Monthly meetings

The St. Andre Bessette Guild meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.

On a quarterly basis, in February, May, August and November, our meeting is at St. Joseph Medical Center.  On those days, we start with Mass in the Chapel (on the first floor) at 6:30 PM and then meet afterwards in the Education Center (on the ground floor, near the cafeteria).

When we are not at the hospital, we meet at the Holy Family Parish rectory at 7 PM.  (Holy Family is located at Mayflower and Western in South Bend.

Any interested Catholic health care professional is welcome to attend these meetings.

Catholic Medical Conferences

The state CMA organization has organized a conference entitled “The Authentic Joy in Medicine” which will be held at Marian University in Indianapolis on March 22-23.  In addition to physicians, the conference will attract a large group of medical students from both IU and Marian.  This is a great opportunity for us to connect with and influence the next generation of physicians.  It is also a chance for each of us to rediscover the reasons we were drawn to medicine in the first place.  The conference begins Friday evening and goes through the day on Saturday.  You can sign up and view more information at register soon if you are able to attend.


The Catholic Medical Association will hold a national leadership training conference in Mundelein, IL on June 13-15.  Guild leaders and all members interested in learning more about the organization are invited to attend.  For more information see


As it did last year, the Leadership conference will coincide with the Medical Student Boot Camp, a yearly intensive week of formation for students to prepare them for the challenges medical school will bring to their faith.  If you know of any current or entering medical students encourage them to look into this week.  The cost of the entire Boot Camp for a student, including meals and lodging, is only $50.  For more information see


Finally, the Catholic Medical Association’s Annual Educational Conference will be held in Nashville, TN from September 26-28 with a preconference session on September 25th.  This is a well-organized, informative and thoroughly Catholic conference which offers an opportunity to learn and meet with Catholic physicians from all over North America and beyond.   For information see