Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
Monday evening I hosted the Inaugural Legacy Society Dinner in my home. Twenty-three people were inducted as Founders of the Society. These are people who have named St. Jude as a beneficiary in their will/estate.

This is Gaudete Sunday derived from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon at Mass: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near!” (Phil.4:4-5). 
  
Advent is half over and Christmas is soon to follow! This Sunday is further set apart by the custom of wearing rose vestments and the lighting of the rose Advent candle.
One week before Christmas, in special preparation for the feast, many Catholics begin praying the O Antiphons. They are so called because each one begins with an “O” invoking the coming of Christ by appropriate titles derived from the Old Testament prophecies.

St. Jude and Sacred Heart of Jesus
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at St. Jude

This is an excellent opportunity to focus on the true meaning of the season and prepare our hearts for His coming.
Four priests will be available for individual confessions.
On December 4 we welcomed to our council Michael Hagen from St. Jude. Also in the picture is Jerry Zent from Little Flower Church. Congratulations to Michael and Jerry!
Our Lady of the Road:  Thanks to all who may have found some wonderful bargains on underclothing to be given to the homeless who visit Our Lady of the Road.  Also, for the many cash donations that will be directed for the purpose of buying the basics for the needy coming in to the facility.  
       
Tis the season!  It has already begun when it comes to the needs of the poor, especially with the cold weather on its way.