Historic 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.”
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,...
The 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.
Rev. 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.
Most 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.
Most 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.
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.
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.
Most Rev. Donald Hying (foreground-left), who recently was appointed bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, blesses a new San Damiano cross that resides above the altar in the Corpus Christi Chapel at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, during a crowded ceremony on June 3.
Village Church of Dyer is raising funds for their August mission trip to the Dominican Republic. On May 2nd, from 10am-5pm at Drenth's Garage-7701 Rt 41 in Schererville. With Nelson's BBQ fundraisers, they will be selling BBQ chicken and potatoes. $7 for half a chicken, you can add potatoes for $3 more! It's enough food for 2 people! They need to sell 608 half chickens by 5pm! Come out and support their mission to bring hope to the Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic!