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Young Adult - Resources

Small Groups

Organizing a small group to study the faith together? The Diocese has a number of multi-session DVD programs that include a leader guide with discussion questions. Contact your local diocesan staff member to explore which resource might be best for your group.

Spiritual Direction

Periodic one-on-one meetings with a trained Spiritual Director encourages growth in your inner spiritual life and relationship with God. A number of Spiritual Directors have agreed to work with young adults in the South Bend area, and Notre Dame provides spiritual directors for those associated with the university.  Contact Sean Allen to discuss the options.

Pastoral Support

Infertility

Infertility Cross
Stories and videos of couples struggling with the cross of infertility, as well as answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about infertility treatments and the Church's teaching in this area.

Pornography, Masturbation & Sex Addiction

St. Augustine Men's Group
Support group for men who struggle with masturbation and/or pornography. Confidential gatherings meet every other week in Fort Wayne and South Bend. For meeting times and locations, email staugustinefwsb@gmail.com.

Men's Therapy Group (South Bend)
A place to break out of isolation and shame, and to learn and practice healthy intimacy skills. This community of men focuses on support and accountability and is a forum for learning how to develop healthy relationships.

RECLAiM Sexual Health
An anonymous, science-based, Catholic online recovery program that provides resources for those who desire to reclaim God's plan for their lives, and the lives of loved ones impacted by pornography or other unhealthy sexual behaviors.

Covenant Eyes
Internet filtering and accountability software that tracks websites you visit on your computers, smart phones, and tablets. Reports are sent to someone you trust, making it easy to talk about the temptations you face online.

Pure Hearts Text Ministry
A text message ministry to support men in living out their desire for sexual purity. This free, confidential service will strengthen and inspire you by way of biblical passages, saint quotations, and sexual purity tips sent to your phone three times a week.

Same-Sex Attraction

Courage
Spiritual support for Catholic men and women with same-sex attractions who desire to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Fort Wayne Chapter Contact: Fr. Andrew Budzinski – 202-489-3537 x203
South Bend Chapter Contact: Fr. Kevin Russeau, CSC – 574-234-3134 x20

Encourage
Ministry within Courage dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attractions.
Fort Wayne Chapter Contact: Fr. Daniel Whelan – 260-438-4546
South Bend Chapter Contact: Fr. Kevin Russeau, CSC – 574-234-3134 x20


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