St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

Ministry - Parish Groups

Liturgical Ministries

 

  • Altar Servers
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Lectors
  • Ministry Scheduling
  • Music Ministries
  • Set-up Ministry
  • Ushers

 

Education Ministries

 

  • Religious Education
  • Director of Religious Education
  • Youth Minister
  • RCIA

 

Other Areas of Parish Life

 

  • Blessing of Homes
  • Church Memorials/Wills
  • Communion Calls
  • Gift Bearers
  • Hospital Visitation
  • Holy Mass Cards
  • Novenas
  • Spiritual Library
  • Stations of the Cross

 

Other Groups at St. Vincent de Paul

 

  • Altar Art and Flowers Guild
  • Charismatic Prayer Group
  • Finance Council
  • Home Enthronements
  • Home School Support
  • Hospitality/Welcoming Committee
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Marriage Ministry
  • Ministry to the Homebound
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Nursery
  • Pastoral Council
  • Parish Social Committee
  • Prayer Line
  • Pro-Life/Respect Life Committee
  • Special Projects
  • Vocation Prayer Ministry
  • Women's Altar Rosary Guild 

 

Outreach in the Larger Communities

 

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

 

Ministry & Group Information

 

  • Please feel free to contact the person listed for further information and how you can be a great value to our church and community through the ministry.
  • Ministry - Group Contacts

Altar Servers


Those young men who have received First Communion and are above the age of nine are invited to serve at the Lord's altar.

 

Contact: Dave Krut
Phone: 770 974-3665

 

Altar Art and Flowers Guild


This group uses their talents to enhance the beauty of our worshiping environment by assisting with sewing, flower arranging and other decorative functions throughout the Liturgical year.

 

Contact: Brenda Strauss
Phone: 770-445-6229

or
Contact: Mary Jean Nelson
Phone: 770-421-0751


 

Charismatic Prayer Group

The Saint Vincent de Paul Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group consists of a reunion of Christians congregated to give praise, glory, thanks and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We meet in an atmosphere of love and support for one another in an effort to grow in the knowledge and love of God, and to develop a personal relation with Jesus Christ through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Our meeting is characterized by expressive, joyful praise, singing as a way of praying, and openness to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Each prayer meeting is open to anyone who wants to come and it takes place every Friday starting at 7:30pm.

 

Contact: Maira Siri-Rodriguez; 678-704-1157; Email

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion


Anyone interested in serving in this ministry should see Debbie Chisholm. The Archdiocese has established certain guidelines regarding valid marriages and regular Holy Mass attendance as prerequisites to entering into this ministry. Training will be provided.

 

Contact: Debbie Chisholm
Phone: 770 443-0566

 

Finance Council


The finance council is a group of appointed parishioners who work together with the Pastor regarding the budget and other fiscal considerations of the parish. If you are interested in serving on this council please contact a staff member.

 

Contact: Tony McCann
Phone: 770-443-0566

 

Home Enthronements


Contact: Bob Babecka
Phone: 770 439-5939

 

Home School Support

Our mission is to support Roman Catholic families who, with our prayer and sacrifice embrace the call to educate our children faithful to the Holy Father and the Magisterium of our Holy Catholic Church.

 

We are here to share information, offer advice and support each other in our efforts to give our children a solid Catholic education at home. Our activities include educational and social activities, community service, guest speakers, field trips and park days.

 

Contact: Theresa Dodd
Phone: 770-505-4868 //
Email

 

Hospitality - Welcoming Committee


St. Vincent de Paul extends a warm welcome to all who visit the parish. Committee members greet parishioners as they arrive for Sunday Holy Mass.

 

These members are available to answer questions about the parish, provide assistance in locating programs and activities offered at SVdP.

 

Contact: Denise Kollenberg 

Phone: 770-575-0117

 

Knights of Columbus
 
Family and Fraternity make up the foundation upon which the Knights of Columbus stand. Our projects make a difference in communities and countries throughout the world.

 

Contact Steve Pfaff
Phone: 770-480-0569 / Email

 

Lawn Maintenance


These volunteers maintain the landscaping. They keep the lawn mowed, the hedges trimmed, and the parking lot free from debris.

 

Contact: Steve Burger
Phone: 404 538-9584 

 

Lectors

The lector proclaims the Word of God during the Liturgy of the Word, an ancient tradition of the Church.

 

Two lectors are required for each Sunday Mass, at seasonal liturgies such as Christmas and Easter, and other special liturgies throughout the year.

 

Anyone above the age of sixteen who is willing to rehearse and prepare for the readings ahead of time is invited to attend a training session to serve as a lector.

 

Contact: Al Stumm
Phone: 770 590-7905

 

Marriage Ministry

The marriage ministry works to educate, strengthen, promote, and advocate the splendor of the truths of God's plan for marriage.

 

Married couples will encourage and support each other by offering educational, social and enrichment activities with practical way to align our minds spirits, attitudes, and actions to invigorate marriages in all stages.

