|Social Concerns Committees|
Crisis Intervention Program
This ministry provides direct assistance to individuals dealing with crisis situations. Duties include making home visits with another volunteer to persons needing assistance in order to evaluate their needs and make recommendations to the Social Concerns Committee. St. Vincent de Paul Center/Society provides ongoing training.
Environmental Concerns Committee
Members of this committee explore ways the Cathedral and its parishioners can be responsible stewards of God’s creation. They work with the facilities staff to promote environmentally-friendly practices on the Cathedral’s campus and provide education for parishioners and community members.
Housing Initiatives Committee
Picture from Repair June 15, 2013
JustFaith is a 30-week educational experience, formation process and spiritual journey. It focuses on the intersection of faith and justice and invites people to become agents of God’s compassion and healing in a wounded world. Participants gather weekly for prayer, discussion of books and videos, presentations by guest speakers, retreats, and immersion experiences.
Legislative & Public Affairs Committee
Responding to our call to be faithful citizens, this group learns about and develops action plans regarding issues of social justice. Committee members work with local, state, and national public officials and educate the parish and public about community issues. The committee is involved with Catholic Charities, the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, and Bread for the World to publicly advocate for issues linked to Catholic Social Teaching.
Respect Life Committee
The “seamless garment is a metaphor for a consistent ethic of life, one which stands for the protection of the right to life and for the promotion of all the rights which enhance life, from the womb to the tomb.” These words, from the late Cardinal Joseph Bernadin (1983), reflect our Respect Life Committee’s approach to life issues. Affirmed by the Social Concerns Committee, we strive to respect all life from womb to tomb by adopting a consistently compassionate manner toward all persons who struggle with life issues and decisions. Committee members plan an annual Respect Life Prayer service, participate in educational seminars, and provide roses for newly baptized babies.