Around the Diocese for October 25, 2015

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On Oct. 7, the Christ Child Society of Fort Wayne kicked off their annual “Coats for Kids” campaign, which runs each of the Wednesdays in October. The program is featured in the Annual Bishop’s Appeal video, which may be viewed at www.diocesefwsb.org.

Knights Service Day to be kicked off at Marian High

MISHAWAKA — Paqui Kelly addressed the Marian High School student body, along with faculty, staff and parent volunteers as they gathered for a rally on Oct. 15 to send forth the volunteers into the community for the high schools’ second annual Knights Service Day. Forty-two agencies, schools and senior facilities were served in the South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Bristol and Plymouth area. The Marian students seek to serve the unborn, infants, elderly, poor, disabled, sick, immigrant, abused, unemployed, illiterate, imprisoned and lonely.

Knights Service Day was initiated as a way to celebrate Marian’s 50th Anniversary in 2014 and had such remarkable success that it was adopted as an annual opportunity to connect with and volunteer in the community. Michael Portolese, senior at Marian High School and president of the Mayor’s Youth Council in Mishawaka said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer with my entire school and I feel honored to participate in an event of this magnitude. It makes me feel like a better person and I’m excited to see how I can make an impact this year.”

Marian will host a Career Day on Friday, Oct. 30, featuring young alumni professionals as speakers for the student body. For details about that event and other Knights events visit www.marianhs.org.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the pinnacle of the year for events at Kelly Cares Foundation whose mission is to support organizations, initiatives and programs that align with their values of health, education and community. For more information about the meaningful work and upcoming events, visit kellycaresfoundation.org. The Science Research Class at Marian will have particular interest in Kelly’s message as they are connecting the realms of science research with the Catholic mission through fundraisers and participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk later in the month.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers to present mission at St. Bavo

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

MISHAWAKA — Speaker and frequent EWTN guest, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, will be presenting a parish mission at St. Bavo Church, 511 W. 7th St. in Mishawaka from Sunday, Nov. 1, through Wednesday, Nov. 4, beginning at 7 p.m.

Deacon Harold is a powerful and passionate evangelist and is the founder and director of DeaconHarold.com, a Christian evangelization and apologetics organization dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Catholic values, principles and teaching. He is a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.

Topics include: Sunday, Nov. 1 — “The Unfailing Love of God”; Monday, Nov. 2 — “Eucharist — The Center of Spiritual Revolution in Society”; Tuesday, Nov. 3 — “Life of Forgiveness and the Beauty of the Sacrament of Reconciliation” (Confessions will be available after the talk on Tuesday evening); Wednesday, Nov. 4 — “Marriage and Family Life — The Domestic Church.”

Fort Wayne’s Robert Jones ordained Marianist priest

Marianist Father Robert Jones

DAYTON, Ohio — Robert Craig Jones was ordained a Marianist priest on Oct. 3, at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Dayton, Ohio. Archbishop Joseph Tobin of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis celebrated the ordination.

A native of Fort Wayne, Father Jones, 39, has a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of Dayton, a Marianist-sponsored university. Although he had met brothers and priests from the Society of Mary (Marianists) at University of Dayton, it wasn’t until he had graduated and was teaching high school that he began to consider a religious vocation. He professed first vows as a Marianist brother in 2007 and perpetual vows in 2010. He has a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College and completed seminary studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

Father Jones is spending a pastoral year at Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in St. Louis, Missouri.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of St. Jude’s Perpetual Adoration

FORT WAYNE — The 30th anniversary of St. Jude’s Perpetual Adoration celebration will be held Oct. 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Mass celebrated at St. Jude Church by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. There will be a reception immediately following Mass.

Contact Cheryl Schleinkofer at schlnkfer@frontier.com or 260-797-9221 for more information.

American Holy Cross priest named auxiliary bishop in Peru

CHOSICA, Peru (CNS) — An American member of the Congregation of Holy Cross was named an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Chosica.

