On-line Catholic Dictionary: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/
Catholic Answers: http://www.catholic.com
For your Vocation: http://www.foryourvocation.org/
New American Bible: http://www.usccb.org/bible/books-of-the-bible/
Are you interested in joining or starting a new group? Contact our Director of Faith Formation. In the meantime, please be aware of the faith formation resources at your fingertips from the comfort of your home.
"It is not to remain in a golden ciborium that He comes down each day from Heaven, but to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He takes delight." -St. Therese of LisieuxChildren prepare for First Reconciliation and Communion throughout 2nd grade in both the parish and the school.
Confirmation preparation is a two year process, beginning in 7th grade. Students in both the school and parish religious education programs are formed in prayer, service, and study during this time. Bishop Rhoades confers the sacrament in the Fall.
An important note: Confirmation is another step in our lifelong pilgrimage to God; it is not the endpoint. Formation in our faith lasts throughout life. After Confirmation we urge students to get involved with our Youth Group and to take on a greater sense of responsibility in serving the parish as lectors, altar servers, etc.
By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ. -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1499
Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. -James 5:14
Should anyone undergoing an illness of any sort desire the Sacrament at any other time, please contact the parish office.
Catechism of the Catholic Church - Anointing of the Sick
Through the sacrament of Holy Orders priests share in the universal dimensions of the mission that Christ entrusted to the apostles. The spiritual gift they have received in ordination prepares them, not for a limited and restricted mission, but for the fullest, in fact the universal mission of salvation to the end of the earth, prepared in spirit to preach the Gospel everywhere. -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1565
"No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love.” -Pope Francis
Diocesan and Religious Order Vocations Offices
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Congregation of Holy Cross (University of Notre Dame)
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
Order of Franciscans Minor Conventual (Franciscans)
Franciscan Brothers Minor
Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
St. Meinrad Archabbey (Benedictines)
Permanent Diaconate: http://www.diocesefwsb.org/Permanent-Diaconate
Arrangements should be made with the Pastor at least six months in advance of the wedding date.
Saying I Do: What happens at a Catholic Wedding
This twenty minute video helps engaged couples better understand the Rite of Marriage and answers frequently asked questions about marriage in the Church.