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To submit calendar events, email the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; fax it to 219-736-6577; or mail it to the newspaper office at 9292 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410. Please remember that the Northwest Indiana Catholic is a weekly newspaper, so give yourself several weeks time before the event to submit the information. Event notices run until the event has taken place.

 

 

BENEFITS

 

Multiple dates

Msgr. Robert Weis Council 10596 Knights of Columbus, Munster, Annual Christmas Tree, Wreath and Garland Sale, starting 9 a.m. Nov. 25 and continuing 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays in southeast corner of St. Thomas More back parking lot.

St. Joseph, Hammond, Annual Christmas Bake Sale sponsored by Altar & Rosary Society, before and after 4:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 17 and before and after 9 a.m. Mass on Dec. 18. Drop off donations after 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in Vrabely Hall.

 

Dec. 3

St. James the Less, Highland, Annual Arts and Crafts and Pierogi Sale hosted by the St. James Women’s Guild, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in parish hall.

 

Dec. 9

Bethany Retreat House Bookstore, East Chicago, Annual one-day Christmas sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 2202 Lituanica Ave. 398-5047 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dec. 10

St. Andrew the Apostle, Merrillville, Annual Christmas Cookie Walk and Craft Bazaar hosted by St. Andrew Women’s Guild, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with assorted cookies, café, raffle and handmade gifts.

 

 

EXCURSIONS/TRIPS

 

Dec. 3

Our Lady of Grace, Highland, Tripsters on the Move trip to One-Of-A-Kind Vendor Market at Merchandise Mart. Call Marge at 838-1458.

 

Dec. 4

Polish-American Cultural Society of NWI, “Polonica” Bus Trip to Chicago with Mass, lunch and Lira Ensemble Christmas Concert. Coach departs Nativity of Our Savior, Portage, at 8:30 a.m. and All Saints, Hammond, at 9, returning at about 6:30 and 7 p.m., respectively. Reservations due by Nov. 21 to Theresa Child at 464-1369.

 

Dec. 10

Ss. Monica & Luke, Gary, Christmas Shopping Trip to Woodfield Mall and Woodfield Village Green in Schaumburg, Ill., leave church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. Call 883-1861 for tickets.

 

Dec. 14

Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Senior GEMS outing to “Have A Merry Little Christmas” at the Opera House. Call Carol at 805-0413.

 

 

FOOD & FESTIVAL

 

Multiple Dates

St. Maria Goretti, Dyer, ‘Fall Fish Fry,’ 4-7 p.m. first Friday of the month, Sept. 2 to Dec. 2, in Casa Maria Banquet Hall. Adult dinners with fried or baked white fish and child dinners offer chicken nuggets and mac and cheese; 5 and younger eat free. 865-5482

 

Dec. 2

St. Mary of the Lake, Gary, Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 7 p.m. with caroling, hot chocolate and tree lighting. Free.

St. Maria Goretti, Dyer, Fall Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m. in Casa Maria Banquet Hall. Adult dinners with fried or baked white fish and child dinners with chicken nuggets; ages 5 and younger eat free. 865-5482

 

Dec. 3-4

St. Mary of the Lake, Gary, Christmas Bazaar with holiday shopping, lunch and photos with Santa Claus, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

 

Dec. 8

St. Mary, Griffith, Feast of the Immaculate Conception St. Mary Spaghetti Dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. in Hildebrandt Hall. Free will offering. RSVP to rectory office at 924-4163.

 

Dec. 11

St. Stanislaus, East Chicago, 49th annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Holy Name Society, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in school hall, with Christmas Bazaar, vendors and cash raffle.

 

Jan. 1

St. Mary, Griffith, New Year’s Day Afternoon Bingo sponsored by St. Mary Athletic Association, doors open at 11 a.m., early birds start at 1 p.m. and regular games at 2 p.m. at Hildebrandt Hall. Regular set-up fee includes dinner and dessert. Reserve seats before Dec. 30 at 922-2283.

 

Jan. 8

St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, “Sounds of the Season” Christmas Concert by the St. Michael Music Ministry, 3 p.m. in the church.

 

Feb. 18

St. Edward, Lowell, Fourth annual Dinner and Doo Wop Concert featuring Harbor Lights a cappella vocal group, 6:30 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. concert. Advance tickets only at 696-7221.

 

GATHERINGS & CLASSES

 

 Ongoing
• St. Maria Goretti, Dyer, 'Acrylic Painting Classes,' Tues., 1-3 p.m., Casa Maria Hall. Fees. 865-5482
• Young Adult Catholic Outreach Ministry, '2nd Friday Fellowship,' various sites, activities. dgyoungadult.com

• St. Joan of Arc, Merrillville, ‘ARCS for Retired Catholic Seniors 55+,’ 12:30 p.m. fourth Sunday in church hall.

• Nativity of Our Savior, Portage, Society of St. Vincent de Paul meeting, 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays in the Cana Room.

• Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Senior GEMS for all 51 and older, 10 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays in St. Patrick Hall.

• St. James the Less, Highland, Society of St. Vincent de Paul meeting, 6:45 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Facebook page SVDP Gary Council.

 

Multiple dates

Knights of Columbus, Sixth annual “Empty Manger Caroling,” 10-11 a.m. Dec. 9-10 and 16-17 outside Planned Parenthood, 8645 Connecticut St., Merrillville.

Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Student Entrance Exam administered, 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 17 and Jan. 7, Fee is $25 at the door. 932-9058 or bishopnoll.org

 

June 23-25

Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Fiftieth Reuniting Weekend for class of 1967, Friday gathering at House of Pizza, Saturday dinner at Teibel’s Restaurant, Sunday picnic at Munster Community Park. Reservations required for all events. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Dec. 9

Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, 21st Century Scholars information meeting for Indiana seventh- and eighth-graders and parents/guardians, 6:30 p.m., with refreshments. 932-9058

         

Dec. 14

Polish-American Cultural Society of NWI, Michigan City, chapter meeting at 5 p.m. at St. Mary School, 321 W. 11th St. Call Theresa Child at 464-1369.

 

Jan. 29

• St. John the Evangelist School, St. John, Free Pancake Breakfast and Open House with guided tours, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call 365-5451 or visit sjeschool.org.

• Nativity of Our Savior School, Portage, Open House to kick off Catholic Schools Week, 9-11 a.m.

 

HEALTH & FITNESS


Multiple Dates

• Our Lady of Consolation, Merrillville, Blood pressure screening after 4:30 p.m. Mass every third Saturday and after 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass every third Sunday in the main vestibule of the church.
• St. Patrick, Chesterton, 'YogaFit Classes,' Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m., in chandelier room. 'Chair Yoga,' Wed., 8:45 a.m., bldg. 2. 926-3495
• St. Maria Goretti, Dyer, 'Zumba Fitness Classes,' Tues., 6-7 p.m., Casa Maria Hall. Fees. 742-6026
• St. Joan of Arc, Merrillville, 'Zumba Gold Classes,' Wed., 12:30 p.m., parish hall. For all fitness levels. Fees. 947-0509
• Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region, 'Lung Screenings,' sites in Chesterton, Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Michigan City, Munster, Valparaiso. Fees. 1-855-472-1659
• St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, 'Diabetus Management Classes,' various sites, dates. 947-6234

• Franciscan St. Anthony Health, Crown Point, ‘Diabetus Education and Meal Plan Classes,’ four-week series 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in September, October and November in Burrell Classrooms. Individual appointments available. Fee may be covered by insurance. Register at 757-6268.

• St. Mary, Crown Point, 'Blood Pressure/Sugar Screenings,' Nov. 20, Dec. 18, after all Masses, St. Agnes Center. 'Foresters Blood Drives,' Nov. 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hammes Hall. Fees. 663-6779

St. Maria Goretti, Dyer, ‘Drumming Circle for Adults’ to release, restore and heal, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 in Casa Maria South Hall. No experience necessary. Contact Karin Jurek at 865-8956, ext. 302, 218-6259 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Our Lady of Grace, Highland, Ballroom Dance Lessons sponsored by Knights of Columbus, 7-9 p.m. Mondays. No registration, all are welcome as schedule permits. Donation of $5 benefits K of C charities. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 803-0196.

 

Dec. 4

St. Patrick, Chesterton, American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

 

Dec. 5

• Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness, Chesterton, American Red Cross blood drive, 2-8 p.m. Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment, or walk in.

 

• St. Maria Goretti, Dyer, Drumming Circle for Adults, to release, restore and heal, 6:30-8 p.m. in Casa Maria South Hall. No experience necessary. Contact Karin Jurek at 865-8956, ext. 302, 218-6259 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Dec. 11-12

St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Blood pressure, glucose and oxygen level screenings, after 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday Masses in the east coat room.

 

Dec. 18

Nativity of Our Savior, Portage, American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Call (800) RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment, or walk in.

 

 

OPEN HOUSE

 

 

OUTREACH


Lake County
Holy Name, Cedar Lake, 'St. Clare's Kitchen,' Tues., 5-6 p.m., basement of church. Sponsored by Secular Franciscans.

