Francisco de Borja was born into the most notoriously degenerate family in Europe. His mother was the daughter of an archbishop, who was himself the illegitimate son of a king, who had appointed him an archbishop at the age of nine. His father’s father was murdered by his half-brother. Both were the sons of a pope. The Borgias, as they are more commonly known, are notorious for adultery, incest, simony, theft, bribery, and murder. The lurid tales of their degeneracy continue
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We welcome Fr. John Herman, rector of the seminary of the Congregation of the Holy Cross at Notre Dame, who will assist us today with the 6 p.m. Saturday Mass and the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Father has been so generous in helping us the past couple of years and has been positively received by our parishioners. Please say a prayer for his intentions today! We have been seeing more and more people each Sunday for Mass, which makes me very exc
On July 19, the year of our Lord 1970, St. John the Evangelist parish celebrated a significant milestone: the dedication of our new parish church by Bishop Leo Pursley. After 110 years of worshipping in a small church with a capacity of perhaps 100 people, the parish had slowly acquired properties at the northwest corner of Main and Monroe streets in preparation for this monumental project – in today’s money, the cost of property acquisition alone was nearly half a million do
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are excited to celebrate today the 50th anniversary of the dedication of our parish church, which took place on July 19th, 1970. Every year this anniversary is a solemnity (the highest rank of Catholic feasts), and God’s providence has placed this 50th anniversary on a Sunday – a happy occurrence indeed! This celebration recalls how our church is a place dedicated to the Lord, where He is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and in th
Ya está disponible la registración de la clase de formación para quinceañeras. Fecha límite para registrarse es el 31 de julio. Esta clase será solamente para las muchachas que van a celebrar antes del febrero 2021. ¡Haga click aquí para registrarse! Registration for quinceañera formation classes is now open. Deadline for registration is July 31st. This class will be only for the young ladies who will celebrate before February 2021. Click here to register!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is good to be back after a week away! I had a great time with my family and feel rested and rejuvenated to serve you even better. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about possible changes in visitor policies at healthcare facilities in our area that could impact the ability of our priests to visit you in times of need. I may have misinterpreted some things that I was told about that, but regardless, it remains very difficult to visit in thes
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We welcome Fr. Ken Amadi today to celebrate the Masses in English while I am away with my family at our annual Fourth of July get-together. Fr. Ken is a priest of the Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria is a theology Ph.D. student at Notre Dame. He currently resides at St. Joseph Parish in Mishawaka. I hope that you enjoy his joy and enthusiasm! Happy independence day! I hope that you take some time to pray for our country amidst all of the cele