The Rhum Music Academy was originally scheduled to perform at the FunFest at Saint Joan of Arc, but when they had to cancel, Gary quickly shifted gears to arrange this benefit concert. If you can, come out to support our brothers and sisters, and spend some time together as a community.
In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Following a meeting with various community organizations this morning (August 25) and hours of working side-by-side with Kokomo Urban Outreach in one of the harder hit areas of town, we have determined that the most effective way our parish can help our hurting and healing community is with our prayerful and financial support. We will have a second collection at this weekend’s Masses to help with upcoming needs in our community. Continue to be the hands and feet of Christ whenever and wherever possible.
Due to the continued power outage at Saint Joan of Arc, the Friday morning Mass has been moved to Saint Patrick. Please join us at 8:15 AM as we continue to pray for all those affected by yesterday’s devastating storms.
On August 18th, a son of the parish–Dustin Nelson–will begin the first step of his journey with the Congregation of the Holy Cross as a postulant. Those wishing to express their support can send letters and cards to:
P.O. Box 782
c/o Holy Cross College
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Here’s a short description of Dustin’s journey so far. Our prayers are certainly with him as he continues to discern God’s will in his life.
Dustin Nelson is a native of Kokomo, Indiana, and a Taylor High School graduate. After formally entering the Church in 2011, he spent the next four years at Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. Although hearing God’s call long before he was even Catholic, it was in college where he started really entertaining the idea of a religious vocation. After two years of discerning with other orders, going to discernment groups, and talking with various priests, he finally decided on the Congregation of Holy Cross. Dustin is interested in teaching and the possibility of serving others outside the U.S.
During his first year with the Congregation of Holy Cross, he will be a “Postulant”, and he will take classes, engage in ministry to the needy in the South Bend area, do house chores, pray, and learn what it means to live in a community with other brothers and priests.
Fr. Hasser invites you to attend this event in the Parish Hall.
A brief presentation by our priests and some of our parish leaders/staff will lead into Q & A.
The goal is to look at the current state of our parish, provide transparency, and begin a discussion on how to become a great parish that is an expression of our members.
Saturday, August 20 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, bring your business and
personal confidential documents to be shredded for only $5 per box/bag.
Shredding will take place in the south parking lot.
See the flyer for what things can/cannot be shredded.
Please note that, effective July 1, the Mass schedule for St. Patrick will change.
Lord’s Day Masses remain the same:
Saturday at 5:30 pm
Sunday at 6:30 am, 8:00 am & 11:00 am
Weekday Masses are now:
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:15 am
Rosary & Confessions begin at 7:45 am
Do you or someone you know have questions about the Catholic faith?
Do you know someone who might be considering the Catholic faith?
Then invite them to join you at one of the summer inquiry sessions of RCIA.
- Wednesday, June 15
- Wednesday, June 29
- Wednesday, July 13
All inquiry sessions are from 7-8 PM in the Frassati Room at Saint Joan of Arc.
Main sessions resume on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6-8 PM in the Parish Hall at Saint Patrick.
Contact Chad Grube for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at the parish office.
Annual CRUX Camp is Coming Soon to beautiful Oakbrook Valley along the Wildcat Creek!
Join other young men or young women going into 6th, 7th or 8th grades
from around the diocese for an ADVENTUROUS THREE DAYS in
our outdoor wonderland, as we explore what it means to live fully alive
as sons or daughters of God!
CRUX Girls July 7-10, 2016
CRUX Boys July 11-14, 2016
Oakbrook Valley Camp
533 County Road S 950 W
Russiaville, IN 46979
$70 per camper
(FYI: We continue to add new activities, events & supplies to add value to our campers’ experience!)
Contact our CRUX team at either address:
Online registration is NOW OPEN!!!
CLICK HERE for Girls’ CRUX Registration
CLICK HERE for Boys’ CRUX Registration
The weekend of February 27/28, our parish is rolling out a great gift that we’ve purchased for all of our parishioners. It’s an online platform called FORMED. Edward Sri, who is again speaking at this year’s HFCC, has attempted to compile some of the best Catholic resources in one place—including programs like the Catholicism series by Bishop Barron, full-length movies like Padre Pio—Miracle Man, an array of wonderful CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media, and ebooks like Scott & Kimberly Hahn’s Rome Sweet Home. Through these resources, you’ll encounter great speakers like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healy, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron, Jason Everett, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, and so many more. This is truly meant to be your one stop for all things solidly Catholic for the whole family!
With this resource, you have the Catholic faith at your fingertips, whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. Whether you want to go back and refresh yourself on the basics of the faith, delve deeply in some more advanced topics, or just enjoy some wholesome entertainment, there is something available for you. This resource won’t replace the things we already offer at the parish, but they should be a great tool for personal formation and for small groups to gather together to grow in their faith and to support one another.
This amazing resource is only in its infancy, and new resources are constantly being added. In future bulletins, we will highlight the resources that are available and suggest ways that you can integrate FORMED into your life—whether it’s following up on a homily, hearing adult presentations about topics your children are studying at our school or in SRE, using the ebooks for your spiritual reading and prayer, or simply establishing relationships with other parishioners who wish to become intentional disciples.
Our parish just got “FORMED”—so now what do I do?
1. Go to any device you like (tablet, smart phone, computer, etc.)
2. Take the code that we will give you at Mass.
* It’s on the poster in the narthex and at the other entrances.
* It’s on the business cards also in the narthex.
* You can even call the parish office to ask for it, if you need.
3. Go to the website: formed.org
4. Scroll down to where it says, “Does your parish already have FORMED?”
5. Enter our code and hit submit.
6. Enter the information to create your account. You’ll use this information to log on for future sessions from all of your devices (no need for separate accounts).
7. You’re ready to go!
If you need assistance, check out this step-by-step guide to FORMED: CLICK HERE. You will receive the code the weekend of Feb. 27/28.
For technical support, click on “ParishCare” underneath “My Account”.
For all parish-level questions, contact Chad Grube at email@example.com or call (765) 452-6021 ext. 324.
We’re committed to putting the best tools available in our parishioners’ hands; it is now left up to you to use those resources to follow Christ more closely and to seek to be truly FORMED.