Nativity Lighting Saturday, December 20th
There will be a blessing of the Nativity at the gazebo following the 4 p.m. Mass. Please join us for snacks and desserts after the blessing. Consider bringing a dish to share with others.
Santa will be there as well so bring the children. All are welcome. If for some reason you cannot be at the 4 p.m. Mass, come at 5:00 p.m. and join us in this joyous occasion. We will also select the winners of the Children’s Keeping Christ in Christmas Poster Contest.
Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
The Knights of Columbus #1347 is sponsoring a children’s poster contest this holiday season. Age groups are: K-2nd, 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. There will be prize winners in each group. Each participant will also receive a Dairy Queen gift card.
Entries are due by Monday, December 15th to the RE office. Winners will be announced Saturday, December 20th after the blessing of the Nativity.
Adult Religious Education Classes
In the past year, the Parish Council has been developing new programs for the spiritual and education growth of the parish. We appreciate their efforts and are now able to announce a program of adult education featuring the catechism of the Church. Continue Reading……
Our new Bishop – Donald J. Hying
On November 24, 2014, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Donald J. Hying as the fourth bishop of Gary and simultaneously accepted the resignation of Bishop Dale J. Melczek as Gary’s third bishop.
The sixth child, all boys born to Albert and Catherine Hying, Bishop Hying, a native of West Allis, Wisconsin, was ordained to the priesthood for the archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1989, where he served in numerous parishes, as well as La Sagrada Familia, the archdiocese’s parish in the Dominican Republic. Additionally he served as dean of formation at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary where he was later appointed rector, serving there until Pope Benedict XVI named him auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee in 2011.
Fluent in Spanish, Bishop Hying’s missionary experience will bring a strong sense of understanding and compassion to many of the faithful in the Diocese of Gary. We ask you to join us in keeping Bishop Hying, as well as Bishop Melczek, in our prayers during this time of transition.
A Mass of installation will be celebrated at Holy Angels Cathedral on January 6, 2015.