Mary's Way --Women Answering Yes

Second Annual Mary's Way

Buffet Dinner

Sunday, October 9th from 1 to 4 PM

at Queen of Peace Gym

Featuring:  Mary Hilger, Spiritual Hands Artist

Buffet Dinner, Drawing, Prayer and Fellowship

Cost is $20 per person ($25 after October 3rd) and includes

a casual dinner buffet, drinks, speaker, book sale,

and great company.

Registration limited to 100 guests

The Basilica is seeking volunteers to immerse themselves in the history of the Catholic faith in Indiana.  You'll guide pilgrims and guests from all over the world to a deeper appreciation for the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  Weekday and Sunday hours are available.  If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Pelster at or 574-631-7329.

Right to Life Benefit Jubilee

Thursday, October 27th

5:30 PM Social Hour/7 PM Program and Keynote

Century Center, South Bend

Commemorating 50 years of Outreach, Education,

Advocacy, and Prayer

Featuring Keynote Speaker:  Ben Shapiro

Reserve seats at


Understanding God's plan for Human Sexuality when your child has intellectual or developmental disabilities

Virtual Event--September 26th from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Parenting a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities brings many blessings and some unique challenges.  Issues related to sexuality can seem to add more problems and raise important questions.  This live, virtual presentation, developed exclusively for the parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages, explores how the Catholic Church's teaching on human sexuality can help families navigate these challenges and others while also giving them deeper insight into God's plan for their children.  Time during the presentation will also be dedicated to discussion among parents about personal experiences and concerns as well as for asking questions of the presenters.  Presenters are Mary O'Callaghan, Ph.D., and Clare Kilbane, Ph.D. For more information and to register, visit

Eucharistic Reflection for September

From the very beginning, the Church has believed and celebrated according to the teaching of Jesus himself: "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.  For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.  Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him." (Jn 6:54-56). In the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ without ceasing to appear as bread and wine.  "This mysterious change is very appropriately called by the Church transubstantiation." In the Eucharist, with the eyes of faith we see before us Jesus Christ.

Read this month's full reflection at

Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage - Right Here in Our Diocese

 A self-guided pilgrimage to sites in our diocese of special Eucharistic significance - in terms of history, devotion patronage, art, beauty, and education.  Visit one site each month through the course of the Eucharistic Revival Diocesan Year. Go to for a pilgrimage passport.  Fill it in each time you visit a site and bring it to either of the two Catholic bookstores in our diocese to receive a free gift - Divine Mercy Gifts in South Bend or Good Shepherd Books & Gifts in Fort Wayne.  The pilgrimage site for September Oratory of St. Mary Magdalene, Fort Wayne.