The Young Church in Ministry

Altar Servers

Virginia Tomac

(219) 465-3992

Any boy or girl in the 4th grade or older is invited to this ministry of service at the altar of the Lord. Training sessions are scheduled throughout the year for new servers.

Children's Liturgy

Greg Burnison (Saturday)

(219) 241-7401

Pablo Bukata (Sunday)

(219) 531-4674

Leaders and assistants in middle school, high school and beyond are trained to help our young disciples - age 3 through grade 3 - to experience the Word of God in an interactive setting during Mass.

Eucharistic Ministers

Diane Matthys

(219) 921-6120

Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests and deacons in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. This ministry is open to all Catholics who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are registered parishioners. Ministers are placed on a rotating schedule.

Liturgy Managers

Theresa Biggs 



Liturgy managers serve as sacristans at the weekend liturgies, preparing vessels and ensuring that ministers are in place. This ministry is open to couples and teams who work on a rotating schedule. This ministry is open to all Catholics who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are registered parishioners.Families are invited to participate together, as well.


Virginia Tomac

(219) 465-3992

Greeters assist in welcoming parishioners and worshipers to Mass on the weekends and Holy Days. They are the ambassadors to the parish and serve on a rotating basis. This ministry is open to families and couples, as well as individuals.

Senior Men Playing Chess
St. Agnes Center

Barb Kubiszak, director

(219) 477-5433

Located on the Saint Paul Catholic Community campus, the St. Agnes Center provides daytime care for seniors living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Volunteers of all ages help provide a positive program of social, recreational and health activities. For more information, click here.


Gary & Donna Gray

(219) 464-7788

Lectors proclaim the readings at Saturday, Sunday and Holy Day Masses at Saint Paul. This ministry is open to all Catholics, high school-age and older. Ministers serve on a rotating schedule.

Music Ministry

Dr. Stephen Schnurr

(219) 531-0922

Mark Chargaulaf (Life Teen)

(219) 771-7934

Music is the universal language that speaks to the soul. For more information on our many music ministry opportunities, click here.


Hubert Hoffman

(219) 464-4792

Barry Kiernan

(219) 462-7349

Ushers welcome and assist parishioners at all Masses. Men and women high school-age and older are invited.

Life Teen

Matt Pysh

(219) 465-7762

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.


Cathie Dull

(219) 508-5606

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.

Raising Hands
Religious Education

Diane Matthys, director

(219) 464-8502

Together, we partner with parents to help children grow in faith. We invite any Catholic who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation to consider volunteering your time as a catechist, click here.

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