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Bishop Hying

Bishop Hying will celebrate Holy Mass for the Hispanic Community on Saturday, June 15 at 4pm at Bishop Noll Fieldhouse in Hammond. In addition, the Bishop will celebrate Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Body & Blood of the Lord, Sunday, June 23 at Holy Angels Cathedral at 2pm. All are welcome to celebrate Mass with the Bishop, especially those from the western half of the diocese. A reception will follow the Mass.

Pilgrimage & Blessing of Truck Drivers

Sunday, June 9 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine (The Salvatorian Fathers) in Merrillville 884-0714. Mass in the Polish at 12 pm, followed by blessing of trucks & drivers (rain or shine) at approximately 1pm. A cafeteria-style Polish meal can be purchased in the Millennium Hall afterwards. It is requested that only semi-truck tractor units be brought to the shrine for the blessing (no trailers, please).

Spred

Spred (special religious development) Join us at St. Mary Parish in Griffith on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm to learn more about Spred. Spred is specifically designed to meet the needs of people with developmental & intellectual challenges. In this season of new life, consider a new ministry. Find out more about us!

Let’s Sort It Out

Let’s Sort It Out: Divorced, civilly married, have a blended family with questons? Strengthen & heal those that are marginalized due to marital status. Support blended families that are separated from the sacraments. Fr. Brian Chadwich & Dr. Jean Nanos will have answers for you in support of your life as a Catholic. Join us on Monday, May 13 at 7pm at Giovanni’s Restaurant, 603 Ridge Road, Munster. Call 923-2952 to register. Beer, wine & light refreshments/free will offering.

Retrouvaille

Attend the Retrouvaille of Northwest Indiana marriage help weekend in Portage from May 3-5. The Retrouvaille Program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship. It is Catholic in origin, & helps couples restore their marriage & build a loving relationship. It is open to couples of all faiths or no faith background. Learn more & register at: www.helpourmarriage.com.

Catholic Women’s Conference

Register now for the 2019 NWI Catholic Women’s Conference. Held April 6 from 8:15am-3:30pm at Queen of All Saints Parish in Michigan City. This year’s theme is Sharing the Joy of Our Faith. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for college & high school students. For tickets & more information visit www.nwicatholicwomen.com or call 219-769-9292 x 259.

Pray to End Abortion

The Knights of Columbus would like to invite all parishioners to join us on Saturday, March 30 at the hill in front of Planned Parenthood located at 8645 Connecticut in Merrillville. Come anytime between 8am & 2pm to pray for life. Bring a chair & park across the street from PP as we can not be on their property.

Camp Lawrence

 

Camp Lawrence in Valparaiso is looking for counselors & lifeguards to work for the 6 week summer camp season. Please contact the Catholic Youth Organization for more information. Phone: 736-8931 or E-mail: nwicyo@comcast.net

TAPT retreat

High school teens are invited to attend Teens Are Praying Together (TAPT), a Diocesan Catholic weekend retreat, held March 16-18 at Camp Lawrence, north of Valparaiso. Cost: $85. Deadline: Feb. 28. For complete details, visit garytapt.com, facebook.com/garytapt, or contact Kevin Driscoll at the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults 769-9292 x229.

YA night

Young Adult Adoration & Social Night. All young adults – college aged, 20’s, 30’s are invited to gather with us on Saturday, March 2 from 7- 8:30pm at St. Patrick (Chesterton) for a night of Adoration, Reconciliation, conversation, & reflection. Afterwards, stick around for social time at a nearby Craft House. Presented by the Diocese of Gary Bishop’s Council on Young Adult Evangelization. Visit www.adorationnwi.com

Share Foundation recruiting

Share Foundation is recruiting for counselors, cooks, & nurses for our Spring 2018 Mini-Camps. Camp Sharing Meadows is a weekend camp for developmentally and intellectually disabled adults. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Emily Barsic at 778-2585 or at camp@sharefoundation.org. Dates: February 22-24, March 22-24, April 12-14, & May 17-19.

St. Matthias Carnivale

St. Matthias Parish in Crown Point will host a Carnivale event featuring a Las Vegas night, buffet extravaganza, raffles, bingo, Paczki parade, open bar and much more. Saturday, March 2 from 5-11pm. For more info call 663-2201 or email jackiemgentry@yahoo.com. Tickets are sold in advance or at the door.

Events

Open House St. Mary Catholic School, Wednesday, January 23 from 6-8pm & Sunday, January 27 from 10:30am-1pm

Open House Andrean High School, Sunday, January 27 from 2-4pm

St. Andrew Church: All you can Eat Soup and Salad Bar/Bake Sale January 27 11am-2pm

Knights of Columbus Council 8082 Dyer, 9th Annual Paczki Ball Dinner/Dance Fundraiser, Saturday February 9 from 6pm-11:30pm at St. Maria Goretti Church. More info call 671-0287 or email gov8990@aol.com

Parish Reconciliation Service

St. Ed’s Advent Reconciliation Service is Thursday, December 13 at 7pm.  There’s no better way to prepare for our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas.

Other nearby opportunities for reconciliation service:
St. Mary’s Church, Crown Point is December 18 at 7pm
Holy Name Church, Cedar Lake is December 19 at 7pm

Christmas Cantata

A Christmas Cantata, Invitation to a Miracle by Joseph M. Martin, will be performed by the Queen of All Saints Contemporary Choir at St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Church, Michigan City on Sunday, December 16 at 3:30pm.