Pastor: Father Keith McClellan, 219-872-4844
Administrative Assistant: Kitty Cate
The Pastoral Center is the heart of daily activity at Notre Dame Parish. There you may obtain parish registration forms, general information, sacramental records, mass intentions, and appointments with the pastor.
Church-related business is conducted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Parish meetings and activities generally take place in the hall or meeting room of the Parish Center.
Below are weekly homilies by Father Keith that are available for download.
The sacraments are central to Catholic faith. Jesus Christ is the supreme sacrament. As Saint Paul wrote, “He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creatures” (Colossians 1:15). Saint John the Evangelist expresses this in another way: “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, ever at the Father’s side, who has revealed him” (John 1:18).
Jesus, in his earthly ministry, made God known through signs. With a word and a touch, Jesus once snatched a little girl from death (Mark 5:22-23,35-43). With a mud salve, he gave sight to a blind man (John 9:1-7). With the encouraging words, “Your sins are forgiven,” he released a repentant woman from untold distress (Luke 7:48). Multiplying loaves, breaking bread, or passing a cup of wine, Jesus nourished multitudes with his very self, flesh and blood. With a deep breath, he bestowed the Holy Spirit on the first small community of believers (John 19:30; 20:22-23).
The glorified Christ sent his Spirit upon the Church to prolong these signs in every generation, time, and place, making them available to all. In these signs, which we call sacraments, we have a true encounter with God, through Jesus Christ, personally and in the community of the Church. The wonder of the sacraments is that what they signify, they also give: rebirth, mercy, healing, communion with God and others, grace, love, spiritual power, mission, and eternal life.
Adult Entry into Church
Freedom to Marry
Opportunities for Laity