For information or to volunteer contact Parish Council Liaison – Chris Finzer at 502-905-1578 or cfinzer@hotmail.com

Adult Formation

This group, representative of the parish demographics, shares a passion for leading individuals and the community as a whole into mature discipleship. Adult formation provides education opportunities for adult parishioners offering new insight, learning, and spiritual growth in faith, such as Faithful Film Nights. Ambassadors lead and provide goodwill for the formation efforts of the parish. Seasonal programs take place throughout the year in addition to the Advent and Lent Seasons. There are also additional opportunities in conjunction with Regional Programs and Parishes.

Baptismal Preparation

Assist parents in understanding the sacrament of Baptism-its origins, signs, symbols, and responsibilities. Parental responsibilities and sponsorship are discussed. A two-session meeting is required prior to Baptism. (Volunteers give instruction, support parents through community presence at session, and follow-up) Contact Deacon Jim Stanford at the parish office 502-459-4251.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

This ministry helps children better understand the Sunday readings. Adult volunteers are needed to proclaim and assist on a monthly basis. (Training is available and Safe Environment Training is required.) Call the parish office for more information

Marriage Preparation

For more information contact Deacon Bruce Warren at bwarren@stjpiiparish.com

Men’s Prayer Group

Contact Deacon Jim McGoff at jmcgoff@stjpiiparish.com for times and locations.

RCIA

This process is for preparing adults wishing to be Baptized and/or Confirmed in the Catholic faith. It involves the spiritual and religious formation of unbaptized adults or adults previously baptized in another Christian tradition and takes place step by step over a period of time. There is an adapted process for unbaptized children, ages 7 and above. The entire parish has a role in initiating persons into full membership. Meetings are held year-round and offer an opportunity for adults to receive instruction in Catholic beliefs as well as the opportunity to meet others willing to share their faith journey. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic way of life is welcome to come; as well as any Catholic willing to share time in prayer as part of the RCIA team. Volunteers are needed to be team members, sponsors, babysitters, hospitality, and share faith. Training and resource materials are provided. For more information contact Paula Broyles at paula.broyles04@gmail.com

Religious Education

Provides religious instruction of elementary and middle school children by Archdiocesan-certified catechists. Mandatory participation for student athletes not enrolled in John Paul II Academy. (Need catechists and substitute catechists for grades K-8. Catechists share faith with the children, help prepare them for receiving Sacraments, and formation in the Catholic faith.) We are in hopes of forming a high school Religious Education Program. Contact Jack Clark at 502-423-5062 or at firejack1@bellsouth.net

Vacation Bible School

Provides Bible education in a fun format of instruction, music, crafts, storytelling, and games for 4-year olds through 5th graders. Volunteers coordinate planning, teach, oversee crafts, games, snack, songs, etc. Contact the parish office at 502-459-4251.

Walking With Purpose

A women’s prayer group that meets weekly. Several sessions are offered. Contact Anne Bairbridge at bain52bridge@twc.com for more information.

Why Not Catholic?

WNC meets monthly during the year except during Advent and Lent at which time they change over to a weekly time frame. Contact Sally Lynch for more information at sal@mommalynch.net

Women’s Prayer Group

This prayer group meets bi-monthly and is open to all women of the parish. For more information contact Anne Bainbridge at bain52bridge@twc.com

Youth Ministries

A vital ministry that reaches out to young people of this faith community by serving the social and spiritual needs of young people by integrating them into the life, work & mission of the Church. Youth ministry provides programs that offer spiritual growth, as well as social, educational, and service opportunities. By participating in the events and activities provided, it is hoped that their environment will foster a sense of identity with the parish. In addition, special emphasis is on Confirmation preparation for 8th graders throughout the school year; which includes Focus sessions, service opportunities, and a retreat experience. Adults, young adults and youth are invited and encouraged to become involved in this vital ministry of our church. Contact the parish office at 502-459-4251 for more information.

We, the people of St. John Paul II,
aim to live as Jesus lived through humility and trust.