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Christian Service

Door Assistance

Is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 until 11:00 AM. Assistance may be given for utilities, gasoline, and medical needs. Those in need may contact Christian Service by phone or by coming to the parish office.

Helps the less fortunate by collecting food and personal care items. Donations are collected in the green containers at the church entrances. Those donations are delivered to area food pantries and Birthright. For more information about Catherine's Cupboard, contact the parish office.

Marillac Moveables

Accepts and stores donated household furniture. For more information, please contact the parish office.

Is a parish clothes closet for those in need serving individuals and families, infant through adult. In order to receive free clothing, patrons are referred by social agencies, local churches and schools. For information on donations or volunteering, contact the parish office at 573-335-7667. 

St.Vincent de Paul society 

Helps the needy in the area by distributing funds donated by parishioners to provide emergency assistance. Monies are used to provide food  and assist with utilities, rent and gas.

Our sleeping bags for the homeless, are made by volunteers and given to individuals and families without adequate bedding. "Ugly Quilt Weekend" normally takes place in October when volunteers gather to complete a larger number of quilts. No sewing skills are required. For more information, contact the parish office at 573-335-7667.

Is a dinner hosted the last Saturday of every month (except December) for parishioners and those in need of a warm meal and good fellowship. Volunteer help is always needed. Contact the parish office at 573-335-7667 for more information.

Bereavement Dinners

Are provided, prepared and served by the Council of Catholic Women for families and friends of parishioners who have died. 

Eucharistic Ministers

To the Homebound - Volunteers visit and bring the Eucharist to fellow parishioners confined to their home or to residential care facilities.

Hospital Visitation

If you or a loved one is admitted to the hospital and would like a visit from a priest, please call the parish office at 573-335-7667. Indicate Catholic as your religion and Member of St.Vincent on hospital admittance forms. If you know you will undergo surgery, you are invited to contact Father Rick or Father Francisco to be anointed beforehand.

Nursing Home Mass

Each Wednesday Father Bobby celebrates Mass at one of five care facilities. On the first Wednesday of the month, Mass is celebrated at the Chateau Girardeau at 10:00 AM. On the second Wednesday, Mass is celebrated at 9:00 AM at the Veteran's Home. Mass is celebrated at 10:00 AM at Heartland Care on the third Wednesday and at Capetown Assisted Living on the fourth Wednesday. If there is a fifth Wednesday, Mass is celebrated at Auburn Creek at 10:00 AM. Mass is celebrated at Fountainbleau Lodge on the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

Harvesting Our Tears

Is a grief support peer program which offers information about the grief process and gives an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment.

Parish Health Ministry

Performs monthly blood pressure screenings.

Quilters 

Gather weekly to create lovely quilts as a source of income for the parish.

Welcome Committee 

Members call on newly registered parishioners to welcome them to St.Vincent de Paul Parish.