Parish Life

Parish Life


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Altar Society

The Altar Society provides vital services to our parish.  Funds raised by the Altar Society are used to purchase all hosts, wine, and candles, as well as other liturgical items for all of the Masses. Volunteers help by baking for, and assisting, with Altar Society Bake Sales throughout the year. These are our only fundraising activities. Twenty-four a dult volunteers are also needed on a rotating monthly basis to launder priests'/servers' albs and purificators. The Altar Society also cares for the Candle Stands in both the Chapel and the Gathering Place. Every family is encouraged to be a part of the Altar Society through service and donations!
Contact Elaine Stevens at mesteven@comcast.net:/ 270-554-1536 or Eileen Segebarth at kevseg@comcast.net


Bereavement Ministry

This ministry provides support to bereaved family members of our parish. Adult volunteers are needed to assist with addressing and sending cards bereaved family members. 
Contact Cathy Trussell: 270-554-8888 / cstrussell@bellsouth.net 

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Celebrate Your Marriage

Held each February, this event begins with a prayer service in church followed by a reception and dance in the Parish Hall. Adult volunteers are needed for planning, decorating, setup, cleanup, and other tasks.

Cindy Butterbaugh: 270-994-8091 / 2promark@comcast.net or Kathy Willett: 270-534-9239 / kathy.willett@comcast.net


Coffee and Doughnuts

Coffee and doughnuts are served at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall on most Sundays throughout the year.  This weekly social event provides an opportunity for fellowship and to extend hospitality to new parishioners and visitors. Adult volunteers are needed to serve as hosts on a scheduled, rotating basis.  Responsibilities include picking up doughnuts, drinks, and other supplies, as well as setting up and cleaning up. Volunteers host a few times per year; the time required is approximately three hours per scheduled Sunday.

Contact Mari Lurtz: 270-519-8276 / lurtz96@comcast.net

Click Here for 2017 Schedule - November 2016 -April 2017

Click Here for Instructions for Setting Up Coffee and Doughnuts

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Couples in Christ

This group of married couples meets at various times throughout the year for Bible study, marriage/family life discussions, and social activities.  Child care is provided for Bible study. Whether newlyweds or celebrating many years of marriage, new couples are always welcome. Scheduled events are publicized in the parish bulletin.

Contact Lori Meredith: 270-534-1176 / lorimeredith7@comcast.net or Kathy Willett: 270-534-9239 / kathy.willett@comcast.net




Elizabeth Meals Ministry

This ministry provides meals on a short-term basis to parishioners in need (shut-ins, those recovering from an illness/surgery, etc.).  This ministry augments the efforts of other parish ministries which occasionally provide meals to those in need.  Volunteers are needed to cook and/or deliver meals on an as-needed basis.
Lori Meredith: 270-534-1176 / lorimeredith7@comcast.ne

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Funeral Meals

This ministry provides a comforting meal to the family, at the Parish Hall, following the Funeral Mass and burial of a parishioner. Volunteers are needed to cook or purchase; salads, vegetable dishes and desserts for the meal (delivered to the Parish Hall kitchen the morning of the funeral). We try to open the kitchen early enough for food to be dropped off on the way to work. Assistance is also needed with set-up, serving and clean-up the day of the funeral. We welcome the men to help as there is always need for some muscle on the funeral day! 
Eileen Segebarth:  270-898-7319 / kevseg@comcast.net 


Grounds Committee 

This group helps maintain the beauty of our parish campus and and landscaping. Volunteers are needed for mulching, pruning, planting, or other projects. Members are notified in advance of scheduled work days. Youth may serve with adult supervision.

Contact Jim Sanders: 270-534-5540 / jsan1535@comcast.net or Steve DuPerrieu: 270-534-9000 / steve@stmore.org

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Maintenance Ministry

The primary objective of this ministry is to identify and perform, in coordination with the Parish Administrator, relatively simple maintenance tasks around the church facilities. The Maintenance Ministry will also provide similar services to elderly or infirm parishioners in need of such assistance.  Adult volunteers who are handy with drywall patching, painting, simple carpentry, and other general home repairs are needed.  Volunteers serve on an as-needed basis according to the specific need and skills required.

