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 underprivileged school children, “Crib Clubs” operate inside of the Women’s Care Centers, “My Stuff” backpacks and “Reading Rangers” give preschool children new books to help improve literacy in the home.

Christ Child Society of South Bend                           

Address: 2366 Miracle Ln., Mishawaka, IN 46545 
Phone: (574) 288-6028
Email: [email protected] 

Co-Presidents: Patti Banet, Sue Seall 

Founded in 1947. South Bend Chapter of the Christ Child Society is an association of volunteers dedicated to the personal service and clothing of all needy children and infants of St. Joseph County.

Clinica Madre de Dios 

Address: 2120 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne,  IN 46802 
Phone: (260) 755-3897
Fax: (260) 755-3984

Executive Director: Susan Walstra, MD
Email: [email protected] 

Free medical care for persons without insurance and income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level; walk-in clinic Wednesdays 1:30-5 p.m.; Diabetic Clinic first Tuesday evening of each month by appointment.

Confraternity of Penitents International Headquarters

Address: 1702 Lumbard St., Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone: (260) 739-6882
Email: [email protected] 

Minister General: Madeline Pecora Nugent, CFP

Bishop Rhoades has commended The Confraternity of Penitents with the canonical status as a private association of the faithful. Membership in the Confraternity is open to Roman Catholics ages 14 and up. Local group meets in Fort Wayne monthly. There are more than 40 professed members worldwide and about 160 in various states of formation plus 70 affiliates. The goal is to surrender one’s life to God in all matters and to serve God and neighbor with selfless love. The Confraternity of Penitents also manages men’s and women’s vocation discernment houses (, online religious gift shop ( and Mary’s Glen, a private Catholic prayer park where visitors are welcome. (

The Creighton Model Education Foundation

Address: 146 N. Rufus St., New Haven, IN 46774
Phone: (260) 494-6444

President: Theresa Schortgen, MSN, RN, CFCE, CFCP – [email protected]

An environment is created where women can learn Creighton Model FertilityCare services. The Foundation has eight board members.

Cursillo Movement

Address: P.O. Box 5219, Fort Wayne, IN 46895

Lay Director: Jackie Oberhausen – 260-414-1634
Email: [email protected]
Spiritual Advisor: Rev. Anthony Steinacker

Make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ. The Cursillo movement provides the road map to living an authentic Christian life through men’s and women’s weekend retreats and larger Cursillo community gatherings (Ultreya), with the goal of evangelizing the world and setting all peoples hearts afire with a deeper personal encounter with Christ and His Church.

Dr. Jerome LeJune Catholic Medical Guild of NE Indiana


President: Daniel Krach, MD – [email protected]
Vice President: Emily Krach, DO
Secretary: Julie Bryan, MD – [email protected]  
Treasurer: David Kaminskas, MD
Chaplain: Rev. Royce Gregerson 

A physician-led community of healthcare professionals that informs, organizes, and inspires its members, in steadfast fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine.

The Father Solanus Casey Guild — Huntington Extension


Jan Scher
Email: [email protected]   
Phone: (260) 450-3045

The mission is to keep alive the inspiring life and memory of Blessed Solanus Casey, bring knowledge of his exemplary life to others, encourage intercessory prayer petitions with Blessed Solanus for God’s healing of the sick and the poor, and provide prayer and support to Vice Postulator Father Ed Foley, OFM, Cap., for the Cause of Blessed Solanus Casey and the Director of the Guild Brother George Kooran, OFM, Cap., in Detroit. We pray and promote the spirituality of Blessed Solanus through spiritual and corporal works of mercy for the sick and the poor, and support other charitable causes and missions.   

The Franciscan Center, Inc. 

Address: 1015 E. Maple Grove, Fort Wayne, IN 46806   
Phone: (260) 744-3977
Fax: (260) 744-2722
Email: [email protected] 
Executive Director: Tony Ley

Connecting communities through charity through ministries like the sack lunch program, food pantry, medicine cabinet and the Feed My Sheep program.

Kingdom Builders

Address: 429 E. Dupont Road #107, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Diocesan Liaison: Lisa Everett – [email protected]

Kingdom Builders inspires women to discover their unique design through laughter, learning and love of the Father, revealing their path to peace and joy. Women gather each month for 90 minutes to hear a sound teaching that is relevant and applicable to any woman’s life, followed by a time to love and be loved by Jesus during Adoration, including praise and worship. 

