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SERVICES/MINISTRIES
FAITH FORMATION COMMITTEE

Formation Committee
This committee reflects the treasures, which are our Christian faith, and seeks ways to pass that faith on to our children. The committee also promotes an atmosphere among adults of searching for the truth that is the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. The following Parish organizations fall under the auspices of the Formation Committee. (Parish Council Constitution, Article 3, Section 6)

School Board
The School Board is a policy-making body operating the school program at Saint Paul School, Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky. The Board shall have decision-making authority in all non-personnel matters, with the Pastor's approval.

The Parish School Board shall establish policies relating to the educational programs of the parish school. In the development of its policies, it must insure that they follow the intent and spirit of the policies laid down for the Archdiocesan System by the Archdiocesan Board of Education. The duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:

• acting as a liaison body with local, health, safety, and law enforcement officials;

• seeking better understanding and wider support of Catholic education within the local community;

• having the responsibilities for evaluation of its policies and effectiveness of their implementation;

• establishing policies relating to the planning, operating, and maintenance of facilities and equipment at the school;

• serving as a committee in the planning ands building of new educational facilities for the school.

Saint Paul School
Saint Paul School is committed to passing on the Catholic faith and instructional excellence. The school serves students from pre-school through grade eight, offering religious education, basic academic programs, school liturgies and a sacraments program. In addition the school offers computer, art, music, library and physical education and social development classes. Opportunities through the parish Sports Committee offer a wide variety of sports programs. There are also, other social and academic extracurricular activities are available.

For information on the availability for new students in specific grades contact the School Office (935-5511).

Parent-Teacher Association
The group provides for communication opportunities between faculty and staff and parents. The PTA provides community building as well as fundraising activities. These funds provide needed supplies, library books, learning center aids and a special education teacher.

The organization meets three to four times a year in the gym. The dates are published in the School Handbook. Every Saint Paul School family is a dues paying member through the registration fees.

Booster Club
This organization shall be known as the Saint Paul School Booster Club (Booster Club). The purpose of this organization is to promote and support the activities of the school. The two major sources of fundraising for the Booster Club shall be the Friday night Bingo and the Lenten Fish Fries. The Booster Club has the responsibility of distributing the proceeds from Bingo, the Fish Fries and any other fundraising activities conducted by the Booster Club with no less than 33% of the bingo proceeds going to the School Trust Fund.

The Booster Club meets ten times a year from August through May on the third Wednesday of each month in the Cafeteria at 7:00 pm.


Religious Education

Adult Education
Bible Study and sessions on various topics are offered throughout the year. Notices are placed in the Church Bulletin or call the Religious Education Office (935-1325).

Adult Formation Team
This group's responsibilities will be to plan opportunities for adult learning and faith formation. Duties would be to attend planning meetings, assist with various aspects of presenting a program, and keep current on areas of adult concern. Meetings Quarterly on First Tuesdays Feb,May, Aug,Nov at 7 pm in Hilary Hall. Contact Amy Gaekle 502-935-1325 for more information .


Religious Education Programs for Children/Youth
www.stpaulformation.weebly.com

Children's Religious Education
http://www.dicaff.org
The children's program meets Wednesdays from September thru April. Children Kindergarten through eighth grade who attend public schools are encouraged to participate in these classes. Within the constraints of time a total Catholic instruction program is offered to those students attending public schools. For more information, contact Amy Gaekle 935-1325.

Sacramental Preparation Sessions
Parents of children preparing to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, and/or Confirmation are required to participate in these sessions. The purpose of these classes is to assist parents in their role as the primary religious educators of their children.

Confirmation
A program for eighth grade students geared toward preparing them for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered each year.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults meets on Thursdays at 7:00 pm location alternates between St Paul & Incarnation Campus. This process is for adults who have never been baptized; those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition or those who have never received Eucharist or Confirmation, and who wish to be in full communion with the Catholic Church. Catholic adults who wish to learn more about their faith are also welcome.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for Children
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for Children is offered as needed for children who have not been fully initiated into the Catholic Church and who wish to receive the sacraments of Baptism and/or Eucharist.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Team
This group's function is to give input, organize and support the Rite of Christian Initiation process.

Their responsibilities are to attend RCIA sessions and to share in the session leadership, by leading prayers and participating in faith-sharing.

This group meets from mid-September until Pentecost to meet the RCIA goals of the parish. Meetings are held on Thursday Eveningsl.

Youth Ministry

Senior High Youth Group
The function of this group is to provide fellowship for our parish's Senior High community through social, liturgical, service and athletic activities. Senior High Youth Group meets on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 7:00 pm.

All Senior High youth are invited to join this group. The responsibilities are to attend meetings and participate in the activities.

Currently there is a monthly 'Youth Hangout Night' on the first Thursday of the month in the Youth Lounge in Hilary Hall.

Junior High Youth Group
The function of this group is to provide fellowship for our Parish's Junior High (7th and 8th graders) through liturgical, social and service activities. Junior High Youth Group meets the third Sunday of the month in Hilary Hall at 7:00 pm

All Junior High youth are invited to join this group. The responsibilities are to participate in Parish and Deanery activities.

Currently there is a monthly 'Youth Hangout Night' on the first Thursday of the month in the Youth Lounge in Hilary Hall.


Youth Ministry Planning Team (under construction)

The function of this group is to plan social, service and prayer activities for Junior High, Senior High and Young Adults.

The responsibilities are to attend meetings, bring ideas for activities, decide what activities will be pursued and to make plans to see that activities become reality.

Meetings are as scheduled in Hilary Hall.

Young Adults (under construction)
The function of this group is to provide fellowship among our Parish's young adult community through social, liturgical, service and athletic activities.

Young adults in the parish between ages of 19 - 39 are invited to participate in this group. The responsibilities are to attend meetings and participate in the group's activities.

Meetings will be held as needed.

Parish Mission Planning Team
The Parish Mission Planning Team is a sub-committee of the Formation Committee. Its task is to assist in the many facets and activities of planning, organizing and conducting our annual Parish Mission.

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Faith Sharing Groups
The Faith Sharing Groups will meet weekly during Advent to pray and reflect on the upcoming Sunday's readings. These groups are lead by members of the Parish.

Spiritual Growth Planning Team (under construction)
The function of this ministry is to assist in nourishing and giving direction to programs and activities that further the spiritual growth of all parishioners.
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RECTORY
6901 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, Ky. 40258
Phone: (502) 935-1223
FAX: (502) 933-7747
CLERGY
Pastor: Rev. Dismas Veeneman, OFMConv.
Deacon: Gary Fowler
FRIARS IN RESIDENCE
Rev. Camilius Gott, OFM Conv. (Retired)
Rev. Adam Bunnell, OFM Conv.
Rev. Charles McCarthy, OFM Conv. (Hispanic Ministry SW Louisville)
SCHOOL
6901 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, Ky. 40258
Phone: (502) 935-5511
FAX: (502) 935-5596
Principal: Kevin Brever
Web Site: http://www.saintpaulschool.net