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St. Mary Spaghetti Dinner

St. Mary Catholic School is hosting annual Spaghetti Supper on November 10. Reservations are required for dine-in meals from 4pm – 7:pm. Carry-out meals are available 11am – 8pm. Drive-thru service will be offered 11am-2pm & 4pm-8pm.

Chili Cook Off

American Legion’s 1st Annual Oktoberfest Chili Cook Off is Saturday, October 16 at 108 E. Commercial. Doors open at 1pm, judging for Chili starts at 2:30. Live entertainment, bouncy houses, food trucks, beer garden, raffles & much more! For more info: (630) 649-3211

Diocese of Gary retreat

A retreat with Fr. Jerry Schweitzer – Healing Stories in the Gospel: Friday, September 3, 2021 9am-3pm How do we read the Synoptic Gospels in light of our own personal & collective need for healing? Cost: $45.00 includes noon meal, refreshments & retreat. Please register by Aug. 23.

Women Who Knew God – One Friday a month from 10am-3pm beginning September 24.  A six month immersion opportunity into teachings of great women. Learn from their writings and explore prayer and practices that assist in responding to God’s invitation. Presented by various speakers with Sue Wilhelm facilitating. Cost: $55 per session or all 6 sessions for $300. Each session includes speaker(s), lunch & books/materials. Please register by September 17.
The sessions will be in Person &/or ZOOM.

Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center, Donaldson, IN. Register at

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.

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.

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