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Soup Kitchen- Wednesdays

Our parish partners with other local churches in operating community soup kitchens on Wednesday evenings. Volunteers are needed to cook, bake, set up/clean up and serve meals. Time commitment: varies. Contact Allison Juliot…812-697-3469

Soup Kitchen-Fridays

Our parish partners with other local churches in operating community soup kitchens on Friday evenings. Volunteers are needed to cook, bake, set up/clean up and serve meals. Time commitment: varies. Contact Karen Johnson….502-640-0239

Visiting the Sick

Volunteers assist the pastoral staff with distributing communion to the sick of our parish in homes, hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes. Training and orientation is provided. If you are in need of this ministry or would like to serve by visiting the sick, please contact Tom Yost at 812-945-2374.

Health Ministry

This ministry welcomes healthcare professionals, as well as anyone else who is interested in integrating health and healing with faith and service. Time commitment: as needed. Some organizational meetings as needed. We are currently looking for a volunteer to coordinate this ministry. If you are interested, please contact Tom Yost at 812-945-2374.

Pro-Life Ministry

While keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Our Lady pro-life committee exists to promote life from conception to natural death in our families, parish, community and Archdiocese. We are committed to actively increasing awareness, praying and fasting for the conversion of hearts, and building and supporting pro-life efforts in our community. Time commitment: monthly meetings. Contact Sandy Bierly….812-948-9247

St. Vincent de Paul Society

SVDP is an outreach organization for our parish that strives to meet social, material and spiritual needs of people in the local community who call our church for assistance. SVDP especially needs people to make home visits. Time commitment: monthly meetings/some home visits. Contact Dan Becher…812-246-4261

Ministry of Consolation

The Ministry of Consolation exists to console parishioners experiencing grief from a variety of losses. Our consolation efforts include correspondence, resources for coping and understanding, and seasonal programs or rituals for healing. Interested parishioners are welcome to serve or be served by this ministry. Time commitment: monthly meetings. Contact Tom Yost… 812-945-2374

Funeral Lunches

Our parish provides a luncheon after funerals for a deceased member’s family and friends upon request. Volunteers are needed to prepare a dish, solicit entrees and help set up, serve and clean up after the luncheon. Time commitment: varies/as needed. Contact Libby Kauchak…812-944-3776

Resurrection Choir

The resurrection choir is “on call” to sing at parish funerals when needed. Most funerals are scheduled on weekday mornings. Men and women are welcome to join. Contact Katelyn Stumler…812-944-1184

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Commission Member

The Faith Formation Commission assists the Pastor, Pastoral Council, and the Faith Formation staff in establishing policies and setting goals pertinent to Life Long Faith Formation opportunities for the parish. Nine to thirteen appointed members plus the Pastor and the Faith Formation staff make up the Faith Formation Commission. Time commitment: Three year terms, monthly meetings, and committee work as needed. Contact Nancy Freund…502-648-4646

Week One Volunteer

On the first Wednesday of each month, we gather as an entire parish for Week One. Week One includes a simple supper, age appropriate catechesis on a common topic, and community prayer. Volunteers are needed for Week One to help with food preparation, set up and clean up, hospitality, as well as leading or assisting with breakout sessions for catechesis. Childcare is available. Time commitment: 2 hours per month. Contact Tom Yost…812-945-2374

Lenten Retreat 

Our parish offers an annual retreat for parishioners each Lent. The retreat team consists of lay parishioners with the pastor serving as spiritual director. The retreat is over a 3 day period: Thursday and Friday 6:00-9:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon (March 9-11, 2017). We are looking for people to give talks, facilitate small group discussions, prepare and serve meals, provide music and song and create a retreat environment. Time commitment: Team formation begins in January with meetings scheduled by the retreat director as needed. Contact Tom Yost…812-945-2374

Bible Study Facilitators

Our Lady offers a variety of Bible Studies throughout the year. Some meet during the day, some meet in the evening, and one is just for women! Childcare is provided as needed. Volunteers are needed to facilitate small group discussions and to provide child care. Time commitment: 1.5-2.5 hours per week, for the duration of the particular study. Contact Tom Yost… 912-945-2374

Faith First: Faith Formation for Children Ages 4-Grade 5 

Faith First is our faith formation program for children in preschool through 4th grade. It meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., August through April. This program teaches the basics of the Catholic faith and supplements faith formation in the home. Volunteers receive supervision, training, and materials. Time Commitment: 1.5 hours weekly, August-April. Contact the Parish Office at 812-944-1184.

