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Ministry & Activities especially for the Young Church


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


(219) 465-7762

Life Teen

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


(219) 508-5606


Leaders are trained to help our young disciples - age 3 through grade 3 - to experience the Word of God in an interactive setting during Mass.

Greg Burnison (Saturday)


(219) 241-7401

Pablo Bukata (Sunday)


(219) 531-4674

Children's Liturgy
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.

Diane Matthys, director


(219) 464-8502

Religious Education

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.

Jane Scupham, principal


(219) 462-3374

Saint Paul Catholic School
Kids in Preschool

Tiny Tim Child Development provides pre-K3 classes and day care services to the parish and the greater Valparaiso community. For more information, click here.

Jan McCorkle, director


(219) 465-0882

Tiny Tim Child Development & Day Care