Marriage and Family Ministry
Marriage and Family Ministry provides pastoral care for couples and parents and promotes a culture of life in families and parishes and the broader communities to which they belong.
Support for Parents
Is an ongoing initiative where Catholic parishes and communities “walk in the shoes” of local pregnant and parenting women in need.
Is a new ministry whose purpose is to provide comprehensive support to parents who receive a poor prenatal diagnosis.
A ministry of the Diocese of Fort Wayne—South Bend which offers spiritual, emotional and practical support to families who suffer miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.
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Aims to build better marriages by promoting growth and reconciliation. Each session in the 14-session cycle covers a comprehensive set of tools that couples can use to develop better levels of understanding, conflict-resolution, and trust while also learning more effective communication skills. Although this is not a counseling program, the Third Option provides a confidential peer-to-peer ministry in which couples can learn from trained volunteers who have overcome marital difficulties themselves.
Is an independent, Catholic program designed to help, heal and renew married couples who are drifting or who have drifted apart. The word “retrouvaille” simply means “rediscovery.” The Retrouvaille program offers you the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse and a loving relationship in your marriage.
Many parish priests in our diocese tell us that their greatest need is for trustworthy professional counselors to whom they can refer parishioners, school children, and families. Without these vital services, a marriage might end in divorce or a student might face expulsion from school.
Is a licensed child placing agency in the state of Indiana. Additionally, we are experts in providing pro-life professional counseling as well as helping parents who chose adoption as an option design their plan and guide them through a legal adoption process.
Features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced and for those still struggling with issues many years later. It is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church and is open to anyone who needs comfort, counsel, and clarity after divorce.
A post-abortion reconciliation program offered by the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. This ministry offers hope and healing for all those who suffer from the pain of abortion and its aftermath.
Is an apostolate that ministers to those with same-sex attraction and their loved ones. We have diocesan Courage chaplains on both sides of the diocese.
Fr. Matt Fase, CSC
574-234-3134 ext 116
Fr. Bill Kummer
Original personhood beyond the LGBT+ paradigm. Ministry to young adults that includes book clubs, retreats, and other community gatherings.
Provides resources, education, research, and prayers for families, clergy, and lay leaders.
With chapters in Fort Wayne and South Bend, this men’s group gathers to support, encourage, and pray for one another on our journey to freedom through a structure rooted in Catholic teaching and supported by practical teaching, camaraderie, and authentic conversation.
Lisa Everett, Director For Marriage and Family Ministry
Caty Burke, Associate Director For Marriage and Family Ministry
You can also reach our office at the Saint John Paul II Center at (574) 234-0687 or 1328 W. Dragoon Trail, Mishawaka, IN 46544.