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Ministries & Activities to help you explore your faith

Group Discussion

This group designs programs and offerings to help adults explore their faith. For more information, click here.

Mary Kane Mauer

1855stpaulcathchurch@live.com

(219) 531-0933

Adult Formation
Prayer Group

Are you interested in the possibility of becoming a Catholic? To learn more about our faith, click here.

Deacon Mike Foster 

dnmdfoster@gmail.com

(219) 464-8103

RCIA: Becoming Catholic
Praying Together

Hope and healing can be found by participating in this 10-week support group. This is a safe group where feelings and experiences can be shared with confidence and compassion.

Mary Kane Mauer

1855stpaulcathchurch@live.com

(219) 531-0933

Divorce & Beyond Support Group
Tree Lined Path

Generations of Catholics have been strengthened by the Christ Renews His Parish retreat program, now called Welcome. This group hosts weekend retreats to help parishioners renew and reflect on their faith, seeing where Christ is present and active in their lives.

Paulette Klawitter

kepacape@frontier.com

(219) 531-1814

Women's Retreat
Ray of Light

The Cursillo is a three-day diocesan retreat designed to help women encounter Jesus Christ and renew their faith.

Sue Livarchik

slivarchik@comcast.net

(219) 462-0613

Women's Cursillo
Lecture

Full of Grace is a 10-week program designed to help women explore the gift of femininity, through the examples of Mary and great women saints of the Church.

Terri Collins

theresecollins1@frontier.com

(773) 343-1332

Women of Grace
Tree Lined Path

Generations of Catholics have been strengthened by the Christ Renews His Parish retreat program, now called Welcome. This group hosts weekend retreats to help parishioners renew and reflect on their faith, seeing where Christ is present and active in their lives.

Steve Nicksic

snicksic@gmail.com

(219) 508-0554

Men's Retreat
Ray of Light

The Cursillo is a three-day diocesan retreat designed to help men encounter Jesus Christ and renew their faith.

George & Sue Livarchik

slivarchik@comcast.net

(219) 462-0613

Men's Cursillo
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This is a men's group that meets seasonally in the Saint Paul Catholic School cafeteria from 5:45 to 7:15 a.m. Through videos and discussions, we address pressures and temptations men face, especially  in their roles as husbands and fathers.

Phil Page

phil.page@comcast.net

(219) 928-3420

That Man is You
Praying Girl

Together, we partner with parents to help children grow in faith. For more information on how to register a child or to volunteer your time as a catechist, click here.

Religious Education

Diane Matthys, director

stpaulre1755@gmail.com

(219) 464-8502

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Saint Paul Catholic School provides intellectual, spiritual, human and leadership formation for young disciples from Pre-K4 through grade 8. For more information on enrolling your child, click here.

Saint Paul Catholic School

Jane Scupham, principal

principal@stpaulvalpo.org

(219) 462-3374

Priest

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.

Vocations Ministry

Jo Anne Rosenow

jorosenow59@comcast.net

(219) 707-0881

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LIFE Teen is a movement within the Catholic Church leading teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. At Saint Paul, LIFE Teen meets every Sunday for the 5:30 p.m. Mass, usually followed by a LIFE Night, ending at 8:30. Any teenager currently in high school is welcome to join. Adults who enjoy ministering to teens are welcome to be part of the CORE Team.

Matt Pysh

olson897@comcast.net

(219) 926-8544

Life Teen
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EDGE is a nationally recognized Catholic middle school youth ministry program. At Saint Paul, our EDGE program is tailored to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of early adolescents in grades six, seven and eight. Through enriching spiritual experiences, amazing service projects and fun-filled social gatherings, EDGE strives to enrich Catholic youth and draw them closer to Jesus.

Cathie Dull

stpaulvalpoedge@gmail.com

(219) 508-5606

Edge
Bible Lessons

This group meets every Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Social Hall C to study the upcoming weekend's readings. Children are welcome and have a special play room where they can socialize while their parents participate.

Lori Page

valpopage@comcast.net

(219) 548-2933

FAME: Scripture Sharing Group