Stephanie Patka

Stephanie Patka

Secretariat Director of Communications

Stephanie serves Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades as the Secretariat Director of Communications for the Diocese. Stephanie and her team publish the weekly Today’s Catholic newspaper, manage multiple diocesan websites as well as social media, videography and media relations, produce two weekly televised Masses, the Annual Diocesan Directory and coordinate marketing and branding initiatives for the diocese. Stephanie also makes regular appearances on the Kyle Heimann Show on Redeemer Radio. Raised in LaGrange County, Stephanie is Polish to the bone, cherishing and observing family customs, particularly at Christmas and Easter. In 2016 she thought she’d had a peek at Paradise when her job took her to Kraków, Poland for World Youth Day. Stephanie finds mini miracles of Creation in a plethora of plants at home, chases stress at an old upright piano and steps outside of herself performing improv comedy.

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‘Here I am, Lord,’ say women at Rejoice retreat

Click here for more photos from the retreat. “In Luke 1:38, when the angel Gabriel comes to Mary and asks her to be the mother of God, Mary answers, ‘Behold, […]

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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Publishes Names of Credibly Accused

FORT WAYNE — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend published on Tuesday, Sept, 18, the names of the priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of […]

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Bishop Rhoades responds to Women’s Care Center rezoning request veto

In response to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s veto of the rezoning of the Women’s Care Center in South Bend, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend released […]

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April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

April is recognized at National Child Abuse Awareness month. Over the next five issues, Today’s Catholic will take a look at how the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend implements the […]

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Registration opens for World Youth Day in Panama

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, invites all youth and young adults from the diocese to attend a World Youth Day pilgrimage Jan. 19-28, 2019, […]

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Bishop Rhoades joins with Pope Francis in campaign to “Share the Journey” of migrants and refugees

Today, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades visited several Burmese refugee families in solidarity of Pope Francis’ call to “Share the Journey” with migrants and refugees. The Holy Father’s worldwide […]

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‘Go … and preach the Gospel’ … If necessary, use a device

Today’s Catholic is updating, improving and expanding these communication tools so that we can reach more people of our diocese, especially our young people who are so engaged in the […]

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A Holy Thursday tradition: Pilgrimage to seven churches

Holy Thursday is the feast that marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the Holy Triduum, which also includes Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. At this […]

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Thank you to our donors

Responding to the call of discipleship “Jesus’ disciples and Christian stewards recognize God as the origin of life, giver of freedom, and source of all things. We are grateful for […]