Outreach Ministries & Activities

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Maggie Cobble

mlgcobble@comcast.net

(219) 263-8142 (hotline)

This Catholic lay organization provides person-to-person assistance to those in need. One-hour meetings are held twice each month. 

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Knights of Columbus

Mike Finley, Grand Knight

michaelfinley@comcast.net

(219) 405-7022

The Knights are a group of Catholic men committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and the promotion of priestly vocations. Our council currently has more than 170 members in its ranks. For more information, click here.

Appetizers
Funeral Luncheons

Peggy Manago

(219) 477-3935

A beautiful tradition in the Saint Paul Catholic Community is providing free luncheons to our family members following a funeral. A core team arranges for the main dishes, while volunteers are phoned to bring sides, salads and desserts. Donations are always welcome.

Fresh Veggies
Valparaiso Christian Food Pantry

Jay Derucki

jayderucki@comcast.net

(219) 462-5781

The Saint Paul Catholic Community, along with a number of other churches throughout Valparaiso, assists in staffing and stocking the Christian Food Pantry, located the corner of Chicago and Jefferson streets in downtown Valparaiso. Parishioners are always invited to bring groceries and place them in the bin in the narthex.

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Helping Hands

Gerald Gentica

gwhiz926@yahoo.com

(219) 263-6458

Helping Hands serves the needs of parishioners who need rides to church. Drivers assist a parishioner once each month. Volunteer drivers are needed.

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Respect Life

Tom Jessen

tfjessen@hotmail.com

(219) 921-4712

Through faith formation, evangelization, education and community action, this group seeks to promote a culture of life - from conception to natural death. This group meets the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. for food, fellowship and formation in the lower level of the St. Agnes Center.

Seniors Socializing
Nursing Home Ministry

Sue Livarchik

slivarchik@comcast.net

(219) 462-0613

Volunteers help bring the Eucharist to Catholics in seven nursing homes in Valparaiso and assist with Mass each Wednesday.

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St. Agnes Center

Barb Kubiszak, director

barbkubiszak@gmail.com

(219) 477-5433

Located on the Saint Paul Catholic Community campus, the St. Agnes Center provides daytime care for seniors living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Volunteers help provide a positive program of social, recreational and health activities. For more information, click here.

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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.

In Good Hands
Marjorie Clifford Senior Circle

Virginia Tomac, coordinator

vtomac@stpaulvalpo.org

(219) 531-2621

The Senior Circle provides Saint Paul parishioners age 65 and older with assistance they need to stay in their own homes. This includes things like providing transportation to doctor appointments or shopping. Funding for this program is through a generous grant from longtime Saint Paul parishioner Marjorie Clifford.

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Communion Ministers at Porter Regional Hospital

Jo Anne Rosenow

jorosenow59@comcast.net

(219) 707-0881

These ministers visit all Catholic patients at Porter Regional Hospital each Saturday and return Sunday to distribute the Eucharist to patients desiring to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. 

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Saint Paul Free Clothing Center

Nancy Gunter, manager

(219) 462-0074

The Saint Paul Clothing Center provides free clothing to people in need. Donations are accepted during the daytime hours and volunteers are welcome.

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Neighborhood Masses

Fr. Jeff Burton

associate@stpaulvalpo.org

(219) 464-4831

In a community of 2,800 families, getting to know one another can be difficult. To help us get to know our neighbors, we have Masses during the Summer and Fall months in neighborhoods throughout Valparaiso, followed by a potluck. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate and to host.

Volunteers Packing Food
Apostolic & Hunger

Chris Runnion

cgrunnion@comcast.net

(219) 242-1407

Maggie Cobble

mlgcobble@comcast.net

(219) 531-1538

This group sponsors the collection of food at Thanksgiving and Christmas and the distribution to more than 200 families. They also help in coordinating the Christmas toy and gift drive to Appalachia.

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Oasis Club

Amanda Bookholt

arbookholt@gmail.com

(847) 791-0916

The Oasis Club is a social and charitable organization offering friendship, fun, support for parish and community and affirmation of its members' commitment to Christian values. Membership is open to all women.

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