Vacation Bible School

VBS is for children age 3 through entering grade 5. Junior high and high school youth, as well as adults, are needed to plan and implement this program of Bible stories, skits, snacks, crafts, and games. Time Commitment: 2.5 hours per gathering, plus planning time. We are currently looking for a parishioner to lead our Vacation Bible School program. If interested, please contact the Parish Office at 812-944-1184.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

This occurs during the Liturgy of the Word at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning Mass. Volunteers are needed to lead children in prayer, song and reflection of the Sunday readings. Materials and training are provided. Time commitment: 20 minutes one Sunday per month. Contact Donna Burden at 812-786-0445

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 

The RCIA is a process by which adults (candidates) are prepared for entry into the Catholic Church. Volunteers are needed to serve as team members or sponsors. Team members assist the RCIA Director in implementing the process. Sponsors assist the candidate as a friend, companion or mentor. Time commitment: Weekly on Wednesday evenings August-April with some flexibility. Contact Tom Yost…812-945-2374

Parish Mission Team

Every two or three years, Our Lady offers a parish mission. The mission team consists of lay parishioners who resource and implement the parish mission. Contact Tom Yost….812-945-2374

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Child Care

The purpose of this ministry is to provide on-site parish child care during some Church functions or gatherings that would allow more adults with young children to attend. Interested volunteers are asked to check this ministry on the stewardship intention card or call one of our contacts listed above. Time Commitment: Varies, as needed. We are currently looking for a parishioner to coordinate this ministry. If you are interested, please contact the parish office at 812-944-1184.

Marriage Preparation/Sponsor Couples

Sponsor couples are married couples who assist engaged couples in preparing for marriage. Sponsor couples meet each engaged couple an average of three times to discuss the practical and spiritual dimensions to married life. Training and resources provided. Sponsor couples may see 2 engaged couples a year. Contact Terry & Janie Spitznagel…812-948-0786

Men’s Club

This group is open to all men 21 and older in the parish. Regular monthly meetings are in process for networking and discerning an identity and mission for the group. General activities will center on social, service, and spiritual dimensions of masculinity. Contact Chris Russell…812-786-0348

Parish Newsletter

Our parish newsletter is published 2-4 times a year. The newsletter features timely articles about people, programs and ministries at Our Lady. A newsletter staff meets every two months for planning and editing. If you have writing or publication skills, please consider joining. Contact Kathy Willis…812-246-4785

Prayer Line

The Prayer Line consists of parishioners who are contacted weekly by email, fax, or US mail at home to receive and pass on prayer requests made by individuals. Prayer Line members offer up these requests in prayer throughout the week. Contact Marilyn Ferree at 502-494-5096 or Joanne Gastineau at 502-649-4496.

Prime Timers

The Our Lady Prime Timers is for people age 50 or older. The group meets the first Sunday of the month for food, fellowship, fun and games. Contact Dale Winchell at 812-246-1927.

Young Adults (Age 22-35)

Our Lady is currently participating in a Young Adult Initiative funded by a national grant and facilitated by St. Meinrad. This project invites young adults to share their life experiences and concerns, and then seeks to meaningfully engage them into the life of our local church. We especially want input from young adults, but adults of any age are welcome to help this project move forward. Contact Tom Yost…812-945-2374

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Commission for Education

The CFE assists the educational administrator (School Principal) in setting policy and goals for our school. The CFE consists of Pastor, 11 elected members (serving three-year terms) and the principal. Time Commitment: Monthly meetings with seasonal subcommittee work. Contact Steve Beyl…812-944-7676

Parent Teacher Organization

The PTO exists to promote a clearer understanding of the mutual educational responsibilities of parents and teachers associated with our parish school. The PTO holds monthly business meetings and sponsors some social/educational and fund raising events. Funds raised are used to supplement areas of need in the school; i.e., purchase of equipment, technology, teacher and instructional supplies, etc. Volunteers are needed to run for office annually and to coordinate the various events. Contact Jessica House…812-725-7575

Marketing and Development


Cafeteria Volunteer


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Altar Servers

Altar servers consist of early and older adolescents, both male and female. They assist the priest at the altar throughout the Mass. Training is provided. Time commitment: One weekend Mass every two months. Contact Sandy Bierly….812-948-9247


Cantors are accompanied by organ, piano or guitar. They lead the congregation in singing at Saturday evening Mass (and Sunday morning Masses during the summer). Time commitment: Once a month/as needed. Contact Katelyn Stumler….812-944-1184

Children’s Choir

This choir is composed of children in grades 2-5. Members sing monthly for weekend liturgies and other parish events. Contact Katelyn Stumler….812-944-1184

Church Decoration

This ministry coordinates decorating the church for the appropriate seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter & Ordinary Time. Contact Beth Duffy-Dries…812-987-2898

Contemporary Choir

This choir is accompanied by string instruments and piano. Members practice weekly and sing at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Open to men and women high school age and older. Time commitment: 9 months of the year (summer break). Contact Katelyn Stumler….812-944-1184

Eucharistic Minister

The Eucharistic Minister assists the Pastor during the Communion Rite of Mass. There are “Host Ministers” and “Cup Ministers.” Time commitment: One weekend Mass every 3-4 weeks.


