Social Concerns

Angel Tree Volunteer 

Volunteers help coordinate the collection and distribution of gifts that are donated during Advent each year through the Salvation Army Angel Tree Ministry. Contact Morgan Kelty at 859-319-7750 or amkelt2@g.uky.edu

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity help build housing and perform other ministries for low-income families. Skilled and non-skilled workers assist in building houses or other activities related to repairing homes. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare food for the workers. Contact Susan Meyer at 454-5806 or sha08@bellsouth.net

Helping Hands

Volunteers help plan, coordinate, and distribute items that are collected during the Helping Hands Collection that occurs several times during the year. The collections are given to a variety of social service agencies such as Sister Visitors, Pregnancy Resource Center, St. John’s Day Center, and Highland Community Ministries. Contact Debbie Tross at 456-6279

Highland Community Ministries (HCM)

The Highland Community Ministries is an ecumenical non-profit organization that unites 26 churches in faith, fellowship and ministries within the Highlands of Louisville. Members attend HCM Board and Division meetings every other month. Contact HCM directly at 451-3626 or Parish Liaison John Tichenor at 459-895

Highland Community Collections 

Seasonally, HCM will ask sponsoring churches to hold collections for their food pantry and other fundraisers such as the Empty Bowls Project. Highland Community Collections Chairwoman – Morgan Kelty, 859-319-7750, amkelt2@g.uky.edu

Respect Life

Respect Life volunteers educate, inform, and bring awareness to the parish community. It focuses on the importance of the sanctity of life with the utmost respect and dignity from the cradle to the grave while at the same time giving them the opportunity to respond to the various needs of the people to whom we minister. The Respect Life Committee participates in the Mother’s Day Rose Sale. Contact Chris Knoerr, 689-2222 or chrisspalding@yahoo.com or Julie Baum, 905-0945 or juliebaum99@yahoo.com

SVDP Main Campus Food Pantry
St. Raphael builds awareness of the needs and services of the pantry.

St. Vincent De Paul Society

The St. Vincent De Paul Society seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity and by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help those who are suffering. Volunteers take calls from clients who are in need of various forms of help ranging from food to help with bills. Contact John Raque at 298-5831 or john.raque32@gmail.com