Support Groups in the Diocese


Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry, offered at St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is a lay caring ministry that provides care and outreach to hurting people, non-Catholics included, beyond parish boundaries.  Our Stephen Ministers are equipped to provide Christ-centered care to people experiencing life difficulties such as unemployment, hospitalization, loneliness, divorce, financial stress, and terminal illness.  This ministry is free, confidential, one-to-one and gender based.


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The Austin Chapter of Courage serves as a spiritual support system to help men and women with same-sex attraction live chaste lives. In helping individuals gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the church’s teachings, especially in the area of chastity, Courage extends the church’s invitation to a life of peace and grace. In chaste living, one finds the peace and grace to grow in Christian maturity. Contact us at 512.666.1043 or