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Benefits
Multiple Dates
• Catholic Charities,
'Farmers' Market,' Aug. 9, 23; Sept. 6, 20; Oct. 4, 10 a.m., Holy Angels Cathedral parking lot, Gary. 'Golf Outing,' Aug. 25, Briar Ridge CC, Schererville, 8 a.m. $150/golfer. 886-3549 x331 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• St. Ann of the Dunes, Beverly Shores,
'Book Giveaway,' Aug. 9, after 6 p.m. Mass; Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-noon. Free-will donation for Haiti mission fund.

 

Aug. 3
Sharing Meadows, Rolling Prairie, 'Leprechaun Hunt,' noon-5 p.m. 778-2585 or leprechaunhunt.com

 

Aug. 10
Notre Dame School, Michigan City, 'Pancake Breakfast,' before & after Masses. Benefit for class trip to Washington, D.C.

 

Aug. 18
Calumet College of St. Joseph, 'Crimson Wave Golf Outing,' 9 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. golf, Lost Marsh Course, Hammond. Various packages. 473-4323 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Aug. 22
Marquette Catholic HS, Michigan City, 'Blazer Block Party,' 5-6 p.m. open house; 6-8 p.m. dinner; 6-10 p.m. dancing, cash bar. 210-4506

 

Sept. 21
'Nun Run 5K & Penguin Waddle Fun Walk,' 10 a.m., Wicker Park, Highland. Benefit for St. Joseph's Carmelite Home. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sept. 28
Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, 'Autumn Tea,' 2-4:30 p.m., doors open 1:15 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help social hall, Hammond. 398-5047 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Excursions/Trips
Sept. 9
St. Joan of Arc, Merrillville, 'ARCS Trip to Cantigny Park & 1st Infantry Div. Military Museum, Wheaton, Ill.' 789-4725

 

Food & Festival
Multiple Dates
• St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, 'Fun Festival,' Aug. 1-2, 5-11 p.m. 322-4505
• St. Mary, East Chicago, 'Parish Festival,' Aug. 1-3.
• St. Mary, Griffith, 'Western Days Festival,' Aug. 14-17.
• St. Francis Xavier, Lake Station, 'Parish Picnic,' Aug. 10, 1 p.m. 'Fall Festival,' Sept. 6, 5 p.m.
• All Saints, Hammond, 'Parish Festival,' Aug. 30, 4-9 p.m.; Aug. 31 (Polish Day), 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

Aug. 3
St. Stanislaus, East Chicago, 'Parish Festival,' noon-10 p.m. 398-2341

 

Aug. 9
Notre Dame, Michigan City, 'Family Festival,' 5-11 p.m. 872-4844

 

Aug. 10
St. Stanislaus Kostka, Michigan City, 'Chicken Dinner,' noon-1:30 p.m., church hall.

 

Gatherings
Aug. 9
Office of Religious Education, 'DRE Summer Professional Meeting,' 9 a.m., Our Lady of Consolation's Vamos Hall, Merrillville. 769-9292 x230

 

Aug. 12
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Valparaiso, 'HOPE Career Networking,' second Tues., 7-9 p.m., parish hall. Free; open to all.

 

Aug. 23
St. John the Evangelist, St. John, 'Scrapbooking & Papercrafting Event,' 9 a.m.-9 p.m., school gym. Fees. 308-4802 or stjohnparish.org/cfi

 

Multiple Dates
• St. Maria Goretti, Dyer, 'Acrylic Painting Classes,' Tues., 1-3 p.m., Casa Maria Hall. Fees. 865-5482
• Catholic Charities, 'Marriage Prep,' Aug. 2, 9, 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Our Lady of Sorrows, South Haven. Fees. 886-3549 or 765-1396
• Young Adult Catholic Outreach Ministry, '2nd Friday Fellowship,' various sites, activities. dgyoungadult.com
• Our Lady of Grace, Highland, 'Theology on Tap,' Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., OLG cafeteria. garyontap.com
• St. Mary, Crown Point, 'Theology on Tap,' Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Crown Brewing. garyontap.com
• Polish-American Cultural Society of NWI, 'Meetings,' Aug. 6, 5 p.m., Portage Public Library; Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m., St. Mary school building, Michigan City. 464-1369 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer-Hammond, 'Senior Promise Meetings,' Aug. 14, Interpreting Lab Results, Dyer; Sept. 11, Home Fire Safety, Hammond; Oct. 9, Medicare Updates, Dyer; Nov. 13, Flu & Other Infections, Hammond, all at 10 a.m. Open to those age 55+. 800-931-3322

 

