For information or to volunteer, contact the Parish Council Liaison, Anne Bainbridge at 502-459-4251 or

Francis Center

Francis Center is a parish ministry that provides Health, Healing and Fellowship; offering pastoral care, outreach, and programs to those in the Hikes Point Area (zip codes 40218 & 40220). For more information on how to volunteer contact Donna Kenney, Executive Director at 502-459-4251, ext. 12 or to our website for more

Sub-ministries of the Francis Center include:

Counseling – Family and Single

 The mission of this ministry is to provide a practicum setting for individuals with theological/spiritual commitments to become marriage and family therapists competent to practice in a diverse, multicultural and interfaith world.

Grief Ministry

This ministry provides support, comfort, and healing to those who are suffering from the passing of a loved one. For more information contact Pattie Filley at 502-459-4251, ext 24 or

Health Services

Currently offers flu shots, blood pressure checks, and other routine medical procedures.

Health and Wellness Ministry

Promotes health and wellness, as it is seen as a direct link to our spiritual responsibility as temples of the Holy Spirit. This group will help plan and execute a variety of events throughout the parish. This group is open to all individuals, whether or not they are in the medical or healthcare field.

MS Support Group

This group meets once a month at the Hikes Lane Campus to show support to others who suffer from living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Pastoral Care Ministry

Counseling and listening to those who may be experiencing turmoil, conflict, or grief within their own life. This ministry is designed for a “one on one” encounter.

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing: Exercise program from individual who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease. The program focuses on Balance, coordination and concentration.

Social Services

Confidential meetings can be scheduled with our parish social worker on an individual basis for anyone in need. There is no fee; however, appointments are necessary.  Contact Pattie Filley at the parish office, 502-459-4251 or

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets every Wednesday in the Cafeteria at Goldsmith Lane from 8:00-9:00 p.m. For more information call the parish office at 502-459-4251

Card Writing Ministry

Volunteers remember and connect with parishioners in nursing homes and/or homebound. Senior citizens are remembered annually on their birthdays. For more information contact Terry Becker at 479-685-8710 or


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 in policy. Contact Mike Kolb at 502-418-7531 or

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. For more information contact Patsy Meyer at

Francis Cooks

This ministry provides meals for parishioners who need assistance. For more information contact Deacon Jim McGoff at

Habitat For Humanity

HFH builds houses for local residents. Most work is done by volunteers and all skill levels are needed. HFH has built over 400 homes in this area. Volunteers meet on the fourth Saturday of the month, January-October. For more information contact Steve Hennessey at

Habitat For Humanity Meals

Meals for HFH volunteers. For more information contact Mary Ridenour at

Respect Life Committee

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. for more information contact Mary O’Bryan at

Second Collection for the Poor and Canned Goods for Area Ministries

A second collection for the poor and needy is collected every 1st weekend of the month. At the same time parishioners are encouraged to bring in canned goods for local food shelters. For more information contact Mary Ridenour at

St. Vincent de Paul Open Hand Kitchen

Volunteers meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:45 p.m. 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. For more information contact Steve Hartung at

Sharing and Caring Tree

Volunteers actitivites include preparing the trees and tags; buying/donating gifts; sorting the gifts; and delivering the gifts to Catholic Charities. This ministry takes place in the advent season. Contact Robin Finzer at

Thanksgiving Baskets

A specific list of non-perishable foods and gift cards are collected and donated to area ministries. The goal is enough food for 50 baskets. For more information contact John and Mary Ridenour at

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