sT. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The St. Nicholas Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, and healing those in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. Our services include:
Parish food pantry
Assistance with rent, utilities, furniture, emergency shelter
Christmas Giving Tree
Physical and spiritual support
St. Vincent de Paul Helpline
Coffee & Donuts
Our parish family gathers after both Sunday Masses in the parish hall to enjoy coffee, pastries, and good company. If you are interested in serving, cleaning, and counting donations, please contact us!
The Funeral Ministry organizes food for funeral receptions (ham, rolls, salads and desserts). If you are willing to cook, serve, or clean up, we would love to have your help!
As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound, we take our baptismal call to care for the sick very seriously. We strive to provide comprehensive ministry to the sick, the homebound, and their families during their time of need. Helping the homebound feel that they continue to be part of the Body of Christ and that they remain in communion with us is an important part of our ministry.
Deacon Dale Fickes
kairos prison ministry
The Kairos Prison Ministry is an Ecumenical ministry that brings Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and workers.
knights of columbus
St. Nicholas Knights of Columbus Council #9238 is a fraternal organization for men aged 18+ dedicated to serving the needs of our parish and school community.
The Saint Nicholas Meal Train provides support in the form of meals for families. Hundreds of meals have been delivered to families experiencing the arrival of a new baby, unexpected medical challenges, personal emergencies, and bereavement. Meal Train volunteers help cook meals for the parish meal trains and deliver those meals to participating families. Come be a part of this compassionate, supportive and community-building ministry.
our lady of the visitation guild
The Visitation Guild is a ladies' organization committed to friendship, support, and service. We host fundraisers, host social events, and set up, serve, and clean up funeral receptions.
Our annual Spring Luncheon and Card Party raise money to support outreach programs including St. Vincent de Paul, Religious Education for children, St. Nicholas School and Youth Ministry.
Meetings are held 3rd Wednesday of every month, September - May, following the 9:00 AM mass.
The Project Rachel ministry supports any woman, regardless of faith, who has had an abortion. This ministry provides women with a variety of resources, including publications, web sites, and support groups. Project Rachel offers a faith-based way to work through their experience.
The group gives men and women someone to talk with about the healing process. In an atmosphere of acceptance, care, and compassion, this ministry offers hope and forgiveness.
RESPECT LIFE GUILD
The St. Nicholas Respect Life Guild seeks to uphold the sanctity of each human life from conception to natural death.
Some of our activities include praying a monthly Pro-Life Rosary on the first Sunday of the month, witnessing at Planned Parenthood every Tuesday, participating in the "40 Days for Life Campaign," manning booths at local fairs, and inviting pro-life speakers to our parish.
We also offer scholarships to couples taking Natural Family Planning classes and support Care-Net.
Pastoral EVANGELIZATION COUNCIL
The Pastoral Evangelization Council serves as a consultative body to the Pastor. The members of the council, who are appointed by the Pastor, meet regularly to examine, consider, and draw conclusions concerning matters under discussion in order to recommend a course of action to the Pastor.
The Pastoral Evangelization Council assists the pastor in:
Developing and living out of the mission of the Parish;
Forming the Parish as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ;
Proclaiming the Good News of Salvation to the wider community;
Providing recommendations for parish priorities and direction;
Promoting communication and understanding among parish organizations
and between the parish, the Archdiocese, and the universal Church.
The current council includes: Cheryl Taylor, Rachel Snay, Lucio Valles, Jim Patterson, Jeremy LeBlanc, Paul Peloquin, and Curt Carrol and David Charboneau as Staff liaison.
The Finance Council consists of a group of laypersons who advise the Pastor and Pastoral Administrator regarding stewardship of parish financial resources.
The current council includes: Mary Shelton, James Reardon, Christine Tatara, Dan Millet, Bill Lindsey, Eric Waters, and Arlene Hogan
The responsibilities of the School Commission, in cooperation with the Pastor and Principal, include:
Recommending a mission statement for the school grounded in Catholic faith tradition
Setting long range goals for the school
Developing means to finance the school (including tuition structures, financial development and fund-raising)
Promoting communication and public relations
Evaluating the school’s goals and plans
The current council includes:
Non-Voting Members: Davin Reyes, Christine Navarro, Bett Lucas, and David Charboneau
Voting Members: Shelly Robinson, Shannon Baurichter, Joey Garcia, Jay & Lisa Galvan, Todd Damish, and Peggy Fickes
The Building Commission is an advisory body consisting of parishioners appointed by the Pastor. The mission of the commission is to advise the Pastor regarding the maintenance, renovation, and construction of the physical campus, as well as communicate a vision for future projects.
The current council includes: Leonard Spadoni, John Moist, Jim Hendryx, Dave Hoffman, Frank & Annette Bannon, Maggy Garber, Brian Wittmers, and Curt Carol