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assemblies

Angola: Steuben Assembly 1961
700 W. Maumee St., Angola, IN 46703

Auburn: Mother Teresa Assembly 2581
1001 Muirfield Ct., Auburn, IN 46706

Culver: Saint John Vianney Assembly 3119
124 Collage Ave., Culver, IN 46511

Decatur: Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Assembly 257
Decatur, IN 46773

Elkhart: Msgr. James P. Conroy Assembly 2035
112 E. Lexington Ave., Elkhart, IN 46516-3124

Fort Wayne: Anthony Wayne Assembly 239
1122 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Huntington: Bishop Noll Assembly 241
P.O. Box 29, Huntington, IN 46750

Notre Dame: John Francis Cardinal O’Hara Assembly 3600
P. O. Box 72, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0073

South Bend: Father Julius A. Nieuwland Assembly 242
P.O. Box 4524, South Bend, IN 46634-4524

Warsaw: Bishop Leo A. Pursley Assembly 1974
P.O. Box 871, Warsaw, IN 46581-0871


Angola: Our Lady of the Lakes Council 7053
700 W. Maumee St., Angola, IN 46703

Auburn: Father Lawrence Weber Council 9186
403 Valley Park Dr., Auburn, IN 46706

Avilla: Father Dominic Duehmig Council 14214
221 N. Main St., Avilla, IN 46710

Bluffton: St. Joseph Council 7555
1300 N. Main, Bluffton, IN 46714

Bremen: St. Dominic Council 9540
803 West Bike St., Bremen, IN 46506

Bristol: St. Mary of the Annunciation Council 11574
411 Vistula, Bristol, IN 46507

Columbia City: Father James Bartels Council 7235
315 S. Line St., Columbia City, IN 46725

Culver: St. Mary of the Lake Council 13720
124 College, Culver, IN 46511

Decatur: Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864
1703 High St., Decatur, IN 46733

Elkhart: St. Jude Council 1043
112 E. Lexington Ave., Elkhart, IN 46516-3124

Fort Wayne

Rev. Thomas A. Brandon Council 451
4916 Trier Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Immaculate Conception Council 9460
2304 Lwr. Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46819

St. Gaspar del Bufalo Council 11043
1515 Barthold St., Fort Wayne, IN  46808

Father Solanus Council 11276
10700 Aboite Ctr. Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804

St. Vincent dePaul Council 11353
1536 Tulip Tree Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825

St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Council 12379
11337 Old U.S. 27 South, Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Knights of Our Lady Council 12417
7215 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne, In 46835

St. Patrick Arcola Council 13971
12305 Arcola Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818

St. Joseph the Worker Council 14299
2213 Brooklyn Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

St. Jude Council 16065
2155 Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

St. Joseph Council 16260
1102 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Bishop John M. D’Arcy Council 16396
4500 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46807

St. Peter’s Council 17446
518 E. DeWald St., Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Garrett: Father August Young Council 1790
Bennett Hall, 300 W. Houston St., Garrett, IN 46738

Goshen: St. John the Evangelist Council 7541
117 W. Monroe St., Goshen, IN 46526

Granger: Father Stephen T. Badin Council 4263
P.O. Box 2, Granger, IN 46530

Huntington: Msgr. Thomas Dillon Council 1014
2817 Theatre Ave., Huntington, IN 46570

Kendallville: Corpus Christi Council 7839
301 E. Diamond St., P.O. Box 923, Kendallville, IN 46755-2278


Mishawaka Council 1878
914 Division St., Mishawaka, IN 46544

Queen of Peace Council 8617 
4508 Vistula Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46544

New Haven: Holy Trinity Council 12741
943 Powers St., New Haven, IN 46774

North Manchester: Council 16440
1203 State Rd. 114 E., North Manchester, IN 46962

Notre Dame: Notre Dame Council 1477
P.O. Box 73, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Plymouth: Fr. Tremmel Council 1975
604 Columbus Dr., P.O. Box 195, Plymouth, IN 46563-0195

South Bend

Santa Maria Council 553
553 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1753, South Bend, IN 46634-1753

Ave Maria Council 5521
61533 Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN 46614

Archbishop John Carroll Council 5570 
5202 Linden Ave., South Bend, IN 46619

San Juan Pablo II Council 16203
829 W. Calvert St., South Bend, IN 46613

St. Therese Martin Council 17043 
54191 Ironwood, South Bend, IN 46635

Syracuse: Fr. Francis Pitka Council 6323
414 S. Sycamore St., Syracuse, IN 46567-1556

Wabash: Fr. Petit Council 2957
595 S. Huntington St., Wabash, IN 46992

Walkerton: St. Patrick Council 5709
807 Tyler St., Walkerton, IN 46574

Warsaw: Archbishop Noll Council 4511
25 W. Bell Dr., P.O. Box 871, Warsaw, IN 46581-0871

Yoder: St. Aloysius Council 13142
14623 Bluffton Rd., Yoder, IN 46798


Chapter Administrator Fort Wayne: Stacey Grashoff  
Phone: 260-615-4209   

Chaplain Fort Wayne: Rev. Daniel Scheidt 

Chapter Administrator South Bend/Elkhart: Kelly Ann Creevey
[email protected] 

Chaplain South Bend: Rev. James Fenstermaker, CSC 

Legatus is an international organization of Catholic business leaders and spouses committed to studying, living and spreading the faith.

Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center

Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center  

Address: P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Rd., Donaldson, IN 46513-0001  
Phone: (574) 935-1780
Email: [email protected] 

Director: Paul Mach

Lindenwood Retreat Center is a ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, located in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. We offer opportunities for group or individual retreats.  We also host a number of retreats throughout the year both in person and virtual. Meeting space can accommodate groups from two to 250 and can provide a full dinning service as well as snacks and beverages. There are 54 bedrooms with private bathrooms. Our grounds provide much space and holy locations, such as: a Labyrinth, beautiful Chapel in the Mother House and Stations of the Cross.  

Marriage Encounter

Contact: Jeff and Brenda Myers – [email protected]      260-484-1664


Worldwide weekend experience to help couples learn and experience deeper communication with each other; also helps couples, priests and religious understand and appreciate the Sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders.

Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic

Address: 413 E. Jefferson St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802   
Phone: (260) 426-3250       
Email: [email protected]
CEO: Michelle Creager, CPA – [email protected]

Inspired by the Gospel, Matthew 25 provides free medical, dental, vision, mental health, medical, and specialty services for uninsured low-income residents of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry

Address: 1312 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone:  (260) 426-0176
Email: [email protected] 
Pantry Director: Greg Witte 

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry provides food to all in need and is committed to the welfare of the poor and needy who require food assistance. Asistance is provided in the example set by the late Virginia Schrantz. 

Opus Dei (Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei)

Southold Center for Education

Address: 53297 Summer Breeze Dr., South Bend, IN 46637
Phone: 574-217-8283

Director: Helen Keefe – [email protected]

Southold Center for Education has provided resources for college and professional women in the South Bend area who seek to integrate both core human virtues and spiritual values into their professional work, friendships, and home life.

Windmoor Study Center

Address: Windmoor Study Center, 1121 N. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 
Phone: (574) 232-0550
Email: [email protected] 
Director: Craig Iffland  

Windmoor Study Center is an undergraduate student residence for male college students in South Bend. Since 1960, Windmoor has been devoted to the professional development and Christian formation of undergraduate students. The Christian orientation of Windmoor’s programs is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Prelature of the Catholic Church.

Our Father’s House, Inc.

Address: 2114 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw, IN 46580
Phone: (574) 268-1800

Director: Roslynn Morgan
Email: [email protected] 

Multi-function charity dedicated to serving the poor, while maintaining the dignity of all recipients with emergency assistance of food, clothing, furniture, diapers and other types of aid.

Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Foundation

Address: 2730 E. Northport Rd., Rome City, IN 46784
Phone: (260) 303-4990
 Al Langsenkamp
Email: [email protected]

The center welcomes pilgrims to the historic Oratory of the Holy Family. Our focus is on devotion to Our Lady, The Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of America. The devotion calls pilgrims to seek Our Lady’s intercession as Patroness of America and to imitate the life of the Holy Family.  Pilgrims will be welcomed by historic stained-glass windows dating back to 1916 and beautiful landscape features.  

Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.

200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2886


Chief Executive Officer: Kyle Hamilton
President, Institute: Jason Shanks
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer: Linda Teeters
Chief Marketing Officer: Jim Weigert

Non-profit corporation devoted to offertory programs, stewardship programs and materials, digital and software solutions, religious education materials, publishing products, and books; founded in 1912 by Archbishop John F. Noll.

Redeemer Radio

Redeemer Radio 106.3 FM – NE Indiana

4618 East State Blvd. Suite 200, Fort Wayne, IN 46815   
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director: Cindy Black – [email protected]
Phone: 260-436-9598

Redeemer Radio 95.7 FM – Michiana                                

54195 Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN 46635 
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director: Cindy Black – [email protected]
Phone: 574-855-1587

Redeemer Radio amplifies the voice of the Creator by fostering content that invites. We broadcast Catholic content continuously on 95.7 FM in Michiana, on 106.3 FM in the greater Fort Wayne area and worldwide at or through the Redeemer Radio app.

Regnum Christi Women, Fort Wayne

Address: 2429 Lynn Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Phone: 260-484-4521

Contact: Barb Federspiel
Email: [email protected]

Regnum Christi’s mission is to reveal Christ’s love to people, form them as apostles, and launch them in their God-given mission. The Fort Wayne group has 10 members of 24,508 members worldwide. Established in 1959.

Rekindle the Fire

Address: 429 E. Dupont Rd. #233, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: (260) 494-7121
Email: [email protected]

Men’s Conference Chaplain: Fr. Jason Freiburger

We are Catholic men who seek to Rekindle the Fire of Christ’s love within us, and become better leaders, friends, husbands, fathers and sons; the men God calls us to be, through prayer, fellowship, faith and spiritual service to our family, parish and community.

