© 2023 by Saint Paul Catholic Community of Valparaiso, Indiana

Outreach Ministries & Activities

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

Maggie Cobble

mlgcobble@comcast.net

(219) 263-8142 (hotline)

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
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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.

Mike Finley, Grand Knight

michaelfinley@comcast.net

(219) 405-7022

Knights of Columbus
Appetizers

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.

Peggy Manago

(219) 477-3935

Funeral Luncheons
Fresh Veggies

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.

Jay Derucki

jayderucki@comcast.net

(219) 462-5781

Valparaiso Christian Food Pantry
Helping Hands

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

Gerald Gentica

gwhiz926@yahoo.com

(219) 263-6458

Helping Hands
Hand on Bump

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.

Tom Jessen

tfjessen@hotmail.com

(219) 921-4712

Respect Life
Seniors Socializing

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

Sue Livarchik

slivarchik@comcast.net

(219) 462-0613

Nursing Home Ministry
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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.

Barb Kubiszak, director

barbkubiszak@gmail.com

(219) 477-5433

St. Agnes Center
Hammering

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

michaelfinley@comcast.net

(219) 405-7022

St. Joe Group
In Good Hands

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.

Virginia Tomac, coordinator

vtomac@stpaulvalpo.org

(219) 531-2621

Marjorie Clifford Senior Circle
Ray of Light

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. 

Jo Anne Rosenow

jorosenow59@comcast.net

(219) 707-0881

Communion Ministers at Porter Regional Hospital
Clothes on Rack

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

Nancy Gunter, manager

(219) 462-0074

Saint Paul Free Clothing Center
Communion

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.

Fr. Jeff Burton

associate@stpaulvalpo.org

(219) 464-4831

Neighborhood Masses
Volunteers Packing Food

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.

Chris Runnion

cgrunnion@comcast.net

(219) 242-1407

Maggie Cobble

mlgcobble@comcast.net

(219) 531-1538

Apostolic & Hunger
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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.

Amanda Bookholt

arbookholt@gmail.com

(847) 791-0916

Oasis Club