 

Contact: Volunteer Needed
Phone: 770-443-0566

Ministry Scheduling


Contact: Nancy Chisholm
Phone:
404-630-4030

 

Ministry to the Homebound


This ministry coordinates volunteers to visit and assist those parishioners and their families who are sick and/or homebound.

 

Contact: Deacon Jim McDermott
Phone: 770-443-0566

 

Music Ministries


Anyone wishing to join the choir is invited to contact the Director of Music. The Sunday 10:30an contemporary group rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.

 

Contact: Jeff Comer
Phone: 770-443-0566

 

Natural Family Planning


Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a method of family planning that is scientific, highly effective and is approved by the Catholic Church. NFP helps to identify natural body signs related to fertility. Classes are offered through the Archdiocese of Atlanta and are taught by certified instructors.

 

Contact: Bob Babecka
Phone: 770-439-5939

 

Nursery


A nursery is provided during the 10:30am Sunday Liturgy, for children ages four or younger.

 

The nursery coordinator, as well as parish volunteers, provide this service to our community. Parents with small children are encouraged to use this facility.

 

Contact: Suzanne Fraga / Email
Phone: 404-285-1071

 

Parish Social Committee


Contact: Nancy Calta

Phone: 770-443-0195 // Email


Prayer Line


This group of prayerful individuals prays for the special intentions of people during their time of need. Many requests are offered in thanksgiving for blessings that were received.


Contact Fran Cohen
Phone 678-372-1950 // Email

 

Pro-Life/Respect Life Committee

St. Vincent de Paul's Respect Life Ministry members volunteer in an effort to protect of the unborn, mothers contemplating abortion, abused and neglected children, and for an end to euthanasia.

 

The group aims to promote awareness of pro-life issues and to help keep you up to date on everything related to pro-life issues.

 

Contact: Michael & Michelle Wolven
Phone: 770-445-5855

 

Religious Education 


The Education Director contacts individuals and groups to arrange for seminars, workshops and presentations based on the needs and interests of the faculty of the Religious Education program. This person becomes acquainted with the content of resource materials available for all the grade levels.

 

Catechists Individuals who are interested in sharing the Gospel message with our young people and who are seeking to enrich their own spirituality by participating in a certification program are encouraged to volunteer for this position. Numerous catechists are needed for the various grade levels as well as sacrament preparation programs.

 

Elementary Level - This program includes the pre-K 4-year-old through the 5th grade level. 

 

First Penance/First Eucharist - The catechist for this program prepares 2nd graders to receive these sacraments.

 

RCIC - This program prepares those children who did not receive the sacrament of First Penance and First Eucharist at the traditional age. These classes are broken up by age group.

 

Additional Information

 

Contact: Rita Bek,  Director of Elementary Education  
Phone: 770 443-0566 /
Email


Contact: Martha Vahanian, Director of Middle and High School Education
Phone: 770 443-0566 /
Email


RCIA


This is a process designed for non-Catholic adults interested in either learning more about the Catholic faith or actually becoming Catholic. Sponsors are needed to journey along with those seeking entrance into our faith community.

 

Contact: Jeanie Blowers / Email
Phone: 770-652-4242 

 

Set-up Ministry


Ministers are asked to arrive forty-five (45) minutes prior to Holy Mass and are responsible for preparing the vessels and gifts at the credence and gifts table as well as performing other duties prior to our Eucharistic celebration. This ministry also invites parishioners to present the gifts during the offertory. Training is provided.

 

Contact: Jan Evangelista
Phone: 770-377-1832 

 

Special Projects


These volunteers are asked to assist with various projects throughout the year. Tasks include but are not limited to the maintenance of the church building and grounds (painting, etc.). New members and new talents (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.) are always needed and welcome.

 

Contact: Staff Member
Phone: 770 443-0566

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society
651 West Memorial Drive, Dallas, Georgia 30132

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Family Support Center: 770-443-1533


The Family Support Center provides outreach to those in the community who are in need of assistance obtaining food, meeting utility bills, prescriptions and home visits.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store 770-443-1537


Vocation Prayer Ministry 


Contact: Bob Babecka 

Phone: 770 439-5939


Ushers


Ushers offer direction with regard to seating, organizing and conducting collections and assisting with offertory and communion processions. The Ushers are also called upon to answer any variety of questions and must be prepared to handle emergencies when the need arises.

 

Contact: Randy Brown
Phone: 770-401-7527

 

Women's Altar Rosary Guild


The purpose of the Guild is to further the spiritual welfare of its members, to help meet the needs of the parish and community, and to encourage and promote a spirit of goodwill and friendship among the members. The Women's Altar Rosary Guild meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m

Contact:  Terrie Fraga

Phone: 770-851-2652

 

Office of Youth Ministry


Contact: Martha Vahanian / Email

Phone: 770 443-0566