What’s going on around us

St. Mary Spaghetti Dinner

St. Mary Catholic School is hosting its 56th annual Spaghetti Supper on November 8. Tickets are $5 for seniors; $8 for adults ages 15-59; $5 for children 5-14; children 4 & younger eat free. You can purchase tickets at the door or in advance by calling 663-0676. Lunch served from 11:30am-2pm. Supper served 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Post-abortion support group

Catholic Charities Rachel Support Group Diocese of Gary provides a post-abortion support group in a safe, non-judgmental space with other women who share the same experience. All faiths welcome. This group is free of charge.  Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30pm November 7, 14, 21, 28, & December 5, 12 & 19.  Call confidential number 219-844-4883 for more information.

St. Matthias Parish

Southlake Deanery of the Diocese of Gary is hosting a Catechetical Day on Sunday, November 5.  Where is God in the Chaos?  Listen to Sue Grenough Ph.D. help explore where we can find God in the busyness of our lives.  Conference held from 1-4pm which includes a keynote address, prayer, vendors, snacks & individual breakout sessions related to catechesis. Registration is $10. For more information contact St. Matthias Parish at 219-663-2201.

Ireland Pilgrimage

Our Lady of Sorrows is leading a pilgrimage to Ireland March 14-22, 2018 doing the footsteps of St. Patrick & Our Lady of Knock Shrine over St. Patrick’s Day. $2,600 per person including air from Chicago.  For a flyer or more detailed information call Cathie or Michael Milano at (800) 773-2660.

LOSS Program

Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide LOSS program is a support group for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.  This program is on the third Monday of each month from 7-9pm at the Diocese of Gary Pastoral Center in Merrillville.  For information please call Loss at 312-655-7284 or Mary Edwards 219-241-2732

World Youth Day Pilgrimage

The Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults, in collaboration with the Office of Intercultural Ministries, is coordinating a pilgrimage to Panama for the next World Youth Day, January 24-28, 2019.  WYD festivities, including a huge Mass with the Pope. Cost is $2200, includes transportation, hotel, meals, & WYD credentials. The first deposit of $350 is due to the diocese by November 1. To learn more, visit, or call Kevin Driscoll 769-9292 x229.


September 22-24, 2017 in Portage, IN Retrouvaille offers a welcoming and loving space to couples who have been living with the misery of a failing marriage. Retrouvaille offers hope: hope that it is not too late, hope of a different and better marriage.  For more info contact 708-802-1830; or visit their website:

Cedar Lake Event

Cedar Lake Knights of Columbus “Half Way to St. Paddy’s Day featuring Three Men in Kilts” September 23, Dinner at 6pm; music at 7pm. Cost: $20 per person. Advanced ticket sales only. More info call 374-4294.