Important Announcement!!!   
  All Masses Suspended Until Further Notice 

COLLECTION ENVELOPES:
Collection envelopes can be dropped off at the parish office or mailed in.  An AUTOMATED GIVING option “WE SHARE” is also available for making your parish contributions. It is easy to sign up for “WE SHARE”. Please contact Donna in the parish office at (219) 838-0395 if you would like additional information on We Share or to sign up. Thank you for your generosity." 

Letter and Memo From Bishop McClory Below:
Bishop Letter Faithful_March 26_English-Spanish
Indulgences
 

CATHOLIC TRADITIONS EXPLAINED

Sacred Heart of JesusQuestion: How can we pray for the dead throughout the year?
Answer: We commemorate the faithful departed on November 2nd each year. However, we can and should continue to pray for the dead. Our growth in Christian perfection takes a long time. At the time of our death, many of us might not be saints yet. But God, in His mercy, allows for those who love Him to experience purification after death. Our word for that state is Purgatory. It’s the antechamber of heaven, so to speak. We know we’re getting in the house, but we’re not quite ready to go all the way in. There’s rain to shake off our coats and dirt that’s clogging our shoes. Here on earth, we can pray for the souls in Purgatory. One way is to request that your parish offer a Mass for the intention of a specific loved one. We can also remember the departed in our daily prayers. Just as we have special intentions for family and friends here on earth, we can pray for those who have died. It’s also a good act of Christian charity to pray for the forgotten, those who have no one else to pray for them. God knows who they are!
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