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Ministry & Activities

especially for Women

Christian Rosary Beads

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

Patricia Garcher


(219) 464-8944

Altar & Rosary

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


(847) 791-0916

Oasis Club
Outdoor Family Day

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.

Emily Calhoun 


(312) 952-1016

Family & Marriage Enrichment Ministry
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


(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


(219) 462-0613

Women's Cursillo
Tiny Feet

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.

Kim Kaye


(219) 465-7402

Elizabeth Ministry

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

Theresa Dougherty 

(219) 462-0269

Rosary Makers
Needle and Thread

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. 

Deena Pidrak


(219) 364-0655

Prayer Shawl
Happy Grandparents

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. 

Wayne Kocoha


(219) 973-3621

Senior Group