AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS CONTACT:
Holli Gravatte | hdgrav1@uky.edu | 859.272.1318 x231
A Christ-centered leadership and character development scouting program for girls ages 5-18. Our mission is to “Build women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.” Troop KY0413 is chartered by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and our girls participate in service projects, badge-work and troop sponsored activities such as crafts, camping, and hiking. Our troop currently meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the school library.
BUILD CONTACT:
Dc. Bob Joice | bjoice@cdlex.org | 859.273.3434
Frank & Joan Burke | fburkemd@aol.com | 859.273.2057
Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct-Action (BUILD) is an organization of 20 religious congregations located in Lexington, Kentucky. The work of BUILD, through congregation-based community organizing, is specifically designed to empower individuals to join together to make long-lasting institutional changes within Lexington. Emphasis is placed on engaging those who are directly experiencing the effects of systematic problems so that they are challenged and trained to build power in order to change their situation.
CATHOLIC ACTION CENTER CONTACT:
Mark Tipton | c.mark.t23@gmail.com | 859.552.6391
John Keeling | jamminfev@gmail.com | 859.245.1314
The Center is a house of hospitality that welcomes all who are in need. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Center. Helping hands and caring hearts are needed to prepare and serve food, sort donations, and be part of the ministry of presence to the marginalized and homeless of our community.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CONTACT:
Diane Kuharik | dkuharik@yahoo.com | 859.271.2775
Join seven other Lexington Catholic churches in buliding one home for a needy family each year. Construction starts right after Labor Day in September and finishes up in October/early November, about 2 1/2 months to complete the home. The ministry provides financial support and volunteers to build the house.
REFUGEE COMMITTEE CONTACT:
Mary Gray | marysacchetgray@twc.com | 859.229.2627
Christine McEvoy | palaceky@bellsouth.net | 859.312.5842
We are here to help refugees feel welcome, respected and loved as they enter into a whole new life here in the United States. In response to Pope Francis’ plea: “may every parish , every religious community take in one family…” we feel called to help those involved in this humanitarian crisis. As Jesus was also a refugee, we feel that as Christians we must respond with compassion and aid them in their journey.
RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE CONTACT:
Jayne Morris | jmorris@cdlex.org | 859.273.1318 ext 225
The members, in response to the Gospel of Life, are committed to prayer, education and action in the defense of life. We attempt to foster an awareness of the sanctity and dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death. We are dedicated to observing and promoting the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on all life issues, including but not limited to abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, death penalty and stem research. We CHOOSE life. We DEFEND life. We LOVE life.
BOY SCOUTS CONTACT:
John Napora, Scout Master | troop103scoutmaster@gmail.com
John Keller, Committee Chair | troop103committeechair@gmail.com
A program for boys age 11-17, helping to develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, citizenship skills and religious values that influence their adult lives.
CUB SCOUTS CONTACT:
Pack Master | cubpack0103@gmail.com
Steve Burton, Committee Chair | cubpack0103@gmail.com
A program for boys grades 1-5, that teaches values, character development, patriotism, helping others and citizenship.
GIRL SCOUTS CONTACT:
Becky Redden | beck102106@yahoo.com | 859.229.8423
A program for girls grades K-7 to build strong character, with a focus on leadership and community involvement. Ranging from Daisies to Cadettes, all of our troops are active, faith-based, and leaders in the diocese for religious awards.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CONTACT:
Tim Lewis | bnjamn22@hotmail.com
A ministry of volunteers (and their children) who feel called to extend charitable friendship, provide face to face assistance to the poor or those with sudden need in Lexington homes and serve the retired poor at the store of Ballard Towers. Most members donate two hours of service and attend one organizing meeting per month.