New Happenings @ PTVM:

Fam/Jam Saturday August 1st…10-3pm:

Free Food

Rummage Sale

Balloon Artist

Magic Show with Nate the Great

Winamac Old Auto Club Car Show

Free Backpacks & School supplies

Community Blood Drive

Pet Adoptions

Bounce House


And Much, Much, More

Events are beginning at 8am at PTVM while St. Andrew and Trinity Methodist are beginning at 10am.

Our Fam/Jam (3-church extravaganza) is only THREE weeks away and plans are being finalized.  Those of you who have items to donate can now bring them to church. They will be placed in one of the church-school rooms. Please mark the bags of things for the sale so our helpers will know for sure those items are for the sale.  If you want to bring your items on a weekday, please call Mary Ann to see when she can open the church for you.  We are also selling home-made baked goods.  If you would like to help us by baking one or two of your favorite desserts, it would be very much appreciated. Please talk to Mary Ann, Janet Andrus or Sherry Mizimakoski if you will bake. Thanks so much!

 15th Annual Golf Outing is a Success!

Many thanks to  Coach, Linda, & Lara and many more for helping 89 Golfers tee off for success!  We look forward to seeing you next year!

Calendar is UPDATED! 

We are updating the calendar frequently! Google Calendar for PTVM <-click here

Questions about the PTVM parish? <-click here

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