Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment, effective August 3, 2020: Reverend John Conley, C.S.C., to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Notre… Read More

Statement on Several Recent Supreme Court Decisions

There have been a number of Supreme Court decisions these past several weeks on matters of importance to the Church regarding life, justice, and religious liberty. Sadly, the grave injustice… Read More

Priest assignment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 23, 2020: Reverend Stephen Felicichia, to Parochial Vicar, St. Elizabeth… Read More

Deacon assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of transitional deacons for the summer of 2020: Deacon Michael Ammer to diaconal ministry… Read More

Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointments, effective July 1, 2020: Reverend Matthew Fase, C.S.C., to Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Parish,… Read More

Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Nationwide Protests

“I share the following sentiments of my brother U.S. Bishops: “We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very… Read More

Priest assignments

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following assignments of priests, effective June 23, 2020: Reverend Jonathan Agbedo, to temporary Parochial Vicar, St.… Read More

Public liturgies to resume with restrictions for safety

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Friday, Governor Holcomb issued his “Back on Track” Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana. This roadmap is designed to safely open Indiana’s economy,… Read More

Masses suspended across the diocese

Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend,Véase la carta en español aquí.  In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I write to encourage you, in the words of… Read More

Nationwide Service to Report Sexual Misconduct Involving U.S. Bishops Launched

INDIANAPOLIS — As part of a continuing effort to strengthen its commitment to protecting minors and vulnerable adults, Catholic dioceses in the United States have established a third-party reporting system… Read More

Statement on Friendship with Our Jewish Brothers and Sisters

This past November, over 1,000 Catholics and Jews of Fort Wayne, Indiana, gathered to pray together at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in a beautiful service during the visit to… Read More

Allegation

On December 10, 2019, the Diocese of Fort-Wayne South Bend received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor which has been lodged against Father Joseph Gaughan. Father Gaughan most… Read More