Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
The St. Joseph County St. Vincent de Paul Society presents Polish Palooza 2018 to be held Friday, September 28 at St. Hedwig. The evening will include a Polish style dinner, polka music as well as games and raffles. Tickets are $35 per person and include all you can eat dinner, beer and wine.

Fr. Dan Scheidt gave a wonderful talk at the recent Annual Bishop’s Appeal Dinner here in South Bend (and in Fort Wayne) and if interested you can hear his words - well worth your time - by logging onto the Diocese’s web site, using the following link:

You will find it very edifying, I’m sure.
- Fr. John
Friday, September 21, 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door, if available, on a first come, first served basis!

We Need Volunteers!
There’s still time to sign-up!!! Committee volunteer sheets are in the church basement Your help is essential to our success! Thank you! 

SCHOOL FAMILIES AND RELIGIOUS ED FAMILIES: All parents with children in school or religious education classes should encourage their children to become Altar Servers. It is a great way for children to “give back” to God in a very meaningful way; a form of ministry in the Church. Training for new servers or those who want/need a refresher will be coming up soon. Please parents, help us by teaching your children this particular way of being a good steward before God.

Our new music director, Emily Dodd, will begin the 2018/2019 choir practice season this Wednesday, September 12 at 5:45 p.m. (to accommodate those attending the 5:00 p.m. Mass).

If you have ever considered joining, now is the perfect time! Come to the choir loft on Wednesday and see if this is a good fit for you! The ability to read music is NOT a requirement!
Don’t let Judas keep you away from Jesus.

As the Church continues to be saddened and hurt from the recent events, let us take time to reflect on how we can build up the Church, and see what our diocese is doing to prevent this from happening in the future. Don’t let Judas keep you away from Jesus. For we know that even among Jesus' twelve closest friends, one betrayed Him. Let us not allow the recent betrayals turn us away from the Catholic Church where we are able to receive Jesus the fullest through the Eucharist. Let us be like Peter and say, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit let us be a strong leader in the Church, not a leaver.