The 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.
Most 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.
This Sunday at Bethany we distributed the proceeds from the Community Matters Benefit Concert with rising country star, Dylan Scott and opening act, local Nashville recording artists, High Noon.
Most 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.
Pastors from Michigan City and LaPorte gathered this last week to begin to build friendships and relationships across our county. Over 25 pastors met on Thursday Oct 15th in a joint ministerial gathering. The purpose of the gathering was to begin to develop friendships that would strengthen their partnerships in being an influence in Michigan City and LaPorte and reach out to the whole county.
Franciscan 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.
Christ Church La Porte is excited to announce our free VBS beginning Monday, July 20, 2015 for kids 5th grade and younger! Bring your family and join us as we “Journey Off the Map” during the evenings of July 20-24 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. While on our “Journey Off the Map”, kids will discover Jesus is the Ultimate Guide on a journey uncharted by them, but known by Him.
Get ready for some Australian Fun. “Outback Rocks VBS” @ the Westville United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School – July 20, 21 22, 2015. Monday and Tuesday 5:30 to 8 pm and Wed 5:30 to 7:30pm with the last day showing a parent presentation.
Most Rev. Donald Hying (foreground-left), who recently was appointed bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, blesses a new San Damiano cross that resides above the altar in the Corpus Christi Chapel at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, during a crowded ceremony on June 3.