© 2023 by Saint Paul Catholic Community of Valparaiso, Indiana

Ministry & Activities

"Behind the Scenes"

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Art & Environment

Sharon Simpson

seallen5@comcast.net

(612) 868-4050

Fr. Jeff Burton

associate@saintpaulvalpo.org

(219) 464-4831

These are the "Church Decorators." Our ministry is to enhance the worship and prayer spaces of Saint Paul to come alive throughout the various seasons of the Church.

Go Team
Pastoral Council

Kristi Kittle, Chairperson

Pastoral Council members serve in helping the pastor know the pulse of the parish and serve as a visioning body. Members are selected by lot after a discernment process and serve for a three-year term.

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Finance Council

Fr. Doug Mayer

pastor@saintpaulvalpo.org

(219) 464-4831

The Finance Council assists in reviewing the status of all parish financial reports and budgets. Council members are selected, per canon law, by the pastor. If you have specialized knowledge in the area of accounting or financial experience, please let the pastor know.

Magazines
Mosaic Magazine

Dee Gruszka

valpogruszka@gmail.com

(219) 395-4957

Mosaic Magazine and Mosaico celebrate the living mosaic of the Saint Paul Catholic Community. Published three times each year, help is needed writing stories about our ministries and proofreading.

International Flags
International Dinner

Madonna Thelen

madonna_thelen@yahoo.com

(219) 464-9534

This group hosts the annual "Taste of Saint Paul" potluck dinner, featuring food and drink from all the countries of origin of our diverse parish family.

Variety of Coins
Money Counters

Sue Hasier

SuzeQ1049@comcast.net

(219) 462-4158

Teams of parishioners work together to record donations received in Church envelopes. Teams count on Sunday mornings and Monday mornings, rotating on a schedule.

Plant Care
Garden Club

Ken Jankowski

kcjbbird@aol.com

(219) 462-0900

This group of dedicated men and women help maintain the church grounds, caring for flowerbeds, trimming hedges and other horticultural activities.

Priest
Vocations Ministry

Jo Anne Rosenow

jorosenow59@comcast.net

(219) 707-0881

This group helps empower men and women of the parish to consider priesthood and religious life as a positive path for their future. They sponsor the Vocation Cross ministry at the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. Families are always welcome to join in their prayerful support of our seminarians.

Rings on Hands
Marriage Preparation

Joanne White

jrwhitedre@gmail.com

(219) 477-7880

Married couples at Saint Paul form teams to help engaged couples better explore marriage. They discuss heritage, communication, finances, family issues and spirituality, all as they relate to married life.

Blueprinting
Building & Grounds

Len Jozwiak

lenjoz@comcast.net

(219) 465-7476

The members of this ministry are parishioners with an interest in maintaining and improving the parish campus, its buildings and grounds. Construction and maintenance skills are appreciated.

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Stewardship Committee

Jenifer Schreiner

jschreiner@me.com

This group organizes the annual Ministry Fair and focuses on helping our Saint Paul Catholic Community better understand that all our gifts come from God.

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Hispanic Ministry Core Team

Norma Torres

ntorres@saintpaulvalpo.org

(219) 464-4831

Members of this ministry help the Vicar for Hispanic Ministry in developing a vision for the community.