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Feastday Fest at Slugger Field,

Saturday, August 6, 6:05 pm

Louisville Bats vs Columbus Clippers

 

Tickets will be on sale after Masses starting this weekend.  They will also be available in the parish office during regular office hours. 

 

Our group will be seated at picnic tables in the right field shaded deck area.  The all-you-can-eat meal will also be served there from 5:30-7:30 pm:  hot dogs, pulled pork,  grilled chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, popcorn and beverages. 

 

Cost: Ages 9-Adult, $20; ages 3-8, $15; ages 2 and under free. 

 

Be there to cheer Fr. Michael when he throws the first pitch!

 

 

 

Haiti News Check Social Concerns, Parish Twinning Project for latest efforts.

Tek4Kids, Inc. (Gary and Cathy Boice’s nonprofit) uses education and technology to break the poverty cycle in Haiti.  They provide existing schools in Haiti with clean water, electricity, computers and teachers.  Children share clean water with their families, reducing instances of cholera and waterborne illnesses. Students that receive computer skills from the Tek4Kids program will be able to find much more advanced jobs despite the high unemployment rate in the area. To learn more about Tek4Kids, visit www.tek4kids.org


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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

 

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This group coordinates volunteers for Repair Affair, Project Warm, Habitat for Humanity, Repair Affair,  and similar projects.  

 

Picture from Repair June 15, 2013 

 
 

 

 

 
JustFaith

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.