Welcome To Our Lady Of Grace Church

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church community is located just off the main square in Highland, IN on Highway Avenue. Our parish community welcomes people from Highland as well as from the surrounding communities of Griffith, Gary, Munster, Hammond, East Chicago, Indiana and Lansing, Illinois. 

You are most welcome to join us in our efforts to grow in relationship with the Lord and fellowship with others who also seek and search for direction and support of our common goal – the journey of life to the Father through Jesus and help of the Spirit.

The Vigil Mass will be available to view on Sunday @ 7:00 AM - Link Below
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFhH-Mpyzz5iyyYfu9qQzsRB8NKKO3BHj


OLG Parish YouTube Channel:   OLG Youtube Channel
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops    http://www.usccb.org/
Gary Diocese Link (Bishop’s letter and updates)   https://www.dcgary.org
Spiritual Links   
https://www.dcgary.org/spiritual-resources.html
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Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church community is located just off the town’s main square in Highland, IN on Highway Avenue. Our parish community welcomes people from Highland as well as from the surrounding communities of Griffith, Gary, Munster, Hammond, East Chicago, Indiana and Lansing, Illinois.

You are most welcome to join us in our efforts to grow in relationship with the Lord and fellowship with others who also seek and search for direction and support of our common goal – the journey of life to the Father through Jesus and help of the Spirit.

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The Paschal Fast: “The Paschal Fast must be kept sacred. It should be celebrated everywhere on Good Friday, and where possible should be prolonged throughout Holy Saturday” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy # 110) Good Friday through Holy Saturday: These days are marked by fasting and by abstinence from meat. Please note that these days are not part of Lent or the Lenten Fast. The Paschal Fast is a fast of anticipation. The observance of this most ancient fast is a solemn way to prepare ourselves for the reception of the Easter Communion.

How do we fast?
The customary fast: This fast allows for only one full meal to be taken during the day. 2 smaller meals are permitted, if necessary, to maintain strength according to one’s needs. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.

The fast of the early church: This fast begins upon rising. No meals are taken until the customary work day (5pm) is ended. A glass of juice may be taken in the morning and simple liquids such as water, coffee and tea, during the day. The fast ends with a brief prayer followed by an adequate meal. For many this may work as a more natural way to fast. 

Age guidelines for fasting: Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday and who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. 

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Religious Education News
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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a 2 year program of study and preparation in which persons become Catholic through receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. This process is for those who have never been baptized, baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition or baptized in the Catholic faith and never received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation and are over the age of 7. Please call the Religious Education office for more information.

OFFICE HOURS: M-W 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thurs. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday- CLOSED
Please call for an appointment. Masks and social distancing required.

REL ED classes: Began on Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. Classes will be on line for the first 9 weeks.

CONFIRMATION: Monday, Sept. 28 7 p.m. OLG and Rel Ed 8th grade students from last school year. Practice date and time to be determined. Please return your decorated banners to the Rel Ed office by Sept. 21!

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP NEWS — Contact Dennis Churilla 708-426-6864 to join the youth group.
Thank You.

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