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 Rob Montee
421-2024
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
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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
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Sonja Schibi, (307)760-2580
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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. We also do what we can to support Hannah’s Promise Pregnancy Center and there are always volunteer opportunities available.

Contact Sonja Schibi
307-760-2580
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Hannah’s Promise Pregnancy Life Center Volunteer

The vision of Hannah’s Promise is to be a place where young women, who find themselves in the challenging situation of being pregnant with seemingly no life options, can find refuge, hope, and life possibilities. Regulations at Hannah’s Promise are designed to be a guide to teach young women to live a life free of abuse, neglect, and provide a save living environment for resident and her unborn child. These standards are not established as a means of restriction or punishment, but rather a means of protection that create an environment of compassion and love. To volunteer, please come to the Rectory for a volunteer application or contact the rectory.

Contact Paula Kastler, 605-6052
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​​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
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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
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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
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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