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Ministries & Activities

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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.

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.

Hammering
St. Joe Group

Mike Finley

michaelfinley@comcast.net

(219) 405-7022

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.

Rosary
Rosary Makers

Theresa Dougherty 

(219) 462-0269

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

Needle and Thread
Prayer Shawl

Deena Pidrak

dmprnbsn@comcast.net

(219) 364-0655

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. 

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.