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Hispanic Ministry

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in the Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend

A number of events are scheduled to take place during the next few days at parishes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend that have Spanish-speaking populations. Members of the Anglo community are warmly invited to celebrate the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego with Mass, the traditional Mañanitas song and more at any of the locations. Many events will take place in Spanish unless otherwise noted.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Warsaw: Dec. 11, midnight: Mass and Mañanitas; Dec. 12, 6 p.m.: Mass

Our Lady of Hungary, South Bend: Dec. 4-12, 6 p.m.: Novena; Dec. 12, 6 p.m.: Rosary, apparition play, Mass, folkloric dancers and reception

St. Adalbert, South Bend: Dec. 3-11, 6 p.m.: Novena (in the chapel); Dec. 11, 11:15 p.m.: Rosary, followed by Mañanitas and Mass; Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m.: Folkloric dancers, followed  by apparition play, Mañanitas and Mass at 7 p.m. After Mass: dinner and raffle 

St. Anthony of Padua, Angola: Dec. 12, 5 a.m.: Mañanitas; 8 a.m., Mass in English; 4 p.m., procession; 5 p.m., Mass; 6 p.m., reception

St. Dominic, Bremen: Dec. 3-11, 6 p.m.: Novena; Dec. 12, 6 p.m. Mass

St. Vincent, Elkhart: Dec. 3-11: Rosary novena in homes; Dec. 11, 6 p.m.: Procession from St. Thomas to St. Vincent de Paul, followed by reception; Dec. 12, midnight: Mass, followed by Mañanitas  

St. Patrick, Fort Wayne: Dec. 3-11, Novena; Dec. 11, 8 p.m.: Apparition play (Lyceum,) 10 p.m., serenade (church); midnight, Mass

St. Joseph, Fort Wayne: Dec. 3-11, Novena: Dec. 3, 7, 8 and 10 at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 4 and 11 at 1 p.m. and Dec. 5, 6 and 9 at 6 p.m.; Dec. 12, 5 a.m.: Mañanitas; 6:30 p.m. Mass, followed by folkloric dancers, music and reception in the school 

St. John Evangelist, Goshen: Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Folkloric dancers; 9 p.m., apparition play; 10 p.m., singer Alejandro Pasaral; Dec. 11, 11 p.m.: Mass; midnight, Mañanitas 

Immaculate Conception, Kendallville: Dec. 3-11, 6 p.m.: Novena; Dec. 8, 6 p.m.: Bilingual Mass; Dec. 12, 5 p.m.: Mañanitas 5 p.m.; 6 p.m., Mass

St Joseph, LaGrange: Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m.: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades blesses new Narthex and Guadalupe Shrine ; Dec. 12, 5 a.m.: Mañanitas; 7 p.m., Mass

St. Patrick, Ligonier: Dec. 11, 10:30 p.m.: Mass; 11 p.m., apparition play; midnight, Mañanitas; Dec. 12, 5 p.m.: Procession; 6 p.m.

St. Robert Bellarmine, North Manchester: Dec. 1-11, 7 p.m.: Rosary in the church; Dec. 12, 6 p.m.: Rosary; 7 p.m., Mass followed by mariachi music and reception

St. Michael, Plymouth: Dec. 3, 6 p.m.: Procession to the Shrine of OLOG; Dec. 3-11, Novena; Dec. 12, midnight: Mass; 5 p.m., Knights procession to the church, followed by play; 7 p.m., dancers followed by Mass and reception


Oficina para el Ministerio Hispano  /  Office for Hispanic Ministry

La oficina para el Ministerio Hispano busca fortalecer y respaldar el cuidado pastoral de los Catolicos con raices hispanas y ayudar a las otras oficinas servir a la comunidad hispana.

Algunos de nuestros programas de oficina incluyen, pero no esta limitado a: "Educacion para el Ministerio Hispano", un programa de certifcacion diocesana que se lleva a cabo por dos anos.  

Actualmente, nuestra oficina esta muy envuelta con el proceso del V Encuentro,  llevando a cabo sesiones informativas y entrenamientos para el V Encuentro.  El V Encuentro es un proceso pedido por la Conferencia de Obispos Catolicos de los Estados Unidos y esta respaldado por nuestro Obispo Kevin C. Rhoades.

The Office for Hispanic Ministry seeks to strengthen and support the pastoral care of Catholics of Hispanic heritage and help other offices serve the Hispanic community.

Some of our office programs include, but are not limited to:  "Educacion para el Ministerio", a two year  certificate program for adults.  

At the present time our Office is conducting informational sessions and trainings to conduct the V Encuentro process.  The V Encuentro is a process requested by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and is supported by our Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.  


Papa Francisco /Pope Francis

Unámonos en rezar un Padre Nuestro, un Ave María, un Gloria al Padre por las intenciones del Papa Francisco y Nuestro Obispo Kevin C. Rhoades, y por la paz y unidad de cada parroquia en nuestra diocesis.

Let us unite in prayer for Pope Francis and our Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades with an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be...for their intentions, and for peace and unity of every parish within our diocese.  


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