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Multiple Dates
Catholic Charities,
'Farmers' Market,' Aug. 9, 23; Sept. 6, 20; Oct. 4, all at 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.


July 23
St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, 'Cookout for Cancer,' 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., grotto picnic area. Benefit for Cancer Resource Centre. 392-7009


July 26
St. John Bosco, Hammond, 'Annual Clothing Giveaway,' 9 a.m.-noon, school cafeteria (use door G). Donations accepted at parish office or church vestibule. 844-9027


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


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.



July 26
Sacred Heart, Whiting, 'Bus Trip to St. Ann's Shrine (Ill.),' leaving 8 a.m., returning 5:30 p.m. 659-2846 or 659-3210


Fine Arts
July 26
Franciscan Communities, Crown Point, 'Northwest Indiana Symphony Concert,' 7:30 p.m.


July 27
Rensselaer Program of Church Music & Liturgy, 'Choral Concert: Shepherd My Flock,' 3:30 p.m. EDT, Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Lafayette.


Food & Festival
Multiple Dates
• St. John the Evangelist, St. John, 'Parish Festival,' July 24-27.
• 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.


July 27
St. Ann of the Dunes, Beverly Shores, 'Annual AYCE Pancake Breakfast,' 8:30 a.m.-noon, under 3 tents. 879-7565


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.


In Progress
Our Lady of Sorrows, South Haven, 'Rainbows, Spectrum.' For children experiencing trauma, loss, transition. 759-2400


July 23
Polish-American Cultural Society of NWI, 'Meeting,' 5 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.


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


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.
• Our Lady of Grace, Highland, 'Theology on Tap,' July 27, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., OLG cafeteria.
• St. Mary, Crown Point, 'Theology on Tap,' July 23, 30, Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Crown Brewing.
• Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, 'Indiana Private College Week Observance,' July 21-25. 812-535-5212, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or


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,' July, August, September, 1-3 p.m. Tues., 6-8 p.m. Wed. Fees. 757-6268
• 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 Det. Fees. 'Free Bone Density Screening,' Aug. 20, 9-11 a.m. 'Teen Childbirth Prep Classes,' Aug. 23-24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Freee; for ages 13-19. 'Free Class: Baby Safety,' Sept. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. 836-3477
• St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, 'Physician Seminars,' July 23, Osteoporosis, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 13, Immunizations, 5-7 p.m., POB conference room. 836-3477
• 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. 10800-733-2767


July 29
Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, 'Safe Sitter Babysitting Class,' 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fees. 1-800-931-3322


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.


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


Multiple Dates
Rachel's Vineyard Ministries, 'Rachel's Vineyard Retreats,' July 25-27, Sept. 12-14. For post-abortion healing.


Multiple Dates
• St. Francis Xavier, Lake Station, 'Parish 'Rummage Sale,' July 24-25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; July 26, 8 a.m.-noon, church hall.
• St. Eliz. Ann Seton, Valparaiso, 'Youth Group Rummage Sale,' July 25-26, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations accepted July 18-22, after 8 a.m.; July 23, 4-8 p.m. Benefit for WYD 2016. 775-3813 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Our Lady of Consolation, Merrillville, 'Rummage Sale,' July 31-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
• Office of Hispanic Ministry, 'Migrant Ministry Mass,' Aug. 3, Herr Farm, Lowell, 4 p.m. 397-2125
• Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 'Encounter Weekends,' Aug. 8-11, Oct. 10-12, both at Burr Ridge, Ill. 630-577-0778 or


Aug. 3
All Saints, Hammond, 'Mass in Polish Language,' 1 p.m. 932-0204


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 769-9292 x230


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


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


• 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


• 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


July 27
Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer, 'Caregiver Support Group,' 2 p.m., use west entrance. 365-3898 or 1-888-303-0180


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


Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer, 'Fibromyalgia Support Group,' fourth Sat., 10 a.m., Reginald Ballroom. 708-539-9896 Also, 'Mothers of Multiple Miracles,' fourth Mon., 7 p.m.


St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, 'Lupus Support Group Meetings,' fourth Mon., 6:30-8 p.m., room 3, west tower. 836-3477 Also, 'Hope Network Cancer Support Group,' last Wed., 6-7:30 p.m., education center. 945-4560


Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, 'Breast Cancer Support Group,' fourth Thurs., 4 p.m.


Holy Spirit, Winfield, 'Support Group for Those Caring for Special-Needs Children,' last Tues. Call 540-529-7980 or 661-0644.


Franciscan Hammond Clinic, 'Diabetes Support Group,' first Thurs., 6 p.m. Also, 'Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group,' fourth Thurs., 6 p.m.


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