Women’s Ministry

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is dedicated to supporting and nurturing Catholic women by partnering with women offering retreats and promoting events and initiatives that help women grow in holiness.


Annual Women’s Retreat

Annually, women from across the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend gather for Rejoice!, the diocesan women’s retreat typically occurring the first weekend in December.

The retreat, which is supported by the diocese, includes talks from a speaker, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Reconciliation, reflection, fellowship, and more.

Rejoice! Talks

Rejoice! 2019 with Fr. Kevin Joyce
Rejoice! 2017 with Sister Ann Shields
Rejoice! 2016 with Debbie Herbeck

Support for moms

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Marriage and Family Ministry offers a variety ministries that provide spiritual, emotional and practical support for women in need.


If you would like to be involved at any level – whether it is at the core level, as a point of contact at your parish in an effort to provide a stronger community of women, or would like to help on the day of an event, please contact us:

Lisa Everett – [email protected] – 574-968-2439