Health & Fitness
Multiple Dates
• St. Mary, Crown Point, 'Blood Pressure Screenings,' Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, after all Masses, St. Agnes Center. 'Foresters Blood Drive,' Aug. 31, Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hammes Hall. 663-6779
• Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, 'Series of Diabetes Courses,' August, September, 1-3 p.m. Tues., 6-8 p.m. Wed. Fees. 757-6268 'Free Program: Lymphedema,' Aug. 26, noon, Breast Care Center. 757-6368
• Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer-Hammond, 'Diabetes Education Classes,' ongoing basis. Four, two-hour sessions. Fees. 933-2144
• St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, 'PAD Screenings.' Fees. 947-6085
• St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, 'Diabetes Education Classes.' 392-7786 'Silver Sneakers Fitness Program.' For ages 65-plus. 392-7086 'Back to School Fair,' Aug. 1, 3-6 p.m., Highland office, 8141 Kennedy. 'Coronary Health Appraisal,' Aug. 7, 8-10:30 a.m. Fees. 'Free Blood Pressure Screening,' Aug. 14, noon-1 p.m., Whiting Public Library. 'PAD Screening,' Aug. 14, 2-5 p.m. Cardiac Rehab Dept. Fees. 'Free Bone Density Screening,' Aug. 20, 9-11 a.m. 'Teen Childbirth Prep Classes,' Aug. 23-24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; for ages 13-19. 'Free Class: Baby Safety,' Sept. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. 'Physician Seminar: Immunizations,' Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m., POB conference room. 836-3477 'Free 5-Part Series on Strokes.' Call 392-7641 for start dates.
• St. Patrick, Chesterton, 'YogaFit Classes,' Tues., 5:30 p.m., in chandelier room. 'Chair Yoga,' Wed., 8:45 a.m., bldg. 2. 926-3495
• American Red Cross, 'Blood Drives,' Aug. 7, St. Matthias, Crown Point, 12:30-6:30 p.m.; Aug. 7, St. Mary, Kouts, 2-7 p.m.; Andrean HS, Merrillville, 12:30-6:30 p.m. 1-800-733-2767

 

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, 6-7:30 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. Eliz. 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

 

Respect Life
First Sat.
• St. Mary, Griffith, 'Pro-Life Mass,' 8 a.m. Next Mass, Aug. 2.
• St. Stephen, Martyr, Merrillville, 'Respect Life Mass,' 9 a.m. Reconciliation, 8:30 a.m. Living Rosary after Mass. Next Mass, Aug. 2.

 

Rummage/Bazaars
Multiple Dates
• Our Lady of Consolation, Merrillville, 'Rummage Sale,' Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Aug. 2
St. Adalbert, Whiting, 'Rummage Sale,' 9 a.m.-1 p.m., parish hall. 659-4466

 

Spiritual Enrichment
Multiple Dates
• Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, 'Daytime Retreats,' 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues., Fri., Sat. 398-5047
• Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 'Encounter Weekends,' Aug. 8-11, Oct. 10-12, both at Burr Ridge, Ill. 630-577-0778 or wwmejoliet.org
• Nativity of Our Savior, Portage, 'Mary: 8-Week Bible Study,' Tues., Sept. 23-Nov. 11, noon-2 p.m., Sept. 23-Nov. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Video-based series. Fees due by Sept. 5. 762-4858

 

Aug. 3
• All Saints, Hammond, 'Mass in Polish Language,' 1 p.m. 932-0204
• Office of Hispanic Ministry, 'Migrant Ministry Mass,' 4 p.m., Herr Farm, Lowell. 397-2125

 

Sept. 14
Shrine of World Rosary of Peace, Knox, 'Blessed Mother's Birthday Party,' 2 p.m. Speaker, Fr. Ted Nordquist. Refreshments. Bring your own lawn chair.

 

Sept. 21
Office of Religious Education, 'Annual Catechist Retreat,' 2-6:30 p.m., Carmelite Shrine, Munster. Fees. Register online at dcgary.org. 769-9292 x230

 

Oct. 11
St. Paul, Valparaiso, 'Anointing of the Sick,' 2 p.m.

 

Mondays
St. Patrick, Chesterton, 'Light of Christ Charismatic Group,' 6 p.m., bldg. 4, in library. 921-1428 or 312-320-7145

 

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 Prayer Group,' 7 p.m., church gathering area. Open to all. 845-6419

 

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.

 

Support Groups
In Progress
• Holy Name, Cedar Lake, 'Grief Support Group,' 1st/3rd Wed., 6:30-8 p.m., parish office.
• Holy Trinity (Croatian), East Chicago, 'Free Parent Support Group,' Mon/Thurs, 10 a.m.-noon. 886-1111
• Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer, 'Alcoholics Anonymous,' Sun., 8 p.m., classroom F.
• Our Lady of Sorrows, South Haven, '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

 

Multiple Dates
Wounded Healers Grief Support Groups, 'Fall Series,' Wed., to begin Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., St. James the Less, Highland. 924-5577 or woundedhealers-nwi.com

 

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, 'Parkinson's Disease Support Group,' second Mon., 2-4 p.m., third Mon., 7-9 p.m., Marian Education Center. Also, 'Free Blood Pressure Screenings,' second Tues., 9-11 a.m., Heart Institute. 757-6141

 

Franciscan Hammond Clinic, 'Weight Management,' second Mon., 6:30 p.m.

 

Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, 'Bariatric Surgery Support Group,' second Tues., 5 p.m., physician conference room.

 

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