Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
The Office of Worship is offering a training program for new Lectors ~ Saturday, February 9 at St. Jude. This program is offered in order to help parishes provide the required training for new lay ministers.

Registration forms are available in the vestibule/narthex of the church.
Come celebrate National Marriage Week with a workshop for couples followed by a candlelight dinner! “Mission Possible: Healthy Marriages” will be held on Saturday, February 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish in South Bend. 

Tuesday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” This day is set aside to pray for the legal protection of human life and to do penance for the violations to human dignity through abortion. We are called to observe this day through prayer and penance.

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Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. - Sunday, February 10, 1:00 p.m.
Lindenwood Retreat Center, Plymouth
Theme: You are enough.

Join us for a weekend of fellowship, healing, and spiritual growth! This year's retreat is centered on the phrase "You are enough." As young adults, we can often find ourselves distracted by our busy lives and feel the pressure of never-ending expectations that leave us wondering how we will ever measure up. Can you relate? Come step away from the craziness of life to rediscover the truth of who you are, that you have a God who loves you just as you are, and that He in all His glory is enough for you.

St. Jude Usher’s Room/Communication Room: Some may notice that (in the next couple of weeks) there will be some new cabinets in the Usher’s room.  Did we spend money we don’t have, some may ask?  Nope!  We are finally using what remained of the kitchen cabinets from the old rectory kitchen, thanks to the efforts of Bob Swick & Joe Molnar, and any others they may have asked to help them in this endeavor. 

Many Thanks: To the ladies who are members of both Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and St. Jude Parish Altar and Rosary Sodalities, a very sincere and heartfelt thank you for your beautiful cards and very kind and generous Christmas gifts. Both sodalities do so much and are still very active in each parish to provide many things so often behind-the-scenes, but so important to the good of the parish and fostering the spirit of community. We are blessed in both parishes to have an active sodality who put both prayer and service before themselves.