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All adults 18 and over in the parish are encouraged to register. Please notify the office of any changes to address or phone.

Todos los adultos de 18 años o más de la parroquia están invitados a registrarse. Por favor notifique la oficina de cualquier cambios de dirección o numero de telefono.


Contribution Envelopes/Sobres de Contribución

Regular weekly use demonstrates good Stewardship.


Por favor de usar su sobre cada semana.


Mass Intentions/Intenciónes de Misa

The Cathedral of the Holy Angels is accepting Mass Intentions.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information.


    - Offering $10 per intention


La Catedral de los Santos Ángeles está aceptando intenciónes.  Por favor llame la oficina de la parroquia.


    - Ofrenda $10 por cada intentión


You must register your child to attend the Generations of Faith Sessions.  Sacramental Preparations will accompany the program.


             Adults: Please call the parish office for information.


Necesitan  registrar su niño/niña para las sesiones de Generaciones de Fe.  Preparación para recibir los sacramentos seran incluyido.


             Adultos: Llame la oficina parroquial para información.


Bulletin Announcements/Anuncios del Boletin

Deadline for bulletin notices is Monday, 3 weeks before event.


Plazo para anuncios del boletin es lunes, 3 semanas antes del evento.


Website for Diocese

Diocese of Gary -






Please call Holy Angels  


Por favor llame a la oficina de los Santos Ángels


 Arrangements are to be made in person by the parents.


 Llame la rectoria para una cita de preparación.



If you are a member of Holy Angels Parish please notify the Pastor a minimum of six (6) months prior to setting the wedding date.


Si es un miembro de la parroquia de los Santos Angels pro favor llame al Pastor seis (6) meses antes de fijar la fecha de boda.


Anointing of the Sick/Uncion de los Enfermos

 Please inform the office of sick & shut-ins of Holy Angels Parish.


Avisenos de los enfermos de la parroquia de Los Santos Angeles.



 The family should contact the Pastor for funeral arrangements.

 La familia debe ponerse en contacto con el pastor sobre los arreglos funerarios.

Quinceañera -Celebrating a Quinceañera at Holy Angels

If you are a member of Holy Angels parish please contact the Pastor a minimum  of six(6) months prior to setting any dates for the quinceañera.


Candidate must have completed the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation and attended the quinceañera class.


Sacramental Records/Documentos Sacramentales

Sacramental Records* maybe requested Monday-Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm.

Documentos Sacramentales se pueden solicitar lunes-viernes
9:00am - 2:00pm.


*Currently Holy Angels also maintains sacramental record archives for the following closed Gary Parishes:


Holy Trinity, Sacred Heart, St. Anthony and St. Casimir.


To request a certificate please call Cathedral of Holy Angels 219-882-6079


        or email:    There is a $5.00 fee for each certificate.     




Stewardship & Administration


Parish Pastoral Council

Three year term commitment.  Responsibility would be to see that our Parish Community keeps faithful in continuing the mission of Jesus Christ here in Gary.


Building and Grounds

Maintain our church building and grounds.  Help promote teamwork and community involvement.  Fall and Spring Major Clean-up.  Commit a few hours per week or a few hours per month.


Angel Dusters Weekly - Friday Mornings 8:30am

Maintenance of Church, Annex and Chapel.  Dust mop and damp mop all floors.  Dust pews (any visible wood work) clean washrooms and stock with supplies.   Polish all candle stands, ect.. Clean glass doors. Clean Choir loft Maintenance of plant and floral arrangements displayed.


Sacristan (Weekly)

Wash and iron all altar linens and servers robes.  Clean and fill in all votive candles. Special Need: Someone who sews.



Spiritual & Worship


Hospitality Ushers  (Teen & Adult)

Greet people when they enter church.  Help seat people.  Take up the collection.  Handout bulletins After Mass on Sunday.  Assist during various Diocesan functions-serving either as greeters or aiding in the preparation of refreshments.  Arrive 1/2 hour before Mass.


Lectors (Teen & Adult)

Read the First and Second Readings for the Mass on scheduled Saturdays or Sundays.


Choir (Teen & Adult)

Parishioners are invited to give glory and praise to God through song as members of the parish choir, as instrumentalists or as cantors.  Possible wedding, funeral, quinceañera and liturgies.  Arrive 15 minutes before Mass. Practice: 1 hour weekly.


