St. Vincent de Paul Society

One of the oldest and most successful charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 men and women throughout the world who volunteer to seek out and provide person-to-person aid to the poor and needy in 144 countries on five continents. The charity works closely with other local charitable organizations to provide assistance to transients, those affected by disasters and others in need. Money from sales goes back into the community. The thrift store is open six days a week, Monday through Friday, from 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm and Saturday from 10am-Noon. Our store is operated entirely by volunteers.

Contact Paula Ramirez
423-2968
Tina Wells
421-6022

Gifts from Gerard

This apostolate was created in memory of Gerard Adam Emil Myers. Gerard's family will continue to carry on his legacy by providing companionship, support, kindness, and prayers to expectant and new mothers in our parish. Their intention with this apostolate is to help alleviate, even if just temporarily, some of the stressors a mother and family adjust to during the birth or adoption of a first, or new child.

Contact Kayan Myers, 820-4002
kayan.myers@gmail.com

Natural Family Planning

Have you been wanting to learn a method of Natural Family Planning (NFP) but didn't want to make the drive out of town to find an instructor? Now, you don’t have to look beyond St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Parsons! Jackie Gorman teaches the Marquette Model II Method and Sonja Schibi teaches the CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System. Both are accepting clients. Make your appointment today!

Contact Jackie Gorman, 316-641-5446
jackie.mmnfp@gmail.com
Sonja Schibi, (307)760-2580
sonja.cmfcs@gmail.com

Pro-Life Committee

Stand up for the most vulnerable—the unborn—by getting involved in the pro-life movement. There are several activities scheduled throughout the year, including Life Chain Sunday, the Baby Bottle Campaign, 40 Days for Life, March for Life, Adopt-a-Mom Christmas tree, and weekly Lenten activities/retreats.

Contact Sonja Schibi
307-760-2580
slherman34@gmail.com

​​Prison Ministry

Evangelize to those who are incarcerated but still need to know about the love of Jesus Christ. You will have the opportunity to be a witness to your faith and be a mentor for those you are ministering to. Those currently involved visit the prison in Oswego weekly and provide a time for Bible study, prayer, reflection, etc. Once a month, Father celebrates the Holy Mass for them as well

Contact Rectory, 421-6762

Parish Office Volunteer

Volunteers answer the phone, assemble bulk mailings, file, enter data, and other miscellaneous duties.

Contact Rectory, 421-6762
rectory@stpatricksparsons.org

Parish Library

Assist in restocking shelves with books that have been checked out and prepare books to be placed on the current library shelves.

Contact Cathy Heppler, 421-4819
cheppler@hotmail.com

Altar Flower Upkeep

Take pride in keeping the beautiful, fresh flower arrangements alive from week to week. Also, be responsible for moving arrangements from the high altar to the side altars, etc.

Contact Rectory, 421-6762

Christmas Decorating Set-Up and Take Down

Ever wondered how the church undergoes such a major transformation from the end of Advent to Christmas Eve? Get involved or take the lead in organizing a group of people to put up the Christmas decorations. Don’t have the knack for decorating but don’t mind taking decorations down? Lots of muscle work is needed to take down and return decorations to the storage shed.

Contact Rectory, 421-6762
rectory@stpatricksparsons.org

Parish Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds volunteer

Includes everything from doing maintenance, to mowing, leaf removal, edging, flowerbed and landscape care and snow removal. If you are interested in helping with any of the above areas, please call the Rectory to let us know or just come by and start working!

Contact Rectory, 421-6762

Church​,​ Adoration Chapel and Parish Hall ​Cleaning

Church cleaning happens every second Saturday of the month. Darlene Hughes and family have been heading this for the past several years. Cleaning starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts a couple hours at the most.  Sacristans thoroughly clean the Adoration Chapel once a year on Holy Saturday. Parish hall cleaning is left to those who use it. It would be nice to have it and the bathrooms cleaned monthly. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact the Rectory.

Contact Rectory, 421-6762
Darlene Hughes, 421-9262