Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week for about an hour. If you would like to get connected with a Stephen Minster please contact the Parish Center at 812-482-1805 or click here.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization dedicated to helping the poor. Their goal is to end poverty through systematic change. Saint Vincent de Paul operates independently of the parish. Saint Joseph assists in their mission by accepting applications for assistance and providing a meeting space for meetings. Parishes assist their Vincentians based on the geographic boundary of the parish.
Their assistance is more directed towards moments of crises and not intended for ongoing support.
For support please fill the form out at the Parish Center.
Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them answer their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. Developed and hosted by Rose Sweet, Surviving Divorce features experts Dr. Ray Guarendi, Ph.D., Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C., Fr. Steve Porter, S.T.L., Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., and Christopher West. It also includes personal testimonies of Catholic men and women who have experienced the breakdown of their families. They courageously share their stories with heart, humor, and wisdom. As they witness to their pain and the healing power of Christ in their lives, participants will laugh, cry, and identify with their journeys from heartache to healing.
This program will help you:
Work through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
Find personal healing and hope. Discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for you.
Gain wisdom and comfort from experts and others who share your experiences.
Navigate new concerns like custody, court hearings, and finances.
Courage International, Inc. is an apostolate of the Catholic Church which offers pastoral support to men and women experiencing same-sex attractions who have chosen to live a chaste life. Founded in 1980 by Fr. John Harvey, OSFS, at the request of the late Cardinal Terence Cooke, it has since expanded to over 175 Courage chapters worldwide.
Find More information about the local chapter here.