Jennifer Barton

Assistant Publications Manager

A self-labeled nerd, Jennifer describes her job as “making a nuisance of herself,” which her family agrees she is very good at. Jennifer has always had a passion for writing and is blessed to now be able to use her gifts to serve God and others. Jennifer is a veteran of the US Air Force, has a degree in history from the University of Saint Francis and is a devoted wife and mother of five beautiful children. In between family time and writing, Jennifer enjoys crafting, cooking, hiking and cultivating her Mary garden. She is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Fort Wayne.

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Different men, different talents share same priestly vocation

June 4 will mark a new day for three men: Deacons Mark Hellinger, Brian Isenbarger and LeeAllen Fortin. On that day, they will enter into the joyous life of the […]

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Five men ordained to life of service

As the Church’s first deacons were appointed to minister to its members in the Acts of the Apostles, so too are modern-day deacons called to serve others. On May 21, […]

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From Greek fraternity to priestly fraternity

There is a saying that every saint has a past, and deacon candidate Jacob Schneider’s past includes his years in a fraternity at the University of Toledo. “I enjoyed all […]

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Local churches, ministries exemplify pro-life conviction in actions

The idea that those in the pro-life movement are only interested in babies before they are born and care nothing for them afterward is patently false, as evidenced by the […]

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Bishop Luers salutatorian committed to faith, community

The salutatorian for Bishop Luers High School has a deep sense of commitment to her faith and community. With a cumulative GPA of 4.435, Jane Schroeder placed second academically in […]

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Bishop Luers valedictorian leads full life

To say that Bishop Luers High School Valedictorian Teddy McComb leads a busy and full life would be an understatement. During his high school years, McComb has been involved in […]

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End of Roe in Indiana?

  Pro-life advocates across the country wait with bated breath for the Supreme Court to release their decision on the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in June or […]

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Motorcycle event supports service, community outreach

Hogs, choppers, supersport motor bikes, or whatever other names they may be called, dozens of these motorcycles filled the parking lot of St. Patrick Church in Arcola on April 30. […]

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“Your prayers are everything to us” – teen battles aggressive cancer

If there ever was a top ten list of the worst things a parent or child could hear, the word “glioblastoma” would be at the apex of it. It is […]

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Pysanky egg-making a mother-daughter tradition

During her childhood, Karen Eckrich remembers dying eggs at Easter time, but not in the way that most American children did. “Growing up, we made Ukrainian eggs around Easter most […]

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A father receives call to the Father’s love

When Steve and Doree Bush, parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Wayne, followed their daughter Jessica into the Catholic Church several years ago, that made three members of […]

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A Holy Thursday pilgrimage with Jesus 

“I remember looking up and seeing the moon – just to the right of the ever-photographical St. Peter’s – and knowing this night was going to be blessed,” Dave Bergeron said […]