Parish Life

St. Vincent has ten commissions with dozens of ministries and four organizations where you can make an immediate impact.

Pastoral Council

Our pastoral planning body, promotes the spiritual growth of our parish community and our mission to live and share the love of Jesus Christ for all.

  • Christian teaching
  • Parishioners needs
  • Community needs

Finance Council

Our financial planning body, assists in legal guidance, financial planning, budget preparation and accountability.

  • Properties upkeep and renewal
  • Account for parish goals and objectives
  • Monitor legal needs

Commissions

Commissions have various ministries always in need of new talent and dedication. St. Vincent provides a wide array of public services to its members and the community.

Pastoral Care

Deepening within parishioners the desire and ability to reach out to people who are hurting within their daily lives.

Communication

Enhancing the various means of parish communication and outreach: website, social media, homilies, bulletins, events, announcements and more.

Day School Advisory

Providing a way in which knowledgeable parishioners, including the principal, pastor and representatives from the school, including teachers, staff, parents, students and alumni can assist in the development of pastoral plans and policies related to the school.

Evangelization

Forming active Catholics to better live and share their faith in daily life including outreach to inactive Catholics, youth and young adults.

Faith Development

Developing among parishioners a desire to deepen their understanding and commitment to our Catholic Christian faith as a set of beliefs and a way of life.

Faith at Work

Assisting parishioners and others in strengthening the connections between their faith, core values and work (whatever productive activity they do).

Worship

Forming parishioners in a deeper understanding and experience of various liturgies, especially celebration of the Eucharist.

Stewardship

Assisting parishioners to develop a sense of stewardship – sharing their time, talent, treasure as a way of life in the parish and in their overall lives.

Social Justice

Educating parishioners on social justice issues and ways they can advocate and act on specific peace and justice concerns within their daily relationships, work and community involvement.

Youth Connections

Connecting with the high school and college students and young adults of our parish, informally and off-site, to discuss issues and values relevant to their lives and faith.

Organizations

St. Vincent has four organizations always in need of new talent and dedication.

Altar Society

The Altar Society has been an active ministry of St. Vincent Parish since the 1870s. Its primary mission is to provide and care for the sanctuary and altar including linens, flowers and vestments. Members also clean and maintain the sanctuary and sacristy areas. In addition, the Altar Society hosts social events providing opportunities for parishioners to come together in community.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are dedicated to helping the poor, taking their inspiration from our patron saint of charitable work, St. Vincent de Paul. They provide assistance to those who are having difficulty with bills or obtaining groceries. At Christmas and Easter they prepare food/gift certificate bags for those in need.

St. Vincent de Paul Auxillary

Our mission is to assist the St. Vincent de Paul Society and to follow the calling of our namesake, St. Vincent de Paul, to help the poor. We do this by feeding the hungry of the parish neighborhood.

Knights of Columbus

The Mission of Council 14054 St. Vincent Parish Knights of Columbus is to embrace the principles of Father Michael J. McGiveny, founder of the Knights of Columbus. The goal of our council, under the direction of our chaplain, is to exemplify Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism, provide service to our parish community and school, affirm the “right to life” and lead by example as faithful Catholic members of our community.

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