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The Marriage Course Online

Strengthen your marriage from the comfort of your own home with The Marriage Course Online! Featuring "regular" couples and relationship experts from around the world, this free eight-week program will take place online through Zoom on Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 PM from Feb. 9 through March 23.  There is no group discussion.  Instead, time will be built into each session for you and your spouse to discuss the topic in the privacy of your own home using prompts from The Marriage Course journal.  Topics include strengthening connection; the art of communication; resolving conflict; the power of forgiveness; the impact of famiy; good sex; and love in action. The program will conclude with a Q & A panel discussion session with other Catholic couples.  For more information and to register, please go to diocesfwsb.org/marriage-course

The Christ Child Society of South Bend is an all volunteer organization dedicated to challenging poverty, one child at a time, while making a positive impact on the lives of children of St. Joseph County since 1947.  Children have found the dignity of new clothing, and the joy of learning to read.  As part of our mission of Empowerment through Education, we offer four renewable scholarships per year for postsecondary education/training for those currently or formerly assisted by CCS: two at $1,500 for parents/guardians, and two at $2,000 for parents/guardians OR graduating high school Seniors.

Applications are available at the Christ Child Center at Town & Country Shopping Center, open Tuesdays & Wednesdays, OR on the website www.christchildsb.org, click on Scholarships.  Applications are due by February 15, 2023.  Questions? Call 574-288-6028

2023 Rekindle The Fire

Join over 1,000 men at our 2023 Rekindle the Fire Catholic Men's Conference on February 18th at the South Bend Century Center.  This year's conference will be one of the most talked abut, with three of the most dynamic speakers to date: Chris Stefanick, Jason Evert and Paul Kim.  Go to rekindlefire.net to order your ticket today.   If you have any questions or want to sponsor this amazing conference, please email us at rekindlethefiremen@gmail.com

Mishawaka Catholic Athletic Association Annual

"The Big 50/50" Ticket

It's that time of year again.  Our one and only fundraiser for Mishawaka Catholic Athletics.

"The Big" 50/50 Tickets are for sale for a $100 donation.

Only 200 tickets will be sold, with a $10,000 TOTAL payout (assuming all tickets are sold). The drawing will be held at Noon on March 17, 2023.  The plan is to have the drawing at Mishawaka Catholic School, live on the school's Facebook page.  Just like we did last year.  For additional information, payout breakdown, or tickets you can contact Tony Violi 574-532-5033

EUCHARISTIC FORMATION DAY

Bishop Kevin Rhoades invites you to a day of catechesis and theology on the awesome gift and great mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist.  As part of the Eucharistic revival, join him on Saturday, February 11th at St. Pius X Parish, Granger.  Mass, lunch and a Eucharistic miracles exhibit are included.  For more information and to register, visit diocesefwsb.org/eucharist

Eucharistic Reflection for January

Transformation in Christ

The person who shares worthily in the Eucharist is enabled more and more to live the new law of love given by Christ precisely because Christ communicates Himself to us in the sacrament of the altar.  The moral life of the Christian flows from and is nourished by the inexhaustible source of holiness that is found in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.  The personal and moral transformation that is sustained by the Eucharist reaches out to every sphere of human life.  The love of Christ can permeate all our relationships: with our families, our friends, and our neighbors.  It can also reshape the life of our society as a whole.  Our relationship with Christ extends to all human beings, whom we are to love with that very same love that forms our communion with the Lord.  This love extends particularly and "preferentially" to the poor and the most vulnerable.  We all need to be consistent in bringing the love of Christ not only to our personal lives, but also to every dimension of our public lives.  It is the role of the laity in particular to transform social relations in accord with the love of Christ, which is carried out concretely in actions that work for the objective common good. Lay people who exercise some form of public authority have a special responsibility to form their consciences in accord with the Church's faith and the moral law, and to serve the human family by upholding human life and dignity. 

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 diocesefwsb.org 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 January: Sacred Heart Parish, Warsaw.

Gender and the Theology of Your Body

presented by bestselling author

Jason Evert

Thursday, February 16, 6 to 8 PM

St. Monica Catholic Church

Tickets $20-Pre-sale only

For grades 6 and older, parents, grandparents, etc.

Register at stmonicamishawaka.eventbrite.com

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