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.

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).

Retrouvaille

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: www.helpourmarriage.com.

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 www.nwicatholicwomen.com 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: nwicyo@comcast.net

YA night

Young Adult Adoration & Social Night. All young adults – college aged, 20’s, 30’s are invited to gather with us on Saturday, March 2 from 7- 8:30pm at St. Patrick (Chesterton) for a night of Adoration, Reconciliation, conversation, & reflection. Afterwards, stick around for social time at a nearby Craft House. Presented by the Diocese of Gary Bishop’s Council on Young Adult Evangelization. Visit www.adorationnwi.com

Share Foundation recruiting

Share Foundation is recruiting for counselors, cooks, & nurses for our Spring 2018 Mini-Camps. Camp Sharing Meadows is a weekend camp for developmentally and intellectually disabled adults. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Emily Barsic at 778-2585 or at camp@sharefoundation.org. Dates: February 22-24, March 22-24, April 12-14, & May 17-19.

St. Matthias Carnivale

St. Matthias Parish in Crown Point will host a Carnivale event featuring a Las Vegas night, buffet extravaganza, raffles, bingo, Paczki parade, open bar and much more. Saturday, March 2 from 5-11pm. For more info call 663-2201 or email jackiemgentry@yahoo.com. Tickets are sold in advance or at the door.

Events

Open House St. Mary Catholic School, Wednesday, January 23 from 6-8pm & Sunday, January 27 from 10:30am-1pm

Open House Andrean High School, Sunday, January 27 from 2-4pm

St. Andrew Church: All you can Eat Soup and Salad Bar/Bake Sale January 27 11am-2pm

Knights of Columbus Council 8082 Dyer, 9th Annual Paczki Ball Dinner/Dance Fundraiser, Saturday February 9 from 6pm-11:30pm at St. Maria Goretti Church. More info call 671-0287 or email gov8990@aol.com

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: stmarygriffith@comcast.net or call the St. Mary Church office at 219-924-4163. Please be advised there is a lot of walking involved with this pilgrimage.