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Andrew Gregory Grutka

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See  Gary
Name  Andrew Grutka
Province  Indianapolis
Denomination  Catholic Church
Consecration  February 25, 1957
Nationality  American
Ordination  December 5, 1933
Predecessor  Position established
Successor  Norbert Felix Gaughan

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In office  February 25, 1957 - July 9, 1984
Buried  Cathedral of the Holy Angels
Died  November 11, 1993, Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Place of burial  Cathedral of the Holy Angels, Gary, Indiana, United States

Andrew Gregory Grutka (November 17, 1908 – November 11, 1993) was a 20th-century bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as first bishop of the Diocese of Gary in the state of Indiana from 1956-1984.



Born in Joliet, Illinois, Grutka studied for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College and was ordained a priest on December 5, 1933 by Cardinal Francesco Marchetti Selvaggiani for the Diocese of Fort Wayne. Father Grutka was serving as the pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Gary when on December 29, 1956 he was named bishop of the newly created Diocese of Gary by Pope Pius XII. He was consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States. Bishops John Patrick Cody, of Kansas City-Saint Joseph and Leo Aloysius Pursley of Fort Wayne were the principal co-consecrators. From 1962-1965, he attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council and was responsible for implementing the Council's reforms in the diocese. In 1959, Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana was named for his patron, Saint Andrew. He served the diocese for 28 years until Pope John Paul II accepted his resignation on July 9, 1984.


After his resignation, Bishop Grutka remained active in the diocese, ministering to the people of the diocese at the pleasure of the new bishop. He died at his home on November 11, 1993, six days shy of his 85th birthday. He was entombed in the east transept of the diocesan cathedral.


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