 

Missionaries of Charity, Gary, 'Divine Mercy Soup Kitchen,' M-T-W-F-Sat, 9:30 a.m., former St. Mark convent, 509 W. Ridge Rd.

 

Ss. Monica and Luke, Gary, 'Soup Kitchen,' Fri., noon-1 p.m., parish hall.

 

St. Joseph, Dyer, 'Helping Hands Food Pantry,' open 3rd Wed., 10 a.m.-noon, 6-7 p.m. Serving residents of Dyer, Schererville, St. John; bring two proofs of residency. 865-2271

 

St. Joseph, Hammond, 'St. Joseph Soup Kitchen,' lower level of church, weekdays, noon-1 p.m.

 

St. Michael Respect Life Group, Schererville, 'Baby Items Needed.' Includes cribs, mattresses, high chairs, car seats, and clothing sizes newborn to 2. 365-5355, 865-0217 or 365-8192

 

'Winfield Resale Shoppe,' off Randolph St. Open Th-F-Sat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by Holy Spirit, Four Seasons Methodist, Cross of Christ Lutheran; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Valparaiso.

 

All Saints, Hammond, 'Thrift Shop,' open T-Th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations accepted.

 

 

Porter County
St. Patrick, Chesterton, 'Table of Plenty Free Dinner,' Fri., 4:30-6 p.m., Chapel Hall (bldg. 2).

 

St. Teresa of Avila Student Center, Valparaiso, 'Café Manna,' Thurs., 4:30-6:30 p.m.

 

St. Paul, Valparaiso, 'Clothing Center for Those in Need,' M/T/W, 1-4 p.m.; Th/Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 462-0074

 

St. Mary, Kouts, 'St. Mary's Soup Bowl,' 3rd Tues., 4:30-6:30 p.m., parish hall. Free food, fellowship; open to all. 766-3680

 

 

RESPECT LIFE


First Sat.
St. Mary, Griffith, 'Pro-Life Mass,' 8 a.m.

 

Multiple dates

Knights of Columbus, Sixth annual “Empty Manger Caroling,” 10-11 a.m. Dec. 9-10 and 16-17 outside Planned Parenthood, 8645 Connecticut St., Merrillville.

 

Dec. 3

Stephen, Martyr, Merrillville, Respect Life Mass, 9 a.m. (preceded by Sacrament of Reconciliation at 8:30 a.m.), followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Hour.

 

Jan. 25-28

Diocese of Gary, March for Life 2017 pilgrimage to Washington D.C., with visits to Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Institution, national monuments, youth rally and Mass, Evening of Prayer and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Fee includes transportation, hotel and some meals. Register by Nov. 18 at 924-4163.

 

 

RUMMAGE/BAZAARS

 

 

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

 

Multiple Dates

• Our Lady of Grace, Highland, ‘Scripture Study presenting Robert Barron’s Conversion: Following the Call of Christ,’ a DVD-based series at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday each month beginning Sept. 11 at Ephesus Home, 3033 Condit St.

• St. Bridget, Hobart, ‘Adult Bible Study: Genesis 1-11,’ 10-11:45 a.m. and 5-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Fee. Bring your Bible.

• Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, ‘Stop the World’ daytime retreats,’ 9 a.m.-5 p.m., T-F-Sat. Contact 398-5047 or bethanyretreathouse.org. New Dream Group is forming, to meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Wed. of each month. To register, contact bethanyretreathouse.org or 398-5047.

• Carmelite Shrines, Munster, ‘Blue Army All-Night Vigils,’ 7 p.m. every first Friday of the month until 6 a.m. Saturday. 936-8779

• Sacred Heart, Whiting, ‘St. Augustine Institute 10-week DVD series on St. Peter’ hosted by Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Faith Community, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 thru Dec. 20, in the Rose Room, 1739 LaPorte Ave. Call Margaret Saliga at 659-4138.

• Our Lady of Grace, Highland, ‘Scripture Study presenting Robert Barron’s Conversion: Following the Call of Christ,’ a DVD-based series at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday each month at Ephesus Home, 3033 Condit St.

• Holy Angels Cathedral, Gary, ‘Diocesan Peace and Social Justice Commission prayer and study of the life and teachings of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 28 in the rectory.

 

Dec. 2-4

Northern Illinois and NW Indiana Retrouvaille, Rediscovery Weekend at Marriott Lincolnshire, Ill. Register at Retrouvaille.org or call (708) 802-1830.

