Hope for the Journey

Welcome to Hope for the Journey, a ministry of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend that offers spiritual, emotional and practical support rooted in the Catholic faith for couples who are experiencing infertility or secondary infertility.

Through this ministry, we want to provide a space where we can encourage each other as we walk through this unexpected journey. A space where we can safely open our hearts to others experiencing infertility. A space where we can make sense of this cross, be sustained in hope, and find peace in knowing that we are God’s beloved and that he wants to walk with us every step of the way.

Carrying this cross has unique challenges. Many of us going through infertility struggle with isolation and maintaining hope. We also struggle with our core identities as individuals and couples who have been called to be fruitful and yet haven’t been able to bear children.

We would love to have you with us at our next meeting or event. We host regular support group meetings for women at members’ homes which feature prayer, reflection and discussion.  We also host an annual Evening of Hope & Healing in South Bend during Advent and an annual Afternoon of Hope & Healing in Fort Wayne during Lent, which are open to both individuals and couples.

Evening of Hope and Healing for those struggling with infertility Mass and Social

Thusday, December 7, 2023 | 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish Center
100 Sacred Heart Parish Ctr
Notre Dame, IN 46556

If you are in a season of infertility, please join us for An Evening of Hope and Healing on Thursday, December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, at the Sacred Heart Parish Center at Notre Dame. We will begin with Mass in the chapel at 7:00 PM, followed by time to pray silently, to be prayed over by members of the prayer ministry team, or to speak with someone and be prayed over in private. The evening will end with fellowship and refreshments in the parish center dining room.

For more information, contact Lisa Everett at [email protected] or 574-968-2439.

Find Support

You are not alone. Currently, women’s support groups meet in the Fort Wayne and South Bend areas. For more information and to participate, contact a group moderator:

Join a women’s support group
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