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Community Calendar

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 bi-monthly newspaper, so give yourself several weeks time before the event to submit the information. Event notices run until the event has taken place.

 

Benefits

July 29-31

        St. Matthias, Crown Point, Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Donation drop-off dates July 24-25 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Jackie Wallace at 682-5272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on volunteering or donating.

 

Education

Multiple dates

        Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, STEM Summer Camp for children entering grades K-8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday in two remaining weekly sessions, July 19-23 and July 26-30. New topic and fee each week, attend one or both. Due to a grant, East Chicago residents attend free. Call 932-9058 or visit bnistemcamp2021.givesmart.com.

 

July 30-Aug. 1

        Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Community, “Let’s Go Camping in God’s Creation” Vacation Bible School for youth pre-K through sixth grade, 6-8:30 p.m. on Fridays with snacks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday with lunch and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday with Mass and lunch, all in St. John the Baptist School basement (Door A). Donations accepted for Whiting Animal Shelter. Register at stjohnbap.org.

 

Oct. 9

        Diocese of Gary, “Laudato Si, Caring for Our Common Home” workshop, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Queen of All Saints, Michigan City. Open to all clergy and laity with a concern for the environment as integral to the Catholic faith, the program includes Mass, review of objectives, keynote, four breakout sessions and lunch. No charge, but register by Sept. 1 at 769-9292.

 

Food and Festivals

July 18

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, “Arise and Shine” Vacation Bible School Family Day, 1-4 p.m. Fee. Register at stmichaelparish.life.

 

Aug. 1

        Notre Dame Club of Northwest Indiana, First Post-COVID In-Person Event, meet at 11:30 a.m. (CST) outside Duncan Student Center at entrance to ND football stadium press box for a tour of Dahnke Ballroom and Foley’s Pub, campus updates from Alumni Association director Dolly Duffy and Mike Sullivan, season preview by defensive line coach Mike Elston, Mass and Student Send-Off in the Eck Center with food and beverages. Registration requested for NWI@ND via https://nwidomers.com/events/12293.

 

Aug. 19-22

        St. Mary, Griffith, St. Mary’s Carnival with carnival rides and midway food, 6-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-11 p.m. Sunday. Bingo daily in Hildebrandt Hall. Mega Pass for rides available only at the rectory (8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F) through Aug. 18. Call 924-4163 or visit smgriffith.org.

 

Aug. 20

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Outing to Gary SouthShore RailCat baseball game, 7:10 p.m. at U.S. Steelyard, Gary. Tickets, available at the parish, include a food voucher.

 

Aug. 29

        Ss. Monica and Luke, Gary, “The Art of Fashion” annual fashion expo and dinner, 4 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.) at Chateau Banquets, Merrillville. All seats reserved and seating limited; ad forms and tickets at the parish office or call James Harris at 730-2825. Limited vendor space available by calling Gail Madison at 756-0522.

 

Gatherings & Classes

Ongoing

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Senior GEMS for all 51 and older adults resumes meeting 10 a.m.-noon on the second and fourth Tuesdays in St. Patrick Hall.

        Whiting-Robertsdale Catholic Communities, Senior Center at Pulaski Park North Hammond facilitated by Whiting-Robertsdale Catholic Communities is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 659-4138 for list of activities.

        Ss. Monica and Luke, Gary, Wednesday Night Fellowship meetings by Zoom, 6:30 p.m. Submit name, email address and phone number to Paul Mulligan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 680-6185 to receive a weekly email notification with link.

 

Health & Fitness

Ongoing

        Sacred Heart, Whiting, Healing Mass, 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. For special accommodations or a ride to church, call parish office at 659-0733.

        Diocese of Gary, Natural Family Planning classes begin the third Monday of every month, 6-8 p.m. at the Pastoral Center, Merrillville. Register at ccli.org or call 769-9292, x259 for more information.

        Holy Name of Jesus, Cedar Lake, Aeroba Low Class, 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in church hall. No charge.

 

Multiple dates

        Franciscan Health, Michigan City, Walk With A Doc featuring a brief health talk and 5K walk, 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 29 at Elston Door L, LaPorte County Family YMCA, 1202 Spring St., Michigan City. 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. .

        St. Matthias, Crown Point, Faith, Family and Fitness Walks at the Lake County Fairgrounds, meet at 9 a.m. Tuesdays through July 27 at the playground for a faith-filled walk. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All ages welcome.

 

July 19

        St. Thomas More School, Munster, Fourth Annual Golf Classic, shotgun start at noon at Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville. 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. . Visit STMGolf2021.givesmart.com.

        Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Centennial Golf Outing with lunch, round of golf with cart, beverage, dinner and prizes at Innsbrook Country Club, Merrillville. Reduced ticket price for young alums (classes of 2011-2021). Contact Juli Sandoval at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 932-9058, x105.

        St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Center, Valparaiso, American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter StTeresaValpo.

 

July 20

        Knights of Columbus #14240, American Red Cross blood drive, p.m. in St. John Kanty Hall, Rolling Prairie. Appointments are recommended by calling (800) 733-2767 or visiting RedCrossBlood.org.

