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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.

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


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