Important Dates - Annual Parish Events

Sunday in February and August (watch bulletin for exact dates)
Vamos Hall
8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Giving blood in one sense is the ultimate gift. My blood after all, is far more valuable to me than any gifts of time or money I can make. My pint of blood comes close to the traditional tithe. It’s a fraction less than 1/10 of all the blood I have. Please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE for more information. Blood drives are sponsored by Knights of Columbus, Good Sheperd Council #10811.  The council cooperates with the Msgr. Ryder Council at St. Andrew parish and Msgr. Hoffman Council at St. Joan of Arc parish for alternating blood drives.


(Annually in July - watch bulletin for exact dates)
Location - Vamos Hall
Please save and put aside items such as toys, books, games, puzzles, kitchenware, dishes, small appliances, furniture, holiday decorations, knick-knacks, etc. NO CLOTHES for our annual rummage sale!! Help is needed during drop off and sale days, as well as packing and cleaning up at the end. If you would like to volunteer, please call the parish office at 219-769-1755.


(Our Big Ticket Raffle is held on a Sunday in August, watch the bulletin for exact dates)
Parish Center
1:00 to 5:30 pm
We have our picnic rain or shine. We have music, bingo, a talent show, children’s games, big ticket raffle, food and fun for all. The parish provides burgers, brats, hot dogs, condiments, paper ware, and soft drinks. You may bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a side dish to share! It’s a great way to get to know your parish family - and it’s FREE!!

We ask parishioners to help by volunteering for a one-hour shift for Grilling, Food Room, Bingo, Children’s Games, Set-up or hourly Clean-up. Preparations for the picnic begin late spring. If you’re interested in helping organize the picnic, please contact the parish office at 219-769-1755.