Cluster News
Our St. John the Baptist Parish Family is part of a much larger local parish community. Within the Diocese, there are many parish group units. The Diocese is made up of divisions named Deanerys. Within each Deanery are clusters of parishes. St. John the Baptist is in the Northlake Deanery which includes five clusters. There are four parishes in our Cluster, the Whiting Robertsdale Catholic Community.

St. John the Baptist
Sacred Heart – Mass on Sunday at 9:45
St. Adalbert – Mass on Saturday at 4:30
Immaculate Conception

The recent trend in dwindling clergy population has begun to have its impact on our cluster. This situation will lead to much more sharing in our cluster community. Sharing of everything from communication to parish resources. This section of our website will try to keep our parish family on top of what’s going on in the cluster. From news that effects us all to events and happenings at the other parishes.

What’s going on in the Whiting/Robertsdale Cluster? If you thought there was a lot happening in our parish family, just wait until you see all of the rest of the happenings and programs occurring throughout our Whiting Robertsdale Catholic Community.

Diocesan News
There’s also a lot to hear about in our Gary Diocese. If you’d like to see the latest news in the Diocese, please go to the Diocese of Gary website at

CYO News
Here’s a quick link to find out what’s going on in the Northwest Indiana Catholic Youth Organization. There’s news about the organization and its programs. But that’s not all. You can also quickly get the latest status on how our school kids’ are doing in the Diocesan CYO leagues.

Northwest Indiana Catholic
The Northwest Indiana Catholic is the official newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary. Much of the paper’s content can also be accessed on line. Content includes headline and local news, special interest stories, reviews and much more. Click here to access The Northwest Indiana Catholic on line.

The Vatican
If you’re looking for news and information in a broader Catholic sense, The Vatican’s website may be helpful. It contains news, archival information, museum info, information on saints and news from Pope Francis at

Our Community
On a more local scale, you can find the latest news about our Whiting/Robertsdale community several very useful sources including, The City of Whiting‘s website and and from The Times.