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St. Vincent Adult Choir/St. Vincent Children's Choir/Cantors/Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist/Lectors/Ushers/Greeters/Green Thumb Group/Art-Environment-Decorating/Wedding Coordinator/Building & Grounds/Ministry of Prayer & Praise/Ladies of Charity/Vincent de Paul Society/Ministry of Hospitality/Holy Name Society/Ladies Sodality

St. Vincent Adult Choir

Membership is open to anyone who enjoys singing and fellowship. The choir usually sings at the 9:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at the Church from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. A special summer choir is also open to new members.

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St. Vincent Children's Choir

Membership is open to students in grades 3 to 6 during the school year. At Christmas time, the choir is open to grades 1 and 2 in order to particpate in the Children’s Christmas Mass. The Children’s Choir sings for the11:00 a.m. Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

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You are welcome to join the music ministry after several sessions of training. Cantors lead the music at the weekend Masses.

Contact Sr. Marilyn at 573-547-4300 for more information.

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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Parishioners have been commissioned by the Pastor to assist the Presider at Mass to distribute the Body and Precious Blood of Christ.  The ministers also have the option of visiting, praying and bringing communion to the sick and home bound parishioners.

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Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings in the Eucharistic Liturgy at a weekday or weekend Mass and other liturgical celebrations.

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The duties of an usher are: a.) greeting people as they arrive at Church; b.) taking up the collection at the offertory; c.) assisting the people at communion; d.) helping with distribution of the parish guide after Mass; e.) ensuring the church is in good order for the next Mass; f.) tending to the needs and concerns of the people attending Mass. The Ushers Association meets once a year.

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Greeters at the doors before the week-end Masses help to create a welcoming and inviting community.  They also help the ushers with the distribution of the parish guides after Masses.

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Green Thumb Group

Volunteers adopt flowerbeds or landscaped areas on parish grounds to fix up or maintain.

For more information please contact:
   Evelyn Rehagen at 547-8783
   Ann Baundendistel at 547-5049 or
   Kathleen Paulus at 547-4441

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Wedding Coordinator

The wedding coordinator prepares the sanctuary and gathering space for a wedding and rooms in the parish center for the wedding party to prepare for the wedding. When the wedding is over the coordinators return to move things back in place and make sure that the rooms are in good order. The coordinators are usually teams of 2 women.

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Building & Grounds

The building and grounds committee works with the maintenance staff of the Parish by contributing time and labor to help with out of the ordinary maintenance of the Parish facilities.  Recommendations are made to the Pastor for building and plant improvements and repairs.  Our needs include the following: Carpentry/Woodwork, Painting, Plumbing, Lawn/Shrubbery and Electrical

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Ministry of Prayer & Praise

The purpose of this ministry is to energize the prayer life of our Parish, community and world.
Membership involves a daily prayer commitment for the special monthly intention and any personal intentions.
No dues or meetings.
Contact Rita Aunspach – 517-0297

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Ladies of Charity

The Ladies of Charity goal is to help the poor and needy of our Parish and County bringing them bodily and spiritual nourishment.  The Food Pantry is located at 919 W. Ste. Joseph St. and is open on Monday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The Ladies visit the homebound, those in hospitals, nursing homes and the poor in their homes as needed.  They prepare and deliver food baskets at Christmas.  Support comes from the parish through the collection at the Thanksgiving Day Masses, the money received in the poor box located in the gathering space of Church as well as other activities donated throughout the year.  Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the months of September thru May at 2:00 p.m.

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Vincent de Paul Society

Founded by Frederic Ozanam, this organization works to deepen their faith and reduce human suffering by working with the poor and needy.

For more information please contact, Ed Schumer at 547-8595.

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Ministry of Hospitality

This ministry welcomes new members to St. Vincent de Paul Parish, acts as greeters at Masses, serves as receptions and activities.
Volunteers are always needed.
For more information please contact the Parish Office at 573-547-4300.

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Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society, founded to honor and revere the name of Jesus, is open to all men of the Parish, sixteen years of age and older. Members take care of the outdoor Christmas decorations, help prepare the grove for the Parish Picnic and help the building and Grounds Committee in maintenance.

For more information please contact, Randy Dickmann at 573-547-2156

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Ladies Sodality

Their main devotion is to the Blessed Mother and her Son, Jesus.
Their motto is: “To Christ through Mary.”
The Sodality cares for the sanctuary, contributes to changing altar cloths, paying for cleaning of linens and servers’ albs, altar bread/wine, and contributes time and talent to other church functions. The Sodality is open to any Catholic female over eighteen years of age. Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

For more information please contact, Mary Beth Richardet at 547-2207.

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