Quick Link to Ministries Sign-Up Form
Quick Link to Ministries Sign-Up Form
Bereavement Ministry Team
Those who participate in this ministry provide a pastoral presence to family members who have lost a loved one, assist the family in planning the funeral liturgy, print a funeral program, and greet people coming to the funeral Mass. This group also plans and celebrates a special memorial liturgy each year in the beginning of November and follows up with cards for the family throughout the year.
Ruth Weisenberger, 419-706-2814
Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick
This ministry maintains a vital connection between the gathered community and those who no longer can be present for Mass. Eucharistic Ministers distribute the Eucharist to those in the hospital, Twilight and Gaymont Nursing Centers, the Carriage House, and to those at home who are unable to come to Mass even on a temporary basis. Ministers visit on a regular basis, spend time, pray, and provide the Eucharist. Members of this ministry must train as Eucharistic Ministers every two years. They may choose to participate only as a Eucharistic Minister to the Sick.
Marcia Roth, 419-668-2262
Funeral Luncheon Team
This group supports the bereaved families of St. Paul with a luncheon for family and friends after a funeral Mass or burial. Volunteers are called to prepare a dish, bake a dessert, or help with the preparation and serving of the lunch for the family.
Betty Smith, 419-706-4599
Dorothy Dudics, 419-668-8884
Health Ministry Team
This team is made up of volunteer nurses, doctors, and caring people willing to help our St. Paul congregation by promoting good health practices. The Health Ministry Team focuses on wellness and disease prevention and takes a holistic approach to help the community of God’s people. The team meets quarterly to discuss the health needs of the St. Paul community.
Peggy Lonz, 419-668-9367
This group is called to prepare and serve food for special parish and diocesan events.
Lisa Hedrick, 419-668-6044, ext. 231
This outreach ministry of the Good News Prayer Group helps jail inmates develop and deepen their relationship with God through reading and reflecting on scripture.
Karen Ott, 419-668-1240
Meet & Eat
Meet and Eat is a monthly luncheon that anyone may attend. After lunch there is a brief presentation on various topics that may concern our parish, the universal church, or the larger community. Social time with cards or other games and fellowship follows. Volunteers help prepare, serve and clean up a simple lunch on the first Thursday of the month during the school year.
Robin Bleile, 419-668-1114
Our parish has a group of people who serve others by praying for those in need of prayer. Please contact Marge Mitro if you would like to join this ministry to pray for others. You may submit a prayer request by calling Marge Mitro, 419-668-4320, or the parish office, 419-668-6044.
Respect Life Ministry
We have long been a parish that recognizes and is concerned with the issue of life, not only for the unborn but also for all, from conception to natural death. The goals of our Respect Life Ministry are: to engage in prayer for the Lord’s guidance in how we can make effective change with respect life issues; educate ourselves on political issues as our duty and responsibility to fight current cultural trends, and to promote conversion of hearts and help all parishioners grow in their call of discipleship to advance the Kingdom of God and Life.
Bev Reichert, 419-706-0464
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Our St. Vincent de Paul group has been part of this international charitable organization since 1954, providing assistance for the less fortunate in our local community. Members meet weekly throughout the year to review each application received, determine what financial help can be given and what referrals are available that also could be of help. So many desperately need someone who cares, who will listen, and who is willing to share their burden. It is during this time we can let them know God’s love exists and He can have a direct impact on their lives.
St. Vincent de Paul, 419-668-0212
Volunteer drivers transport those who are homebound and unable to drive or find a ride to church. This service is available for the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday mornings and on Holy Days, upon request.
Pat Furlong, 419-663-1500
Following in Jesus’ footsteps, we are all called to welcome the strangers among us. While, this ministry is the responsibility of all parishioners, this team coordinates and plans opportunities to welcome new parishioners, reaches out to inactive Catholics, and educates the parish on how all of us must play a part in being a welcoming community.
Rose Austin, 419-499-2395