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Ministries & Activities

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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.

Sharon Simpson


(612) 868-4050

Fr. Jeff Burton


(219) 464-4831

Art & Environment
Variety of Coins

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

Sue Hasier


(219) 462-4158

Money Counters

This group is a ministry of service to others. Men, women and children participate in various community projects, like "Building Together," and also organize an annual service-learning trip to Morehead, Ky., where they build wheelchair ramps and help those in need.

Mike Finley


(219) 405-7022

St. Joe Group

Members meet for prayer and make rosaries together and at their own homes for distribution at Saint Paul.

Theresa Dougherty 

(219) 462-0269

Rosary Makers
Needle and Thread

Women and men who knit, crochet or sew meet to craft shawls to be distributed to parishioners experiencing times of great joy and also during life's rough moments. 

Deena Pidrak


(219) 364-0655

Prayer Shawl
Plant Care

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

Ken Jankowski


(219) 462-0900

Garden Club