For information or to volunteer, contact the Yvonne Riggs in the parish office at 459-4251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Booster Club-Board: Supports adult sport activities throughout the year for St. John Paul II parishioners and other groups.
Booster Club-Concessions: This group sells concessions during CSAA sporting events and helps restock goods in the concession stand.
Children’s Activities Committee: This committee plans and hosts various events during the year for the children of the parish, including Santa’s Secret Shop, Breakfast with Santa, Easter Egg Hunt, Mother-Daughter Tea and Halloween activities.
CLOUT: Members of St. John Paul II join with other faith congregations as CLOUT to correct injustices in Louisville systems. Participants attend 4 meetings per year and bring 3 others to the annual Nehemiah Assembly. At house meetings we express problems that concern us; at the problem assembly we vote on issues to address; at committee meetings we research solutions; at the Action Assembly we challenge those in responsible positions to make changes.
Faithful Citizenship: Catholics have a moral obligation to participate in political life, and be informed voters. Through study of Catholic Social Teaching this committee strives to promote the “common good” and the “dignity of the human person.” Legislative alerts from The Catholic Conference of Kentucky (CCKY) encourage action needed on local, state and national issues.
Habitat for Humanity: HFH builds houses for qualified local residents. Most work is done by volunteers and all skill levels are needed. Housing recipients receive a basic, energy-efficient home and are responsible for an interest-free mortgage. HFH has built over 400 homes in this area. We meet on the fourth Saturday of the month, January-October.
Knitting Club: This group meets weekly. This small, informal group welcomes anyone who likes to knit and/or crochet or wants to learn. There is a sharing of ideas, patterns, skills and camaraderie while working on projects or making hats, scarves and mittens for the SEAM Christmas tree.
Photography Committee: Photographs of activities and events are taken for use in displays and to preserve our parish history. This committee sponsors an annual photography contest.
Respect Life/Social Concerns Ministry: Works to promote respect for all human life, grounded in the dignity of the human person as an image of God. The committee addresses issues including: mental and physical disabilities, euthanasia, treatment of the elderly, capital punishment and abuse. Volunteers help with projects such as the Mother’s Day Rose Sale, Baby Bottle Collection, eyeglass collection, and a baby shower for pro-life groups. They also gather signatures on pertinent topics and try to keep parishioners informed about various life issues in the public forum. They plan parish education programs and highlight October as Pro-Life Month.
SEAM (South East Associated Ministries)
Board Member: SEAM provides emergency assistance to neighbors in the 40218 and 40220 zip codes. Board members determine policies and procedures for the conduct of the organization; assist in securing funds to support the mission of the organization and finance the organization’s programs; and monitor organizational performance. The Board member attends bi-monthly Board meetings, serves on at least one committee, and attends SEAM-sponsored events. This person is also a conduit of information to the parish. The term limit is three (3) years with the option of renewing once for a total of six (6) years.
Volunteer: SEAM provides emergency assistance to neighbors in the 40218 and 40220 zip codes. Volunteers are needed to serve in the Assistance Center as front office or food room helpers; pick up additional food donations from Dare to Care; deliver parish donations; assist in the community gardens; perform functions such as data entry into computer files; assist with occasional building maintenance projects such as painting or cleaning of gutters; serve on Board committees or special projects in an area of interest or expertise.
Senior Activity Team: Members are dedicated to supporting one another and the community through spiritual, social and service activities. Team members plan meetings, luncheons, dinners, field trips, bingo, Bunco, bridge, Tripoly, and other various activities.
Sharing & Caring Tree/Giving Tree: Volunteers can help with any of the steps which include preparing the trees and tags; buying/donating the gifts; sorting the gifts; and delivering the gifts. This takes place in the advent season.
Sewing Club/Prayer Blanket Ministry: Interested parishioners knit, crochet, embroider, sew, etc. for the picnic booths/baskets/raffles. In addition they make prayer blankets and other items as needed for the parish.
SVDP Open Hand Kitchen: Volunteers who are available on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:45pm are needed to be a part of the group who represent Saint John Paul II Parish by helping serve dinner at the Open Hand Kitchen on South Jackson Street.
Thanksgiving Baskets: Baskets will be assembled by St. John Paul II parish to be donated to SEAM (Southeast Area Ministries). We will also assemble baskets for our parish social worker if St. John Paul II has parishioners in need. Non-perishable foods and gift cards are collected during 1st week in November and Sunday before Thanksgiving. On that Sunday volunteers will gather to sort and organize food donated and deliver to SEAM who will assemble baskets of food items for families in
need. John Paul II Academy will participate by having their students donate food items to be included in our donation. Volunteers are needed to help box up food items Sunday afternoon and deliver to the SEAM office for distribution. Information will be in October bulletin or contact committee chairs below. This is a great way for students to get service hours and for our parishioners to give of their TIME.
Young and Young at Heart: All singles are encouraged to join us for dinner. This is a good time for people to get acquainted with each other in a social setting. The group usually meets on the third Thursday each month at 6:30pm at a local restaurant.