History Project – …and Gravy

Continuing memories from Thanksgiving, the Streicher family recalls “The Gravy Train”. It started about 17 years ago when my niece Alexandria needed service hours for her confirmation. My mother-in-law Jean Streicher helped with the Thanksgiving dinner at St Mary’s for many years and suggested Alex and the other 3 youngest grandchildren to help. Jean made... Continue reading

History Project – Mathew 25 Dental Clinic

Susyn GiaQuinta shares personal memories of the early days of the Matthew 25 Dental Clinic and some of the other dedicated, hard-working individuals who shared their expertise to serve persons in need. In 1979, my husband and I moved back to Fort Wayne. After graduating from Ohio State University in 1976 with degrees in Dental... Continue reading

History Project – A Tour of the Church Part 2 of 2

Andrea Thomas completes the tour in her second installment. The gathering area of St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church includes portraits of every pastor since 1848—except for Father Weutz, who, after a long tenure as pastor, returned home to his native Austria. There is no photo of him in the diocesan archives. The gathering... Continue reading

History Project – St. Martin De Porres Ministry

This week we honor the history of our Saint Martin de Porres Society. Metrice Smith takes us through the memories and personalities, beginning with the early days as the Fort Wayne/South Bend Black Catholics. Old timers may remember Thelma Schulte, after the second time the ancient St. Mary’s passenger van broke down taking members to... Continue reading

Jackie Z at Seder

Celebrating Our Volunteers – Jackie Zimmerman – Doing God’s Work

Jackie Zimmerman joined St. Mary’s at the Easter Vigil on April 3, 1999, the first Easter in the new building. She first attended St. Mary’s when her brother and sister-in-law were married in the old church in May 1977.Several years later, she was looking for a church to join because she knew something was missing... Continue reading