Community Life Ministries

Called & Gifted

St. Vincent parish is a “Called and Gifted” parish!  The Called and Gifted Workshop is an opportunity for each of us to deepen our relationship with Jesus and to discover God’s plan for our lives.  In the Called and Gifted discernment process you will learn that every lay Christian has been given a unique and deeply personal call to work with the Lord.  Discerning your call will give you a new perspective on your life and will help you to be more fulfilled in your work, your volunteer activities at St. Vincent’s and your own personal relationships.  Workshops are held periodically at the parish.  After you attend a Called & Gifted workshop, you can "fine-tune" your charism(s) at regularly scheduled Charism Development meetings (see the bulletin for details and schedule).

Christ Renews His Parish

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a spiritual renewal program for men and women of the parish.  The renewal weekends are offered twice a year, spring and fall.  Ideal if you have the charisms of Evangelization, Pastoring, Intercessory Prayer, Teaching and Administration. Read More

Disabilities Ministry

The Disabilities Ministry assists those special people in our parish with challenges to take part as fully as possible in parish community life.  Once a year, in the spring, this ministry sponsors a day retreat open to persons in the diocese with various disabilities.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Service, Helps, Craftsmanship, Teaching and Mercy.

Harvest House  (age 55 +)

Harvest House is a group of people age 55 and over.  Members meet on the third Monday of the month.  The purpose of Harvest House is to enjoy social, educational, spiritual and community service.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Pastoring, Hospitality and Service.

Holy League (men)

Holy League is a parish-based network of men united in devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.  This ministry is hosted by Rekindle the Fire men's group.  All men of the parish are invited to join in Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, Scripture Reflection, Silent Prayer and Fraternity.  Holy League meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the church.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Intercessory Prayer and Discernment of Spirits.

Home School Group at SV
(NICHE-Northeaster IN Catholic Home Educators)

We are a group of Catholic Home Educators based in the Fort Wayne area striving to fulfill our duty to teach our children in the faith.  As St. Pope John Paul II expressed in his Letter to Families, (2 February 1994 ) “Parents are the first and most important educators of their own children, and they also possess a fundamental competence in this area: they are educators because they are parents.”  Our members span throughout Fort Wayne.

Throughout the year we organize events, activities and social gatherings where Catholic Homeschool families can meet in support of one another.  Some example activities include: All Saints day party, St. Valentine’s day party, Homeschool Gatherings, First Friday Mass and Potlucks.

Kingdom Builders (women)

Kingdom Builders is a once-a-month prayer group for women focused on prayer, scripture, and the sacraments as a foundation.  However, we also incorporate other concerns that the Holy Spirit lays upon our female heart – physical health, financial stability, family dynamics, holy friendships, good parenting, strong marriages, and more.  These are ALL part of what make up the genius of God’s beautiful design of us and we want to honor Jesus in all we do.  We have fellowship, faith sharing, and teaching followed by Eucharistic Adoration (we will lift our hearts and voices to praise Jesus through song and then we will allow Jesus to simply love us in silence).  Ladies . . . this is not just another meeting on your ‘to-do’ list.  This is an invitation for God’s beloved daughters to take the time (1.5 hours a month) to be loved and transformed by their Heavenly Father… to receive and be filled.  All women are welcome.  We are His Kingdom Builders.  Come build with us.  Read More

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a group open to all practicing (receiving the sacraments) Catholic men of the parish, 18 years of age or older.  Founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney, a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, their parishes and their communities since 1882.  Today, there are more than 1.9 million members of the K of C doing good works across the world.  The Knights of Columbus stands as the strong right arm of the Church, and challenges members to grow in their faith through programs, fraternity and service to the Catholic Church, its priests and their parish community.  For more information about the Knights of Columbus visit www.kofc.org.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Service , Leadership, Administration and Helps.
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Lunch 'N Learn  (age 55+)

Lunch ‘N Learn is a monthly gathering of people age 55 and over who meet to learn more about topics of interest, enjoy some hospitality and socialize with others over a meal of delicious food.  Anyone age 55 or over is welcome to attend these events on the first Monday of each month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is open to all men of the parish.  They meet in the Spiritual Center at 6:00 am on the third Friday of each month.  They also meet all of the other Friday mornings at 6:00 am in the Spiritual Center  Chapel.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Hospitality, Teaching, Knowledge and Intercessory Prayer.

