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News & Information

Welcome to the latest news at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. On this page, you will find both news and information on St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. Along with St. John the Baptist news, you can also use this page as a source for news and information happening in the Catholic and civic communities to which St. John the Baptist belongs.


St. John the Baptist Parish Bulletin

Here's where you can learn all of the breaking news updates and the latest news as appears in our Parish Bulletin. Breaking News will be posted on an as-necessary basis. A chronological listing of Bulletins follow in PDF format requiring free free Adobe Reader plug-in to view.



Are you looking for bulletin news that may be even older than those we have posted above? Well, for the last few 'months of Sundays', visit our electronic archives. For even older bulletins, please visit the historical archives at the Rectory to see hard copies of bulletins going back through the years.


For the latest news and information about our school, please visit the St. John the Baptist Catholic School website.


Cluster News

Our St. John the Baptist Parish Family is part of a much larger local parish community. Within the Diocese, there are many parish group units. The Diocese is made up of divisions named Deanerys. Within each Deanery are clusters of parishes. St. John the Baptist is in the Northlake Deanery which includes five clusters. There are four parishes in our Cluster, the Whiting Robertsdale Catholic Community.


  • St. John the Baptist
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Adalbert
  • Immaculate Conception


The recent trend in dwindling clergy population has begun to have its impact on our cluster. This situation will lead to much more sharing in our cluster community. Sharing of everything from communication to parish resources. This section of our website will try to keep our parish family on top of what’s going on in the cluster. From news that effects us all to events and happenings at the other parishes.


What’s going on in the Whiting/Robertsdale Cluster? If you thought there was a lot happening in our parish family, just wait until you see all of the rest of the happenings and programs occurring throughout our Whiting Robertsdale Catholic Community. Community bulletins can be obtained in PDF format (requiring free free Adobe Reader plug-in to view) by visiting the Sacred Heart Parish listing at Catholicweb.com. On the Sacred Heart Parish listing page, scroll down and you will see the Church Bulletin section.


Diocesan News

There's also a lot to hear about in our Gary Diocese. If you'd like to see the latest news in the Diocese, please go to the Diocese of Gary website.


CYO News

Here's a quick link to find out what's going on in the Northwest Indiana Catholic Youth Organization. There's news about the organization and its programs. But that's not all. You can also quickly get the latest status on how our school kids' are doing in the Diocesan CYO leagues.


Northwest Indiana Catholic

The Northwest Indiana Catholic is the official newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary. Much of the paper's content can also be accessed on line. Content includes headline and local news, special interest stories, reviews and much more. Click here to access The Northwest Indiana Catholic on line.


The Vatican

If you're looking for news and information in a broader Catholic sense, The Vatican's website may be helpful. It contains news, archival information, museum info, information on saints and news from Pope Benedict XVI.


Our Community

On a more local scale, you can find the latest news about our Whiting/Robertsdale community from two very useful sources, The City of Whiting's website and from The Times.




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