New Happenings @ PTVM:


Annual Meeting and Potluck:

The annual meeting will be held on February 14th; we’d LOVE you to come!  Exercise your voice, vote, and freedom by participating in our Parrish.  Run for office, vote for a representative, and eat some delicious food.  Meeting following Sunday Liturgy.

Jak’s Warehouse Outing: The cure to Cabin fever!

All PTC Parents, Grandparents, Godparents, and anyone that loves kids are welcome to come to Jak’s Warehouse on February 15th from 2pm-5pm! *Friends are welcome but they will have to pay for themselves, PTVM children will be paid for with PTC funds. Please contact Melody (219) 775-2899 to RSVP.

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Welcome Father John Russin!

We welcome with open arms Father John, Matushka Catherine, and their children Stephan, Aleksy, Sarah, Madison Elizabeth and Mason Alexander! Father John is now our full-time parish priest at Protection of the Virgin Mary, Merrillville, IN. Father John and his family come to us from Northwest Ohio. Father John has served as priest at parishes in Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well. Father John received his Master of Divinity degree at St. Tikhon Seminary in 1996 and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1997. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science from Alderson-Broaddus College and is a licensed State Tested Nurse Aide. Prior to being ordained, Father John served as choir director at parishes in Ohio, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, as well as serving as director of the Mission Choir at St. Tikhon while at seminary. Father John has also been active in various deanery and diocesan assignments, including work with Christian education. We are blessed to welcome Father John, Matushka Catherine and their family into our family!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

If you need to contact Fr. John, his number is 419-308-1628 and his email address is