Organizations Operating Within The Diocese

*But not directly sponsored by the diocese

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

Address: 2018 Ironwood Circle, South Bend, IN 46635
Phone:  (574) 855-2729

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 Life Center also houses the Chapel of Divine Mercy which conducts regular Masses and adoration.

Ave Maria Press 

Address: 1865 Moreau Drive, P.O. Box 428, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0428
Phone: (574) 287-2831
Fax: (574) 239-2904 

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
Fax: (574) 287-5023
Executive Director: Steve Camilleri
Email[email protected]      

The Center provides shelter and meals for up to 200 homeless individuals and families. 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: Tina Bailey  
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, Monique Deguara 

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: Rev. 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. (

Cursillo Movement


Lay Director: John Wendel
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]
Chaplain:Rev. Royce Gregerson    
Secretary: Julie Bryan
Email: [email protected]  

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, medicince 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


Coordinator Fort Wayne: Stacey Grashoff  
Phone: 260-615-4209   

Chaplain Fort Wayne: Rev. Daniel Scheidt 

Coordinator South Bend: Kevin Madden
Phone: 574-210-4093 

Chaplain Fort Wayne: Rev. James Fenstermaker, CSC 

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

Marriage Encounter

Contact: Greg and Jennifer Richard           
Phone: (260) 422-0803

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
Fax: (260) 426-0443          
Email: [email protected]

Inspired by the Gospel, Matthew 25 provides free medical, dental, vision, hearing and physical therapy services uninsured low-income residents of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. vision care services for low-income, uninsured people who reside in Allen County.

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)

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 Center

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 Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Chapel. Focus is on devotion to Our Lady, The Immaculate Virgin, Patroness of America or Our Lady of America for short. The devotion calls pilgrims to seek Our Lady’s intercession as Patroness of America. Pilgrims will be welcomed by the statue of Our Lady of America, historic stained glass windows dating back to 1916 and beautiful landscape features.

Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.

Address: 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750 
Websites: ,,,,,,
Phone: (260) 356-8400

CEO: Kyle Hamilton
COO: Joe Wikert
President, Institute: Jason Shanks
Cheif Financial Officer and Treasurer: Linda Teeters
Chief Marketing Officer: Jim Weigart

Board of Directors: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, chairman.; Mary Lou Gorno, vice chairman; Rev. John F. Cyr, Robert Doelling, Jr., Matthew Edmonds, Michael Flood, Sr. Nancy Kazik, OSF, Kevin Lowry, Thomas Lorsung, Msgr. Michael Heintz, Carolyn Woo, Daniel Florin, Bishop Joseph Perry

Non-profit corporation devoted to publishing Catholic periodicals, offertory programs, stewardship programs and materials, religious education materials and books; producer and supplier of church offertory envelopes and materials, online giving, parish websites and special mailing services; 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.

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.

Retreat Houses

Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center  

Address: P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Rd., Donaldson, IN 46513-0001  
Phone: (574) 935-1780
Fax: (574) 935-1728
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 accommediate groups from 2 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.  

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.

The Rose Home

Address: 2208 Wayne Trace Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Phone: (260) 424-1600
Fax: (260) 422-6759

Director: Deb Burton
Email: [email protected] 

Saint Andre Bessette Guild of North Central Indiana


Chaplain: Rev. Glenn Kohrman 

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]         

St. Charles Fraternity (meets at University of Saint Francis)
Minister: Katie Herendeen, OFS – [email protected]    

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

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: Mary Ann Pajot – [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.

Solanus Casey Vocation Society

President: Parry Leavell – [email protected] 
Secretary: Mike Woehnker
Email: [email protected]    
Phone: 260-385-7603
Chaplain: Msgr. Tad Balinda, 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.

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.

The Fort Wayne Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Inc.


President: Jack Dunifon – [email protected] 260-396-2244

Executive Director: Lara Schreck – [email protected] Ext. 120 

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 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 500 volunteers in six NE Indiana counties.  

St. Vincent de Paul Fort Wayne Thrift Store
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 success.. 

Vincent Village

Address: 2827 Holton Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46806 
Phone: (260) 456-417
Fax: (260) 456-4075

Executive Director: Sharon Tucker
Email: [email protected]    
Phone: (260) 456-4172 Ext. 100

Transitional shelter and affordable housing for homeless families.

Widows of Prayer (Private Association of the Faithful)


Fort Wayne Widows of Prayer: Mary Lou Sohn, WP 260-484-6300

Huntington Widows of Prayer: Catherine Fitzgerald, WP 260-356-8021

Spiritual Advisor: Rev. Anthony Steinacker

The widows of prayer are a religious apostolate of the Catholic Church, meeting, praying and working together for mutual support and common prayer for the Catholic Church and its leaders.

Women’s Care Center


918 W. 7th St., Auburn, IN 46706 260-333-7117

229 W. Marion St., Elkhart, IN 46516 574-296-6603

921 W. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808 260-483-8918

419 E. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 260-424-9377

4600 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804 260-203-5476

607 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, IN 46544    574-252-3680

224 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563 574-936-5141

3530 Lincoln Way West, South Bend, IN 46601 574-234-0403

1635 N. Ironwood Dr., South Bend, IN 46635 574-273-8986

360 N. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend, IN 46614 574-234-0363

Helpline       877-908-2341

Free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and crisis pregnancy advocacy with respect  for the dignity of the life of mother and child; post-abortion care; provides maternity clothes; baby clothes and supplies, and referrals to various community agencies. All services are free; provides goal setting programs and parenting classes. 

The World Apostolate of Fatima — Fort Wayne-South Bend Division


(The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A., Inc.)



President: Samantha Reitman – [email protected]       260-704-4571

Spiritual Director: Rev. Glenn Kohrman

Associate Spiritual Director: Rev. Robert Garrow  

A Public Association of the Faithful erected by decree of Pope Benedict XVI, Oct. 7, 2005, for the purpose of spreading the message of Fatima

Youth Organizations

CYO 260-623-6007

Business Manager: Ava Meyer – [email protected]

P.O. Box 445, Monroeville, IN 46773  

Team play in volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer and track for girls in grades 5 through 8; team play in football, basketball, soccer and track for boys in grades 5 through 8

Inter City Catholic League 574-532-5033


President: Tony Violi – [email protected] 

225 Omer Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545

Chaplain/Spiritual Moderator: Rev. Jason Freiburger  

Devoted to the recreational interests of the Catholic grade school youth