Around the Diocese: October 30, 2016
Parish mission planned for Sacred Heart
WARSAW — Sacred Heart Parish, 125 N. Harrison, will have a mission Nov. 7–9, at 6:30 p.m. in the church. The mission titled “Church of Mercy: The Vision of Pope Francis,” will be presented by Father Ed Ruane, a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Albert the Great, and presently pastor of St. Dominic Church in Denver, Colo. On Monday evening, the topic will be Mercy Received and Accepted; Tuesday evening, Mercy Extended and Offered; Wednesday evening, Mercy Exercised and Enjoyed. Social to follow in the church gym. Transportation and childcare will be available.
SOUTH BEND — Close out the Year of Mercy and kick off November Black Catholic History Month with Sankofa 2016: “Black Lives and Church Matters: Moving From ‘Lord Have Mercy!’ to ‘Thank You Jesus!’” Sankofa will occur Saturday, Nov. 12, at Saint Joseph High School, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The $15 fee includes light breakfast, African drum, keynote speaker, prayer, breakout sessions, lunch, panel discussion, diverse fellowship, and a spiritually uplifting closing Mass featuring the Notre Dame Voices of Faith Gospel Choir. To register go to www.diocesefwsb.org/dbcm or contact Mary Glowaski at 260-422-4611.
An Evening of Prayer and Unity offered
DONALDSON — In closing the Jubilee Year of Mercy, everyone is invited you to join hands in “A Community Gathering: An Evening of Prayer for Unity and Dignity,” on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at Ancilla Domini Chapel, 9601 Union Rd.
In this ecumenical gathering, representatives from the interfaith community, will experience God’s unending love and mercy through music, art, prayers of petition and wisdom inspired writings. The service will also feature musical reflections by the Ancilla Community Choir and the Ancilla Children’s Choir, both directed by Andrew Jennings. Refreshments will be served following the service. The event is free.
Lindenwood announces upcoming retreats
DONALDSON — “Unwrapping the Christ Within,” an Advent retreat, facilitated by Father Jerry Schweitzer comes to Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Participants will gather to reflect on seasonal Scriptures and anticipate Christ’s birth. In reflecting on these Scriptures, participants will unwrap the Christ within, discovering and understanding the true self. It’s a day intended to refresh and prepare participants for a meaningful and intentional Advent season.
The retreat cost is $30, and includes refreshments and lunch. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the retreat begins at 9 a.m. The day concludes at 3 p.m.
Prepare for Advent 2016 in a Medieval, yet modern way by attending “Quenching the Thirst: The Spirituality of Hadewijch of Brabant,” a retreat exploring the human heart’s thirst for happiness, at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center November 18-20.
During this retreat, LeRoy Friesen, O.C.D.S. will lead participants on a journey to quench the human heart’s thirst for happiness by exploring the reciprocating love between God the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit through the spiritual gaze of Hadewijch of Brabant, an early 13th Century Catholic Beguine and Mystic.
Friesen, of South Bend, a spiritual companion and director, makes the Medieval mysticism St. Hadewijch of Brabant come alive in the modern, often hectic world. Friesen is of Mennonite origins, and entered the Roman Catholic Church in 1991. Since 2013 he has taught courses in Medieval Mysticism at the Forever Learning Institute, a program for seniors in South Bend.
The cost of the retreat is $150 for commuters, or $300 including overnight lodging and meals. Register by Nov. 16.
For more information, visit Lindenwood.org or call 574-935-1780. Lindenwood is located at 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, Indiana. Lindenwood is a part of The Center at Donaldson, sponsored by The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.
Sister Elise Kriss celebrates golden jubilee
FORT WAYNE — The University of Saint Francis is hosting a golden jubilee Mass and reception for university President Sister M. Elise Kriss on Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street.
Sister Elise Kriss is celebrating her Golden Jubilee this year, which commemorates 50 years as a Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. During those 50 years, Sister Elise has served as a Catholic educator and administrator at the grade school and college levels. USF students, faculty, staff and friends of the university are invited to attend the special Mass.
Following the Mass, all in attendance are invited to a reception in the historic Brookside building on the USF Main Campus.