Missions abound throughout diocese
St. Peter, St. Mary parishes offer mission
FORT WAYNE — St. Peter and St. Mary parishes of Fort Wayne will hold a combined parish Lenten mission from Sunday, March 25, to Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Franciscan Father David Mary Engo will preside at all three services with the topic of “Reconciliation.” The March 25 session will focus on “Reconciliation with God” and will be held at St. Mary Parish. The March 26 session will be held at St. Peter’s and will focus on “Reconciliation with Others” with the sacrament of Reconciliation to follow. On March 27 at St. Mary’s the topic will be “Reconciliation with Self.” Refreshments will be served following Sunday and Tuesday services in St. Mary’s Oechtering Hall.
St. Thomas the Apostle offers mission
ELKHART — Franciscan Father David Mary Engo will conduct a parish mission for the community at St. Thomas the Apostle, Elkhart, with the theme of “Behold Your Mother, Behold Your Son.” Topics each evening at 7 p.m. will be: Sunday, March 11 – God the Father; Monday, March 12 – Mary, our Mother; Tuesday, March 13 – Reconciliation (with confessions); Wednesday, March 14 – Eucharist. All are welcome.
Christ the King hosts Lenten parish mission
SOUTH BEND — Christ the King Parish, located at 52473 S.R. 922 in South Bend, is hosting a parish mission, March 11-13, at 7 p.m., in the church.
Each day of the mission will explore the call to practice “truth in love” from Eph. 4:15, through prayer, reflection and song. The mission will be incorporated within evening prayer with a different priest offering the reflection each night.
Holy Cross Father Peter Jarret will speak Sunday, March 11. Noted author Holy Cross Father Ken Grabner will lead Monday, March 12, and Father Daryl Rybicki will speak Tuesday, March 13.
The mission will begin with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Adoration will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Tuesday. There will be an opportunity to participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday evening. For more information call the parish office at (574) 272-3113.
Sacred Heart Parish offers mission
WARSAW — Sacred Heart Parish, located at 125 N. Harrison St. in Warsaw, will hold a parish mission titled “Gather Your People,” March 11-15, at 7 p.m. each evening.
The schedule of speakers and topics include: March 11, Father Jason Freiburger — “Faith and Service”; March 12, Father James Seculoff — “Communion of Saints”; March 13, Father Gary Sigler — “Prayer”; March 14, Father Edward Erpelding — “Reconciliation”; and March 15, Bishop John M. D’Arcy — “Eucharist.”
The mission will be held in the church. For those unable to attend the evening sessions, morning sessions will be held Monday through Thursday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Living Well Center facilitated by Sister Joan Hastreiter.
For information call the parish office at (574) 267-5842.
Most Precious Blood Church to host mission
FORT WAYNE — Most Precious Blood Church in Fort Wayne will hold a parish mission themed, “One Family in Christ” from March 19-21. Topics each evening at 7 p.m. will be: Monday — March 19, “Divine Adoption”; Tuesday, March 20 — “Forgiveness”: Wednesday, March 21 — “The Eucharist: Our Daily Bread.”
St. Michael offers parish retreat
WATERLOO — St. Michael the Archangel Parish, located at 1098 County Road 39, Waterloo, will offer a retreat on Sunday, March 18, from 1-5 p.m.
The speaker will be Meg Hanlon, head of the theology department at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, and a diocesan catechist for the Education for Ministry and Catholic Educator Programs. Her topic is “The Role of the Laity.”
For information or to register call Bobbie Charleswood at (260) 868-5661 or Sharon Garman at (260) 927-1768.