Around the Diocese: Oct. 4, 2015
‘An Evening with Women Religious’ at St. Charles
FORT WAYNE — St. Charles Borromeo Parish Vocation Committee, under the leadership of Father Jacob Meyer, parochial vicar there, will offer a promotion of women’s religious vocations on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Called “An Evening with Women Religious,” the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Mishawaka, will make presentations. Father Meyer will make a presentation about the Poor Clare Sisters who live in cloister at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery at St. Andrew Church in Fort Wayne.
The evening will begin with Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Charles located at 4916 Trier Rd.. The presentation and casual conversation will take place at the Hession Center. Refreshments will be available.
Safe Harbor Widow Support Group to host retreat
FORT WAYNE — Safe Harbor Widow Support Group will host a fall retreat for widows on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Msgr. Kuzmich Life Center, 1502 E. Wallen Rd. The retreat will begin with Mass in the church at 8 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast in the Life Center. Kay Cozad, grief educator, will speak on the topic, “Mourning With Hope.” Registration is required by Oct. 12, by calling Judy at 260-489-4875 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serra Club of South Bend views canonization Mass of patron
SOUTH BEND — The Serra Club of South Bend gathered around a widescreen TV on Sept. 23 at St. Anthony de Padua Church in South Bend to watch with heartfelt joy as Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and elevated club’s patron, Junipero Serra, to sainthood. This is the first time that a canonization has taken place in the United States.
Responding to Christ’s call to “pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest” — Mt 9: 38 — the Serra Club has made the encouragement of Church vocations its hallmark.
All members pray for, support, and promote vocations to the Priesthood and religious life.
The Serra Club of South Bend meets twice a month at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. It is open to all Catholics, and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Ted Niezer at 412-328-5351.
ZEAL deadline extended
The deadline to register for the ZEAL Missionary Discipleship Summit has been extended to Monday, Oct. 5, at 11:59 p.m.