Greeters welcome people at the church doors prior to Sunday and Holy Day Masses and distribute bulletins at the end of Mass. Contact Hugh Ernstberger…812-246-0228


Lectors are also called Ministers of the Word. Two lectors are scheduled for each weekend Mass. They read parish announcements before Mass begins, proclaim the first and second scripture readings prior to the Gospel, and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. Time commitment: One weekend Mass every 4-6 weeks. Contact Dots Wild…812-944-9539


Musicians (pianists, organists, guitarists and other instrumentalists) are needed to accompany choirs and cantors. The Liturgy Committee can help place musicians with appropriate choirs or cantors. Time commitment: Varies according to choir/cantor schedule. Contact Katelyn Stumler….812-944-1184


Sacristans are caretakers of the church. They assist with set up of Mass and various prayers and devotions in church and monitor liturgical supplies. Contact Barbara Sanders….812-949-8649

Traditional Choir

This choir is accompanied by organ/piano. Members practice weekly and sing at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Open to men and women high school age and older. Time commitment: 9 months out of the year (summer break). Contact Katelyn Stumler…812-944-1184


Ushers collect the offering and assist people during the communion procession at Sunday Mass. They also coordinate sign-ups for gift bearers for the offertory procession. Time commitment: Weekend Mass of choice a couple of months out of the year. Contact Tom Siegel…812-944-6892

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Building and Grounds Committee/Volunteer

Our grounds and facilities require a great deal of care and continuing maintenance. Professional or skilled craftsmen often handle major maintenance. Volunteers may do minor maintenance (gardening, painting, some cleaning, etc.). Time commitment: As needed. Contact Terry Spitznagel…812-948-0786

Grant Writing & Research

On occasion, Our Lady has the opportunity to apply for local or national grants. Funds from grants can help with capital and ministerial projects. Looking for people with experience in grant writing. Contact Rikki McGuire….812-944-1184

Main Event/Annual Fundraiser

The Main Event is the annual parish fundraiser. The night includes raffles, a silent auction, live auction, and entertainment. Many volunteers are needed to plan and coordinate this evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising. We are currently looking for an active parishioner to chair this ministry. If you are interested, please contact Rikki McGuire at 812-944-1184.

Stewardship Team

This team is the leading agent for communicating, educating, and implementing Christian Stewardship at Our Lady. This is primarily accomplished through print and electronic means, public recognition of volunteers, in-servicing parish leaders, planned giving seminars, faith formation curriculum advocacy, archdiocesan and parish appeals and more. Time commitment: monthly meetings/as needed. Contact Tom Yost…812-945-2374

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Athletic Coach

Our Lady offers a variety of sports for youth. Coaches are a vital part to make this a success. We currently offer coaching positions in volleyball, basketball, track, and soccer. Contact Paul Kaiser….502-550-2298

Athletic Committee Member

The Athletic Committee organizes and coordinates sports programs for our parish community for youth in grades pre K-12. They hold regular business meetings, recruit and train coaches, help maintain equipment and the gym, and more. TC: Monthly meetings on 3rd Thursday/as needed. Contact Paul Kaiser…502-550-2298

Cub Scouts

Scouting has long been a vital character builder for youth in our country. Our parish encourages and supports scouting functions through youth ministry. Adult leaders and youth participants are always welcome to come forward and be a part of scouting in our parish community. TC: Varies/as needed. Contact Jason Pickens…812-946-5244

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting is where today’s girls can become tomorrow’s leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls grades K-12. Girl Scouts find a safe place to grow and share new experiences, learn to relate to others, develop values, and contribute to society. Our Lady has active Brownie and Daisy Troops. Time commitment: Varies. Contact Sarah Gahagen…502-889-7609

High School Youth Group

Our Lady will offer youth group experiences for high school youth. Topics and activities include both contemporary and theological issues of interest to our youth. Live music, prayer and worship are just some of the other highlights of this exciting program. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks, offer their personal or professional experience through witness talks, live music, and more!

Middle School Youth Group

Teens in 5th-8th grades gather for faith-filled adventures such as the Belle Cruise, retreats, Holiday World, Summer Daze, service projects and prayer groups. Time commitment: Every Sunday from August-April

Sacrament Prep Volunteer-First Holy Communion

Volunteers are needed to assist the parish Director of Children and Adolescent Catechesis. Primary volunteers would be at the First Communion Retreat for children and parents. The retreat is scheduled near the date of First Communion. Contact Maureen Campbell…812-944-1184

Sacrament Prep Volunteer-Confirmation

The Holy Sacrament of Confirmation is offered each year at the beginning of the second academic semester for high school age youth. A period of formation and catechesis is required, as well as a personal retreat experience. Volunteers are needed to facilitate small group study and offer their personal experience as witness speakers. Contact Catie Eichhorn…314-413-9990

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