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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.

YA Adoration & Social Night

Diocese of Gary Bishop’s Council on Young Adult Evangelization presents Adoration & Social Night for Young Adults in their 20’s or 30’s. Gather with us on Saturday, October 6, 7-8:30pm at St. Bridget (Hobart) for a night of adoration, reconciliation, conversation, & reflection. Afterwards, stick around for social time in adjacent downtown Hobart restaurants and bars. Visit

Day of Gratitude

You’re invited to a day of gratitude thanking God for all He has given you on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Queen of All Saints Legacy Center 1719 E Barker Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360. You’ll recognize how special you are & how to use your uniqueness to offer your gifts back to the God. A keynote speaker, panel of experts, Catholic vendors, & your friends in faith will offer inspiration. For more info, contact Debbie Tatum, Director of Stewardship, or 219.769.9292, ext. 268.  Priest session at 10am, general sessions from 11:30-4:15, Mass at 4:30 celebrated by Bishop Hying. Registration is $20.


St. John the Evangelist is having a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico from December 8 – 13, 2018.  $2,349.00 per person including air from Chicago. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Mass everyday. For a Flyer or more detailed information please call Cathie or Michael Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

Respite Care Program for parents

The Diocese of Gary Apostolate for the Other-Abled is starting Friday Night Stars, a respite care program for parents of other-abled children & their siblings. Care will be provided for your children between the hours of 5-9pm once a month starting August 31. There will be games, crafts, movies & other activities to keep your child entertained while you enjoy some free time.  For more information contact Emily Hackett at or Adeline Torres at Children must be signed up 3 days prior to the event date in order to attend.


September 21-23 in Portage, IN Retrouvaille offers a welcoming and loving space to couples who have been living with the misery of a failing marriage. Retrouvaille offers hope: hope that it is not too late, hope of a different and better marriage.  For more info contact 708-802-1830; or visit their website:

YA Catholics NWI Camino

Young adult Catholics are invited to NWI Camino, a 2 day Spiritual pilgrimage walk for young adults (college-aged, 20’s, 30’s) from Crown Point to Hammond August 4-5. Inspired by the Camino de SanAago in Spain, you’ll walk 11 miles the first day, 7.2 miles the second day, with an optional overnight campout at Our Lady of Grace In Highland, featuring Pilgrim Mass with Bishop Hying. Free. Preregistration required on or before 7/21. Learn more at

Free outdoor concert

The Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults has partnered with the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John with a free concert Saturday, July 21 at the Shrine of Christ’s Passion featuring Briitt Edwards of Nashville and The PJ Anderson Band. The concert is free & open to the public. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7:30. Food will be available for purchase. Please bring your own lawn chair.

Bishop Hying’s Birthday Bash

Mark your calendars for August 14 for Bishop Hying’s Birthday Bash 2018 at U.S. Steel Yard, home of the Gary South Shore RailCats. Tickets will be available for purchase through the parish office or online at There are three options for tickets: $40 for game + BBQ + drinks or $30 for game + BBQ or $10 for game; children under three are free. Proceeds benefit Bishop Hying’s Mercy Fund to benefit works of mercy in our diocese.

Theology On Tap for Catholics age 21-39

St. Mary in Crown Point will host its Theology On Tap on Wednesdays – July 11, 18, 25, & Aug 1 at 7pm at Crown Brewing.  St. John the Evangelist will host its TOT on Tuesday, July 24 at Malt Brothers, St. John.  St. Michael hosts TOT on Thursdays – Aug. 9, 16, 23, starting at 7pm at Region Ale in Schererville.  For more information visit