This committee works together to provide a meal for parishioners and their family members immediately following the burial of a loved one. The group plans the menu, purchases food, cords and serves. This service is provided at not cost to the family and is meant to ease the burden in the family’s time of sorrow.
Building, Grounds and Cemetery Committee
The Building, Grounds and Cemetery Committee lead by Nick Runnebohm work to ensure our surroundings are here to serve us well for many years to come. They study and make recommendations for proposed capital improvements, review businesses to make improvements and supervise major repairs. General building maintenance, lawn and garden upkeep and hall rental contracts fall under this committee’s responsibility
You could say that Pat and the Evangelization Committee are the “Welcome Wagon” of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. These members reach out to non-active parishioners and people who do not belong to any church. They promote an open and inviting community by providing welcome packets/cards/parish newsletters. Phone calls to the homebound, nursing home visits to cheer residents and newsletter mailings are just a few of their activities
Faith Formation Committee
Rosanna and her fellow parish-elected or pastor-appointed representatives establish policies and set goals pertaining to the life-long faith formation of St. Vincent de Paul parishioners. They work along with the Director of Religious Education to implement the archdiocesan and deanery educational policies in the faith formation program. The Commission Chairperson is a voting member of the Parish Council.
St. Vincent’s purse strings are managed by the Finance Committee. They prepare and recommend to the Pastor and his Parish Council an annual budget after receiving requests from standing committees and staff members. This committee oversees the parish expenses versus the budget. Monthly and annual financial reports are prepared regarding the status of the parish income and expenditures, extraordinary fund raising and other items related to the finances of the parish
The Liturgy Committee’s work is reflected in every Mass celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul. They are responsible for the training, support and scheduling of all persons involved in the Liturgical Ministry, i.e., lectors, altar servers, ExtraOrdinary Ministers of Holy Communion, greeters, ushers, musicians and singers. Weekly Prayers of the Faithful are prepared by selected members of this group. This committee also provides clean altar linens and albs, seasonal décor and the Advent Caring Tree
Joan and her committee promote a sense of community through social activities throughout the year. Their scheduled events include the summer parish picnic, welcoming and celebratory receptions for participants in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children and Adults Program as well as celebratory receptions for First Eucharist and Confirmation. Great food and hospitality is this committee’s specialty.
Social Justice Committee
The goal of the Social Justice Committee is to assist the disadvantaged in our parish, our community, the Archdiocese and the world. Serving meals at the Salvation Army, coordinating rides to Mass for the elderly and handicapped along with collecting items for Human Services work hand-in-hand to achieve this goal. This group also supports and promoted Pro-Life activities such as Respect Life Sunday in October and the monthly Pro-Life Mass in Indianapolis. A spring Tea Party is hosted by the Social Justice Committee. Proceeds are always donated to local charity.
Knights of Columbus—Fr. Seger Council
Through charitable works and fundraising, the Knights of Columbus want to ease the plight of those less fortunate. This helpful fraternity of brothers remain steadfast in their faith and are there in times of distress. The K of C are patriotic and proud citizens who value their devotion to God. Knights and their families unite shoulder to shoulder in support of each other in service to God. This organization the second Monday of the moth at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
St. Ann’s Altar Society
St. Ann’s Altar Society is an organization of all female members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church united in love and respect for the virtues of St. Ann and dedicated to the needs of the Church Altar, property and amenities. Fundraisers, talent and time are the member’ means of continuing these noble activities passed on to use by our grandmothers and the grandmother of Jesus. This ministry is promoted and performed for the honor and glory of God, for the love and respect of our Church, for the need to take care of Church property and promote goodwill among parishioners. This group meets on the third Monday of the month except for Jan, Feb, Jul and Aug ) at 7 p.m. in the parish hall.