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YA Adoration Night

Young adult adoration night: All aged 20-30s, we invite you to gather with us for a Holy Hour on November 20, 7-8:30pm at St. Peter, in LaPorte. Social distancing will be kept & all participants are asked to bring a mask. Presented by the Diocesan Council on Young Adult Evangelization. Visit

Virtual Marriage Retreat

Virtual Marriage Retreat with Bishop Robert McClory December 7-11, 2020. Together with your spouse, spend some much needed time with the Lord in this five day virtual retreat. Register to receive a free daily email featuring a video with Bishop McClory.  Have a conflict with those dates? Feel free to go at your own pace. Contact Sean Martin, Diocese of Gary, 219-769-9292, for more information.

K of C #4047 Pizza Event

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #4047 at St Andrews Church in Merrillville on Saturday February 22 from 6pm-8pm  Sample some of the finest Pizza in the region. Cost is $10 adults, $5 children under 12 (8 samples included with adult tcket, 4 with child ticket). Beer, wine, pop & water is available for purchase. Additional individual sample tickets available for purchase. Vote for Best Pizza . Reserve your ticket now. Contact on facebook — KC4047 Email PIZZAFEST Text 448-0621

St. James Dinner

The Saint Pope John Paul II Council 16008 Knights of Columbus will be hosting their 6th Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 15th from 6-11pm at St. James the Less,  Highland. Cost is $40/person & it includes dinner buffet, dessert, rose for the lady, favors, open bar, & dancing until 11pm. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Robert Mikuly, at 776-8773, or the parish office during normal business hours. Last day to buy tickets is Sunday February 9.

Paczki Ball Dinner/Dance in Dyer

Knights of Columbus Council 8082 10th Annual Paczki Ball Dinner/Dance Fundraiser at Casa Maria Hall St. Maria Goretti in Dyer will be on Saturday, February 8 from 6pm -11:30pm.  Cash bar & family style Polish dinner followed by dancing featuring Jimmy Kilian Polka Band.  Ticket cost $30 per person. To purchase tickets or request additional information, contact Ed Hebda at 865-6922 or via e-mail:

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.