St. Mary Medical Center CEO Janice Ryba speaks with Bishop of Gary Dale J. Melczek at a reception in Hobart in 2008.
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Benjamin J. Ross, a 2004 graduate of Highland High School, was 26 when he entered the Roman Catholic priesthood with his ordination at Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary.
Rev. Benjamin Ross kneels before a statue of Mary in the grotto outside St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Munster, Ind. Ross, 27, is the newest and youngest priest in the Gary Diocese.
Rev. Benjamin Ross outside St. Thomas More Church in Munster, Ind.
Alfonso Iannelli Designed "Bishop's Chair" for St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Michigan City, Ind.
Alfonso Iannelli and the Iannelli Studios were commissioned in 1928 to design a new altar and furnishings for the St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Michigan City, Ind., including this stately solid wood "Bishop's Chair."
Marian Catholic's Tim LaVelle scored a perfect 36 on his ACT.
Marian Catholic's Tim LaVelle is set for a great senior season. Two years ago, he broke his ankle, but came back.
Marian Catholic boys basketball coach Mike Taylor is The Times Coach of the Year. He led the Spartans within one game of a berth in the Class 4A final four.
Marian Catholic boys basketball coach Mike Taylor led the Spartans to a program-record 29 wins and a McDipper championship.
Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis is The Times Basketball Player of the Year. He was a Class 4A first-team all-state pick and was the Most Valuable Player of the East Suburban Catholic Conference.
Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis, The Times Player of the Year with Marian coach Mike Taylor, The Times Coach of the Year, enjoy at moment at the school on Monday.
Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis, left,The Times Player of the Year with Marian coach Mike Taylor. The Times Coach of the Year helped the Spartans to their best season in school history.
Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis averaged 21.9 points, 4.8 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game in leading the Spartans to their first sectional title.
Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis
Bishop Noll's Larry Crisler defends against Marquette Catholic's Ryan Fazekas during Saturday's Greater South Shore Conference Tournament championship game. At left is Noll's Tyreon Gates.
Bishop Noll's Larry Crisler, back, and Tyreon Gates double-team Marquette Catholic's JoVonte Peals in the first half of Saturday's Greater South Shore Conference Tournament championship game.
Bishop Noll's Lee Howard guards Marquette Catholic's Richie Mitchell during the first half of Saturday's Greater South Shore Conference Tournament championship game.
MERRILLVILLE | Middle school youth from Northwest Indiana gathered recently for “Grásta Dé!,” a youth ministry event presented by the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults at at Andrean High School.
MERRILLVILLE | Middle school youth from Northwest Indiana will gather from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Andrean High School for “Grásta Dé!,” a youth ministry event presented by the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults.
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