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Franciscan Health Dyer: Hundreds of Area Students Attend Respect Life Program


Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Hundreds-of-Area-Students-Attend-Respect-Life-Program-2017Most Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, delivers a message of life, hope, acceptance and love to a crowd of about 1,200 area school students and faculty during a 31st annual Prayer Service in Celebration of Life at Franciscan Health Dyer Oct. 4, conducted during national Respect Life Month. The theme of this year’s event, Be Not Afraid, was accentuated by remarks made by guest speaker Matt Schwartz, theological consultant for the Parish Success Group, a national Catholic ministry training and coaching agency, who stressed the good in each individual and the need to elevate the spirit and worth of others.

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NWI Great News Show: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary, Bishop Donald J. Hying, On Faith, an Ever Changing Church, the Pope, and the Beautiful People of NWI

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Bishop Donald J. Hying of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary recently met with Ideas in Motion Media (IIMM) Founder Chris Mahlmann, in the Great News Studio for an NWI Great News Show interview. Topics and questions included working with the public to spread the faith and the state of a very changing church.

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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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2016 Community Prayer Breakfast Inspired Duneland Again this Year

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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


Franciscan-Celebrate-Life 15Franciscan 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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