Around the Diocese: January 3, 2016
Office of Worship posts liturgical trainings
FORT WAYNE — The Office of Worship has organized diocesan liturgical trainings on upcoming Saturdays for lectors and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. There is no charge to attend a training, but advance registration is required by mail or email.
Lector trainings will be on Feb. 6 at St. Jude Church in Fort Wayne, and on Feb. 13 at St. Joseph Church in South Bend. Extraordinary minister trainings will be on Jan. 30 at St. Charles Church in Fort Wayne, and on Feb. 6 at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend. All trainings are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and end by or before 1 p.m. More specific information, as well as the full registration form, can be found online at www.diocesefwsb.org/Trainings-And-Retreats.
Our Lady of Hungary to usher in 100th year
SOUTH BEND — Our Lady of Hungary Church in South Bend will begin celebrations for the parish centennial with a opening Mass on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. Father Kevin Bauman, pastor, will be the celebrant. The opening ceremony will include cake, punch and coffee in the Our Lady of Hungary School Auditorium following the Mass. All are welcome. Events are planned throughout the year.
USF offering Saturday morning art classes for children
FORT WAYNE — Registration is open for Saturday morning art classes for children through the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. Classes are for children in grades 1-8 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 30 through April 16.
Students will be introduced to a variety of processes, artists and cultures through media and disciplines such as drawing, painting, printmaking, multimedia and ceramics. The cost is $85 per child, which includes all materials and instruction fees. Early registration is advised, as enrollment is limited.
The USF School of Creative Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For more information or a registration form, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-8064.
Daniel Rudd Fund provides grant for Sankofa
FORT WAYNE — The Daniel Rudd Fund offered $2,000 to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, which was used for the Sankofa Black Catholic Day of Reflection. The day of reflection was celebrated for the first time in Fort Wayne on Nov. 7 at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Fort Wayne.
Study on ‘Laudato Si’’ to be offered at Victory Noll Center
HUNTINGTON — Victory Noll Center is offering a monthly Monday evening study of Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.” Each session will begin with a simple soup supper. Each month will focus on one chapter of the encyclical with a study guide for reflection and discussion.
Sessions will be offered the second Monday of each month from January through June from 6-8 p.m.
The cost is $75 and includes the book and supper. Participants are encouraged to register by Jan. 4 so that books can be purchased.
Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Dr. in Huntington.
For more information about Victory Noll Center or the program, call 260-356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the center by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available on the center’s website, www.olvm.org/vncenter.