Rose Home

Address: 2208 Wayne Trace Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Director: Deb Burton – [email protected]

The Rose Home provides a structured atmosphere of love, unity, morality, character development, and Christian values in which drug/alcohol addicted women can be guided through a holistic approach to recovery.

Saint Andre Bessette Guild of North Central Indiana



A chartered guild of the Catholic Medical Association

Secular Franciscan Order (Third Order of St. Francis)

Holy Family Fraternity (meets at University of Saint Francis)
Minister: Susan Maloney, OFS – [email protected]          260-515-7088

St. Charles Fraternity (meets at St. Mary School, Avilla)
Minister: Joy Olry, OFS – [email protected]     260 452-7357

Immaculate Conception Fraternity (meets at St. Francis Convent)
Minister: Linda O’Neil, OFS – [email protected] 574-250-3688

A community of lay men and women who seek to pattern their lives after St. Francis of Assisi and, through him, Jesus Christ

Serra Club of South Bend

President: Debby Blum – [email protected]
Chaplain: Rev. Daryl Rybicki

The Serra Club is a lay apostolate of the Catholic Church for vocations. Its mission is to pray, foster and support vocations to the priesthood and promote holiness among its members.

Shema Culture

Address: 4916 Trier Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Phone: 260-740-4249

President: Natali Perkins – [email protected]
Vice President: Caleb Perkins
Secretary: Gloria Kohrman

Shema Culture’s ministry is to teach and empower Christians to lead praise and worship in a reverent and prayerful way that creates an encounter with Jesus through the power of the holy spirit.

Solanus Casey Vocation Society

President: Parry Leavell – [email protected] 
Secretary: Mike Woehnker
Email: [email protected]    
Phone: 260-385-7603
Chaplain: Rev. John Eze, St. Patrick, Arcola

The Father Solanus Casey Vocation Society members pray for and promote vocations to the ministerial priesthood and the consecrated religious life in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

Spoke Street Media

Address: 53297 Summer Breeze Dr., South Bend, IN 46637
Executive Director: Cindy Black – [email protected]
Chief Mission Officer: Kyle Heiman – [email protected]
Chief Mission Officer: Mariam Schmitz – [email protected]
Chief Development Officer: Luke Carey – [email protected]

Spoke Street Media is an apostolic podcast network that invites the heart to listen by amplifying the voice of the Creator.

St. Felix Catholic Center 

1280 Hitzfield St., Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: (260) 443-9700

Event Coordinator: Gabby Mayo

St. Felix offers an opportunity for groups or individuals to enter into a true Franciscan experience. St. Felix Catholic Center is the ideal place for conferences, confirmation retreats, school retreats, and youth events. Family friendly. Hispanic groups are welcome; we speak your language.

St. Thomas More Society

Email: [email protected]
Fort Wayne President: Judge Kenton Kiracofe    
Chaplain: Very Rev. Jacob Runyon

Email: [email protected]    
South Bend President: Stephen Judge 
Chaplain: Rev. E. William Beauchamp, CSC

This religious society brings together Catholics and people of any faith engaged in the legal profession, along with elected government officials to promote education in Catholic Church doctrine.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Fort Wayne

Address: 1600 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: 260-456-3561
Executive Director: Lara Schreck – [email protected] Ext. 120 
President: Sam Schenkel – [email protected] 260-466-9481
Chaplain: Rev. Timothy Wrozek

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Fort Wayne is a network of caring men and women devoted to spiritual growth, friendship, and personal service to the poor.  The organization provides direct personal assistance with food, rent, utilities, clothing, furniture, transportation, and home repairs. The Fort Wayne District incorporates 23 service locations with more than 800 volunteers in six NE Indiana counties and serves over 25,000 individuals each year.  

St. Vincent de Paul Fort Wayne Thrift Store
Phone: 260-456-3561
1600 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Manager: Mark Cox – [email protected]

The Thrift Store is Fort Wayne’s center for collection and sales of working appliances, clean furniture, clothing and household goods, and free distribution of those items to the poor. Vincentians build bunk beds and dressers that are sold at the store. For guidance in finding a parish conference near you, call the store. Volunteers are always appreciated.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County, Inc.

Address: 520 Crescent Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 
Phone: (574) 234-6000
Fax: (574) 968-0204

Executive Director: Anne Hosinski Watson
Email: [email protected]     
Phone: (574) 234-6000 Ext. 113

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving people in poverty in Northern Indiana. Our programs are intended to relieve emergencies, to provide support, and to encourage self-sufficiency. We believe in joining together our staff, volunteers, donors, and partners in order to tackle poverty in our community. Together, we work to empower those we serve to help them move from a state of food and housing insecurity to a state of self-sufficiency and suc