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Franciscan Health Dyer's Family Health Center and Women’s Specialty Center Receive Blessings

franciscan-dyer-blessings-2017The Rev. Francis Tebbe, director of spiritual services for Franciscan Health Dyer, Hammond and Munster, blesses with holy water expanded locations of the Dyer hospital’s Family Health Center and Women’s Specialty Center, during a recent, packed celebration over which he presided.

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Bishop Makes Pastoral Visit to St. Catherine Hospital

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Bishop Donald J. Hying visited St. Catherine Hospital on Monday, Feb. 13, as one of several stops in Northwest Indiana to observe the World Day of the Sick.

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Gary Lutheran Churches Recommit to Community Outreach

St-John-Lutheran-Church-of-Tolleston-ParkHistoric St. John Lutheran Church of Tolleston Park in Gary Indiana, announces the installation of Rev. Delwyn Campbell, as Pastor for St. John and Strategic Mission Developer in the Community of Gary Indiana. “We are very excited for this opportunity to recommit our congregation to work our Lord has called us to do in this city,” said Mike Nicks, Secretary for St. John’s. “We hope to reestablish our longstanding Lutheran presence in this community. We have big plans including bringing back one of our Lutheran schools for the community.”

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2016 Community Prayer Breakfast Inspired Duneland Again this Year


On Wednesday October 12th members of the community and guests gathered at Trinity Hall at St. Patrick Catholic Church for the 15th annual Community Prayer Breakfast. The event began with Chesterton Police Chief David Cincoski leading the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Rev. James Mead from St. Patrick Catholic Church delivered the invocation and breakfast was served. After breakfast Master of Ceremonies Mike Harris took a moment to recognize community leaders in attendance, the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee and to thank business and individual supporters of the event. Duneland Chamber of Commerce board chairman, Jim Starin to welcome guests and Cheryl Keller presented scripture readings. Mike Anton presented an inspiring Prayer for our Community,...

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Feast of St. Francis Brings Blessings to Pets, Children, the Elderly

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Feast-of-St-Francis-Brings-Blessings-to-Pets-Children-the-ElderlyThe Rev. Anthony Janik, director of spiritual care services at Franciscan Health Crown Point, prays over Kimber the canine during a 15th-annual Blessing of Children, the Elderly and Pets on Oct. 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis.

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Bishop Noll Freshmen Experience Stations of Cross in New Way

Bishop-Noll-Stations-of-the-Cross-2016_04The Stations of the Cross took on new meaning for Bishop Noll Institute freshmen, who recently completed a special project to better understand their personal connection to each station.

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New Pastor to be Installed at St. John's United Church in Chesterton

New_Pastor_to_be_Installed_at_St__Johns-1Rev. Aaron Ban has joined the Chesterton community as the pastor of St. John's United Church. He received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Carleton College in Minnesota and his Master of Divinity at Eden Seminary in St. Louis. He comes to us from a church in the St. Louis area, where he helped revitalize the congregation and built a youth group in the community.

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Franciscan Health-Munster: Bishop Blesses, Dedicates New Hospital Chapel, Altar

Franciscan-Health-Munster-Bishop-blesses-dedicates-new-hospital-chapel-altar-2016Most Rev. Donald J. Hying, archbishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, blesses with holy water attendees at a Rite of Blessing of the Altar and Dedication of the Chapel ceremony on Feb. 9 at Franciscan Health-Munster. The newly completed hospital chapel is named in honor of Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel, founder of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration.

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health Celebrates Pastoral Care Week

Franciscan-St-Margaret-Health-Celebrates-Pastoral-Care-WeekMost Rev. Donald J. Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, was keynote speaker at a Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond dinner program for clergy and spiritual care workers from area churches and hospitals Oct. 27. The dinner was in conjunction with the celebration of Pastoral Care Week (Oct. 25-31). Pastoral Care Week dates back to the 1980s, when the National Association of Catholic Chaplains adopted a resolution setting aside a week in which to celebrate and honor all those who participate in the pastoral/spiritual care ministries.

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health Celebrates Life with Area Students

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer saw hundreds of young souls gather for the annual Respect Life Celebration on Monday, October 12 in the campus’s front lawn. This event has taken place during Respect Life Week for over 20 years, and is meant to put an emphasis on the precious gift of life and to let people know that their lives matter, have meaning, and deserve respect.

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Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church in Merrillville Offers Fantastic Vacation Bible Camp for Kids in 2015


All kids pre-K through 5th grade are invited to Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church of Merrillville's "Everest" Vacation Bible Camp. At "Everest," kids are anchored in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life's challenges. Vacation Bible Camp runs July 6-10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per child and includes a daily meal, plus Bible stories, snacks, games and more. Visit tmlchurch.com or call Michele at 219-374-5018 for more info.

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