Bishop-designate Arthur J. Colgan, 68, a native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, has served as vicar general of the diocese since 2010.

The appointment was announced at the Vatican Oct. 13.

“As I pray about my appointment, I know that my experience in the past is that the Lord provides the grace and the wisdom we need to respond to His calls in the course of our life, so I trust that that will be the case this time, too,” Bishop-designate Colgan said in a statement released by his order.

Holy Cross Father Richard V. Warner, superior general of the congregation, said the bishop-designate has served the Church and the congregation well throughout his 42 years as a priest.

“He has been an inspiration for the people to whom and with whom he has served for many years. We are honored that our Holy Father has called him to this new ministry,” Father Warner said in a statement.

Bishop-designate Colgan was ordained to the Priesthood Oct. 27, 1973, and has spent most of his religious life ministering in Peru. He has served as pastor of local parishes in Peru and in various leadership and administrative capacities in Peru and the U.S.

In addition to service as vicar general of the Chosica Diocese during two separate times, Bishop-designate Colgan was vicar general of the Diocese of Chimbote from 1978 to 1980 and episcopal vicar of the Archdiocese of Lima from 1993 to 1997.

He also was superior general of the Holy Cross congregation in Peru, 1974-1975, served as pastor of two parishes in the 1980s, and was executive secretary of the Commission for Social Action of the Peruvian bishops’ conference from 1982 to 1992.

Bishop-designate Colgan left Peru for the U.S. in 2000 to serve as provincial superior of the eastern province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for nine years. He returned to the Chosica Diocese to serve as vicar general in 2010.

His episcopal ordination is set for Dec. 12 in San Andres de Huaycan Cathedral in Chosica.

USF to present lecture series on Islam, capital punishment

FORT WAYNE — The Department of Philosophy and Theology and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Saint Francis will hold a free public lecture, “Eastern Christians and Islam” on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. on the campus of the University of Saint Francis, Brookside Ballroom, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne. The lecture is part of a series offered by the Department of Philosophy and Theology faculty throughout the academic year. Dr. Adam DeVille, associate professor of theology, will review the history of Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle East and cover the present conflicts and future prospects of peace.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the St. Thomas More Society of Fort Wayne are also hosting “Rethinking Capital Punishment in the 21st Century: A Roundtable Discussion.”  Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Dr. Earl Kumfer, professor of philosophy and theology at the University of Saint Francis, Dr. O. Carter Snead, director of the Center for Ethics and Culture and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, and the Honorable Wendy Davis, criminal judge in Allen County Superior Court, will be leading the discussion at this free public event on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. on the campus of the University of Saint Francis, North Campus auditorium, 2702 Spring St., Fort Wayne.

For additional information, contact Emily Lautzenheiser at 260-399-8066 or elautzenheiser@sf.edu or visit the website at http://philosophy.sf.edu/lecture-series/.

Black Catholic Advisory Board seeks essays for contest

SOUTH BEND — The Black Catholic Advisory Board is sponsoring an essay contest for high school age students. Participation is voluntarily and is open to all students in Catholic, public and private schools, as well as those who are home schooled. The theme of the essay contest is “Go, Therefore, and Make Disciples of All Nations … One Church, Many Cultures.”

Guidelines require the format printed in Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced with 1-inch margins all around. The length of the essay is 300-350 words and is not restricted by race or religion.

The cover sheet should include full name, school, grade and title of the essay.

Essays should be submitted as an e-mail attachment. In the e-mail subject line, type “Black Catholic History Month Essay Contest,” and the essayist should type his or her first and last name. Example: Black Catholic History Month Essay Contest, Sally Smith.

The essay should include a bibliography page. The page does not count as part of the length of the essay’s 300-350 words.

Essays should be submitted to wendy.summers@comcast.net no later than Tuesday, Nov. 10.

 

 

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