Denise Fedorow

Freelance Writer

Denise (Garza) Fedorow was raised in Yonkers, N.Y., and moved to the Midwest after graduating high school. She currently lives in New Paris, Indiana, and attends St. John the Evangelist Church in Goshen. Denise has been writing professionally since 2000 and was first published in School Library Journal, several Catholic periodicals and in children's magazines, including Scholastic. She began writing for The Goshen News in 2001 as a correspondent and columnist. She also began writing for Today's Catholic in 2001. She has two grown sons and daughters-in-law and five grandchildren, all who live out West. Denise said God opened the window for her professional writing career after a disabling accident caused her to prematurely retire. She considers it a blessing to be able to share the Catholic faith and others’ faith journeys through her writing.

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St. Vincent food pantry seeks to serve the needy in Elkhart

The Vincentian society in Elkhart is making an effort to bring awareness to the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul Church in that city. The pantry — a collaboration […]

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Women learn how to better hear God’s voice

Several women attended the Be It Done evening of reflection for women at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Elkhart on Sept. 12, drawn by the topic, “Hearing God’s Voice.” […]

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Engage through joy, Kelly says at ZEAL

“What I know for sure,” Matthew Kelly told attendees of the ZEAL: Missionary Discipleship Summit on Saturday morning, Sept. 9, “is that you can’t catechize someone if they’re not engaged. […]

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Nature, neighbors make manifest God’s care in Donaldson

A group of residents at Maria Center in Donaldson gathers daily for communal meals, often talking and sharing about the community they are happy to call home. On one sunny […]

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Fair board member’s dream turns 25

On a beautiful Sunday morning, July 23, as the 8 a.m. outdoor Mass at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair began, hot air balloons rose over the infield behind the congregation. […]

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Campers praise God with soul

Fifty-nine young people from 18 parishes grew in their Catholic faith, and had the usual kinds of summer camp fun, at this year’s Catholic Youth Summer Camp June 25-30. Click […]

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Education for Ministry graduates 24

Two dozen members of St. John the Evangelist Church’s Hispanic community graduated from the Education in Ministry program recently, and a Mass was celebrated June 23 with Bishop Kevin C. […]

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Youth rooted in service at Catholic Heart work camp

The youth participating in this year’s Catholic Heart work camp in the Mishawaka area were not deterred by the heat and humidity as they lived out their Christian faith in […]

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Corpus Christi with Elkhart-area faithful

Rather than spend the afternoon at a barbecue, many dads and their families spent Father’s Day walking with Jesus in a Corpus Christi eucharistic procession from St. Thomas the Apostle […]

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Millersburg dad teaches that God is our first father

Jack Senger delivers more than the parcels he transports nearly every day for United Parcel Service; he has also been delivering a strong message of faith to his four children. The […]

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‘Be it Done’ women’s retreat

Women from around the diocese gathered on the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions for a ‘Be it Done’ retreat day at St. Vincent de Paul, Elkhart. The speaker for the retreat […]

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St. Adalbert School welcomes Bishop Rhoades

The excitement about Bishop Kevin C Rhoades’ visit to St. Adalbert School was evident among students and by all the signs posted inside and outside the school stating, “Welcome, Your […]