What’s going on around us

St. Matthias Parish

St. Matthias Parish in Crown Point is hosting “Find your Greatness: Four Habits that will transform your life” featuring Dominick Albano on April 20 from 7pm-10:45pm. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.” Tickets are $25 & can be purchased at or by calling 859-980-7900. Questions call 663-2201 or email .

Deeper in the Heart of God

St. Mary Catholic Church & Catholic Order of Foresters welcomes Sharon Garlough Brown “Deeper in the Heart of God: Spiritual Practices for the Beloved” on Saturday, April 7 from 12:15pm to 5pm at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Call 663-0044 by April 3.  No cost to attend, free will offering taken for Saint Mary’s God’s Groceries Food Pantry

Pilgrimage to Poland

Pilgrimage to Poland & Eastern Europe September 10-22, 2018. Visit Prague, Wroclaw, Krakow & Budapest. Hosted by Fr. Martin Dobrzynski from St. Michael the Archangel Church in Schererville. Air/Land tour price is $3,249 + $450 (subject to change) taxes & surcharges. Gratuities & insurance $440. $400 down payment ASAP will hold your spot. Remainder to be paid May 28, 2018. Single room $895 additional. Call 219-322-4505 ext 225 for more infomation.

Camp Lawrence

Camp Lawrence in Valparaiso is accepting applications for residential summer camp. Camp runs from June 17 through July 28. Please contact the Catholic Youth Organization for more information at 736-8931 or go to

Camp Lawrence is looking for counselors & a student nurse to work the 2018 camp season. Contact CYO for more infomation at 736-8931 or

Rooted in Faith: Our Lady Full Of Grace

Northwest Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference Rooted in Faith: Our Lady Full Of Grace at Queen of All Saints, Michigan City on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30am-3:30pm Featured speakers include Bishop Donald J. Hying, Robin Rock, Michele Faehnle, Emily Jaminet, Father Leo Patalinghug, Cost: $30 Adult/$20 College or High School Student Includes lunch & entry to a drawing for lunch with Bishop Hying & Fr. Leo. Register online at or purchase tickets through our parish. Contact: Gina Vicari at 669-3288

Share Foundation Spring Luncheon

The Service League of Share Foundation With the Handicapped is planning a Spring Luncheon with broasted chicken, door prizes, a silent auction & entertainment on March 21, in the Halls of St. George, Schererville from 10:30am – 2pm. Sharing Meadows is a residence & camp for developmentally disabled adults in Rolling Prairie. $40/person. For more information call Share Foundation 778-2585 or Emogene Grant 663-5261.

Spanish NFP

Spanish speaking married & engaged couples – learn a natural method of family planning that goes beyond the physical. A course starts Feb 24 in Hammond. More info or to register call 932-0384 or email

St. Matthias Carnivale

St. Matthias Parish in Crown Point will host a Carnivale: “Vegas Night Experience” February 10 from 5-11pm; buffet, raffles, open bar, Vegas night game tables; Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at door. More info call 663-2201 or email

Franciscan Calling

Are you called to be a Secular Franciscan? Secular Franciscans follow the OFS rule that requires us to spend time in community with our Franciscan brothers and sisters. We gather at least monthly.  Come & see if God is calling you. Information meeting Saturday January 27 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Trinity Hall in St. John or email Deacon Paul (OFS) at

St. Mary’s open house

St. Mary’s School in Crown Point is having their Annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House on Sunday, January 28.  Breakfast will be served from 7 am to noon. The Open House will start at 10:30 am and will end at 1 pm. The evening Open House will take place on Wednesday, January 31 from 6 to 8 pm.

Paczki Ball Dinner/Dance in Dyer

Knights of Columbus Council 8082 8th Annual Paczki Ball Dinner/Dance Fundraiser at Casa Maria Hall St. Maria Goretti in Dyer will be on Saturday, January 27 from 6pm -11:30pm.  Cash bar & family style Polish dinner followed by dancing featuring Jimmy Kilian Polka Band.  Ticket cost $30 per person. Tickets or more info contact Bob Block 219-671-0287 or

March for Life

March for Life Chicago is on Sunday, January 14, 2018.  Bishop Donald Hying will be celebrating a pro-life kick-off Mass at Nativity in Portage at 11am & will be a featured guest speaker at the rally/march in Chicago at 2pm. The NWI Pro-life Coalition will be offering a free bus trip & lunch from Nativity. For details about the March for Life Chicago, visit MarchForLifeChicago.


Natural Family Planning: Married & Engaged Couples. Learn a natural method of family planning that goes beyond the physical. A course starts January 7 in St. John. For more information call 769-9292 ext. 259 or go to to register for the class.

Parish Reconciliation Service

St. Ed’s Advent Reconciliation Service is Thursday, December 21 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. Augusta Church, Lake Village is December 14 at 7pm
St. Mary’s Church, Crown Point is December 19 at 7pm
Holy Name Church, Cedar Lake is December 20 at 7pm

Seeking the light retreat

College students & young adults “Seeking the Light” retreat on Jan. 6 at Calumet College in Whiting. Fr. Kevin Scalf, C.PP.S. will lead participants through a variety of faith experiences centered around the Epiphany, bringing to life its meaning in our lives today. Retreat begins at 9am & ends with 5pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Hying. Cost: $25. For more information call 769-9292 x229 or visit by December 22.