What’s going on around us

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

St. Michael

St. Michael Parish, Schererville. Join us as we study Presence the Mystery of the Eucharist 4 session series starting September 10 at St. Patrick Hall at 7pm. Sign ups begin August 10. Call Janice at 322-4505 x 8241.

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..


Spred (special religious development) Join us at St. Mary Parish in Griffith on Monday, July 8 at 6:30pm for an information gathering about the Spred program for people with developmental, intellectual, & learning challenges of any age or level of abilities. This program helps fellow parishioners see our friends in the light of God’s eyes. Come & learn more.

Catholic Youth Program

Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) July 14 – 19.  Elementary School (Gr 1-6) Monday-Friday 9am-2:30pm.  Middle & High School (Gr 7-12) Sunday-Thursday 7pm-9pm.  Cost for Parish Families is $10 per family.  Non-Parishioners cost is $25 per youth or $50 per family.  Registration forms available in Parish Office & Church Vestibule.

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).

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.


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:

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 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: