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Parish Reconciliation Service

St. Ed’s Advent Reconciliation Service is Tuesday, December 10 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 16 at 7pm
Holy Name Church, Cedar Lake is December 18 at 7pm

St. Thomas More for vocations

You are invited to a special Forty Hours for Vocations at St. Thomas More in Munster on November 24-26. Each evening at a 7pm service, a seminarian will speak as we pray to the Eucharistic Lord for an increase in Church vocations. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the main altar of the church after the morning Mass each day & remain until the close of services that evening. The evening service will end with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by time for refreshments & fellowship.

Pilgrimage to Holy Land

Travel to the Holy Land & the Oberammergau Passion Play. Join Father Ted Mauch, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Dyer on a pilgrimage led by Fr. Mike Joly.  Trip Dates: Sept. 16-27, 2020 Cost: $5,999. To register, please contact (855)842-8001 or (508)340-9370. You can also register online at For any questions or concerns please contact: Proximo Travel LLC, PO Box 561, Auburn, MA 01501 Phone: (508) 854-8001  Email:

St. Michael

All young adults— college aged, 20’s, 30’s— we invite you to bring your lives & its many emotions before the True Presence of our Lord. Gather with us for an hour of music, prayer, & reflection on Saturday, November 16, 7:30-8:30pm at St. Michael, Schererville, followed by a social at Region Ale. Childcare will be provided. Presented by the Diocesan Council on Young Adult Evangelization. For more info visit

Rustic Peddler Market

Rustic Peddler Market, “Rustic-Refined-Renewed” Sunday, October 20 from 9am-3pm. Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St, Schererville. Over 80 vendors offering unique one of a kind items. $3 entry fee, kids 12 & under free. Join your Hope Center friends for a fun day of shopping. Proceeds to Benefit the Hope Center.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Reserve your ticket. Enjoy a night of dinner & fun as we solve the mystery of the Murder in the Roaring Twenties. Saturday, Oct. 19. Doors open at 6pm. Buffett dinner 6:30. Program shortly after at St. Michael Parish in St. Patrick Hall, Schererville. Tickets are $35 each & must be purchased in advance. Contact Len Reynolds at 219-677-0090 for more info. There will be a prize for the best dressed flapper & dapper! Dressing up is not required.

NWI Awakening 2

NWI Awakening 2 October 4-6 Holy Name Catholic Church Cedar Lake, IN Young adults 18-25. The weekend is full of community, fun, & of course Jesus. Get away for a weekend with some friends see what Awakening retreats are all about. Total cost is $30 for the whole weekend & scholarships are available. To sign up or for more information go to or contact Matt at

St. Mary’s Divorce Support Group

Do you feel lost and alone? Do you wonder how you can deal with blame, guilt, anger & the stress that you are under? Consider attending the St. Mary’s Divorce Support Group. Program has 13 sessions, meeting once a week.  First session begins on October 7. We meet in the St. Agnes Center on the church grounds at 6:30pm. For additional information contact the parish office at 219-663-0044.


Spred (special religious development) Join us at St. Mary Parish in Griffith on Wed., Sept. 18, 6:30pm. Parents of people of any age who live with a developmental or intellectual challenge are most welcomed. We also need adults who want to grow in faith and share it with others through a program called Spred.

St. Matthias ITF

All middle & high school students are invited to attend Igniting the Fire at St. Matthias September 14-15. ITF has a prayerful retreat-style feel with elements of lock-in-style fun!  Mass, service projects, games, prayer, Adoration, Reconciliation, laughter, & so much more. Please take a few minutes to explore the website at, see what ITF is all about, & get all of the information you need to attend! If you have any questions, feel free to visit the Directions/ Contact page or email Vicky at

Hope Center

Hope Center is hosting a picnic for Hope Center families facing cancer on Saturday, August 10. If you know a survivor who is NOT on our mailing list or a family currently facing cancer, please contact Hope Center with their name, email & address so they can be invited. Call or text 552-1640. Email Hope Center families never pay for events. Events are supported by our generous supporters.

Mommy’s Haven

Mommy’s Haven Residence for pregnant women in need.. Field Day, games for all ages Saturday, August 17 at 9am at Freedom Park. Prizes for top teams.

Attorney General

Lake County Right To Life will be hosting Indiana’s pro-life Attorney General Curtis Hill on Thursday, August 22 at 6pm at the Lake County Public Library in Merrillville. Attorney General Hill will be discussing his fight for our pro-life legislation & other pro family legislation here in Indiana, and what to expect going further. Finger food & refreshments will be offered.

Faith Concert

Free Concert Event. Let Your Light Shine – August 3 at the Shrine of Christ’s Passion. Doors open at 2pm. Praise & Worship Bands from Faith Church at 3pm, Living Stones Church at 4:30pm, St. John the Evangelist at 6:00pm, Featuring PJ Anderson from Nashville, TN performing at 7:30pm. Free admission, outdoor venue, bring your own lawn chair. For more information call 616-1760.

Marriage Date Night

Marriage Date Night on August 9 from 5:30-9pm at Teibel’s Restaurant, Schererville. Cost – $65 per couple. Enjoy time with your spouse over a fine meal, listen to a great speaker, & socialize with other Catholic married couples. Registration & prepayment required by August 3rd. Go to or call 769-9292 x259 for more information..