Ministries


Liturgy and Worship Commission Schedule 
For the current schedule, please
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A.C.E.S.

(Active Caring Energetic Seniors: St. Vincent Senior Club)

Contact: Peggy Gibbons, President pgibbons1@att.net 704-588-5870
Looking for a fun group, and a chance to make over fifty new friends, join the St. Vincent ACES Seniors Club. Never a “so-so” moment here. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 am for lunch, fellowship, and fun. You or your spouse must be age 55+ to join. Membership dues are $10.00/per year. Cost of lunch is $8.00/members and $10.00/guest. Our meetings celebrate good food, inviting ambiance, and wonderful guest speakers/entertainment. Meetings offer chances at door prizes and drawings. If that’s not enough, join the ACES the first Monday of each month. Check us out!!!! 


Adult Choir
Our adult Choir practices every Tuesday between 7:30 to 9:00PM and serves at the 9:30AM Mass on Sundays. We are always looking for cantors and choir members. If you love singing and serving the Lord, please talk to our Music Director Armen Hareyan about the ways you can serve and praise the Lord in our Music Ministry. It's a wonderful ministry.


Altar Guild

Contact: Sharon Ginty 704-553-2679 
This ministry is designed to maintain order and cleanliness at the altar and its environs. We have 21 women working in teams of three. Each team works once every seven weeks. Responsibilities include laundering altar lines, cleaning holy water fonts and brass, etc.  If you want to help the parish but do not have a lot of time, this ministry could be for you. We warmly welcome women of the parish to participate in this rewarding ministry. For more information, please contact Sharon Ginty, 704-553-2679. 


Altar Servers

Contact: Tracy Pratt tpratt@carolina.rr.com 704-543-6845 
Altar servers are chosen from among the faithful of the parish who display a desire to serve in a more intimate way during the Mass. The primary duty of a server is to assist the priests and deacons. To be eligible for this ministry, a person must have received First Reconciliation and Holy Communion.


Bereavement

Contact: Open 
This ministry assists parishioners in the loss of a loved one. The parish office calls the coordinator of the committee and advises of a death in the parish. The coordinator, in turn, advises volunteers who help with family needs.

 

 

Catholic Scripture Study International                              

Catholic Scripture Study International, better known as CSS, is an internationally known Bible study program founded by parishioner, Gail Buckley-Barringer. The pilot program was launched in August of 2003 at St. Vincent de Paul parish with Fr. Patrick Winslow leading the class of over 200 enrolled. With God’s grace, CSS rapidly spread and now has classes throughout the US and in over 45 countries.  CSS also now offers over 30 different studies with new studies being produced annually. It is the ideal program for groups or individuals looking for an inspiring Bible study that is completely faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Gail wrote the program and designed each lesson to include references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, papal encyclicals, and writings of the early Church Fathers and the Saints. She then recruited leading Scripture scholars and authors including Dr. Scott Hahn, Steve Ray and Fr. Mitch Pacwa to write the commentaries for the studies. The studies also include video presentations delivered by a Catholic priest such as our own Frs Patrick Winslow, Matthew Kauth and Fr. Jeff Kirby as well as nationally known priests, Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Fr. Frank Pavone. The publisher of CSS is Saint Benedict Press which is locally owned by St. Vincent parishioner, Bob Gallagher.  In 2009 Bob asked Gail to put together a study bible and in 2011 they published the “Catholic Scripture Study International Bible” a Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition Bible in which Gail added 76 pages of Apologetics, faith facts, a topical index and more. The CSS bible can be found online and in book stores nationwide.  It has been a best-seller and has two Imprimaturs, one of which was given by our Bishop, Peter Jugis.  Currently the St. Vincent CSS class is being led by Angela Mataconis. Angela can be contacted at mataconi@bellsouth.net.  For more info on CSS, contact Saint Benedict Press at 704-884-3374 or Gail Buckley-Barringer at gailbarringer@yahoo.com.                    www.cssprogram.net 

                                                                         Archived shows: The Bible Lady with Gail Buckley

Cub Scouts
Contact: Brian Misiak 704.277.9931 

All 1st to 5th graders interested in joining Cub Scout Pack 288 here at Saint Vincent, please contact: Cubmaster Brian Misiak at 704-277-9931 or brian.misiak@gmail.com


Boy Scouts
Contact: Richard Cashman at 704-604-7967 
The Catholic Parish of St. Vincent de Paul is the chartered organization for Cub Scout Pack 288 (for ages 7-12) and Boy Scout Troop 288 (for ages 11-18). Scouting develops young men into leaders with good character, love of God, the great outdoors, and service to others. Pack 288 and Troop 288 meet regularly at the church and the Boy Scout Troop generally has one camping outing per month. Boys may join at any age and at any time during the year and are not required to be a cub scout to join Boy Scouts.