Contact Bill Murphy: 270-534-0722 / william.murphy@uky.edu


Mothers On Monday (MOMs Group)

This mothers' group meets for monthly Ladies' Night Out and monthly themed meetings, provides meals for new parents, participates in bake sales for Hope Unlimited, maintains an email prayer list, and plans occasional shopping trips. Playgroups and summer activities are also planned. New members are always welcome. Information and schedules are published in the parish bulletin and sent via email reminders.

Contact Lori Meredith: 270-534-1176 / lorimeredith7@comcast.net or Beth Haas: 270-534-1680 / bethhaas5@gmail.com or Kelly Halverson kelly.halverson@yahoo.com

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Mt. Carmel Cemetery

Adult volunteers are needed to help maintain the "Garden of Angels", trim or plant trees and bushes, remove seasonal floral tributes, or participate in scheduled cleanup days. Youth volunteers may serve with adult supervision.

Contact John Bufford: 270-331-1006 / jbfd69@hotmail.com or Steve DuPerrieu: 270-534-9000 / steve@stmore.org


 


 

Office Volunteers

Adult volunteers provide support to our parish priests and staff.  They greet visitors, answer telephone calls, and assist with general office tasks as needed. Flexible days and hours are available. 

Contact Lois Bell: (270) 534-9000 / lois@stmore.org


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Over 50's Group

Potluck dinners are held in the Parish Hall on the first Tuesday of every other month in the Parish Hall for parishioners age 50 and over. Occasionally a guest speaker is featured. Volunteers serve on a rotating basis as hosts; this includes providing simple decorations, setting up, and cleaning up. Participants are asked to bring one or two dishes of meat, vegetables, salads, or desserts. This parish tradition is a great opportunity to enjoy a meal with fellow parishioners.  New participants are always welcome!

Contact Parish Office:  270-534-9000


Parish Nurse Program

This ministry integrates resources of health care and the faith community to nurture the concept of holistic health for our parishioners. Parish nurses provide monthly blood pressure screenings between Sunday Masses and/or visits to homebound parishioners. Training is required; an on-line Parish Nurse (CEU'S received) is available.  Training is not required to assist with monthly BP checks.  Any nurses or EMTs are welcome. (Sign up for Parish Nurse Program and/or Blood Pressure Checks separately on the Stewardship of Ministry pledge form.)
Sr. Lucy Bonifas: 270-444-2375 / srlucy@mercy.com

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Parish Picnic

The parish picnic, usually held the last Sunday in August, provides an afternoon of fun, food, and activities for parishioners of all ages.  Adult volunteers are needed for advance planning and to serve as committee chairpersons.  Volunteers are also needed for tasks on picnic day including setup, cleanup, serving food, supervising games, and more.  Youth volunteers are welcome with adult supervision.  Please note:  volunteers will serve for the 2016 picnic.

Contact Melisa Mast: 270-534-9000 / mmast@stmore.org


Special Meals and Receptions

Adult volunteers are needed to assist with planning, setup, cleanup, and serving food and beverages for parish events such as sacramental receptions, liturgical celebrations, and other special programs and occasions.

Contact Melisa Mast: 270-534-9000 / mmast@stmore.org

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The Rosary Garden Club

This beautiful garden can be enjoyed from both inside and outside of our Works of Mercy Chapel, and is available to everyone as a place of prayer and reflection.  Rosary Garden Club members serve the garden in several different capacities.  The upkeep required to keep the garden beautiful through all seasons is ongoing, and the members make this possible.  The club meets the first Monday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Sacred Heart Room; meetings begin with the praying of the Rosary.  New members are always welcome.

Contact Phyllis Stovesand: 270-444-9090 / pstovesand@paducahford.com


Transportation Committee

Volunteers transport parishioners who need a ride to and from the 9:00 am Sunday Mass. Drivers serve on a monthly, rotating basis and must be 21 years of age or older with a valid Kentucky driver's license and auto insurance. Drivers may use the Saint Thomas More van or their own vehicle. More drivers are needed to continue this valuable service to our parishioners.  The current schedule for drivers can be seen by clicking here.
Contact Melisa Mast: 270-534-9000 / mmast@stmore.org

 

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Welcoming Committee 

This ministry welcomes new members to help them feel at home in our parish.  Volunteers are needed to help contact new parishioners and to assist with planning, setup, and cleanup for semi-annual welcoming receptions.

Contact Melisa Mast: 270-534-9000 / mmast@stmore.org