Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
MANY THANKS TO. . . Rachel Mezzei (one of our school secretaries, members of St. Jude Parish) and her family for planting bulbs around the new St. Jude gazebo, and some other plantings as well. Spring should be exciting to see what pops up in 2022!  With winter around the corner, is it ever too early to “think Spring”? 

We all continue to pray with and for the Berzai family.  We had a committal service and military honors, as we interred Josh’s ashes this past Saturday.  Though Josh’s passing has been a while ago, the sadness is still with us all.  May he be at peace and may comfort come to all who miss him.

We have had a number of people this past year who have died and a number of parishioners of both parishes who have lost loved ones, not necessarily within our parishes.  Please come to our Solemn Prayer Service (watch for the bulletin announcements) November 7th, at      4 p.m., at St. Jude Church.  ALL are welcome to attend and pray in support of those who mourn the loss of loved ones.  We will all find ourselves in that state of loss someday if we haven’t already and we will be so grateful for those who help us through that time as they offer prayers with and for us.  Please mark your calendar now and join us on the 7th for prayer.  The service usually lasts about a 1/2 hour or so.

Speaking of the St. Jude gazebo, and some finishing touches, we are still anticipating our Eagle Scout, Dalton McCarty, working with Frank Macnick, as Dalton does his Eagle project; a Rosary Walk around the gazebo.  It will be stones laid in a pathway (so as not to be lost with grass growing over them). I’m sure it will be very nicely done and a tribute to his earning his Eagle in Scouting. And for Frank, in memory to his beloved wife, Annette.  The beautiful statue of the Blessed Mother in the gazebo (recently repainted by John Henry) was originally given in memory of Annette in honor of her great love for our Blessed Mother.

I’ll be away the weekend of the 30/31st, the last few days of this year’s vacay time, to be spent “Up North” (as they say just below the UP in Michigan).  A few days on beautiful Torch Lake at a friend’s home, taking in Fall Color and the areas around Traverse City; maybe even a winery tour or two! Bailey gets to go, so he’s happy. ~Fr. John
A Christmas Choir!

Lisa, our Music Director, would like to have a choir for our 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass and she needs your voice!!!!  Please consider this awesome ministry and be guaranteed a seat at that Christmas Mass!  The first practice will be on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the choir loft.  This is a commitment of five rehearsals and one beautiful evening of Christmas hymns and songs!  If you have any questions, please see Lisa after any of the weekend Masses.  Singing is twice praying!  Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!     
Please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board.
Not a Church Holy Day of Obligation this year
Mass will be held Monday, November 1 at 8:00 a.m.
Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Lots of “holidays-throughout-the-year” items to choose from and much more!

Anyone with donations of usable home goods and/or holiday decorations may drop off items in the church basement or call Anne Orlowski at 303-5150 or Barb Lemanski at 784-2738 to arrange to put items in the Parish Hall.  This is a great time to donate while Fall cleaning your home.                                                                    
                                                                                            ~Thanks, Anne Orlowski
We are also selling our Famous Chicken and Noodles* AND A LIMITED QUANITY OF SWEET & SOUR CABBAGE** as carry outs only. 

* The Chicken & Noodles is carry out only in a 32 oz. container for $8.00 to be picked up during this sale.  It will be premade, refrigerated, and ready to reheat at your convenience.

** The Sweet and Sour Cabbage is also carry out only in a 16 oz. container for $3.00

Please place your pre-order by signing the order sheets posted on the bulletin board after the weekend Masses at Sacred Heart,  e-mailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling Anne at 574-303-5150.

The last day to pre-order is Monday, November, 1st.
Pick up is at the hall during the Holiday Decor Sale.

Thank you for your support!
The next Parish Council Meeting will be Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement. The meeting is open to parishioners.