picnic - Purchase Tickets by August 8

Make plans now to attend the Saint Joseph Parish Picnic on Saturday, August 22, from 5:00-8:00pm (please note the Saturday Vigil Mass will be moved to 4:00pm that day). This year's picnic will feature a traditional hog roast by Jaworski’s Market! Hot dogs and mac-n-cheese for lil buckaroos, and craft beer and craft cider for grown-up cowgirls and cowboys. As always, there will be games, bounce houses, balloons, and more.

Tickets are $10/person or $40/family. Children 2 & under are free. Order online today or buy after masses July 30-31 or August 6-7. Please be sure to buy early! The food order is due August 8. For questions, contact Dory Mitros-Durham at dmdurham@gmail.com.

School/Preschool family online ticket ordering here!

Parishioner (non-school family) online ordering here!

Volunteers Needed: We need dozens of volunteers -- bakers, heavy lifters, smiling faces, and so many more -- to help make the parish picnic a success! Please consider helping -- sign-up 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 month of June is "feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty."

This month we focus on two of the most well known Corporal Works of Mercy. For many, feeding the hungry and giving drink to the thirsty are the easiest to incorporate into our daily lives. We have only to look at the ministries in our own parish to see God's mercy at work through our own hands (food bags for St. Vincent de Paul Society, preparing meals for parishioners in need, feeding the hungry at Hope Rescue Mission and Our Lady of the Road, etc.). Jesus showed us the way when He fed thousands with loaves and, as reminded to Pope Francis in his Year of Mercy Prayer, in Jesus’ response to the Samaritan woman at the well: 

 Let us hear what you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy; 
Let the Church be your visible face in the world,
its Lord risen and glorified. 


In what ways can you be the visible hands and face of Jesus in the Church?

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

  • Volunteer with or donate groceries to St. Vincent de Paul or the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. This is the time of the year when donations are down.
  • Make a meal at home instead of going out. Offer your prayer for those who go without this day.
  • Prepare a meal for someone in need.
  • Serve breakfast at Our Lady of the Road on Saturday morning.
  • Contribute to a meal or serve dinner with fellow parishioners at Hope Rescue Mission the first Friday of every month.
  • Make a meal to share with someone who is homebound.
  • Have restaurants gift cards handy in your car to give to someone in need.
  • The next time you make a recipe that can be easily frozen, make a double batch and donate one to your local food pantry or soup kitchen.
  • Try not to purchase more food than you are able to eat. If you notice that you end up throwing groceries away each week, purchasing less groceries would eliminate waste and allow you to donate the savings to those in need.
  • Learn about contamination in the drinking water and what you can do to support the cause for clean water, such as donating to help Catholic Relief Services continue to provide access to clean water and sanitation facilities to the poorest of the poor.
  • Make an effort not to waste water. Remembering to turn off the water faucet when you are brushing your teeth or washing dishes can help.
Help "Bridge the Gap" - Pledge Now!

Download a Pledge Form  |  Read the FAQ

Goal: $900,000  |  Current total: $832,835 (as of June 10)
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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