Prayer Shawl

The St. Vincent’s Prayer Shawl ministry is open to any parishioner who enjoys knitting, crocheting or would like to learn.  The prayer shawls are given to people in need of comfort and prayer.  This group meets every three weeks on Tuesdays.  Prayer shawls are available in plastic bins located in the cupboard under the Welcome Center.  Instructions for taking one are with the prayer shawls.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Craftsmanship and Intercessory Prayer.

Rekindle the Fire (RTF) (men)

Become the man, leader, husband, father, friend and co-worker God is calling you to be.  All men, including former Christ Renews His Parish attendees, are welcome to join this ministry for men who wish to rekindle the fire of the Holy Spirit.  This ministry meets on the third Sunday evening of the month.  RTF also hosts a Bible Study on most Sunday evenings.  Read More

Rekindle the Fire
Men's Bible Study

This Bible Study meets most Sunday evenings at 7:15 pm.  All men of the parish are invited!

Rekindle the Fire
Fire Choir

St. Vincent's Fire Choir (a ministry of Rekindle the Fire) meets at nursing homes on the third Monday of the month to sing with and then visit with residents.  No previous choir experience is necessary.  Participation in the choir is open to both men and women.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Music and Service.

Rosary Society (women)

The Rosary Society is an organization for women of St. Vincent’s parish.  Meetings are normally held the first Monday of each month during the school year and begin with the Rosary at 6:00 pm in the Spiritual Center.

SALT (married couples)

SALT, Savoring A Lifetime Together, is a marriage enrichment ministry for all couples.  Whether you've been married a few weeks or many decades we'd love for you to join us!  Our group hosts light-hearted Date Nights that give spouses a chance to connect with one another and build friendships with other couples in their faith community.  Be sure to "save the date" and come savor your marriage! 

Small Christian Communities

A Small Christian Community is a group of adult parishioners (10-14 members) who meet on a regular basis in the home of one of the members.  They pray together, share their faith, grow in their knowledge of the faith and at some point, reach out to serve others.  Presently we have over 30 Small Christian Communities meeting in homes either seasonally or year-round.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Intercessory Prayer, Faith, Wisdom, Knowledge, Helps, Hospitality, Service, Encouragement and others.

Two by Two Bible Study (women)

Two-By-Two is a women’s Bible Study which meets weekly on Tuesday mornings during the school year at 9:00 am in the Parish Library.

WINGS (Women in God's Service)   (women)

WINGS (a specialized Small Christian Community) is a faith sharing, mutual support and study group.  The current schedule includes Wednesday morning meetings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Life Center.  WINGS assists in monthly service projects throughout the community.  Childcare is available.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Faith, Teaching, Knowledge, Hospitality, Encouragement, Intercessory Prayer, Helps and Service.

WINGS II   (Older Women in God's Service)   (women)

WINGS II is a specialized Small Christian Community which is geared toward the journey of the older woman for the following purposes: study and reflection on spirituality and theology, Christian service and concern for each other in faith community.  This group meets 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursdays in the Spiritual Center from September through May.  Ideal ministry if you have the charisms of Faith, Teaching, Knowledge, Hospitality, Service, Intercessory Prayer, Encouragement and Helps.

Writers' Group

Sharing words to create truth and beauty that reflect human experiences and bring glory to God can be as complex as writing a novel or as short and sweet as sending a note of encouragement to a friend.  No matter your style or method, writing is a charism from God, and if it’s one of yours, or even if it’s a strong desire you wish to explore, we want you to join us in a Writers’ Group at St. Vincent’s on the third Thursday of the month.  Communication through the written word presents endless possibilities for discovering meaning, purpose and joy in our relationship with God and the Church.  Through a safe and loving environment of friendship and trust, we can teach and learn from each other how best to accomplish our mission as intentional disciples.

 

 
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