Ministries - Outreach
Caring Hearts Ministry - This ministry provides home visitation to those parishioners who are unable to leave their homes so that they can stay connected with the rest of our parish family. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Alice Matson at 920-210-9376.
God’s Creative Hands - This ministry makes prayer shawls and they also make hats, mittens and scarves to be handed out to those in need. If you are interest in this ministry, please contact Stacy Schmitt at 920-887-2082.
Homebound/Nursing Home Communion - This ministry brings Communion to those who are not able to leave their homes/nursing homes/care centers. The visitation is scheduled on the First Friday of the month or you may call Janice Tischler or Tanya Diggins at the Parish Center 920-887-2082 to schedule a different time.
Prayer Network - This ministry provides prayer support as requested. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Pat Yagodinski at 920-885-6884.
Prison and Jail Ministry - Dodge County has a number of correctional facilities. In ministry to those who are incarcerated, St. Katharine Drexel has an active prison ministry. Father Mike celebrates Mass at the maximum security correctional facility in Waupun. Volunteers visit the Dodge County Jail on a weekly basis to celebrate Mass. Volunteers from St Katharine Drexel visit the Fox Lake correctional facility on Monday evenings for discussion group meetings and communion services. If you would like to participate in visiting those in prison, Deacon Ed at 920-382-2215 [email protected]
Bereavement - This ministry reaches out to those in grief after a death in their family. Expressions of sympathy and support are made by phone, personal visits, and by mail. For further information or to join this ministry, contact Janice Tischler at 920-887-2082.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Society is an international Catholic organization of laypersons, inspired by Gospel values, whose members join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering. The Society is open to those who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. Members are nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic rule.
St. Katharine Drexel Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society - 920-791-7158
Our parish is home to the St. Katharine Drexel CONFERENCE. Members visit, in pairs, those requesting aid. During the visit (usually at the home of the requester) the overall situation is discussed as objectively as possible. The goal is to get the requester through a temporary problem and back to a stable living situation. Occasionally simply listening compassionately is enough to revive their hope. Often an infusion of funds (all donated) is used to restore hope in the future. There are no paid members of the Conference, all are volunteers. 100% of donated funds are used to aid those in need. All expenses are covered by members donations.
Biweekly meetings are held on Mondays at 7 PM at the Parish Center. For more information, contact John Leiting: [email protected]
St. Vincent de Paul Council of Dodge County - 920-885-6971
The COUNCIL operates the retail store at 125 Dodge Drive, Beaver Dam, WI which sells donated items and uses the profits to assist those in need. In addition to running the store, the Council also assists those in need in Dodge County that are not served by a conference. In addition, the Council coordinates the four Conferences operating in Dodge County. These include: Sacred Heart Conference (Horicon); Tri Parish Conference (south of us); St. Mary/St. Andrew Conference (Mayville/LeRoy) and SKD Conference. The Dodge County Council is then coordinated with all Councils in the Milwaukee Archdiocese by the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Council.
Meetings of the Council are held monthly. They begin at 7:00 PM and the day and location can vary. For more information, contact Sue Weinberger: [email protected]