Justice and Charity

JUSTICE AND CHARITY OPPORTUNITIES

JUSTICE & CHARITY
NANCY HOOVER (nancyhoover@twc.com)

AMERICAN RED CROSS 
Mary Alice Elder (maelder07@aol.com)

St. Michael Church hosts 4 blood drives each year, providing opportunities for life-saving blood donations from the parish and community. Our church volunteers assist with donor registration, refreshments and chatting with donors. Church volunteers are asked to be available during the drives, whether for an hour or two or for the entire drive if desired. The Youth Center serves as our drive location with the help of the Youth Minister and his team, sometimes preparing a light breakfast for donors and staff, as possible.
NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the limited number of activities per year and due to sufficient parish volunteers at this time, we cannot accept new volunteers. Please continue to support the Red Cross ministry in your prayers for those in critical health situations and for those who minister to them.

BEREAVEMENT 
Rebecca Eisenback (rebecca21@bellsouth.net)

Members of the Bereavement Committee support families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Members assist by preparing a dish, attending a funeral to show parish support or by helping to serve a meal after a funeral. One committee plans meals and a second committee makes telephone calls to request food contributions. We would like to organize two teams which alternate between funerals. Volunteering your time during the week to help set up / clean up after the luncheons would be appreciated. Families are very appreciative of the time they have together after the funeral. Please consider your time during stewardship.

MINISTERS OF CARE 
Becky Jaggers (beckyjaggers@gmail.com)

We have many opportunities to demonstrate care and concern for the elderly, sick and homebound members of our parish. Volunteers may choose to prepare a dish or deliver food or make visits at their convenience to the homebound. Ministers who have received training, can take communion to those in hospitals (one member is currently doing this weekly – on Monday at one of the hospitals in our area). At Christmas and Easter we deliver flowers to the homebound or those who have had surgery around those times.

MINISTERS OF CONSOLATION 
Carole Freville (c.freville@twc.com)

The Ministers of Consolation support families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The members work with the family members to plan the funeral liturgy and assist with preparations. 

RESPECT LIFE 
Dawn Heuglin (mrheuglin@bellsouth.net)                                                             
Cathy Mattingly (cmasjb@gmail.com)
                                                                                    
Our primary goal is to answer our Baptismal call of promoting a culture of life by focusing on pro-life issues from conception to natural death. Topics include, but are not limited to, abortion, the death penalty, euthanasia, stem cell research, elderly, poor, abused and special needs. We engage in a host of activities such as: delivering meals to seniors on Fridays, collecting names for the pro-life ad and petitions, selling roses on Mother’s Day, hosting educational guest speakers, participating in the Walk for Life, distributing educational material, hosting an annual soccer camp at St. Joe, hosting tables for KRLA banquet and the Little Way banquet, among many others. All are welcome to join!

STUDENTS FOR LIFE 
Dawn Heuglin (mrheuglin@bellsouth.net)

Students meet each month on Wednesday early dismissal days from 1:00-2:00 in the Science Lab. The purpose is to educate the students on all life issues, the teachings of the Church pertaining to those issues, and acting on them. Our stewardship activities include: collecting dimes for diapers for JAM, making cards for prison inmates and patients at Kosair, accepting donations after masses for Dare to Care, WaterStep, making blankets for Blanket Louisville, participating in the youth for life walk, and attending the rally at the Capitol, to name a few. We would love to have you join us!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
Sandy Woods, January 2017 (SandyW@deltadirectstaffing.com)

Members seek to fulfill the greatest two commandments: Love of God and Love of Neighbor. We serve as Jesus served with an unconditional love to those in need as we practice the seven Corporal Works of Mercy. Opportunities abound throughout the year, many of which are perfect for families and take as little as one hour. We invite you to join our conference as we grow in our own spirituality through silent works of charity


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