What’s going on around us

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:

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,, 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

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 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 Tickets are sold in advance or at the door.


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

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.

March for Life

Participate in the annual pilgrimage & peaceful, prayerful protest on Capitol Hill in the March for Life 2019 in Washington DC led by Diocese of Gary Pro-Life Director, Rev. Theodore J. Mens, January 16-19, 2019. We will depart from St. Mary Church in Griffith & St. Patrick Church in Chesterton. Cost is $300. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due now to hold your spot on the pilgrimage and the $250 balance is due December 10. Limited seating is available. For an application, email: or call the St. Mary Church office at 219-924-4163. Please be advised there is a lot of walking involved with this pilgrimage.

Faith Formation Series

The Diocese of Gary – Faith Formation Series Intro to Theology of the Body, Thursday, November 15 from 6-8pm held at the Pastoral Center in Merrillville. More information contact Emily Sutton at 769-9292 x 282

St. Mary Spaghetti Dinner

St. Mary Catholic School is hosting its 57th annual Spaghetti Supper on November 14. Tickets are $5 for seniors, $8 for adults, $5 for children. Carry outs available 11:30-7:30; Dine in 11:30-2:00 for lunch and 4:30-7:30 for dinner. More information call 663-0670.

Cedar Lake Ministries weekend

The Cursillo weekend for women is being held November 15-18 at Cedar Lake Ministries. Come share a weekend of joy, music, prayer with women like you from the whole Diocese. For more information contact Teri Jeffries at 895-0898.