Parish Ministries

Knights of Columbus

In Service to One, In Service to All

The Father Gilbert Wirtz Council 5929 is proud to serve the St. Patrick Parish and the Duneland Community.

To learn about the benefits of being a Knight and how to join the Knights of Columbus, please click here.


“For Brother Knights, By Brother Knights, 
with Brother Knights and their Families in mind!”

Knights of Columbus insurance has been “Making a Difference for Life” for more than 120 years. Since our founding in 1882, our primary mission has been to protect families against the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner. Today we do this, and help families secure their financial futures, through our top-rated portfolio of life insurance, long term care insurance and annuity products.

For more information on Knights of Columbus Insurance products click here.

Elected Officers

  • Grand Knight:  Dwight W Noble
  • Deputy Grand Knight: Mitchell Hehr
  • Chaplain: Fr Nate Edquist
  • Chancellor: Jeffrey M Loewe
  • Treasurer: Kevin R De Young
  • Financial Secretary: Michael J Opat
  • Recorder: Art Diaz
  • Advocate: Chris Delache
  • Warden: Zachary W Hehr
  • Inside Guard: Richard Kolasa
  • Outside Guard: George J Bartfai Jr
  • Board of Trustees: 3rd Year – Dennis R Guzik
  • Board of Trustees: 2nd Year – James R Oates
  • Board of Trustees: 1st Year – Arthur Diaz
  • District Deputy: Tom Root
  • Lecturer: James R Oates

Program Directors

  • Program Director: James R Oates
  • Church Director: Anthony McCrovitz
  • Family Director: Chris Delache
  • Youth Director: Andy Bozak
  • Membership Director: Dwight Noble
  • Community Director: Mitch Hehr
  • Council Director: Dwight Noble

Parishioners for Life

St. Patrick Parishioners for Life – Mission

Who we are:

PFL promotes the dignity of all life from the moment of conception until natural death and everything in between. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month (except July) at 5:30 PM for a Rosary for Life in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, and then convene for the meeting at 6:00 PM in St. Bridget’s in the Church. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join us. For more information, please visit our PFL table near the bathrooms in the Church or read our weekly bulletin column at

What we do:

We educate the parish and community through weekly bulletin announcements/inserts, through literature and materials on our PFL table, through targeted ads in the newspaper, and through hosting special events.

We lead the parish in pro-life activities such as: Walking with Moms in Need, the Sanctity of Life Sunday/Month in January and the Respect Life Sunday/Month in October (see above website for a complete activity calendar of events).

We assist and participate in pro-life walks/marches, pro-life banquets, 40-Days for Life, and other pro-life activities.

We aid local Pregnancy Help Centers with financial, material and volunteer support.

Organizations we work with:

Porter County RTL, Lake County RTL, LaPorte County RTL, Indiana RTL, National RTL, USCCB Pro-Life office, Diocese of Gary Pro-Life office, other parish RTL groups, St. Patrick School, CHS Students for Life, Pregnancy Help Centers, Rachel’s Vineyard, Knights of Columbus and other pro-life groups.

What you can do:

Pray for the preservation of all human life. Discuss pro-life beliefs with others. Vote for pro-life candidates and legislation. Support pregnancy centers. Join a pro-life group. Read pro-life books, articles, web resources. Write pro-life letters to the editor and to Congress.

The weak cry out “Take my hand, not my life”. Let us not turn our backs on those in need. Make a difference and be a voice for Life.


If you would like more information or to join our group, please contact Clark Gloyeske at, 219-680-0901 or Alice Willett at, 219-395-6230.

St. Pat’s HELPS! Ministry

The previous “Martha Ministry” and the “Visiting Shut-Ins Ministry” have been combined to form a new ministry: St. Pat’s HELPS!

The new ministry will provide services and rides to those in our St Pat’s community family who are in need and have very little or no support. These parishioners may be seniors, persons recently hospitalized or those disabled in some way.

We will need volunteers who will visit, give rides, grocery shop, etc. as their schedule permits.

There will be no meetings and those volunteering will be contacted as needs arise. Young people are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer to help with yard work, snow shoveling, etc.

We will all, someday, face loss of independence and the ability to do as we once did. We would all hope for a loving and willing Christian community, as well as family, to visit and help us when we are in need. May we be that loving community to those who are in that situation now.

If you are able to help or are in need of services, please contact Sue Brennan at 926-5245 or mcbren3 azATza yahoo azDOTza com. Alternately, just select a link below and fill out the on-line form and we’ll be in touch.

Table of Plenty

St. Patrick’s Table of Plenty provides meals to the Duneland communities free of charge most Fridays from 4:00 – 5:30pm in Chapel Hall. Table of Plenty serves a changing menu of full meals.

St. Patrick Church is proud to serve those in the Duneland communities.  All are invited to partake of our hearty, nutritious meals and join in fellowship and conversation with others in our communities! All are invited, the only prerequisite is to come hungry!