Protection of the Virgin Mary Church Accessible

Merrillville , Indiana

Protection of the Virgin Mary Church

Founded 1911

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Chicago Deanery


8600 Grand Blvd
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Parish Contacts

10343 Nicklaus St
Crown Point IN 46307
Home: 219-384-6826

Lay Leadership

Melody J. Rozdelsky
Parish Council President
325 W Oakley Ave
Lowell, IN 46356
Office: 219-775-2899
Home: 219-696-3953


Protection of the Virgin Mary is located in Merrillville, Indiana, 45 minutes southeast of the Chicago Loop.  From I-80/94 (the Borman Expressway) travel south on I-65.  Exit off I-65 on to Hwy 30 East.  Turn right at Grand Blvd.  There is a Speedway and an 84 Lumber at this corner.  Travel south on Grand Blvd about 1/2 mile.  The church is on the right side of the road.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Great Vespers, followed by Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:45 AM Third Hour, followed by Divine Liturgy.
Sunday Morning

6:00 PM Great Vespers.
Eves of Great Feasts falling on work days

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts falling on work days

For a complete list of services, please see the Monthly Calendar on our congregation’s webpage at