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Apostolate of Divine Mercy in Service of Life, Marriage, and the Family    574-855-2729
2018 Ironwood Circle, South Bend, IN 46635
Director: Shawn Sullivan -   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 that serve as the lifeblood for all of the other ministries. In conducting works of mercy by helping those in crisis and bringing the Church’s teachings on life, marriage and the family to the culture, the Apostolate utilizes a charism that embodies the methods of modern saints such as Mother Teresa. On Mother Teresa’s canonization (9-12-16), Bishop Rhoades “Entrusted” the Apostolate to Mother Teresa.

Ave Maria Press  574-287-2831
1865 Moreau Drive    FAX 574-239-2904  P.O. Box 428, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0428
Publisher: Thomas Grady 
Website:  - 

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  574-282-8700
813 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601  FAX: 574-287-5023
Executive Director: Steve Camilleri - 
Executive Assistant:Ashton Davis    

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 of Fort Wayne
P.O. Box 12708, Fort Wayne,  IN 46864
President: Dianne Bezdon -   260-637-4181

Founded in 1997 with work based mostly in Allen County, the society provides layettes for babies in need, new coats and hats to underprivileged school children, operates the Crib Clubs inside the Women’s Care Centers in Fort Wayne, provides “My Stuff” backpacks to homeless and displaced children and works with local children to improve reading skills.

Christ Child Society of South Bend                            574-288-6028
P.O. Box 1286, South Bend, IN 46624 
Co-Presidents: Susan Walsh, Patricia Falvey 
Christ Child Society Center: (Wed. a.m. only) (answering machine)
308 S. Scott St., South Bend, IN 46601 
Website:  email: 

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  260-755-3897
2120 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne,  IN 46802  FAX 260-755-3984
Executive Director: Susan Walstra, MD - 

A free medical clinic serving the low income, uninsured population of northeast Indiana since April 14, 2009. An outreach to Hispanic patients in the surrounding neighborhood yet open to anyone that meets the guidelines of 200% or less of the poverty level and no insurance.

Confraternity of Penitents International Headquarters  260-739-6882
1702 Lumbard St., Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Website:  - 
Spiritual Advisor: Rev. Jacob Meyer

Begun in 1994, refounded in 2003, the Confraternity consists of married and single men and women living in their own homes under a modern adaptation of the original Rule of Life given by St. Francis of Assisi to the lay people of his time. Members participate in spiritual and corporal works of mercy, spiritual instruction and evangelization. The Confraternity of Penitents Holy Angels online gift shop is at the address A priest serves as spiritual advisor with approval of Bishop Rhoades who has commended the confraternity as a Private Association of the Faithful. 

Cursillo Movement
Lay Director: John Wendel –   260-609-2563
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Drew Curry –   260-982-4404

The Cursillo Movement originated in Spain in 1944 and is active in over 60 countries. Cursillo encourages and supports men and women to live daily with Christ through the Holy Spirit by growing in prayer, study, and apostolic action. We live not only for ourselves but for others through the method of "Make a friend, be a friend, and bring a friend to Christ."

Dr. Jerome LeJune Catholic Medical Guild of NE Indiana
Chaplain:Rev. Royce Gregerson    
Secretary: Julie Bryan -   

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
Director: Jan Scher -   260-450-3045

The mission is to keep alive the inspiring memory of Father Solanus Casey, bring knowledge of his exemplary life to others, provide prayer and support to Vice Postulator, Brother Richard Merling, OFM, Cap., for the cause of Father Solanus Casey and director of the guild, pray and promote the spirit of Father Solanus’ spiritual and corporal works of mercy for the sick and the poor and support other charitable causes and missions.

The Father Solanus Casey Vocation Society
President: Phil Bundy    
Secretary: Mike Woehnker -    
Chaplain: Msgr. Tad Balinda, St. Patrick, Arcola

The Franciscan Center, Inc.  260-744-3977
1015 E. Maple Grove, Fort Wayne, IN 46806    FAX 260-744-2722

Sack Lunch Ministry — every Saturday morning; Food Pantry — Tuesday and Thursday 9-11 a.m. and Medicine Cabinet — Wednesday: 9-11 a.m.

Coordinator Fort Wayne: Virginia Rowan  317-385-7446   
Chaplain Fort Wayne:Rev. Daniel Scheidt 
Coordinator South Bend: Kevin Madden  574-210-4093 
Chaplain Fort Wayne:Rev. Terry Coonan 

Marriage Encounter 
Greg and Jennifer Richard           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.

