New Happenings @ PTVM:


September 9th and 10th
8600 Grand Blvd.
Merrillville, IN 46410

Featuring all the clothing you can fit in our shopping bag for $5.00 and all the items you can fit into our box for $10.00
We will also have furniture and beautiful vintage jewelry for sale!

Church School Begins On September 18th!

Come to the meeting on September 11th after church for registration and the parent meeting.

Banquet of Baskets Sunday October 2nd!

105th Anniversary Luncheon to be held at Avalon Manor Banquet Center.

 $35 per adult $10 for children. Doors will open 12 noon and lunch will be served at 1pm.  Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door.  You must pre-order.  Please call 219.365.6330, 219.616.0969, or 312.399.1168 f0r tickets.  

Don’t miss this afternoon of music, fellowship, and a chance to win one of our may baskets!

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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