Do you have a special interest or talent, or just some free time?  In what ways do you hope to grow in your faith and give back to your community?  At Saint Leonard Parish, we encourage all of our members to contribute to our Christ-centered mission of service, prayer, worship, and welcome through active involvement in our many parish ministries.  Sign up today!

Have questions about one (or more!) of these ministries, or ready to get involved?  Contact our parish office at 502-897-2595 or via email, and we’ll be happy to help you get connected.

(Updated 02/2021)

Worship

Worship Committee (000)

Ensures that liturgies are reverent, prayerful, beautiful, and foster active participation from the assembly; responsible for nurturing the spiritual life and growth of the parish community

Sacristan (009)

Responsible for setting up before and cleaning up after Masses; participates in the daily and weekly maintenance of the sacristy, liturgical vessels, and sanctuary

Altar Server (001)

Assists the priest throughout the celebration of the Mass and models active participation for the assembly; open to boys and girls from 5th grade through adulthood

Lector (007)

Proclaims the Word of God at Masses and other liturgies; must be an articulate public speaker who has a reverence for Scripture and is committed to practice and ongoing formation

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (004)

Lay ministers who assist the clergy with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful during Mass; must have a deep reverence for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, attend archdiocesan training sessions, and be committed to ongoing formation

EMHCs for the Homebound (010)

Lay ministers who bring Communion to homebound parishioners and residents of nearby medical and long-term care facilities; must first be trained and commissioned as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Masses

Hospitality Minister/Usher/Greeter (005)

Greets parishioners, welcomes visitors, and assists with seating and taking up the collection during Masses; should be outgoing and friendly, and be committed to arriving early to Mass

Cantor (002)

Experienced musician who leads the sung prayer of the community at weekend Masses; must have a clear and pleasant singing voice and be committed to studying the psalms and ongoing practice

Choir Member (003)

Sings at designated Masses and special liturgies throughout the year; open to men and women of high school age and older with a pleasant singing voice and a commitment to ongoing practice

Instrumentalists (006)

Experienced musicians who provide support to the assembly’s sung prayer; all instruments are welcome

Rosary Club (008)

Gathers weekly to pray the Rosary together, and occasionally provides a prayerful presence at funeral vigils

Arts and Environment Committee (500)

Responsible for church decorations on a weekly and seasonal basis, ensuring that the parish church is a beautiful and reverent space that fosters worship

Church Linens (502)

Assists in the care for and laundering of altar linens on a weekly rotation

Formation

Formation Committee (200)

Promotes educational and spiritual growth in the parish community by planning and evaluating faith formation opportunities for parishioners of all ages

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Volunteer (201)

Facilitates opportunity for children who have not received their Frist Communion (pre-K through 2nd grade) to learn about the Gospel at their own level during Sunday Mass; volunteers over age 18 must have undergone archdiocesan Safe Environment training 

Vacation Bible School Volunteer (202)

Facilitates summer Vacation Bible School for children in pre-K through 5th grade and assists with lessons, activities, games, crafts, and snacks; volunteers over age 18 must have undergone archdiocesan Safe Environment training

RCIA Team Member (205)

Assists as a catechist, mentor, and/or sponsor throughout the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program to welcome and initiate adults to full communion in the Catholic Church

Baptism Preparation Volunteer (206)

Accompanies parents and helps them prepare for the baptism of their child and for nourishing a lifelong faith in their child

First Reconciliation & Communion Preparation Volunteer (207)

Serves as a catechist and/or prayer partner for children (2nd grade) preparing to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist; must have undergone archdiocesan Safe Environment training

Confirmation Preparation Volunteer (208)

Serves as a witness of faith and/or assists as a catechist for Confirmation preparation sessions for youth (8th grade); must have undergone archdiocesan Safe Environment training

Marriage Preparation Volunteer (209)

In a couple-to-couple format, married couples help engaged couples prepare for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Family Days Volunteer (210)

Assists with monthly Family Day gatherings for families of all sizes and ages; must have undergone archdiocesan Safe Environment training

High School Youth Ministry Volunteer (211)

Coordinates and chaperones service and formation events for high school students; must have undergone archdiocesan Safe Environment training

Young Adult Ministry Volunteer (212)

Coordinates service, social, and formation events for young adults and young families

Adult Faith Formation Volunteer (213)

Assists as a catechist, table facilitator, or general volunteer for adult faith formation programs

Parish Life

Parish Life Committee (301)

Implements our parish’s membership activation goals, with a focus on relationship-building and developing hospitality and social opportunities for our parishioners

New Member Welcome Committee (308)

Ambassadors welcome newly-registered parishioners and help them become connected to the larger parish community

Fish Fry (304)

Volunteers cook and serve meals, and assist with set-up and clean-up

Holiday Bazaar (305)

Volunteers help coordinate the annual Holiday Bazaar through advertising, decorating, vendor support, and selling refreshments

Parish Picnic (307)

There are many ways to help with our major parish fundraiser: set-up, clean-up, booth captain, booth worker, meal prep, advertising, and more!

Leos on the Go (306)

Plans and participates in activities throughout the year with seniors from our sister parish, St. Frances of Rome

Leonard Ladies (309)

Plans and participates in prayer, formation, social, and service opportunities designed for the women of our parish

Bereavement Ministry (401)

Accompanies grieving families by organizing meals, providing a prayerful presence, and assisting the Pastoral Associate with funeral arrangements

Homebound Visiting Ministry (403)

Visits, calls, and builds relationships with parishioners who are confined to their homes or nursing homes

Prayer Blanket Ministry (407)

Sews small blankets that are distributed to those who are suffering illness or loss as a sign of our parish’s ongoing care for them

Service & Social Justice

Social Concerns Committee (400)

Coordinates the work of our parish’s service and social justice initiatives, and helps our parish community to develop a spirit of outward-facing engagement rooted in the Eucharist

CLOUT Justice Ministry (404)

Parishioners engaged with the faith-based, direct-action community organizing group CLOUT (Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together)

Maryhurst Giving Tree (405)

Assists with annual collection of Christmas gifts for the children served by Maryhurst

Open Hand Ministries (406)

Volunteers serve free meals to shelter clients and the working poor of our community in the Open Hands Kitchen operated by St. Vincent de Paul of Louisville

Saint Vincent de Paul Society (409)

Provides financial, rent, and utilities assistance to families in our region, animated by the spirit of Saint Vincent de Paul

United Crescent Hill Ministries (410)

Parishioners engaged with the ecumenical neighborhood ministry of United Crescent Hill Ministries 

Stewardship & Administration

Administration Committee (100)
Ensures the material security of the parish by monitoring resource use, finances, and long-term planning, as well as assisting with maintenance of facilities and grounds

Finance Committee (101)

Advises the pastor and Parish Council in matters of finance, and assists parish staff in carrying out the financial business of the parish; members are appointed directly by the pastor

Parish Council (104)

Provides leadership for the parish in implementing parish discernment goals, overseeing the work of other parish committees, setting policies and long-term goals, and evaluating our parish’s progress toward living out our Mission Statement

Collection Counters (105)

Counts weekly collection contributions

Communications Committee (505)

Parishioners skilled in various types of digital media who assist the parish staff with parish communications