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TWEENS, TEENS, AND SCREENS: A Workshop for Parents

Could you use some help figuring out how to navigate the use of screens and other technology in your family? Join us for "Tweens, Teens, and Screens," a free workshop for parents presented by Mike and Alicia Hernon, founders of The Messy Family Project.  Drawing from their own experience as parents of 10 and from their ministry supporting Catholic couples and parents across the country, the Hernons will offer a compelling vision and practical guidance on navigating the use of screens and other technology in family life in the context of creating a healthy and loving culture in the home.  The workshop will be held on  Friday, April 19th from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Goshen; or on  Saturday, April 20, from 9:00 to11:30 AM at St. Joseph High School, South Bend.  The workshop will include presentation, interactive exercises for parents, small group discussion, large group Q & A and refreshments. 

To register, visit  Sponsored by Marriage & Family Ministry, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend


Are you looking for a successful strategy to help your adult child return to practicing the faith?  Gather with fellow parents for seven weekly sessions to discuss the book, "Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church" by Brandon Vogt.  The sessions will be held on Thursdays, April 18-May 30 at St. Monica Church from 10 to 11:30 AM.  They will be facilitated by Sean Allen, Founder of Ablaze Mission, and Lisa Everett, Diocesan Director of Marriage & Family Ministry.  The cost is free, including the book. 

Learn more and register at

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Way of St. Joseph Walking Pilgrimage

Honor St. Joseph by participating in a family-friendly walking pilgrimage from St. Joseph Church, Mishawaka, to St Joseph Church, South Bend, on Saturday, April 27.  The Way of St. Joseph will begin at 9 AM at St. Joseph Church, Mishawaka, wind its way along the River Walk, and eventually end up at St. Joseph Church, South Bend.  There will be three other on-ramps along the way for families whom the entire pilgrimage would be too taxing.  The event will end with a prayer service, food, and fellowship in the fenced-in parking lot and playground at St. Joseph Parish.  The event is free, but registration is strongly recommend. 

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Beloved Daughters: A Retreat for Young Women

Young women ages 16-22 are invited to a day retreat at the University of Notre Dame's Sacred Heart Parish Center on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM to explore what it means to authentically follow God's call.  Participants will hear life stories and gain wisdom from wives/mothers, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, and consecrated virgin, Jessica Hayes.  Come and experience the joy of searching for holiness with other young women and discover God's invitation for your life.  Register by April 20th at

The Christ Child Society of South Bend clothes approximately 4,000 children annually with new winter coats, hats, mittens, shoes, underclothing, school uniforms and layettes for children birth through age 14.  They also have educational and literacy programs.  Volunteer opportunities for every interest!  Would you like to learn more about CCS and tour the Clothing Center? Are you interested in hearing about volunteer activities?  Consider joining this all-volunteer organization focused on making the lives of St. Joseph County children bright and hopeful.  There are no membership requirements other than annual dues.  Please join us on Wednesday, April 24th, 9:30 to 11:00 AM at 2366 Miracle Lane, Mishawaka, in the Town and Country Shopping Center.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information or to make a reservation, please contact or call 574-288-6026.

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