A Letter From Our Pastor

Dear Our Lady of Grace Parishioners,

    Here are a few important notices:
Bishop McClory has directed that all Masses taking place in the month of May, starting May 11, be by invitation only, not open to the public at large, with strict 6 feet social distancing.  Only on June 1 can Masses be truly open, provided that social distancing norms are followed.  Our Lady of Grace Church can accommodate as a maximum number only 179 people until June 12.  That number is insufficient to cover normal weekend Mass crowds and would lead to people being turned away if occupancy is full.  

OLG Church will reopen for public Masses on the weekend of Saturday June 13 –Sunday June 14.  Due to social distancing regulations corresponding to each stage of reopening in Indiana, it is not feasible for us to reopen before that time.   The norms for stage four, beginning June 12, allow for 257 people as maximum attendance for the OLG church building.  That number will accommodate our normal weekend Mass crowds for our parish.  To begin with, our Mass schedule may be altered somewhat as we seek to become accustomed to having public Masses again.  We might begin with only three scheduled Masses at first, for example.  

I ask for your patience as we all have to wait until we can reopen on June 13-14.  As a reminder, Bishop McClory has dispensed all of the faithful from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass until August 15.  If anyone should be concerned about coming to Mass at this time, all of us are dispensed from the obligation until August 15.

Weekday Mass at OLG will resume on June 1, Monday through Friday, at 8:30am, following social distance norms.  Weekday Mass will be in the church, not the chapel, until further notice.  Saturday morning weekday Mass will resume at a later date.      

                                                       Father Brian Chadwick
                                                                       Pastor

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Day Time Link
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Resources Below

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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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Religious Education News

religious education2ALL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES  are going to be on TUESDAY EVENINGS from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Classes are for Public school students ages 4-14.

FALL REGISTRATION: Begins August 3, 2020 If your student(s) are new to our program, please bring a Baptismal Certificate. Thank you!

CONTACT PERSON: Donna Velez, Director of Religious Education 219-972-6388 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Religious Education office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, you can leave a voice message or send an email.

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.


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