Community and Family Enrichment

 COMMUNITY AND FAMILY ENRICHMENT

Parish Meals and Receptions

Volunteers are needed for planning and preparing for events and receptions such as the Easter Vigil reception, parish missions, luncheons, sacramental celebrations, 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 and features a dinner and a raffle to raise funds for our parish. Volunteers are needed to serve on and/or chair a variety of committees including dinner planning, set up, serving, clean up, and for raffle planning/sales, burgoo/chicken sales planning, and more. Many helping hands are needed; planning usually begins in May.

Contact:  Coordinator/Committee Chairs Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525

 

Parish Cooking Teams 

Delicious burgoo and BBQ chicken are prepared for our Dedication Anniversary dinner and for sales. Volunteers are needed to 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 afternoon and 4 hours on Saturday afternoon; time varies for sales/drive-through but is generally 3-4 hours. Adult male and female volunteers welcome; many hands are needed for this annual effort! *Volunteers will be contacted for September 2021.

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

 

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

 

Air Show Weekend Family BBQ

Held on the Sunday of Owensboro’s Air Show weekend with a parish family BBQ hosted at the Saint Stephen Cathedral Youth House. Volunteers are needed to help with planning, set-up, grilling, and clean-up.

Contact:  Hannah Bland –  [email protected] or Crissy Stevenson – [email protected] – 270-683-6525

 

Trunk or Treat

This event is held on 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 their costumes and Trick-or-Treat at each vehicle. A chili contest is a featured part of this event. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve, and clean-up.

Contact: Crissy Stevenson – [email protected] – 270-683-6525

 

Cathedral Docents

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

Contact:  Beni Howell – 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’re also in need of one more Funeral Meal Coordinator.

Contacts: Sue Gough – 270-684-9104 – [email protected] or Gene Lyon – 270-684-3358 – [email protected] or Lisa Taylor – 270-302-6917 – [email protected]

 

Meal Train          *ACTIVE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 MealTrain.com and sign up to provide meals. Assistance is available with registration is available if needed. 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]

 

Funeral Mass Greeters       NEW! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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, which are hosted at the rectory several times throughout the year. Volunteers also coordinate 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 needs your participation!

Contact:  Coordinator(s) Needed – Contact Parish Office – 270-683-6525

 

Marketing and Communications Committee                *ACTIVE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

This committee helps promote our parish to the greater community. 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 generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Parish Office. New members and ideas are welcome!

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

 

Parish Newsletter

Do you enjoy writing or photography? Volunteers are needed to write articles and provide photographs for our parish quarterly newsletter, “The Parishioner”. Articles and photos featuring parish ministries, members, or events are needed.

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

 

Parish Photography        *ACTIVE! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you enjoy taking photographs, 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 newsletter, bulletin, pictorial directory, website, or social media.

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

 

Parish Health Committee

Volunteers offer blood pressure checks on Welcome Sundays (first Sunday of the month) in the Community Center. Doctors, nurses, or other health care professionals are needed and welcome for this ministry.

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