Ministries

Parish Ministries

A.C.E.S. (Active-Caring-Energetic-Seniors:

St. Vincent ACES Senior Club 
Peggy Gibbons, President
Email- pgibbons1@att.net
Phone 704-588-5870
Looking for a fun group, and a chance to make great new friends, come join the St. Vincent ACES Senior Club.  Never a "so-so" moment here.  We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11:00 am for lunch, fellowship, entertainment, and fun.  You do not have to be a member to attend.  We welcome 45+ young to join us as paying guests until you reach eligibility for full membership at age 50 (either you or your spouse).  Membership dues are only $10.00/pp per year.  Our buffet lunch never sends you home hungry.  We celebrate our love of God for the wonderful life he allows us to enjoy each day.  We provide a welcoming setting, great food, wonderful entertainment, and informative guest speakers.  Our meetings offer chances at door prizes and drawings.  Luncheons are monthly, but we take a day and extended trips several times per year.  Join us for lunch as a visitor, and you will become a regular.


Altar Guild 

Contact: Sharon Ginty 
Phone: 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 the women of the parish to participate in this rewarding ministry. Please contact Sharon for additional information.  


Altar Servers 

Contact: Open  
Altar servers are chosen from among the faithful of the parish who display a desire to serve more secretly 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 death in the parish. The coordinator, in turn, advises volunteers who help with family needs.


Catholic Scripture Study International 

Email: Angela Mataconis mataconi@bellsouth.net 
Email: Gail Buckley-Barringer
gailbarringer@yahoo.com or www.cssprogram.net 
 
Saint Benedict Press
Phone: 704-884-3374 
Website https://radiomaria.us/the-bible-lady/  https://avemariaradio.net/program/catholic-connection/ 


Cub Scouts

Contact: Brian Misiak
Phone: 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 Cash
Phone: 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 call the parish office 704.554.7088 
Please consider assisting with this committee. We need your help decorating the church at Easter and Christmas. 


Ecumenism Commission 
Contact: Fr. Joshua A. Voitus
Phone: 704-554-7088 Ext 215
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. 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
Email: 
preusscarp@carolina.rr.com 
Phone: 704.366.4018


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Contact: Michael Aylmore 704-554-7088
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

Contact: Jeff Leary
Phone: 704-554 7088
Advisory board to the Pastor which meets quarterly to review the finances of the parish.  


Greeters

Contact: Sharon Massey 
Email 
sharonmasseync@yahoo.com 

Phone 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 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

Contact: Peggy Roche
Email:
 pegroche@aol.com

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.comPlease remember that we DO NOT ACCEPT CLOTHING OR ELECTRONICS. Also, all items donated should be NEW OR IN GOOD, CLEAN, WORKING CONDITION. The families that we help have had their struggles and we’re trying to give them a little dignity in their situation and show them that there are people who care about them.

FURNITURE: small kitchen tables (48” maximum) and chairs, microwave stands, coffee tables, side tables, TV stands, living room chairs, sofas (7’ maximum length), nightstands, dressers (5’ maximum height and width), pictures/wall art, table lamps/floor lamps, area rugs (9x12 maximum). We CAN NOT take large pieces such as entertainment centers, tall bookshelves, china cabinets or sleeper sofas, sectionals, or recliner sofas. We DO NOT ACCEPT soiled, faded, ripped, or pet-damaged upholstered pieces.

KITCHEN: pots and pans, dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking knives, cooking utensils, casserole dishes, baking pans/cookie sheets, microwave (cleaned and in good condition), coffee maker (cleaned and in good condition), trash can.

PAPER PRODUCTS: paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, trash bags

BEDROOM: sheet sets, comforters, blankets, mattress pads (twin and queen-size), pillows (new). Please launder all linens and label sizes before donating.

BATHROOM: towel sets (bath, hand, washcloths), shower curtain liners and rings, bath mats/rugs, shower caddies, toothbrush holders, small wastebaskets

MISCELLANEOUS: bagless vacuums, laundry baskets, brooms and dustpans (new), mops and buckets (new), toilet brushes (new)

Thank you so much for helping our neighbors in need!! God bless.


Knights of Columbus 
Knights of Columbus are a 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. The Council helps to care for the families of deceased members of our Order actively supporting a club for widows of deceased Knights and donating to local charities.


Lectors                                                                                    
Contact: Lucia Church

Email: churchlucia44@gmail.com 
Phone: 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 
Email: 
mikeaylm@gmail.com 
Phone: 704-554-1021


 

Pastoral Council

Chair: Rick Rotondi
Phone: 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 meets on the first Sunday at 7 pm. 


Respect Life Committee 
Diane Hoefling, Chairperson
Phone: 704.519.8086
Steve and Gail Barringer
Phone: 704.731.6360                                                                   

This 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 Rosaries for Life, October Respect Life Month activities including life chain
- January Cemetery of Holy Innocents display, Parish DC March for Life bus, Charlotte March for Life.
- Fundraisers to help Pro-Life ministries.
- Prayers for the Faithful and educational material at our Respect Life Corner in the Gathering Area. 


Santa Zita Circle
Celia Smith
Phone:704.556.1749 

Email: ccsstar@carolina.rr.com

Helen Mayhew
Phone: 704.554.6203

Email: helen@helenmayhew.com 

Is reaching out to women of our parish to join them every first Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Reception Room, for Christian Fellowship.  


St. Vincent de Paul Society
Contact number: 704-644-4660

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society of our parish has been in existence for fifty-plus years. Our members are all volunteers. We work diligently to help those who are in a critical financial situation. Help is based on a thorough evaluation. We in the Society thank all parishioners for their prayers. Additionally, we thank you for your financial contributions that allow us to assist those in need within our community.
Anyone who wishes to be part of the parishes’ St. Vincent de Paul Society please contact the parish office at 704-644-4660 and provide them with your name and telephone number. One of the Society members will be in contact. Again, we thank you, our parishioners for your prayers and financial contributions. 


Stewardship Committee

Contact: Parish Office 704.554.7088


Ushers
Contact: Michael Aylmore
Email: 
mikeaylm@gmail.com 
Phone: 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
Phone: 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.