Protection of the Virgin Mary Church, Merrillville, IN, to celebrate 101st anniversary October 6-7

MERRILLVILLE, IN [MW Diocese Communications] — Archpriest Peter Bodnar and the faithful of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Church here will celebrate their parish’s 101st anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2012.

Saturday’s events begin with presentations at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese social and an opportunity to meet Priest Andrew Moore, anniversary guest speaker.  Father Andrew is rector of Saint Thomas Church, Springfield, MO.  Great Vespers followed by a Memorial for departed parish members will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m.

On Sunday morning, a process to the church will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.  An anniversary dinner will follow.

For additional information, please call Mary Ann at 219-226-9658.

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