 


 

Church Decorators for Easter and Christmas

Please consider assisting with this committee. We need your help decorating the church at Easter and Christmas.  Please call the Parish Office at 704-554-7088.

 

Ecumenism Commission
Contact: Fr. Joshua A. Voitus javoitus@charlottediocese.org

This ministry seeks to build bridges of understanding, mutual respect, and charity among the Christian believers in Charlotte. We promote an understanding of Ecumenism within the parish by promoting dialogue between competent experts from different churches to explain the distinct teachings of each communion in greater depth. This is accomplished by arranging presentations by guest speakers to educate the congregation on other faith traditions during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25).  We also promote participation in common prayer and activities among Christian believers in our local community. This includes encouraging participation in the annual Community Thanksgiving Service (which our parish hosts on a rotational basis) and other events supported by the Park-Sharon Association of Churches.


Evangelization and Communication Commission

Contact: Patty Reuss Carpenter preusscarp@carolina.rr.com 704.366.4018


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Contact: Michael Aylmore 704-554-121 
Ministers assist the priest in giving out communion at the Masses, receiving a schedule in advance of what weeks and at which Masses they are expected to serve. This ministry is open to any adult, approved by the pastor, who has received the sacrament of Confirmation and who is in good standing with the church; who is dependable, knowledgeable, and reverent of the duty and privilege he or she will be performing; and who is called to do so. Orientation and training are required before joining this ministry.


Finance Council

Jeff Leary
Advisory board to the Pastor which meets quarterly to review the finances of the parish.  


Greeters

Contact: Sharon Massey sharonmasseync@yahoo.com 704-552-0819 
Greeters are the first ambassadors of our church we use our unique gifts of hospitality to greet parishioners and visitors with our warm welcoming face smile and a sincere greeting. What a lovely preparation for Holy Mass for both the greeter, parishioner, and visitors. If you are a newcomer or if you have put off volunteering, this ministry is a good way to get started.   


Homeless Relief
The Homeless Relief Ministry is a combined ministry of the parishes of St. Matthew, St. Peter and St. Vincent de Paul Churches which assists Supportive Housing Communities in furnishing apartments for men, women, and families moving out of homelessness.

To schedule a furniture pick-up email Peggy at pegroche@aol.com. Please remember that we DO NOT ACCEPT CLOTHING OR ELECTRONICS. 

Furniture:  Small kitchen tables and chairs, microwave stands, coffee tables, side tables, bed frames, nightstands, dressers, sofas, and living room chairs; pictures/wall art; table lamps and floor lamps.  We CANNOT take large pieces such as entertainment centers and china cabinets since the apartments we furnish are small. 

We also do not accept heavily soiled or pet damaged upholstered pieces.

Kitchen: pots and pans with lids; small silverware trays; measuring spoons/cups;

pitchers; peelers; small dish drainer; cooking utensils; food storage containers; cooking knives; paper towel holders; casserole dishes; colanders; baking pans; cookie sheets; can openers; mixing bowls; napkin holders; ice cube trays; oven mitts; kitchen towels; shelf liners; cutting boards (new); tall kitchen garbage cans; small microwaves, small toasters, coffee makers.  At this time we do NOT need dishes or silverware. Please, no rusty, dented, or broken items! 

Bedroom: twin and queen sheet sets, comforters and blankets-especially queen size; twin and queen mattress pads - especially queen size (in very good condition or new);  pillows (new),  clock radios.  Please launder all linens before donating and label sizes.  

Bathroom: towel sets - bath, hand, washcloths (in good condition or new); Shower curtain liners (but not shower curtains) and rings; bath mats or rugs; shower caddies; toothbrush holders; small bathroom wastebaskets.

Miscellaneous: vacuums; laundry baskets; brooms and dustpans (new); mops and buckets (new); toilet brushes (new); plungers (new); door mats (new).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knights of Columbus 
Knights of Columbus is men's fraternity of Catholic men over the age of 18 who want to practice their faith by helping others and standing together in support of the principles of our church, our clergy our families and our country.  We play an active stewardship role in our parish serving in many capacities and working on a range of projects from the Parish Picnic to the Lenten Fish Fry. Each year the Knights sell Christmas trees and wreaths and donate 100% of the proceeds, close to $5000 per year, to local charities. Our “Tootsie Roll “campaign nets over $2000 per year for children with intellectual disabilities. We stand together to help each other and to enjoy the fellowship of other Catholic men in carrying out our various activities. The Council helps to care for the families of deceased members of our Order actively supporting a club for widows of deceased Knights.


