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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The graces of a pilgrimage

Pilgrims from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend were among 600,000 people gathered together for the Vigil of the Pope in Panama on Saturday, Jan. 26. During the vigil, pilgrims […]

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WYD: Day 4 on the pilgrimage journey

For the entire photo gallery click here. More photos added daily. “The joyful mysteries tell us the story of Mary’s yes in the Gospels over and over. These biblical expressions […]

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WYD: Day 3 of the pilgrimage

For the entire photo gallery click here. More photos added daily. Tuesday, Jan. 22 A trip to Panama would not be complete without a visit to one of the most […]

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WYD: Day 2 on the pilgrim journey

For the entire photo gallery click here. More photos added daily. Monday, Jan. 21 Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated Mass on Monday, Jan. 21, with diocesan pilgrims at Parroquia Santuario […]

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World Youth Day pilgrims journey through Panama

For the entire photo gallery click here. More photos added daily. January 20, 2019 While temperatures in Northern Indiana reached single digits, pilgrims from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend […]

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Pilgrims make spiritual preparations for Panama

With less than three weeks until they board an international flight to Panama, several World Youth Day pilgrims continue making preparations for their journey. The goal of a gathering Jan. […]

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Young pilgrims prepare for World Youth Day

Highly anticipatory teenagers, young adults, priests, religious sisters, parents and chaperones met with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in Pierceton on Dec. 10 in preparation for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South […]

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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, […]