Pastoral Care Ministries


A.D.O.P.T. is a community of families that share in adoption experiences.  Monthly meetings provide an environment for parents and children to interact, share experiences and celebrate the families God has given us.  ADOPT also serves as a resource and network to couples contemplating adoption.

Annulment Support

Provide support for those with questions, frustrations, or issues surrounding the annulment process.
Contact the Church Office at 260-489-3537 ext. 3.

Bereavement Support

The mission of the St. Vincent Bereavement Support Group is to help individuals who have experienced a loss understand the process of grief and mourning, normalize feelings, and facilitate the healing process in a Christian setting. Our group provides a safe place to express feelings and share experiences by offering companionship for the journey of grief.
The group meets for 7 sessions in the fall and spring.
Contact the Church Office at 260-489-3537 ext. 3 for more information.

Career Ministry

We are a faith based team dedicated to providing coaching, networking and educational resources so that all job seekers leave our doors feeling enabled and empowered to successfully find and secure a job. 

Counseling Services

Sound Catholic counselors are available to parishioners seeking help and/or support for personal or family difficulties.  The cost for these services will be determined on an individual basis and confidentiality will be strictly maintained.  Call the parish office for contact information, 489-3537 ext. 3.

Divine Mercy Ministry

Divine Mercy Ministry is a Catholic support group devoted to the healing of all women suffering from the wound of abortion.  Locations and times of meetings are confidential due to the personal nature of this ministry.  For more information, click here.

Divorced & Separated Support

For many, many years, St. Vincent's has held the Divorced/Separated Catholic Support Group.  We have been blessed to have wonderful and faithful leaders and attendees who have led and supported others through their challenges of divorce and separation through the grace God has bestowed on us.  As with many things in life, a new breath and movement has come.  The parish of St. Charles Borromeo has graciously opened their hearts and doors to holding future Divorced/Separated meetings in their new Community Room located off of the Gathering Space of the Church.  St. Charles Borromeo is located at 4916 Tried Road, Fort Wayne, IN  46815.  May God Bless you and your families.

The first Divorced/Separated Catholic Support Group meeting at St. Charles will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 7-9pm in the Community Room, just to the left as you enter the Gathering Space of the Church. 

Honduras Medical Mission Trip

St. Vincent de Paul Parish assists other parishes both locally and internationally through our parish tithe.  Additionally, the parish hosts an annual medical and dental mission trip to our Sister Parish in Honduras.  If you are interested in helping to plan, raise funds or attend one of these ventures, please contact the Parish Office (489-3537 ext. 3).

Inner City Hope / Miss Virginia

Monthly donations of food are accepted during all Masses on the last Sunday of each month for Miss Virginia’s Ministry to feed the poor in the inner city.  Please drop off your donations at the SVDP Society box near the west entrance of the church.

Light Weigh - One King

Light Weigh One King is a 12-week Catholic bible study/DVD series without weigh-ins that gets you healthy physically and spiritually.  The program was featured in Prevention Magazine and is for both women and men. 

Parents - see Teaching the Way of Love below

Safe Harbor (Widows)

Safe Harbor is a widow support group which meets the second Friday of the month, offering support and friendship for women who have lost their spouse.  Contact Judy Mockenhaupt for more information (489-4875).

Seven Steps to Financial Freedom

Seven Steps is a study group series that focuses on what it REALLY means to be a Christian steward.  Getting out of debt, preparing for retirement, paying for Catholic education or college tuition (and much more) - all while growing closer to God and improving family relationships!

Teaching the Way of Love (Parenting)

Teaching the Way of Love is a 2-step program, the first being “Embrace Parenthood” (which addresses parenting for 4-11 year olds) and the second is titled “Growing in the Way of Love” (parenting for 12-17 year olds).  The series teaches the eight foundations of good Catholic parenting.  It is intended for all parents, but especially for parents of younger children.  Segments run in a series and enrollment occurs a few times a year.  For more information on the program, click here.

Widowers' Support

Widowers' Support is a support group which offers support and friendship for men who have lost their spouse.  Contact the Church Office at 260-489-3537 ext. 3.

(Boots on the Ground)

If you would like to participate in service activities to help St. Henry Parish in Fort Wayne (one of our "twinned" parishes), please contact Nick and his team.  Activities include helping to gather truckloads of gently used items for their Thrift Shoppe at different times of the year, assisting them with sorting and selling items at the Thrift Shoppe, helping with their Community Garden project, and doing work in the neighborhoods.







SVDP Society
(Financial Help)

(Same Sex Attraction)

Project Rachel
(Healing from abortion)

St. Augustine Men's Group
(Addiction to Pornography)

The Third Option
(Building Better Marriages)

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