Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
As Most All Know. . . while Fr. Greg has been on vacation in his home of Nigeria, and having entertained for dinner two of his classmates/priests, when the two were returning home after dinner, they were kidnapped by the rebels (presumably) who have been responsible for other kidnappings, murders, and persecution of Catholics and especially clergy and religious.
Since our hearing of this very tragic news, I have included prayers (at the time of the Prayers of the Faithful/Universal Prayers) in our weekday Masses and coming Sundays, and will continue to do so until we receive word from            Fr. Greg as to the, please God, safe release of these two priests. I would ask that you too remember them in your prayers as well as Fr. Greg, who was certainly horrified by this news only seeming moments after he had them as guests in his family home while on vacation.  We also pray for the safety of Fr. Greg while in his home of Nigeria.     

As most of us are aware from international news, this kind of horrific thing has been frequent in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.  Please pray for their people who suffer this as well as continuing our prayers for the people of Ukraine.~Fr. John