Historic Latin Mass at Gary's Cathedral

Latin Mass filled Holy Angels Cathedral

On January 1, 2018, more than 250 people attended the first Traditional Latin Mass at Holy Angels Cathedral in over 50 years, celebrated by Bishop Joseph Perry. Even with a temperature of -4 degrees (and windchill of -19 degrees), hundreds of people came to Gary on a holiday—even without it being a holy day of obligation—and filled the Cathedral.

There were so many Catholics of all ages, but the greatest demographic was young families. It has been a while since the Cathedral held so many children between its walls!

The historic event was the main front-page story of Indiana's second largest newspaper, The Times.

We are grateful to Bishop Perry for celebrating this Mass, to the servers, Knights of Columbus, and ushers, and to all who made this event possible and so very special. We also thank Bishop Donald Hying who, as Bishop Perry noted in his sermon, personally invited him to celebrate this Traditional Latin Mass.

Photo Gallery

Even all the pews on the sides are full!

Photos by Xavier Boudreau. Please reference "NWI Latin Mass Community" and provide a link to "nwilatin.org" when re-using them.