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry   260-426-0176
1312 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Pantry Director: Joseph Miller  260-310-9422

The Inner City Hope Corporation, a non-profit, all volunteer organization sponsors Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry. Open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the food pantry provides supplemental grocery assistance to over 900 families and households each week. Through the Balanced and Nutritional Food Program the pantry provides healthy food items such as meat, canned fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread and fresh produce. 

Opus Dei (Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei)  574-232-0550
Windmoor Study Center  FAX (574) 287-4798
1121 N. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend, IN 46617 
Director: Craid Iffland  Assistant Director: Joe Mehan
Chaplain: Rev. Oscar Regojo
Website:  - 

Personal prelature of the Catholic Church. Aims to spread throughout society a profound awareness of the universal call to holiness through one’s ordinary work carried out with freedom and personal responsibility. 

Our Father’s House, Inc.  574-268-1800
2114 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw, IN 46580
Director: Roslynn Morgan - 

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. Food Pantry 1:30-4 p.m. 

Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Center  260-303-4990
2730 E. Northport Rd., Rome City, IN 46784
Director: Sheri McBride

Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Center is a lay apostolate, faithful to the magisterium of the Catholic Church and serves in obedience to the bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The center strives to honor the historic Catholic heritage of the former Kneipp Springs and works to preserve and restore the campus. A day retreat facility is available in the recently renovated, historic home.

Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.  260-356-8400
200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750 
Websites: ,,,,,
CEO: Kyle Hamilton
President, Publishing: Joe Wikert
President, Institute: Jason Shanks
Acting President, Offertory Solutions: Kyle Hamilton
Senior Team
  VP of Finance and Treasurer: Linda Teeters
  Executive Director Sales and Marketing: Open
  Executive Director of Information Technology: Frank Thomas
  Executive Director of Manufacturing: Tim Shoup
  ExecutiveDirector Human Resources: Cheryl Moore
  ExecutiveDirector Customer Satisfaction: Tina Burnau
  Director of Sales and Consulting, Offertory Solutions: Sharon Kaiser
  Editorial Director of Product Development: Terry Poplava
Board of Directors: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, chairman.; Mary Lou Gorno, vice chairman; Robert Doelling, Jr., Matthew Edmonds, Michael Flood, Sr. Nancy Kazik, OSF, Kevin Lowry, Thomas Lorsung, Rev. Val Peter, Msgr. Michael Heintz, Carolyn Woo

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                                            260-436-9598
Redeemer Radio 106.3 FM - NE Indiana  FAX (260) 432-6179
4618 East State Blvd. Suite 200, Fort Wayne, IN 46815   
Executive Director: Cindy Black -
Director of Development: Jennifer Zurbuch -
Business Manager: Mike Rorick -
Operations Director: Doug Jones -
Marketing Manager: Erin Heckber -
Short Form Programming and Traffic Coordinator: Becky Edens -
Travel Coordinator/Community Relations: Tina Schneider -
Producer/Programming Director: Andrea Serrani  -
The Kyle Heimann Show and Truth in Charity Host: Kyle Heimann -
Technical Manager: Robert Skora -
Corporate Account Executive: Trisha Benzing  -

Redeemer Radio 95.7 FM - Michiana                                   574-855-1587
54195 Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN 46635-1699      FAX 574-318-4921
General Manager: Rick Gonsiorek

Redeemer Radio’s mission is to nurture individuals toward greater Catholic discipleship. They are listener supported and heard on 95.7 FM  in Michiana, 106.3 FM in Northeast Indiana, and everywhere on the Redeemer Radio app and

Retreat Houses
 Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center  574-935-1780
P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Rd., Donaldson, IN 46513-0001   FAX 574-935-1728
Director: Christopher Thelen

Lindenwood offers multi-generational retreats year round as well as conference/meeting space for groups to rent. Meeting rooms can seat up to 250 persons with state of the art audio-visual equipment. A full dining schedule as well as snacks and beverages is available. There are 53 bedrooms with private baths. A private retreat with the opportunity to enjoy meditative walks, including the neo-Gothic Ancilla Domini Chapel may be scheduled.

St. Felix Catholic Center  260-443-9700
1280 Hitzfield St., Huntington, IN 46750
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.

