Bingo Committee

     Bingo is played every Sunday,

     Tuesday and Thursday at the

     K of C Hall, 425 Woodland

     Avenue.  Games begin at 6:15 PM,

     with doors opening at 4 PM.

          Ed Fox

          419-238-3979

Knights of Columbus

     For men of the Parish.  

Meetings the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September-May at 8 PM in the K of C Hall,

425 Woodland Avenue, Van Wert.

          Jerry Mazur, Grand Knight

          419-232-2010

Music Committee

     To coordinate liturgical music for

     all seasons.

          Choir

​               Melissa Bloomfield

          Contemporary Music

               Steve Wasserman

               419-238-0393

          Organist

               Julia Miller

​               419-238-9409

Building and Maintenance Committee

     Maintains the Church and School

     Buildings

          Don Friemoth

          419-238-4817

Liturgy of the Word for Children

     A team of lay people, who proclaim the

     Word of God using an approved

     children's lectionary.  Reflection and

     General Intercessions are designed for

     children K-2nd grade.

          Michelle Easley

          419-238-4395

Mowers

     To maintain the grounds of the

     Parish Church and School

          Dewey Fuerst

          419-238-4139

St. Mary's Parish School of Religion (SOR)

     Formal religious education for

     children in Grades 1-8, who do

     not attend the Catholic School.

          Cheryl Freewalt, CRE

          419-238-3079

RCIA Team

     Members of the Team are the

     presenters of the topics covered

     in the RCIA classes and are

     sharers of faith.  

          Cheryl Freewalt, RCIA Director

          419-238-3079

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School

     The only option for a Christ

     centered education in Van Wert

     County for Kindergarten and

     Grades 1-6.  While adhering to

     the teachings of the Catholic

     Church, our school is open to

     children of all faiths.

          Dan Metzger, Principal

​          419-238-5186

 Parish Life 

     Promote spiritual and social

     growth through various activities.

          Maribeth Dickman

          (419) 238-6567

For information and news from any of the committees and organizations, click on the underlined title.

Finance Committee

     To oversee the finances of the

     Parish and to approve the annual

     budget and capital expenditures.

          Brian Kopack

          419-232-2380

Prayer Line

     A chain of prayers for anyone in need.  Someone calls a designated person, who calls a designated person, etc.

          Angie Renner, Parish Secretary

​          419-238-3979

Catholic Ladies of Columbia

     For women of the Parish.  Meets the

     2nd Tuesday of the month, April to

​     December at 6:45 PM in the Holy

     Family Room.

          Cyndi Hesseling

​          419-203-5544

Youth Ministry

     Enrichment in faith and spirituality

     for Grades 9-12.

          Julia Reichert

          260-312-0867

Strategic Planning Committee

     To create and monitor a Master Plan

     for the growth of St. Mary's Parish--no

     active committee at this time.

Engaged Couples

     A team which informs engaged

     couples about married life.  This is

     a required course before

     marriage.  We offer it, usually, in

     February.  Call the Parish

     Secretary to schedule the date of

     your wedding at least six months

     before your desired date.

          Angie Renner, Parish Secretary

          419-238-3979

Gardeners

     To maintain the beauty of the

     church grounds.

          Judy Nieman

          419-238-9978

Pastoral Council

     To serve in an advisory role to the

     Parish in decisions regarding the

     current and future direction of the

     Parish.

          Patrick.Horstman@gmail.com

          (248) 227-5176


          Jim Bloomfield

          419-203-2855

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Liturgy Committee

     To coordinate Devotional and

     Worship services in accordance

     with current liturgical practices.

          Fr. Stan Szybka, Pastor

          419-238-3979

Funeral Lunches

     A team of ladies, who arrange the

     meal following a funeral, if one is

     desired.

          Carolyn Schneider

          419-236-6899

Endowment Committee

     Promote financial gifts to the

     Parish and the growth of the

     Endowment funds.

          Brian Kopack

          419-232-2380

Sacristan

     To supply the physical and

     practical needs for the celebration

     of Liturgies

          Jann Sheeran

          419-682-2208

VIRTUS

     The program selected by the

     Diocese to screen employees and

     volunteers, who may work with

     children and to make the entire

     parish aware of the signs of child

     abuse.  

          Cheryl Freewalt

          Safe Environment Screening

               Compliance Officer

          419-238-3079

Natural Family Planning

     To educate couples of the natural

     life cycles for postponiing families

     or for those seeking pregnancy.

          Jen & Matt Schrader

          260-341-3237


Saint Mary of The Assumption

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St. Vincent dePaul Society

     To assist the poor and others in need

     in the community.

          Steve Wasserman

​          419-203-9518

Decorating Committee

     Assist in decorating the Church

     for the different liturgical seasons

     and other special occasions.

          Becky Salisbury

          419-238-0962