 

Dec. 3

Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Community, Advent Morning of Reflection with scripture scholar Father Jerry Schweitzer, 8:45-11:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Rose Room, 1739 LaPorte Ave. Coffee, cake and conversation. Free will offering to local SVDP. Call Margaret at 659-4138.

Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, “Celtic Spirituality with (poet/priest) John O’Donohue” retreat, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (DST) at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Cost includes lunch. Register by Nov. 28 at Events.SistersofProvidence.org, (812) 535-2952 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• St. John the Evangelist, St. John, Annual Advent Retreat for Women sponsored by Ministry of Mothers Sharing, 9 a.m.-noon in Trinity Hall. RSVP to Theresa at 365-5856 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Donaldson, Festival of Lessons and Carols, a service of Scripture and song featuring Ancilla Domini Community and Children’s choirs, followed by refreshments, 6 p.m. (DST) in Ancilla Domini Chapel. Contact Andrew Jennings at (574) 935-1723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Dec. 6

Poor Handmaids of Christ, Donaldson, “Unwrapping the Christ Within” Advent retreat facilitated by Father Jerry Schweitzer, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (DST) at Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center. Cost includes refreshments and lunch. Call (574) 935-1780 or visit Lindenwood.org.

 

Dec. 9

St. John Bosco, Hammond, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, 7 p.m.

 

Dec. 10

St. John the Evangelist, St. John, Bi-lingual Mass honoring the Virgin de Guadalupe, celebrated by Bishop Donald J. Hying and featuring Mariachi Juvenil Zamora and Aztec and Folklorico Dancers 9:30 a.m., followed by fellowship. stjohnparish.org

• St. Patrick, Chesterton, Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration with Mass at 5:30 p.m. with mariachi and Aztec dancers, followed by refreshments.

 

Dec. 11

Our Lady of Sorrows, Valparaiso, Mass of the Roses at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, refreshments and entertainment in Franciscan Hall. Contact Lisa Guzman at 771-2125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Holy Spirit, Winfield, Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe in English/Spanish, 4 p.m.

Holy Name of Jesus, Cedar Lake, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass with Bishop Donald J. Hying, doors open at 5 p.m. and Aztec dancers and mariachi band begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by free family dinner at 7 p.m. in the school gym.

 

Dec. 12

St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, 7 p.m., followed by mariachi music, folk dancing and refreshments available in St. Patrick Hall. Call Lucy Gallegos at (773) 859-1014 or John Madrigal at 322-9792.

St. Mary, Griffith, Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, 7 p.m., followed by refreshments. Vases will be provided for those who bring roses.

 

Dec. 20

Holy Name of Jesus, Cedar Lake, Christmas Vacation Bible School for preschoolers through fourth-graders, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school gym. Cost includes games, stories, crafts, a snack and lunch. Registration discounted until Dec. 18. 3274-7160

 

Dec. 19

St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Advent Evening Prayer, 7:30 p.m., followed by fellowship in St. Patrick Hall.

 

Jan. 7

Calumet College of St. Joseph, Hammond, “Seeking the Light” Young Adult Retreat Day with Bishop Donald J. Hying for college students and young adults, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with optional social until 9 p.m. Cost includes meals. Register by Dec. 21 at seekingthelightretreat.org.

 

Jan. 8

Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Tenth annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring speaker IUN Chancellor Dr. William J. Lowe and Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy Concept Choir, 3 p.m.

 

Sundays
• Nativity of Our Savior, Portage, 'Family Rosary,' last Sunday of the month, 7 p.m. 'Divine Mercy Chaplet,' 2nd Sunday, before 11 a.m. Mass.
• St. Mary, Griffith, 'Pray for Peace,' Sundays in 2016, 3 p.m.

• Notre Dame, Michigan City, 'Pray for Peace,' after 9:30 a.m. Mass. Open to all.

 

Mondays
• St. Patrick, Chesterton, 'Light of Christ Charismatic Group,' 6 p.m., bldg. 4, in library. 921-1428 or 312-320-7145
• St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, 'Centering Prayer Group,' 6-7 p.m., St. Patrick Hall room. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Sacred Heart, Whiting, ‘Lectionary-based Bible Study,’ 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Rose Room.

 

Tuesdays

 

Wednesdays
St. Joseph, Hammond, 'Eucharistic Adoration,' 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., religious education building chapel. Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:30 p.m.

• St. Bridget, Hobart, ‘Adult Bible Study: Genesis 1-11,’ 10-11:45 a.m. and 5-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Fee. Bring your Bible.

