Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
Bishop Rhoades invites all area Catholics to join him in celebrating a special Mass as part of the "SB150" festivities surrounding the 150th anniversary of the founding of the city of South Bend. The Mass will be held outdoors at Father Bly Field at Saint Joseph High School (453 N Notre Dame Ave) at 1:00 p.m. next Sunday, May 31.

The Mass is open to the public and bleacher seating will be available, with overflow seating on the field. In the event of inclement weather, the Mass will be celebrated in the gymnasium.
May 16 and 17 at St. Jude.

All those seeking this Sacrament are asked to come to the front of the church near the handicap-seating area after Mass. Father John will then do a small group-anointing for those present.

This Sacrament is intended for anyone who is seriously ill or has any debilitating ailment of the body, mind, soul or spirit as well as those in any danger of death.
Happy Mother's Day to each of our St. Jude and Sacred Heart moms!

Congratulations to the First Communicants from Sacred Heart Parish and from St. Jude Parish, as they made their First Holy Communion. I'm sure it will be a day remembered by them always just as was the day all of us made our First Communion.

Attributed to Theresa of Avila: "From somber, serious sullen saints, save us, O Lord." And along those lines, from St. Thomas More: "Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take happiness from this life." And still another quote, from Archbishop Fulton Sheen: "The only time laughter is wicked is when it is turned against Him Who gave it."

Have you ever been assaulted by some accusing Christian who, by their words, implies that Catholics are not "saved" as they feel they (themselves) are? It often begins with the question posed you, "Is Jesus Christ your personal Lord and Savior?" Their implication of course in asking is that you have not made that leap of Faith or that your Catholic faith is merely ritualistic or a form of intellectualism.

Tuesday, May 12,  7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Jude in the church. All are welcome and invited to attend.

How do we explain our beliefs when questioned? Catholics believe that the Mass is a sacrifice. But is that belief biblical? And, what is a "sacrifice" exactly? Why do we need to offer sacrifice? Join Gary Michuta as he breaks down sacrifice into its most basic elements and use them to explore the mechanics of the Old and New Testament sacrifices, most especially the Mass.