 

July 20-22

        Andrean High School, Merrillville, Girls’ Basketball Kids Camp for incoming grades 2-8, 2-4 p.m. daily. Camp fee includes T-shirt. Register by July 19. At andreansignup.com/girls-basketball.cfm. Contact Tony Scheub at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

 

Aug. 7

        St. John the Evangelist School, St. John, 5K Run and One-Mile Fun Walk to benefit classroom renovations, 7:45 a.m. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/StJohn/SJE5K by July 18 to guarantee a T-shirt. To volunteer, contact Katie Hurley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to become a sponsor, contact Kellee Wyzgowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Aug. 9

        Catholic Charities for Northwest Indiana, 39th annual golf outing at Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville. Registration at 10 a.m., shotgun start at noon and dinner at 4:30 p.m. Contact Esther Miller at 689-3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Aug. 15

        Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council 10811, Merrillville, American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Parish Activity Center, Merrillville. Reservations recommended; visit RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code “ladycons” or call (800) 733-2767.

       

Respect Life

Ongoing

        St. John the Evangelist, St. John, Missionaries for Life Ministry meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. third Thursday of every month. Call Amy Grogan at (708) 715-2090.

        St. John the Evangelist, St. John, Holy Hour for Life, 7 p.m. every Friday in Adoration Chapel.

Aug. 7

        St. Stephen, Martyr, Merrillville, Respect Life Mass, 9 a.m. followed by a Rosary at the grotto. Reconciliation available at 8:30 a.m.

 

Social Outings/Trips

Sept. 13-24, 2022

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Alpine European Pilgrimage led by Bishop Emeritus Dale Melczek and Father Martin Dobrzynski, including Passion Play of Oberammergau. For more information, contact Father Dobrzynski at 322-4505, x220 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Spirituality

Ongoing

        St. Joseph, Hammond, Morning Prayer recited through Zoom meeting, 6:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. To join group, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for link.

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Eucharistic Prayer for hope and healing for the Church, priests and anyone who has been abused, 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays.

        Holy Spirit, Winfield, Saturday Men’s Group meeting, 8-10 a.m. first Saturday of every month, starting with Mass in the church followed by meeting on “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis and food in the parish center. RSVP required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Health protocols will be followed; wear a mask.

        Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Community, Outdoor Rosary, 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Immaculate Conception Grotto, 1800 White Oak Ave., Whiting. Bring your rosary and a chair, if you like.

        Holy Name of Jesus, Cedar Lake, Tuesday Rosary, 11:30 a.m. in the church, followed by Mass at noon.

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Marian Devotions, 8 p.m. July 25 and biweekly through Oct 3, 8 p.m. (dusk) at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. July intention is for families, parents and children.

        St. John the Evangelist, St. John, SJE Charismatic Prayer Group, meetings at 6 p.m. on first and third Fridays of the month in the Day Chapel. Contact Jim Hamilton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Men’s Breakfast with scripture reading, reflection and fellowship, 6:45 a.m. third Saturday of every month at Sophia’s Restaurant, Schererville, followed by 8 a.m. Mass at church.

 

Multiple dates

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Theology Uncorked, 6-8:30 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 12 in St. Patrick Hall. stmichaelparish.life

 

July 24

        St. Adalbert, Whiting, Mass with Bishop Robert J. McClory, 4:30 p.m.

 

July 25

        Salvatorian Fathers Shrine, Merrillville, St. Christopher Feast Day Blessing of all vehicles following 9 a.m. (English), 10:30 a.m. and noon (Polish) Masses at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, 5755 Pennsylvania St. 884-0714

        St. John Bosco, Hammond, Mass with Bishop Robert J. McClory, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

 

Support Groups

Ongoing

        St. John the Evangelist, St. John, Retrouvaille of NWI meets at 7 p.m. the third Friday of every month in Trinity Hall. RetrouvailleNWI.org

        St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Emotions Anonymous support group led by and for people with emotional health problems following a 12-step program adapted from AA, 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays. No fee; personal sharing is optional.

        Franciscan Health Dyer, Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8 p.m. Sundays in Classroom FO.

        Sacred Heart, LaPorte, Nourish for Caregivers support group meeting, 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays in parish hall for a timely topic, hand-outs, discussion and prayer. Contact Deacon Frank Zolvinski at 575-1090 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Karen Yates at 363-5323 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Diana Riley at 363-6704 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Multiple dates

        Office of Pro-Life Activities, Diocese of Gary, Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats for women and men affected by abortion to facilitate renewal and healing in a non-judgmental and supportive environment, Oct. 22-24. Call 552-2944 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or visit helpafterabortion.net for information. All inquiries confidential.

        Franciscan Health Dyer, Grief Support Group summer session hosted by the Palliative Care Dept., 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 4 at Franciscan Health Dyer. Face masks required. Register with Nicholas Perkins or Chris Kalina at 864-2055.

 

Vocations

Ongoing

        Serra Club of Northwest Indiana, prayer meeting to foster and affirm vocations to priesthood and avowed religious life, 6:30 p.m. third Monday of every month at St. Bridget, Hobart. Call Susan Gryfakis at 688-8209 or John Vidal at 689-7324.

        Office of Vocations, Diocese of Gary, Discernment meeting for those 14 and older considering the priesthood or religious life, 6-8 p.m. third Friday every month. Call Father Chris Stanish at 464-4042, or visit garyvocations.com.

 

Volunteering

Ongoing

        St. John the Evangelist, St. John, Church tour guides needed from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, contact Pat Millerick at 558-8944 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Aug. 6

        Rebuilding Hope Mission Team, St. Michael the Archangel, Schererville, Day of Caring partnership with Lake Area United Way at Campagna Academy in Schererville. Contact Mike Macki or Jim Koeling to volunteer, or call the parish office at 322-

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