Secretariat for Communications

The Secretariat for Communications strives to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and invite deeper engagement in the Catholic Church through diocesan communications, marketing, and media.

What We Do

We manage the people, processes, and tools to communicate to and invite engagement with the Catholic Church in Northeast Indiana.

Public and Media Relations

Marketing and Creative Services

Telling the Story of our Diocese

Consultations for Parishes and Schools

The Secretariat for Communications is available as a resource to support parishes and schools in their marketing and communications efforts. If you would like to have a conversation to strategize your initiative or project, contact us.

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The Secretariat for Communications oversees the official news outlets of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. This includes:

Today’s Catholic: Official Newspaper Serving the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

Today’s Catholic

Social Media: Stay up to date with the latest news, announcements, and happenings in the diocese.

 Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades
Today’s Catholic 
 @diocesefwsb
@diocesefwsb
@diocesefwsb

The Secretariat for Communications is the marketing arm of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, primarily serving diocesan offices and ministries. This includes stewarding our brand and managing the strategy, processes, and tools used to invite engagement in the Catholic Church in Northeast Indiana. Services include:

  • 7th Floor Studios: Video and Audio Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing and Engagement Strategy
  • Web Development
  • Branding
  • Communications to Secular Media

The Secretariat for Communications is the media liaison for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

Media Contact

Nicole Hahn
Director of Secretariat for Communications
260-399-1448
[email protected] 

Diocesan Spokesperson Policy

The media has a constitutional right to make inquires of public entities for a response and position on questions they believe involve matters of public interest. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is not a public entity, but has an obligation under the Code of Canon Law of 1983 to articulate answers consistent with Catholic Church doctrines to legitimate inquiries, while the Church protects the rights and privacy of individuals.

To facilitate the media’s right of inquiry and the diocese’s responsibility to proclaim its position, the diocesan bishop has appointed the Secretary for Communications to act as spokesperson for the diocese or to authorize other persons to act as spokesperson for the diocese on specific subjects related to their area of expertise. 

Community Relations Policy: Media Releases to the Public

Information concerning diocesan policy, information, and confidential or internal issues involving a parish, school, department or other entity of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend may be released to the public only by the respective pastor, principal, department head, superintendent, and/or associate superintendent through the Secretary for Communications, subject to the approval of the bishop.

Today’s Catholic Newspaper

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Diocesan Directory

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Diocesan Statements

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Televised Sunday Mass

A 30-minute televised Mass is offered on the following stations from Heart of the Nation, a national televised Mass distributor. You can also view the current and past weeks’ Sunday Masses from Heart of the Nation online.

Fort Wayne area:
7 a.m.: WPTA 21.3 (MyTV) | Frontier 9, 509 | Comcast 252, 1024, 1172 | DirecTV 22
10 a.m.: WISE CW 33.1 | Frontier  6, 506 | Comcast 19, 1033 |  DirecTV 33 | Dish 34

South Bend area:
10:30 a.m.: WNDU 16 | Comcast 8 | DirecTV 16 | Dish 16
Noon: WMYS 69.1 | Comcast 15 | AT&T 69 | Dish 69

Secretariat for Communications

Archbishop Noll Catholic Center – 915 South Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: 260-456-2824

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