Community and Family Enrichment

A cross graphic + next to ministry titles indicates YOUTH participation is welcomed and encouraged.


Parish Meals and Receptions – These volunteers foster a sense of community in our parish family by planning and preparing events and receptions such as the Easter Vigil reception, parish missions, ice cream socials, Trunk or Treat, or several other meals and receptions throughout the year. Volunteers are needed for a variety of times (midday, evening, weekend). This is a great ministry for those who enjoy planning, cooking, baking, or entertaining. The time commitment varies for each event.

Contact:  Donna Tarantino – 270-683-6525 – [email protected]


Dedication Anniversary Celebration+ – This event commemorates the anniversary of the dedication of our church building and celebrates our parish family. Held each September, this occasion offers a delicious dinner and a chance to socialize with fellow parishioners, as well as an opportunity to raise funds for our parish. Volunteers are needed to serve and/or chair a variety of committees including overall planning, raffle planning and sales, dinner, burgoo pre-sales and event-day sales, set up, clean up, and more. Youth volunteers are welcome with supervision.

Contact: Coordinators Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525


Cathedral Docent – We are proud of the beauty and rich history of Saint Stephen Cathedral. Volunteer docents extend a warm welcome and provide enlightening, interesting Cathedral tours to groups or individuals throughout the year. More docents are needed and welcome; training is provided. The time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per tour, a few times per year.

Contact:  Kathy Wright – 270-302-7876 – [email protected]


Funeral Meals – Funeral meals, served in the Community Center following parish funerals, offer comfort and hospitality to bereaved families. Volunteers prepare and deliver dishes to the church and/or assist in set-up, serving, and cleanup. Volunteers are contacted by coordinators as the need arises. We would also welcome a leader for an additional funeral meal team!

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 at and sign up to provide meals. Assistance is available for anyone needing help with registration. If your schedule prevents you from delivering meals, donations of gift cards or 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]


Bereavement Committee – Volunteers support bereaved families by serving as greeters for funeral Masses. They also assist with preparations for the All Souls Vespers each November, including hosting a reception following the service. The time commitment for funeral Masses is approximately 1.5 hours and approximately 4 hours for the All Souls preparations and reception.

Contact:  Coordinator Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525


Welcoming Committee – This committee helps welcome new members to our parish family. Volunteers host and provide food for Newcomer Receptions, which are hosted at the rectory several times throughout the year. Volunteers also coordinate Welcome Sundays (first Sunday of each month after the Sunday Masses) in the Community Center for new members and all parish families. If you enjoy meeting new people and sharing your pride and enthusiasm for our parish, the Welcoming Committee welcomes your participation!

Contact:  Janet Murphy – 270-485-8553 – [email protected]


Marketing and Communications Committee – This committee promotes our parish to the greater community as well as other parishes. Projects include planning and sales of annual Cathedral ornaments, promoting our Arts at the Cathedral Series, Cathedral Tours, publicizing our parish throughout the community, and more. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Parish Office. Share your pride in our parish; new members and ideas are always welcome!

Contact:  Kathy Wright

270-302-7876 – [email protected]


Parish Newsletter – Volunteers prepare and publish the parish quarterly newsletter, “The Parishioner”. Do you enjoy writing or photography? Volunteers are needed to write articles or provide photographs featuring parish ministries, members, or events.

Contacts:  Katie Pagan – 270-314-5793 – [email protected] or Taylor West – 270-590-1636 – [email protected]


Parish Photography – If you have a talent for taking photographs, this is a great ministry for you. Photographers help document parish events, ministry functions, or special liturgies. Photos may be used for our parish newsletter, bulletin, pictorial directory, website, or social media.

Contact:  Donna Tarantino – 270-683-6525 – [email protected] 


Parish Health Committee – Volunteers offer blood pressure checks and blood/glucose testing on Welcome Sundays (first Sunday of the month) in the Community Center. An annual Health Fair is also offered.

Contact:  Coordinator Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525