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YA Catholics NWI Camino

Young adult Catholics are invited to NWI Camino, a 2 day Spiritual pilgrimage walk for young adults (college-aged, 20’s, 30’s) from Crown Point to Hammond August 4-5. Inspired by the Camino de SanAago in Spain, you’ll walk 11 miles the first day, 7.2 miles the second day, with an optional overnight campout at Our Lady of Grace In Highland, featuring Pilgrim Mass with Bishop Hying. Free. Preregistration required on or before 7/21. Learn more at

Free outdoor concert

The Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults has partnered with the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John with a free concert Saturday, July 21 at the Shrine of Christ’s Passion featuring Briitt Edwards of Nashville and The PJ Anderson Band. The concert is free & open to the public. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7:30. Food will be available for purchase. Please bring your own lawn chair.

Bishop Hying’s Birthday Bash

Mark your calendars for August 14 for Bishop Hying’s Birthday Bash 2018 at U.S. Steel Yard, home of the Gary South Shore RailCats. Tickets will be available for purchase through the parish office or online at There are three options for tickets: $40 for game + BBQ + drinks or $30 for game + BBQ or $10 for game; children under three are free. Proceeds benefit Bishop Hying’s Mercy Fund to benefit works of mercy in our diocese.

Theology On Tap for Catholics age 21-39

St. Mary in Crown Point will host its Theology On Tap on Wednesdays – July 11, 18, 25, & Aug 1 at 7pm at Crown Brewing.  St. John the Evangelist will host its TOT on Tuesday, July 24 at Malt Brothers, St. John.  St. Michael hosts TOT on Thursdays – Aug. 9, 16, 23, starting at 7pm at Region Ale in Schererville.  For more information visit

Migrant Ministry Mass Schedule

July 15 – County Line Orchard Apple Farm 200 S. County Line Rd. Hobart 4pm. This mass is sponsored by Ss. Peter & Paul, St. Joan of Arc Parishes & St. Francis Xavier parishes. Celebrant: Bishop Donald J Hying

August 5 – Herr Farm 9804 W 219th Ave. Lowell 4pm. This mass is sponsored by St. John the Evangelist, St. Thomas More & Holy Name parishes. Celebrant: Rev. Jeff Burton. A pot luck meal will be served immediately after the Masses. Please bring a dish to share & your lawn chair to insure seating.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on August 10-12 at the Wyndam Garden Hotel in Elk Grove Village, IL. The enrichment begins with a private weekend experience including 11 presentations about practical tools for growing in loving relationships, & provides ongoing enrichments after the weekend from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter community. For information on applying, please go to or call 630-577-0778.

Hope Center Walk

Hope Center, a ministry of the Lowell Church of Christ is hosting “A Journey of Hope” to celebrate NWI survivors. A 2.5 mile neighborhood walk through Lowell will begin at 9am; worship service at 10:30am; picnic lunch following for $5 per person for participants. Reservations & payment due by May 21st at the Lowell Church of Christ, 299 N. Burr St. from 8am-2pm. Visit or call Lowell Church of Christ at 696-7591.

Andrean open house

Andrean High School would like to invite students to our Entrance Exam/Shadow Day on Friday, May 11. Students are asked to check in by 7:45 am & enter through Door A. Students may also stay for a Shadow Day after the exam concludes at 11:30 am. The shadow portion of the day will conclude at 2:45 pm. Pre-registration is required, visit to sign up.  All 7th & 8th-grade students are invited to our Summer Dance on Saturday, May 19 from 6:30-9pm at Andrean High School, please enter through Door L Cost: Free! Must RSVP at Food and drink will be provided! If you have any questions, please contact Andrean High School at 887-5959 or email

St. Matthias Parish

St. Matthias Parish in Crown Point is hosting “Find your Greatness: Four Habits that will transform your life” featuring Dominick Albano on April 20 from 7pm-10:45pm. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.” Tickets are $25 & can be purchased at or by calling 859-980-7900. Questions call 663-2201 or email .

Deeper in the Heart of God

St. Mary Catholic Church & Catholic Order of Foresters welcomes Sharon Garlough Brown “Deeper in the Heart of God: Spiritual Practices for the Beloved” on Saturday, April 7 from 12:15pm to 5pm at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Call 663-0044 by April 3.  No cost to attend, free will offering taken for Saint Mary’s God’s Groceries Food Pantry

Pilgrimage to Poland

Pilgrimage to Poland & Eastern Europe September 10-22, 2018. Visit Prague, Wroclaw, Krakow & Budapest. Hosted by Fr. Martin Dobrzynski from St. Michael the Archangel Church in Schererville. Air/Land tour price is $3,249 + $450 (subject to change) taxes & surcharges. Gratuities & insurance $440. $400 down payment ASAP will hold your spot. Remainder to be paid May 28, 2018. Single room $895 additional. Call 219-322-4505 ext 225 for more infomation.

Camp Lawrence

Camp Lawrence in Valparaiso is accepting applications for residential summer camp. Camp runs from June 17 through July 28. Please contact the Catholic Youth Organization for more information at 736-8931 or go to

Camp Lawrence is looking for counselors & a student nurse to work the 2018 camp season. Contact CYO for more infomation at 736-8931 or

Rooted in Faith: Our Lady Full Of Grace

Northwest Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference Rooted in Faith: Our Lady Full Of Grace at Queen of All Saints, Michigan City on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30am-3:30pm Featured speakers include Bishop Donald J. Hying, Robin Rock, Michele Faehnle, Emily Jaminet, Father Leo Patalinghug, Cost: $30 Adult/$20 College or High School Student Includes lunch & entry to a drawing for lunch with Bishop Hying & Fr. Leo. Register online at or purchase tickets through our parish. Contact: Gina Vicari at 669-3288

Share Foundation Spring Luncheon

The Service League of Share Foundation With the Handicapped is planning a Spring Luncheon with broasted chicken, door prizes, a silent auction & entertainment on March 21, in the Halls of St. George, Schererville from 10:30am – 2pm. Sharing Meadows is a residence & camp for developmentally disabled adults in Rolling Prairie. $40/person. For more information call Share Foundation 778-2585 or Emogene Grant 663-5261.