With the addition of six new endowment funds in the second half of 2020 and continued wise investments, the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana now manages over $13,000,000! We welcomed these new organizations to our list of funds: St. Casimir Parish in Hammond, Sacred Heart Parish in Whiting, St. Paul’s Parish in Valparaiso, the Staley Scholarship for Andrean High School, and two funds for St. Patrick’s in Chesterton, one for the Church and the second is the James & Barbara Thorstad Scholarship for St. Patrick’s School.
Like many of our local Catholic Churches, the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana is going virtual! Join us remotely for the November 11th Friends of the Foundation Annual Event.
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We are blessed by our benefactors who have embraced the opportunity to help us continue the work of the Lord, despite the challenges our world has faced this year. We understand that due to the coronavirus, some of our friends may not be comfortable attending our annual gathering in person. The event starts at 5 p.m. and includes an update on 2020 Mercy Grant recipients and remarks from
Most Reverend Robert J. McClory, Bishop of Gary.
The event will be slightly different and will be held virtually.
Save the date! October 1st at 8:30 AM, Bishop Robert J. McClory will celebrate the annual Red Mass at Our Lady of Consolation Church in Merrillville, Indiana. The event is sponsored by the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana.
The history of the Red Mass goes back to 1245 and was first celebrated in the Cathedral of Paris, spreading across Europe, with the first U.S. Red Mass taking place in 1877. The Red Mass traditionally opened the beginning of the Law Term and included all members of the Bench and Bar. The contemporary Red Mass includes blessings and prayers for the legal community.
The Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana hosts the Red Mass and gives those in the legal field a chance to celebrate the Mass with Bishop McClory, who is both a civil lawyer and a Canon lawyer.
The Mass is open to all faiths and will be followed by a continuing education seminar with guest speaker, Judge M. J. McDermott, including free refreshments and social networking. Those attending can elect to receive 1 hour of CLE Credits.
For health & safety wear your mask and practice social distancing.
For information and details contact Judy Holicky at the Foundation at 219-769-9292 x 268 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: new Mass time is 8:30 AM, not 8:00 AM! See you then!
We are keeping everyone in prayer during this time of “social distancing.” Bishop McClory is streaming inspiring messages and his Sunday Masses at the Cathedral through the diocesan website dcgary.org. This is an excellent opportunity to spend more quiet time in prayer and to deepen your relationship with Jesus, and to pray together as a family.
We have postponed our 2020 Mercy Grant cycle temporarily and will post more details as they become available. Please continue to support the Mercy Fund with your gifts. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated.
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GARY – The Gary SouthShore RailCats beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 5-2 at the Bishop’s Birthday Bash on Aug. 14, but the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Indiana scored an even bigger win, awarding its first six $1,000 Mercy Fund grants.
August 14th is Bishop Hying’s Birthday Bash 2018 at U.S. Steel Yard, home of the Gary SouthShore RailCats.
Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family as we celebrate Bishop Hying’s birthday and raise money for the Mercy Fund established through the Catholic Foundation to provide funding for projects that embody spiritual and corporal works of mercy throughout our Diocese.
New this year: the Catholic Foundation will be honoring the Mercy Fund’s first grant recipients during the game.
2018 Ticket Packages
This year, we are offering three options for ticket packages:
$40 – admission to game + three hour BBQ + beer/wine wristband
$30 – admission to game + three hour BBQ
$10 – admission to game
Children three and younger are free
Pre-Order Ticket Sales
Parishes are invited to place ticket orders by completing and returning a ticket request form along with payment to the Catholic Foundation by July 24th. Tickets and wristbands will be distributed to parish offices, marked with names and grouped for seating preference, by July 27th. No wait at will-call! Please contact Liz Metts at email@example.com to request the ticket request form.
Online Ticket Sales
Tickets will also be available for purchase online at www.catholicfuture.org after May 19th. Individuals will be able to select their seat(s) and ticket packages, pay online, and print their tickets ahead of time. Unprinted tickets will be available at the stadium will-call window on game day. Please note that ALL BBQ and drink wristbands must be picked up at the stadium’s will-call window on game day.
Merrillville, IN—The Catholic Foundation today announced the availability of grant funding through its Mercy Fund. Created by Bishop Donald J. Hying in recognition of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy, the inaugural grant cycle of the Mercy Fund will prioritize projects that embody spiritual and corporal works of mercy within the Diocese of Gary.
MERRILLVILLE, November 20, 2016 – The Jubilee Year of Mercy may be officially ending today, but it has inspired a new Mercy Fund being established through the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana to continue supporting works of mercy in the Diocese of Gary.
In the early days of the Church, followers of Jesus met in public spaces or in their homes, solidifying their faith and sense of community. On the surface, this early church looked very tenuous, persecuted and scattered, yet the faithful gave all that they had to carry on the mission of Jesus Christ. Throughout history, the church and her ministries have met with terrible opponents that should have spelled her end, yet her community of believers continued to give to and sustain the Catholic faith.