Around the Diocese: February 14, 2016
St. Monica Church to hold parish mission
MISHAWAKA — St. Monica Church in Mishawaka will be holding an “Awaken Our Hearts” Parish Mission, Feb. 21-24. Each evening of renewal will begin at 7 p.m. The Parish Family Concert with Vince Ambrosetti will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21. The Family Mission will be held Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 22-24.
St. Rose of Lima to host mission
MONROEVILLE — Father Lourdino Fernandes has announced St. Rose of Lima Church, Monroeville, will host a parish mission March 13-16, to coincide with this being the “Year of Mercy.” Each session begins at 7 p.m. at the St. Rose School Chapel, 401 Monroe St.
Father Derrick Sneyd will present “God, Rich in Mercy,” on Sunday, March 13; Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will give the mission talk on Monday, March 14, “People Rich in Mercy.” On Tuesday, March 15, Father Ben Muhlenkamp will speak on “God’s Gift of Mercy and Forgiveness.” Visiting priests will be available for the sacrament of Reconciliation. Mission speaker Msgr. Robert Schulte, will present the talk for the final evening, “Go Forth and Proclaim God’s Mercy,” on Wednesday, March 16. This evening will also include a Eucharistic Celebration.
Childcare for children up to age 2, will be available each evening. Special children’s program for ages 3-5 and kindergarten to grade 3 has been organized. Contact Natalie Foster at 260-341-4240 to make arrangements.
For transportation contact Carol at 260-348-8095.
For those unable to attend evening sessions, they will have the opportunity to participate in morning meetings Monday through Wednesday, following the 8 a.m. Mass. Coffee and doughnuts will be served while Father Fernandes leads discussion of the previous evening’s topic. All are welcome to attend any or all sessions.
Rekindle the Fire Annual Diocesan Men’s Conference set Feb. 20
FORT WAYNE — Catholic men of all ages are encouraged to attend the largest gathering of Catholic men in Indiana at the Rekindle the Fire Annual Men’s Conference, Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Coliseum Expo Center in Fort Wayne.
More than 1,000 men will come together for a daylong dynamic, spirit-building experience that includes internationally renown speakers, interactive sessions, Confession, Mass, exhibit booths and more.
Rekindle the Fire aims to strengthen every man in their spiritual journey to become better leaders, friends, husbands, fathers and sons — to be the men God is calling each of them to be through prayer, fellowship, faith and spiritual service to family, parish and community.
This year’s conference includes several of the Church’s most dynamic speakers: Matt Fradd, Jesse Romero and Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio. New this year will be interactive battle sessions with each speaker and a session specifically for high school students.
Additionally, there is a Hispanic event for Catholic men on Friday, Feb. 19, at the Coliseum from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call Huberto Vazquez at 260-443-2262 or 260-750-0967.
The Feb. 20 conference begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with 4 p.m. Mass with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.
The cost to attend the conference is $35 and includes lunch and coffee. To register for the conference, visit rekindlethefire.net or call 260-452-6875.
Immaculate Conception to hold Lent services
AUBURN — Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn invites the community to its ongoing Lenten devotions which include Stations of the Cross, Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18 at 7 p.m. (preceded by Soup and Bread Supper at 5:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall); Reconciliation, Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 4-4:45 p.m.; and Parish Lenten Penance Service, March 9, 7 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church is located at 500 E. Seventh St., Auburn. For information call the parish office at 260-925-3930 or visit www.iccauburn.com.
Ancilla College receives $65,000 from 1st Source Bank
DONALDSON — 1st Source Bank donated $65,000 to Ancilla College as an early-bird gift during the quiet phase of the college’s upcoming comprehensive campaign. The funds will benefit the new student life center and residence hall.
“Because 1st Source Bank took a chance on us, this college is turning around,” Ancilla College President Ken Zirkle said. “Residence halls and a dining facility were all it took to pull in students from farther afield. We know students want a low-cost, private school option, but they needed a place to live while working on that degree. Since the hall was completed, we’ve seen a 21 percent enrollment growth.”
Jim Seitz, 1st Source President, and Connie Lemler, 1st Source Regional President, presented the donation to Zirkle along with CFO Mike Brown and Todd Zeltwanger, vice president of development, on Jan. 26.
“At 1st Source, we are enthusiastic about Ancilla’s strategic growth initiative and their plans to improve the student experience,” said Lemler.
St. Vincent de Paul to present ‘Loving the Lord in Lent’ series
FORT WAYNE — St. Vincent de Paul Parish will host a series called “Loving the Lord in Lent.” All presentations will be in the church at 1502 E. Wallen Rd.
The series includes:
• Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. — “The Virtue of Faith” with Father Mark Gurtner, pastor, Our Lady of Good Hope, Fort Wayne.
• Sunday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. — “See, Judge, Act” with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.
• Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. — “The Virtue of Love” with Father Matthew Soberalski, parochial vicar, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fort Wayne.
• Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m. — “The Virtue of Hope” with Father Christopher Lapp, parochial vicar, St. Matthew Cathedral, South Bend.
• Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m. — “The Virtue of Life” with Robert Rogers, St. Vincent de Paul parishioner.