Altar Servers (Teen & Adult)

Assist the priest during Mass.  Training provided by Father, Deacon or an Older Altar Server.  Arrive 20 minutes before Mass.


Eucharistic Minister

Helps with the distribution of the Body and blood of Christ during Mass. Schedules are provided on the last Sunday of the month



Parish Life


Fellowship Coffee

Sundays after the 10am Mass.  Set-up and clean up hall, tables, chairs, coffee etc.  Pick up rolls for morning.  Help maintain serving area of refreshments


Welcome Committee of New Members

Assist in completing census form.  Familiarize with various church ministries. Conduct tour of Cathedral.  Introduce to Chairperson of different committees.  



Open personality-hospitable.  Engage in feelings of others.  Commitment with parish to help involve more parishioners in church activities accept/make open and personal invitations advertise social hours after Mass for fellowship.  Commitment outside of parish: outreach to community.


Ministers of Care

Assist the caregiver of the sick in the home.  Relieve the main caregiver to run errands or take personal time off.  Commitment: 2 hours every 2 weeks or as needed.


Communion to the Sick

Visit parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized or in nursing home.


            Sisters of St. Anne:  668 Pierce St., Gary IN  46402  (219) 886-0266


Funeral Luncheon

Willing to donate food items for funeral luncheons upon request.  Volunteers needed to: hall set up (chairs, tables) receive food as they are dropped off serve and maintain food area  Clean up: tables, floor and kitchen area/dishes


Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Committee (December 4-12)

Meetings start taking place in early November. Committees formed for Novena preparations: scheduling of Novena Liturgy, Dance and Mañanitas (place and time


San Juan Bautista Committee (June 24)

Meetings start taking place in early February. Help coordinate and work Fundraisers to help with the expense of the Liturgy, Raffles, Dinners etc. Committees formed for Liturgy preparations: Invitation to Cluster Priest (or outside priest) to celebrate.  Social Hour after liturgy, Potluck style dinner


Divorce Support Ministry

Provides a safe place for people during a critical transition in their lives. Program will help lead them to growth and the eventual restructuring of their lives. Groups are usually formed in October and the program runs into February. There are 10 sessions and are held every two weeks. Typically this ministry is open to both Catholics and non-Catholics alike.


Family & Youth Ministry

Provides families and young people an opportunity to gather as a Christ centered community. Builds the faith community and strengthens support for each other within the community. Involves planning and directing family outings and youth activities both in a social setting and as a working member of the body of Christ.


South Shore Terrance Nursing/Rehabilitation Home

Visit and offer companionship to all residents.  Be the human touch for many of the residents who have no family or visitors





R.C.I.A. - Rite of Christina Initiation for Adults

Welcome and invite others to learn about the Catholic Faith.  Members of the faith community agree to walk the walk of faith with others.  Share personal stories.  Meet weekly or bi-weekly with inquirers.  Meet weekly after the Sunday liturgy with Catechumens and Candidates.


Adult Faith Formation

Continuing education on various topics of the Catholic faith including the study of scripture, origins of the church, Marian Doctrines, etc.


Bereavement Ministry of Consolation (comfort those that mourn)

Offer pastoral and spiritual support to the bereaved through counseling and other resources so that all who mourn a loss through death may receive the healing comfort of God.


Community Services, Programs and Links of Interest


     Catholic Charities:   940 Broadway, Gary, IN  46402 (219) 886-3549



    Sojourner Truth:     410 W 13th Avenue, Gary IN 46407  (219)885-2282

            Website:        sojourner truth house


    Missionaries of Charities: 509 W Ridge Rd., Gary IN 46408 (219) 884-2140


    Northwest IN Community Action:    varies locations


    Virtus Online:            Adult/Parent Training Session

            Website:         Virtus


    Northwest Family Services, INC:    5927 Columbia Ave. Hammond, IN 46320

               Website:          Lake Net


    Worldwide Marriage Encounter:

                Website:        Marriage Encounter


    The Society for the Propagation of Faith

                Website:       World Missions


    Habitat for Humanity

                Website:   NW Indiana Habitat for Humanity


     St Vincent DePaul

                    Website:    St. Vincent DePaul



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