 

Thursdays
• St. Mary, Griffith, 'Scripture Study Group for Men,' 7 p.m., rectory basement. Open to all; bring your Bible.
• St. Patrick, Chesterton, 'Exposition of Blessed Sacrament,' 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 'Prayer for Vocations,' every 2nd Thurs. 926-1282 x1
• Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hammond, 'Mustard Seed Charismatic Prayer Group,' 7 p.m., church gathering area. Open to all. 845-6419

• St. James the Less, Highland, ‘Thursday Morning Bible Study Group’ discusses ‘Prophets I’ by William A. Anderson, DMin, PhD, 9:45

 

Fridays
• St. John the Evangelist, St. John, 'Charismatic Prayer Group,' 6:30 p.m., day chapel. 365-5217 or 934-1947
• St. Ann, Gary, 'Mass, Benediction, Bible Study,' starting with 8 a.m. Mass.
• St. Mary, Griffith, 'Divine Mercy Chaplet,' 3 p.m., in church, starting Jan. 8. Open to all. 718-4787

 

Saturdays
Queen of All Saints, Michigan City, 'Men's Rosary & Doughnuts,' 7:30 a.m., in church. Brief talk; doughnuts & coffee afterward.

• St. Thomas Aquinas, Knox, ‘Mass in the Polish language,’ 6 p.m. (574) 772-4134

• Ss. Cyril and Methodius, North Judson, ‘Legion of Mary Mother, Exterminatrix of Heresy Praesidium meeting, 9:15 a.m. (after 8:30 a.m. Mass). Contact Bernadette at (574) 772-3341 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

VOCATIONS

 

Ongoing

Serra Club of Northwest Indiana, Hobart, Meal, meeting, prayer and fellowship with group that fosters and affirms vocations to the priesthood and vowed religious life, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Monday every month in the cafeteria at St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. All are welcome.

 

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Ongoing

• St. Joan of Arc, Merrillville, ‘ARCS for Retired Catholic Seniors 55+,’ 4th Sun, 12:30 p.m., in church hall.

• Holy Name, Cedar Lake, 'Grief Support Group,' 1st/3rd Tues., 6:30-8 p.m., parish office building.
• Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer, 'Alcoholics Anonymous,' Sun., 8 p.m., classroom F.
• Our Lady of Sorrows, Valparaiso, 'Compassionate Friends,' 1st Thurs., 7-9 p.m. For those who have lost children or grandchildren. 462-0921 'Rainbows, Spectrum.' For children experiencing trauma, loss, transition. 759-2400

St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Valparaiso, 'Alzheimer's Support Group,' second Thurs., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul campus. 477-5433

Franciscan Adult Day Services, Crown Point, 'Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group,' second Sun., 2:30-4 p.m. 661-5302

Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, 'Breast Cancer Support Group,' second Wed., 6 p.m. 757-6010

• St. Patrick, Chesterton, ‘Bereavement Ministry’ with faith-based approach to dealing with grief, conducted by those who have suffered a loss. Share or listen at 7 p.m. second Monday every month except August in Ministry Room of Building 2. 926-1282 or 241-2732

• St. Paul, Valparaiso, ‘Men's Breakfast Support Group’ for men taking care of person's with Alzheimer's Disease/dementia, 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Viking Chili Bowl Restaurant, U.S. 30, Valparaiso. Call Barb or Terri at 477-5433.

• Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer, ‘Caregiver Support Group’ for families with Alzheimer’s/dementia, cancer, stroke and other care responsibilities, 2-3:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday in Blessed Mother Conference Room, west entrance. Call Jim and Pat Koeling at 365-3898 or (888) 303-0180.

• St. Paul, Valparaiso, ‘Caregiver Support Group’ for families caring for those with Alzheimer's disease/dementia, 3-4:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month at Pesto's Italian Restaurant, 3123 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. Call Barb or Terri at 477-5433.

• Diocese of Gary Pastoral Center, Merrillville, ‘Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide’ support group meeting sponsored by Catholic Charities, 7-9 p.m. the third Monday of each month beginning Nov. 21. Call LOSS intake at (312) 655-7284, and to check on meeting in case of severe weather, call (312) 948-7902.

 

Multiple Dates

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Ongoing

• St. Mary, Griffith, ‘Tuesday Night Bingo’ volunteers needed weekly at 4 p.m. 922-2283

• Camp Sharing Meadows, Rolling Prairie, ‘Fall Mini-camps recruiting counselors, cooks and nurses’ to assist developmentally challenged adults participating in weekend camp activities. Contact Bill Harmon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

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