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Queen of All Saints Catholic Church Teens Donate Blessing Bags to Homeless


Blessing bags were donated to Michigan City area homeless courtesy of teens from Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. The teens assembled the packages, which contain everyday essential hygiene items and snacks, during a new, week-long program called Ignite. Aside from giving back to the community, the group of 21 teens had opportunities to grow in faith and fellowship. Activities throughout the week of July 16-20 included a bonfire, a Mass and penance service with Father Kevin Huber, SoulCore prayer and stretching, a visit from the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, and a film on St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Hundreds of Area Students Attend Respect Life Program

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Hundreds-of-Area-Students-Attend-Respect-Life-Program-2017Most Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, delivers a message of life, hope, acceptance and love to a crowd of about 1,200 area school students and faculty during a 31st annual Prayer Service in Celebration of Life at Franciscan Health Dyer Oct. 4, conducted during national Respect Life Month. The theme of this year’s event, Be Not Afraid, was accentuated by remarks made by guest speaker Matt Schwartz, theological consultant for the Parish Success Group, a national Catholic ministry training and coaching agency, who stressed the good in each individual and the need to elevate the spirit and worth of others.

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The Bride Church Returns to Michigan City

The_Bride_Church_returns_to_Michigan_Cit-2One early morning church leadership was awakened by calls of an attender saying the church building was on fire and firemen were battling the blaze. The building on 11th st. had been struck by lightening.

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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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