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Church Environment

Here’s a riddle for you – How could you possibly make a magnificent church like St. Vincent de Paul even more beautiful than it already is?  Answer:  You call on the Art and Environment Ministry. St. Vincent’s is privileged to have 20 ministers whose efforts are hidden until our doors open for worship.  Their task is no small one: to enhance the liturgy by decorating the altar, and the entire church, as a means of glorifying God, and ultimately creating a setting for a meaningful encounter with Him.  This adornment takes the form of flowers, many of which are donated by the Neve Brothers Nursery, candles, and hand crafted banners artfully matched to the liturgical seasons of Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.  At Christmas, there are trees, lights, Manger, and a glorious star over the altar.  Our ministers work together to create a design, implement it, then let the parishioners be enveloped by it.

If you feel a calling to offer your stewardship to this ministry, please contact Mary Clare Anderka at 762-4278.  She emphasizes that a talent in art is not required, just your gift of time, in any language.


The Flower Committee takes care of floral arrangements for the Sunday masses throughout the year. The members will rotate on a regular basis. There are a number of tasks associated with this ministry, so even if you don’t specialize in arranging flowers, your help is needed and would be appreciated.
We also would appreciate flowers or greens from your garden that you would like to donate. You can leave them in a bucket with water in the flower room on Fridays or Saturdays. If you have an interest in this ministry, please contact us.
Contact: Mary Clare Anderka and leave a message for her at the rectory, she will gladly return your call, 762-4278.