Bishop McClory sent word to us that Bishop Dale J. Melczek passed away this morning. Bishop McClory stated that Bishop Melczek was a true shepherd who loved his flock. He was a tireless servant and a compassionate pastor. We have been blessed tremendously to have such a hopeful and caring leader. Until his last days, Bishop Melczek was still looking for new ways to share the love of Jesus in Northwest Indiana. We now entrust him to the love of Jesus so that he may be drawn forward into the Lord’s eternal embrace.
On Sunday, August 28, 2022, the Rite of Reception of the Body will take place at Holy Angels Cathedral at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will take place from 1:30 – 8:00 p.m. with Vespers at 5:00 p.m. and Compline at 7:45 p.m.
On Monday, August 29, 2022, visitation will resume from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. followed by Lauds. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a light luncheon. All liturgies are open to the public and will also be livestreamed on the Diocesan YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/DioceseofGaryIN.