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Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana


Parish News

Eucharistic Procession and Festival

Join our parish members and others from our diocese for a family-friendly Eucharistic Procession and Festival on the afternoon of Sunday, June 19 in Warsaw, IN as our diocese enters into the three-year Eucharistic Revival for the Catholic Church in the United States, renewing devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The procession will begin at Sacred Heart Parish at 2:30 p.m. with music and prayer before departing at 3 p.m. on a 2.8-mile route, concluding with Benediction and a festival at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Volunteers are needed to assist with this diocesan event. RSVPs are appreciated (but not necessary) by June 6 to be able to plan for food. To learn more, RSVP, or volunteer, visit

Food Bank Volunteers Needed

Our food bank is in urgent need of volunteers on Saturday mornings from 9-10 am to help distribute food to those in need. If you are able to help or want information, contact Lori Price or Mary Ellen Ross. If we are unable to get more volunteers, we may have to close our facility on Saturdays.

Vocation Chalice

Please sign up to pray for vocations for one week with your family.  The sign-up sheet is in the gathering space and the chalice is on the side altar of the statue of Our Blessed Mother.  Prayer cards are inside the case.  Thank you for your prayers.

Ministry Volunteers Needed

Our parish needs liturgical ministers for Masses.  Please contact Julie Blankman at mjblank[at] if you and/or your child are willing to minister at Sunday Masses.  Ushers are needed for all Masses, and lectors, servers, and Eucharistic Ministers are needed for the 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Can you help with mowing the parish and school grounds?  Please use the sign-up sheet in the gathering space.



Public Masses: Read Bishop Rhoades’ Letter

Please read the attached letter from Bishop Rhoades regarding public Masses in our diocese.

Financial Support During COVID-19

The church has many operational costs to cover. Below are ways to continue providing financial support during this time. Thank you for your support.

Online Giving

Online Giving is an excellent way to make your offering at a time when we are supposed to stay in doors. You can set up a one-time payment or recurring payments at the following link: Questions? Call Michelle in the church office at (260) 639-3748.

Mailing Contributions

If you prefer not to give online, then please mail your contribution envelopes to St. Joseph Hessen Cassel at the following address: 11337 US HWY 27 S, Fort Wayne, IN 46816.

Scrip Purchases

You can help with school tuition and other ministries in the parish by purchasing SCRIP: To place your scrip orders online, you need to create a ShopWithScrip® account: Our organization’s unique enrollment code is 894LE33228L. This code allows the ShopWithScrip system to link your account activity with our organization. Next, fill in all the required information and click ‘Register.’ You will be asked to select two challenge questions and provide answers, which will be required if you forget your password. Keep in mind that your answers are case-sensitive. You can manage your account through your dashboard, which you can access by clicking the ‘Dashboard’ link at the top of any page. From here, you can check your account activity, change your profile and password, add, remove, and modify organizations you belong to, and read coordinator announcements. You can also run your own order and rebate history reports and view or print any ScripNow® eCards that you previously ordered.

Another way you can take care of your purchases is by emailing Erica at or by texting Erica (call the church office if you need her number). Remember, you can buy gift cards or gift certificates for most stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. Thank you for contributing in this way.


Food Bank Update

During these difficult times when many are being laid off or working less hours, please remember that the food bank is still up and running. The only difference is that there is drive-up service at the back of the parish building, rather than coming through the building. Times are Thursdays from 10-12 Noon and Saturdays from 9-10 AM. We are closed on holidays and weekends that fall near a holiday.

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.

Parish Outdoor Clean-Up 2022

Saturday April 9 at 8:30 AM is the day for all who are able to come and help spruce up the parish grounds and pull weeds around the church landscape and pick up debris, weather permitting. Please bring your work gloves. We will meet by the garages behind the rectory.

Natural Family Planning Classes

Learn about a safe method of Natural Family Planning in a series of three classes which begin at our parish on April 3rd, in the Community Room. Call Steve and Tammy Gladding 260-348-8121 or email at for more information. You can register at