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The exodus of young adults from practicing the faith is happening in such large numbers that it affects nearly every family today. Return events provide support, training, and resources to the parents of young adults so that they can journey with their children back to a relationship with Jesus and his Church, rather than unintentionally pushing them further away.

"Return" Presentation

You don't have to carry this burden alone. Gather with fellow parents who truly understand. Share this long journey together within a community of support and accountability, while continuing to learn practical strategies for success.

“Shedding Light on the Millennial Mind”

by Caty Burke, Associate Director

Diocesan Marriage & Family Ministry

Monday, June 19, 7-8:30 PM
St. Pius X – Parish Life Center

52553 N. Fir Road, Granger


Are you striving to better understand where your young adult children are coming from? Caty Burke, herself a millennial, will reveal some of the specific struggles, experiences, and characteristics of her generation.

Sessions include prayer, table sharing of progress, a presentation, and small group discussion. Registration is requested but not required. Participation is free of charge.

Co-sponsored by Ablaze Mission and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend


Sean Allen


Weekly Prayer Group

Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

St. Thérèse Little Flower Church – Side Chapel

54191 Ironwood Rd, South Bend

Join in this weekly prayer group to pray for your children and/or grandchildren together with other parents. No need to sign up in advance, simply come participate!


Dan Boll

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"Return" Book Study

Mondays, January 9 – February 13

10-11:30 AM   -or-   7-8:30 PM
St. Thérèse Little Flower Church – Parish Center
54191 Ironwood Rd, South Bend


Are you looking for a successful strategy to help your adult child/children return to practicing the faith? Gather with fellow parents like you to discuss the book, Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church by Brandon Vogt. This book series consists of 6 weekly sessions.


Cost: Free, including the book.

Co-sponsored by Ablaze Mission and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The sessions are facilitated by Sean Allen, Founder of Ablaze Mission, and Lisa Everett, Diocesan Director of Marriage and Family Life.


Sean Allen


Book Study Participants

Read the book Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2 before the first session. If that is not possible, don't hesitate to come join in the discussion anyway!

As you read the book, here are two resources to help you apply the content to your particular situation:

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