Organizations Operating Within The Diocese

*But not directly sponsored by the diocese

Ablaze Mission 

Address: P.O. Box 68, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone:  (858) 354-9006

Director: Sean Allen
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (858) 354-9006

Ablaze Mission is a Catholic apostolate that evangelizes young adults and forms them into missionary disciples who evangelize their peers and society. We are a community of men and women, ages 18 through our 20s and 30s, from various walks of life. We are business professionals, trade workers, schools teachers, graduate students, and many others. What unites us together is our desire to grow spiritually and seek God’s activity in our lives. 

Apostolate of Divine Mercy in Service of Life, Marriage, and the Family 

Address: 2018 Ironwood Circle, South Bend, IN 46635

Director: Shawn Sullivan
Email: [email protected]  
Phone: (574) 286-7860

The Apostolate operates “The Life Center” and houses a number of pro-life, pro-marriage, and family ministries designed to bring Church teachings to the culture. The Chapel of Divine Mercy conducts regular Masses and adoration. The Eucharist is at the center of all the Apostolate’s activities.

Ave Maria Press 

Address: 1865 Moreau Drive, P.O. Box 428, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0428
Phone: (574) 287-2831

CEO: Karey Circosta   – [email protected] 

Publisher of Catholic books with emphasis on religious education, spiritual formation and growth, prayer and pastoral ministry. Owned and operated by the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Founded in 1865 by Edward F. Sorin, CSC.

Center for the Homeless 

Address: 813 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601 
Phone: (574) 282-8700
Director: Steve Camilleri
Email[email protected]      

The Center opened December 18, 1988, and has served more than 65,000 individuals experiencing homelessness. Catholic parishes and the diocese, through the Annual Bishop’s Appeal, have been instrumental in supporting  the Center through financial contributions and volunteerism.

Christ Child Society

Christ Child Society of Fort Wayne

Address: P.O. Box 12708, Fort Wayne,  IN 46864

President: Lori Neumann – [email protected]  
Email: [email protected]   
Phone: (260) 414-6755

Founded in 1997, the chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of all volunteers devoted to serving at-risk children in the Fort Wayne area. Ministries consist of layettes for babies in need, “Koats for Kids” provides new coats to underpriv