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Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana


Parish News

Gym Sponsors Wanted

We are looking for local businesses, families, or those who want to honor a loved one to be sponsors for the SJHC gym. Banners will hang all school year and will be viewed by thousands who attend the events that we host. Sponsor levels are $500/full, $250/half, and $150/third. Banner contract forms are in the back of church or can be obtained from Amy Collins at 452-6224 or [email protected]. Banner orders are due by September 6, 2019.

Fall Festival Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets for the 2019 fall festival are available in the gathering space at church. All registered parishioners are receiving ten tickets that they are asked to sell to support our fundraiser. You are encouraged to sell as many tickets as possible! Please contact Andy Litchfield at 450-6730 if you have any questions.

School/Parish Cookbook Fundraiser

St. Joseph Hessen Cassel is putting together a cookbook as one of our all-school fundraisers for the 2019-2020 school year. To include your recipes in the cookbook, send them by e-mail to Molly Striker at mstriker[at] or mail them to her at 309 N. Seminole Circle, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.

Mission of SJHC Parish

The mission of the Catholic parish of St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, the people of Jesus, is to give witness to Him alive in our midst, by our ministries of Sacramental worship, teaching, and serving the needy. By this witness, we give proof of Christ to the world.

St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Ministry Fair

Our goal is to have 70% of our active parish involved in a ministry outside of weekend Mass. Please prayerfully consider joining one or many of the groups sponsored by our St. Joseph Hessen Cassel family. Click the links below to access a downloadable sign up sheet and a document describing the various ministries at our parish:


Religious Education Director Needed

The Religious Ed Director coordinates the Religious Education Program for our parish’s public and homeschooled students in grades K-8 and especially oversees the sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Our program usually runs through the school year with summers off and is a volunteer position. Please talk to Father bill if you are interested. He can be reached at 639-3748 (parish office) or 639-3058 (rectory).

End of Year Donations

Please note that all donations to our parish must be received by Sunday December 30 for the 2018 tax year. The parish office is closed on Dec. 31. All donations received after Dec. 30 will go towards your 2019 taxes. It does not matter what date is written on your check; the deciding factor is the date received.

SGO donations need to be received by the Catholic Schools Office before Christmas to get the tax credit for 2018 taxes.  If received after Christmas, the donation will go towards your 2019 taxes.  To learn more about SGO donations, visit

Letter from Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the Bishops’ general assembly, where they will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.  Read Bishop Rhoades’ letter, in which he requests parishioners to join him in this special period of prayer and sacrifice.

3rd Annual SJHC Craft Bazaar

Join us for the 3rd Annual SJHC Craft Bazaar on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 am to 1 pm.  We will have over 70 vendors with a wide variety of crafting items, including baby items, books, centerpieces, Christmas decor, crochet items, girls’ boutique items, jewelry, paintings, quilts, scarves, wood signs, wreaths and MUCH more!  We will have food from Nine Mile Restaurant and a 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds go to support the 8th grade class trip.  Visit the Saint Joseph Hessen Cassel Craft Bazaar Facebook page to find out more.

Annual Bishop’s Appeal

Please take time to make your Annual Appeal donation.  No gift is too small (or too big). Please give from the heart. We hope for 100% participation for our parish this year.