Lectors                                                                                    Contact: Lucia Church churchlucia44@gmail.com 704-588-1858 
The lector ministers to the community of St. Vincent's by proclaiming the Word of God at liturgical celebrations. Lectors are trained to be "Proclaimers of the Word" as well as to prayerfully offer the community's intentions at the liturgical celebrations. Anyone interested in this ministry should be a parishioner of St. Vincent's and a practicing Catholic. He or she should feel comfortable speaking in front of people and have a good, strong speaking voice.


 Liturgy and Worship Commission

Contact: Michael Aylmore mikeaylm@gmail.com 704-554-1021 

Pastoral Council

Chair: Rick Rotondi 704-554-7088
The Council consists of the clergy, the deacons, and 6-8 parishioners. The Council is an advisory group, providing the pastor with input on parish issues. Each council member is tasked with reporting on the activities of parish commissions –Faith Formation, Evangelization, Community Outreach. The Pastoral Council members reach out to those commissions to bring updates and issues to the monthly council meeting which typically meet on the first Sunday at 7 pm. 

 


Respect Life Committee 

Chairpersons: Steve and Gail Barringer                                                                                                 Contact Steve or Gail at steveb28226@gmail.com or Gail at gailbarringer@yahoo.com or call 704-737-6360This committee educates our parish on Respect Life issues. It promotes prayers to further a culture of life and to support pro-life ministries. We promote peaceful, prayerful witness through

  1. Rosaries for Life (First Saturdays at Hebron after 9 AM Mass and third Sunday at 9 AM at Mother Teresa Memorial)
  2. October Respect Life Month activities including life chain.
  3. January Cemetery of Holy Innocents display, Parish DC March for Life bus, Charlotte March for Life.
  4. Fundraisers to help Pro-Life ministries.
  5. Prayers of the Faithful and educational material at our Respect Life Corner in the Gathering area.

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 Santa Zita Circle
Contact Celia Smith 704.556.1749 

Is reaching out to women of our parish to join them on every first Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Reception Room, for Christian Fellowship.  For those who are interested and need information please contact Celia Smith at 704.556.1749 or email her at ccsstar@carolina.rr.com or Helen Mayhew helen@helenmayhew.com 704-554-6203 


St. Lucy's Circle

Contact: Betty Smith bettymurraysmith@gmail.com


 St. Vincent de Paul Society
Contact: 704-369-0784 
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society of our parish has been in existence for 50 years. Our members are all on a volunteer basis and all collected funds assist with food and financial aid, regardless of their religious affiliation or race. Thank you to the parishioners of St. Vincent's for your wonderful contributions in helping those in our community.


Stewardship Committee

Contact: Parish Office.

 

Ushers
Contact: Michael Aylmore mikeaylm@gmail.com 704-554-1021 
Ushers greet and welcome everyone coming to our parish prior to Mass. They also assist during and after Mass. Duties include taking up the collection, guiding the congregation to Communion, handing out bulletins, finding a family to bring up the Gifts, picking up after Mass, and seating all parishioners and guests as best they can.


Visitation

Contact:  Lorena Castillo-Ritz- Administrative Assistant at 704-644-4653
Members of this ministry visit the sick and homebound and bring the host whenever the sick or shut-ins request it. Training is available for those interested in bringing Eucharist to the people they visit.


Women's Guild

Contact: Sharon Ginty 704-553-2679 
This group is involved in several areas of the parish and is represented by a board of six members who are elected each May. Primarily, the group is responsible for the altar, replacing items used in the celebration of the Mass (including altar cloths, candles, vestments, chalices) and, from time to time, providing flowers.

Each September, the Women's Guild holds a Welcome Tea to enable new and existing members of the parish to get together and to present the program for the year. The Welcome Tea also allows smaller groups called Circles to introduce themselves. These circles hold monthly meetings, undertake special projects, and offer fellowship. New members are always welcome.

Meeting Times: Usually four main meetings are held at three-month intervals, and can be anything from fashion shows to card parties. The group also has a special evening when someone from one of the diocesan support agencies comes to talk about his or her work.

 

 

St. Vincent Uptown  Men's Shelter Ministry

Volunteers needed on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every other month at their recently renovated Tryon Street location. Great way to give back with the gift of your time.

For more information please call Andrea at 704-989-5250