The Bishop's Office coordinates the day-to-day business of the Diocese of Gary. The multitude of activities in part coordinated by the Bishop's Office are listed in the bishop’s calendar.

A guiding principle for the office staff is reflected in Bishop McClory’s motto “Iesum Dominum Praedicamus” (“We Proclaim Jesus as Lord”). It reminds us of the humility with which all Christians should approach their mission as disciples.


  • The Most Rev. Robert J. McClory – Bishop of Gary
  • Rev. Christopher M. Stanish – Vicar General/Chancellor/Moderator of the Curia (email
  • Rev. Jon J. Plavcan – Vicar for Clergy (email
    • Receives letters of good standing for visiting clergy
  • Carrie Martinez – Executive Assistant to the Bishop (email
  • Valerie McManus – Chancery Specialist (email                    

To contact the Bishop's Office:

Mailing Address:
9292 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

Tel:  (219) 769-9292
Fax: (219) 769-2066

You may contact the Bishop’s Office at the address above.  If you wish a response from the bishop himself, please include your name, telephone number and postal mailing address.

For matters of a sensitive nature, please do not use e-mail. Please correspond by post. Direct your letter to his attention at the mailing address listed above. Please be sure to include your name, complete address, and phone number so that he will have the opportunity to respond. Thank you.