Ministry & Activities

especially for Women

Christian Rosary Beads
Altar & Rosary

Patricia Garcher

patriciagarcher@yahoo.com

(219) 464-8944

Members pray together and help support efforts to provide proper paraments for the altar and vestments for the priests and deacons.

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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.

Outdoor Family Day
FAME:
Family & Marriage Enrichment Ministry

Emily Calhoun 

emily5329@gmail.com

(312) 952-1016

This group supports and encourages the spiritual growth of families through sharing real-life experiences and exploring challenges facing the modern Catholic family. They meet weekly for scripture study and host the parish's First Friday potluck social.

Tree Lined Path
Women's Retreat

Paulette Klawitter

kepacape@frontier.com

(219) 531-1814

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.

Ray of Light
Women's Cursillo

Sue Livarchik

slivarchik@comcast.net

(219) 462-0613

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

Tiny Feet
Elizabeth Ministry

Kim Kaye

kimmykaye@gmail.com

(219) 465-7402

Elizabeth Ministry provides encouragement, friendship and reassurance to women in their childbearing years. The ministry reaches out to women who are pregnant, caring for a newborn, experienced a miscarriage or child crisis.

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. 

Happy Grandparents
Senior Group

Wayne Kocoha

wjkacoha@gmail.com

(219) 973-3621

This is a social group open to all parishioners and friends age 55 and older. They meet for a potluck luncheon at noon on the second Tuesday of the month in the social hall. 

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