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La Porte Churches Come Together for Baptism in Stone Lake

La-Porte-Churches-Come-Together-for-Baptism-in-Stone-LakeWhile all the craziness and sin was happening in Charlottesville, Temple Worship Center of Michigan City & Liberty Bible Church of La Porte celebrated our 4th Annual Potluck and Baptism at Cummings Lodge and Stone Lake.

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NWI Great News Show: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary, Bishop Donald J. Hying, On Faith, an Ever Changing Church, the Pope, and the Beautiful People of NWI

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Bishop Donald J. Hying of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary recently met with Ideas in Motion Media (IIMM) Founder Chris Mahlmann, in the Great News Studio for an NWI Great News Show interview. Topics and questions included working with the public to spread the faith and the state of a very changing church.

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Franciscan Health Dyer's Family Health Center and Women’s Specialty Center Receive Blessings

franciscan-dyer-blessings-2017The Rev. Francis Tebbe, director of spiritual services for Franciscan Health Dyer, Hammond and Munster, blesses with holy water expanded locations of the Dyer hospital’s Family Health Center and Women’s Specialty Center, during a recent, packed celebration over which he presided.

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La Porte Hospital Hosts Blessing of the Hands Service to Close Out National Nurses Week


Developed by the American Nurses Association, National Nurses Week is a time to celebrate and recognize nurses working in all the many fields of the health care profession. It is celebrated each year, beginning with National Nurses Day on May 6th and running through May 12th - the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

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Bishop Makes Pastoral Visit to St. Catherine Hospital

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Bishop Donald J. Hying visited St. Catherine Hospital on Monday, Feb. 13, as one of several stops in Northwest Indiana to observe the World Day of the Sick.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Feast of St. Francis Brings Blessings to Pets, Children, the Elderly

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Feast-of-St-Francis-Brings-Blessings-to-Pets-Children-the-ElderlyThe 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.

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Franciscan Health-Munster: Bishop Blesses, Dedicates New Hospital Chapel, Altar

Franciscan-Health-Munster-Bishop-blesses-dedicates-new-hospital-chapel-altar-2016Most 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.

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Dylan Scott Community Matters Benefit Funds Distributed

Dylan-Scott-Community-Matters-Benefit-Funds-DistributedThis 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.

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health Celebrates Pastoral Care Week

Franciscan-St-Margaret-Health-Celebrates-Pastoral-Care-WeekMost 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.

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Pastors from Michigan City and LaPorte Gather in 2015

Pastors-from-Michigan-City-and-LaPorte-Gather-10-19-15 01Pastors 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.

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Franciscan St. Margaret Health Celebrates Life with Area Students

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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.

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