Community and Family Enrichment

A cross graphic + next to ministry titles indicates ministries that encourage and welcome YOUTH participation.

 COMMUNITY AND FAMILY ENRICHMENT

Parish Meals and Receptions – Volunteers are needed for planning and preparing for events such as luncheons, parish missions, sacramental celebration receptions, and other events throughout the year; times vary (e.g., midday, evening, weekend). This is a great ministry for those who enjoy planning, cooking, baking, serving, or entertaining. Time commitment: varies depending on the event.  Contact:  Coordinators Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525

Dedication Anniversary Celebration +  – Held each September, this celebration commemorates the anniversary of the dedication of our church building. Volunteers are needed to serve on or chair for a variety of committees such as dinner planning, set up, serving, clean up, raffle planning/sales, burgoo/chicken sales planning, and more. Many helping hands needed; planning usually begins in May. – Contact:  Coordinators/Committee Chairs Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525

Parish Cooking Team – Burgoo and BBQ chicken are cooked for our Dedication Anniversary dinner and sales or possibly other times during the year. Volunteers help with burgoo preparation, cooking, dispensing, and transporting to our church; for barbequing and transporting of chicken; and for working pre-sales and sales/drive-through at our parish. Cooking takes place on the campus of Precious Blood Parish. Time commitment: approximately 4 hours on Friday and 4 hours on Saturday; time for sales/drive-through is generally 3-4 hours. Adult male and female volunteers welcome and needed!  Contact:  Coordinators Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525

Ice Cream Social – This event is held on or near June 26 and celebrates the “half” feast day of Saint Stephen (Dec. 26) and features an evening of fellowship and delicious ice cream treats. Volunteers are needed to plan, acquire supplies, setup, serve, and clean-up.  Contact:  Coordinator Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525

Trunk or Treat – This event is held the Sunday before Halloween each year and offers families a safe alternative for children to Trick-or-Treat. Parishioners are invited to decorate their vehicles and distribute candy to the children; children are invited to wear costumes and Trick-or-Treat at each vehicle. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve food/refreshments, and clean-up. Contact: Karina Romero – 270-683-6525 – [email protected]

Cathedral Docents – Volunteer docents extend a warm welcome and provide enlightening, interesting Cathedral tours to individuals or groups throughout the year. More docents are always needed and welcome; training is provided. Time commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per tour, several times per year.  Contact:  Crissy Stevenson – 270-683-6525 – [email protected]

Funeral Meals – Funeral meals, served in the Community Center following parish funerals, offer comfort and hospitality to bereaved families. Volunteers prepare and bring dishes to the church and/or assist in set-up, serving, and cleanup. Volunteers are contacted by coordinators as the need arises. We are also in need of one more Funeral Meal Coordinator. – Contacts: Sue Gough – 270-684-9104 – [email protected] – Gene Lyon – 270-684-3358 – [email protected] – Lisa Taylor – 270-302-6917 – [email protected]

Meal Train – This ministry provides meals for families on a short-term basis such as after the birth of a child, surgery, illness, miscarriage, injury, or death in the family.  Volunteers register online at MealTrain.com and sign up to provide meals. Assistance is available with registration is available if needed. Donations of gift cards that can be used for take-out meals for families are welcome. If you know of parishioners in need of meals, contact Amanda. Contact:  Amanda Reffitt – 270-570-1508 – [email protected]

Funeral Mass Greeters – Volunteers support bereaved families by serving as greeters for funeral Masses, welcoming all who arrive, distributing worship aids, and providing information as needed. Time commitment:  approximately 1.5 hours (including Mass).  Contact:  James Wells – 270-683-6525 – [email protected]

Welcoming Committee – This committee helps welcome new members to our parish family. Volunteers host and provide food for Newcomer Receptions, hosted at the rectory several times throughout the year. Volunteers also coordinate/serve for Welcome Sundays (first Sunday of each month after Masses) which offer refreshments in the Community Center for new members as well as all parish families. If you enjoy meeting new people and sharing your pride for our parish, the Welcoming Committee welcomes your participation!  Contact:  Brenda Clark – 270-485-3278 – [email protected]

Marketing and Communications Committee – This committee helps promote our parish to the greater community. Projects include planning and sales of annual Cathedral ornaments, promoting Arts at the Cathedral Series and Cathedral Tours, and publicizing our parish throughout the community. New members and ideas are welcome! Meetings generally take place the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Parish Office and last approximately one hour, but times may vary depending on pandemic conditions. Contact:  Coordinator Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525

Parish Photography – If you enjoy taking photos, this is a great ministry for you. Volunteer photographers take photos at events, ministry functions, or special liturgies. Photos may be used for our parish bulletin, pictorial directory, website, or social media. Contact:  Crissy Stevenson – 270-683-6525 – [email protected]

Parish Health Committee – Volunteers provide blood pressure checks when Welcome Sundays are held (first Sunday of the month) in the Community Center. Doctors, nurses, or other health care professionals are welcome. Contact:  Coordinator Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525