Offices & Ministries

Our hearts and minds, committed to serving the people in northeastern Indiana.

About Us

Founded by Pope Pius IX in 1857, the Diocese of Fort Wayne spans 14 counties in Northern Indiana and is under the leadership of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, who was installed as the 9th bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend on January 13, 2010. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend contains 81 parishes and 43 schools.

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Abortion – see Project Rachel, sponsored by Pastoral Care

Black Catholic Advisory Board – see Pastoral Care

Clergy sexual abuse – see Pastoral Care

Criminal Background Checks – see Safe Environment Resources

Disabilities – see Belonging, ministries with persons with disabilities, sponsored by Catechesis 

Divorce or separation – see the Tribunal for marriage annulments. For support after separation or divorce, see Surviving Divorce, supported by Marriage and Family Ministry

Employment – see

Financial Aid for Catholic Schools – see the Catholic Schools Office

High School Pastoral Ministry – see Youth Ministry

Jobs – see

List of Credibly Accused – see

Liturgical Trainings – see Office of Worship 

Marriage Preparation – see Marriage and Family Ministry

Miscarriage – see Ava’s Grace, sponsored by Marriage and Family Ministry

Natural Family Planning – see Marriage and Family Ministry

Poor prenatal diagnosis – see Miriam’s Blessing, sponsored by Marriage and Family Ministry

Pornography Addiction – see St. Augustine Men’s Group, sponsored by Pastoral Care

Report abuse – see Pastoral Care

Sacramental Preparation – see Catechesis

Save Environment – see

Scouting – see Youth Ministry

Spanish language events and resources – see Hispanic Ministry 

Stillbirth – see Ava’s Grace, sponsored by Marriage and Family Ministry

Victim Assistance – see Pastoral Care

Diocesan Offices and Ministries (Alphabetical Listing)

The following is a listing of diocesan offices and ministries, as named in the annual diocesan directory, in alphabetical order. Those that have a website presence are hyperlinked.

Annual Bishop’s Appeal
Assistant to the Bishop in Pastoral Care
Business Office
Canonical Affairs
Catholic Cemetery
Catholic Charities
Catholic Communications
Catholic Schools Office
Development Office
Diocesan Archives

Diocesan Museum

Diocesan Purchasing

Diocesan Tribunal

Ecumenism, Bioethics and Catholic Social Ministry

Good Shepherd Books and Gifts

Hispanic Ministry

Human Resources

Marriage and Family Ministry

Office of Catechesis

Office of Worship


Permanent Diaconate

Safe Environment

Televised Mass

Today’s Catholic

Young Adult Ministry

Youth Ministry

Vicar General

Vicar for Clergy

Vocation Office

Organizations Operating Within The Diocese

*But not directly sponsored by the diocese.