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Spanish . . .

Diocese of Gary

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program

   The Diocese of Gary's three-year Lay Ecclesial Ministry formation program is designed for men and women who aspire to lay leadership positions - both paid and unpaid - in the Church. The program is also the starting point for men who may be discerning a call to the diaconate.

   Two cohorts (groups) are now being recruited: one will receive instruction in English, and the other in Spanish.

   Open houses will be held in the following parishes, all beginning at 7 p.m.:

       Monday, April 19 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hammond (English)


       Wednesday, April 21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe, East Chicago, East Chicago (Spanish)

       Thursday, April 29 at St Matthias, Crown Point (English)


       Monday, May 3 at Nativity of Our Savior, Portage (English)


       Thursday, May 13 at Sacred Heart, Laporte (English)

Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Deacon Dan Lowery at (219) 677-3160, or via email at

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 All are welcome! To  learn more or to join one of our  parishes, please contact the parish office at the number listed above. We look forward to meeting you!
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The worship and ministries of our parishes are made possible through the generous stewardship of the time, talent and treasure of our parishioners. Thank you for your generosity!