Victory Noll Center Inc.                                        260-200-1740
26 Victory Noll Dr., P.O. Box 306 
Huntington, IN 46750
Director: Susan Wilhelm  260-200-1739
Social Justice/Development: Jenna Strick  260-200-1741
Business Manager: Paula Goff   260-200-1740

The Rose Home                       260-424-1600
2208 Wayne Trace Ave.   FAX 260-422-6759
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
Director: Deb Burton - 
Rose Home North -  574-457-4408
72876 CR 29,  Syracuse, IN 46567

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.

Secular Franciscan Order (Third Order of St. Francis) 
Holy Family Fraternity (meets at University of Saint Francis)
Minister:Susan Solloway, OFS    863-532-9321 

St. Charles Fraternity (meets at University of Saint Francis) 
Minister: Barbara Braley, OFS  260-897-9334
900 Autumn Hills Dr. Lot 98, Avilla, IN 46710

Immaculate Conception Fraternity (meets at St. Francis Convent)
Minister: Linda O’Neil, OFS -   574-250-3688
2255 Avon St., Granger, IN 46530

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: Ted Niezer  412-328-5351
6113 Carnegie Ct., Granger, IN 46530 
Chaplain: Rev. Darryl Rybicki  574-272-9982

Pray, foster and support vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

St. Thomas More Society
Fort Wayne: President - Chris Nancarrow
Chaplain: Father Mark Gurtner

South Bend:President - Stephen Judge 

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.   260-456-3561
1600 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5254
President: Jack Dunifon -  

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an association of Catholic lay men and women devoted to the spiritual growth of its members and personal service to the poor. The Fort Wayne District incorporates 22 conferences representing 24 parishes in six NE Indiana counties. The FW District Council operates the downtown Fort Wayne Thrift store and the Care Van, a service that provides low cost transportation to and from medical appointments.

St. Vincent de Paul Fort Wayne Thrift Store  260-456-3561
1600 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802-5254
Manager: Tim Fagan -  

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.  574-234-6000
520 Crescent Ave., South Bend, IN 46617  FAX 574-968-0204
Executive Director: Anne Hosinski Watson -     Ext. 113
Director of Programs: Dale Seely  Ext. 109

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County is an association of Catholic lay men and women devoted to the spiritual growth of its members and person to person service with the poor. The St. Joseph Country District incorporates 19 conferences, representing 23 Catholic parishes, Marian and St. Joseph High Schools and Holy Cross College. SVDP operates emergency programs for food, clothing and financial assistance. In addition they offer financial counseling, job search and resume building, a Micro-Loan program, Bridges Out of Poverty “Getting Ahead” classes and financial literacy courses. 

Vincent Village  260-456-4172
Executive Director: Denise Andorfer -    Ext. 100
2827 Holton Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46806 
Website:   FAX 260-456-4075

Transitional shelter and affordable housing for homeless families.

Widows of Prayer (Private Association of the Faithful)
Fort Wayne Widows of Prayer: Ginny Gibson  260-749-2726
Huntington Widows of Prayer: Catherine Fitzgerald   260-356-8021

Women’s Care Center  Linea En Español  800-944-3350  574-236-5523
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
234 S. Chapin St. Ste. B, South Bend, IN 46601  574-234-5141
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. School abstinence program available. All services are free.  Also provide goal setting program and parenting classes.

C.A.R.E. Program               574-252-3680
607 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, IN46544 

C.A.R.E. (Character, Abstinence, and Relationship Education) is the free  youth  outreach program of the Women’s Care Center. Enthusiastic speakers  give young men and women the foundation  for building healthy relationships and the tools to choose abstinence until marriage. Call to schedule a presentation for school, church youth group, or parent workshops.

The World Apostolate of Fatima — Fort Wayne-South Bend Division
(The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A., Inc.)  
President: Ida List -   574-376-0046
Spiritual Director: Rev. Glenn Kohrman  

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: P.O. Box 445, Monroeville, IN 46773  260-623-6007
President: Wendy Flotow 
Business Manager: Ava Meyer -  
Priest Moderator: Rev. Joseph Gaughan    

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: President: Tony Violi  (Work) 574-259-1638 (Cell) 574-532-5033
225 Omer Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545 FAX 574-259-0995
Priest Moderator: Rev. Terrence Coonan, Jr.   574-272-7070
Website:  -  

Team play for students in grades 5-8 in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse and wrestling for boys. Team play for students in grades 5-8 in basketball, tennis, lacrosse, volleyball, softball, soccer and track for girls. 

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