Angel Tree program:
Is a ministry of service that provides Christmas gifts for needy children in the area, in coordination with the Catholic Charities Christmas program. In addition, the Angel Tree program celebrates "Christmas in July" by providing gifts for residents of the nearby nursing home, The Haven.
Contact info Diane Wilkinson, email@example.com, 850-516-0924.
Bereavement Support Ministry:
The Bereavement Support Ministry offers friendship and understanding to families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Navigating life after a time of loss can be overwhelming. By serving others, while sharing their loss, we offer ongoing support during their most difficult of times.We are focusing our efforts in order to reach out to those persons within our parish community who have experienced the death of a dear one. In particular those who have experienced a recent loss. In our society we have come to believe that self-control is a sign of strength. The truth is that controlling our feelings at all cost can sometimes bring about overwhelming stress and illness resulting in mental and physical health issues. Self-acceptance of ourselves and our expression to the range of feelings, thoughts, moods and reactions to the pain of our loss during our grief journey helps in our path to recovery.
Contact: Judy Galbavy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring Hearts Hospitality is a group of compassionate volunteers who respond to the immediate needs of families who have lost a loved one. Assistance is offered to the family of the deceased in the way of food, funeral reception arrangements, or other immediate needs.
Contact: Sherry Vo at email@example.com or (251)689-2004
Feed My Sheep:
Feed My Sheep is a vibrant and active St. Paul Parish outreach ministry that provides nutritious hot meals for the homeless primarily through the Alfred-Washburn Center in Pensacola. Volunteers in this active ministry "live" Christ's love through their ministry to and for the "least of His brethren" among us.
Contact: Carol Huebner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850)435-9396
The St. Paul Jail Ministry ministers to those who are imprisoned and affirm that human dignity still accrues to prisoners. They have rights but also responsibilities for their crimes. Then the king will say to those on his right, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me."
Contact: Carol Jutras at (850)525-7941
The mission of the St. Paul Respect Life ministry is to educate the parish and community about the Catholic perspective on life issues; to provide community support for the unborn and those whose fundamental right to life is threatened; and to create a prayerful and respectful environment where life is cherished and valued. As in all things, these will be accomplished through the ever present Grace of God.
Contact: please contact Jessica Pronovost at email@example.com to find out how to get involved in this ministry
Being Catholic is not just being a member of the Catholic Church, but also seeing and living in the world from the Catholic perspective...a perspective that comes in a direct line from Jesus, through His Apostles and His Church, to us today! Our program is aimed primarily at those adults who have never been baptized into any Christian denomination, we invite anyone who has an interest in the Catholic faith from any Christian background as well. Our purpose is to present all things Catholic in an inviting atmosphere with no pressure.
Contact: Deacon Whibbs at (850)382-1017 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit RCIA page
For those people who cannot attend Mass on Sunday or Holy Days because of illness are still very much a part of our Parish Community. Parish priests, deacons and special ministers bring Holy Communion regularly to area hospitals, nursing homes and shut-ins at home. If you or someone you know has such a need, call the rectory and inform the secretary.
Contact: Val Halsey, email@example.com Madeline Baker-Gleason, or (850) 470-7076
The Welcoming Ministry is a dedicated group who follow up with new parishioners after receiving registration information. They greet new members with a call and offer assistance and information about the parish.
Contact: Kathy Parish at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850)529-7930
Wise Woman Ministry:
This ministry at St. Paul’s is for young married women who are invited to join older married women to learn together how to build our homes on the foundation of the Gospel. Monthly meetings during the school year will offer practical tips, support and encouragement in married life. Meetings will be informal & comfortable in the homes of older women and will last approximately 2 hours. Some of the topics include business of marriage vs the fun, personal conflict resolution, intimacy in marriage, practical tips in marriage communication, and parenting. Click here to watch Wise Woman videos: Wise Women
Contact: Pat Lovett at email@example.com or (850)384-8091