Formation

FORMATION
Jason Tretter (jason.tretter@hotmail.com)

ADULT EDUCATION
Mark Kelley (mark@kelleyconstruction.com)

We strive to serve all parishioners by planning faith formation opportunities intended to enrich our lives and meet our spiritual and practical needs. Programs will be planned to keep God in the center of our lives while providing practical ways to live fully in the likeness of Christ. Each opportunity will provide attendees with tools to be the best version of themselves in day-to-day decision-making and activities.

ATHLETICS 
Dan Ryan (dan@sjlighting.com)

A seven-member board oversees and directs the St. Michael Athletic Department. The Pastor appoints the athletic director, and board positions are elected for two-year terms. Committee meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Committee members can serve as seasonal sports coordinators and coaches, while others may choose to occasionally serve in specific roles, such as assisting with seasonal awards banquets, fundraising events, and Athletic Department “Appreciation Days.” A background check is required for all coaching positions. 
 ATHLETIC COACH 
 ATHLECTIC COORDINATOR 
 CONCESSION VOLUNTEERS

BAPTISM PREP 
Nikki Tyler (nikkirtyler@yahoo.com)

The Baptism Prep team is made up of individuals who work with parents preparing for their children’s baptism. Parents attend one training session in which the team teaches parents the history of Baptism, what it means to be baptized and characteristics of Christian family life. Baptisms are normally held one weekend each month at the Saturday evening Mass and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Private baptisms are available on request.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD 
Deanna Haeberlin (3dmhinc@twc.com)

This program is offered at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. The purpose of Children’s Liturgy is to provide an opportunity for children ages 5-7 to understand the reading for the Sunday Mass on their level. The priest invites children in kindergarten and first grade to the front of the church after the opening prayer. 3-4 leaders escort the children to their room for the Gospel reading followed by discussion. The children participate in an activity to relate the meaning of the Gospel to their lives. They are asked to bring food or money for their basket which is carried in upon the return to church. Training is required for both adult and youth.

MARRIAGE PREP 
Angie and Dan Jackman (djackman123@gmail.com) (ajackman96@gmail.com)

Marriage Prep Team is a dedicated group of couples that work with engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Sponsor couples meet with their engaged couples several times in the months leading up to their wedding to discuss the importance of marriage through personal stories and prayers. If you and your spouse are good listeners, and interested in sharing the “Good News” of marriage sprinkled with your words of wisdom and voice of experience to couples beginning this journey, please prayerfully consider forwarding your name to Brenda Rickert, Pastoral Associate, so we may contact you as we periodically add couples to our team.

MEN’S GROUP   
Darryl Smith (dsv102779@gmail.com)

This is a group for the men of the parish to promote spiritual growth through prayer, outreach, and social interaction. Retreats and Days of Reflection guide us on our journey. Men’s Retreat is scheduled for November 16-17-18, 2018 at Mount St. Francis.

NURSERY CO-OP 
Courtney Pate (ckpate33@gmail.com)

Offered at the 11 am Sunday Mass. Volunteers arrive in the nursery 20 minutes before Mass begins. Responsibilities included the sign-in & out procedures for children/parents and supervising children preschool age and younger. This is a perfect opportunity for families looking to bring children with them to volunteer. Teens (ages 12-17) are encouraged to volunteer with or without a parent. *Note: A background check and attendance of the Archdiocese Safe Environment Training is required for all ADULT (18+) volunteers.

RCIA 
Maureen Rogg (mrogg@stmichaellouisville.org)

RCIA is a process for prospective converts to discover what it means to be Catholic. Members of the RCIA team and sponsors walk with those who are interested in developing a relationship with Jesus as a Catholic Christian. The RCIA process begins in September. We share scripture, learn Catholic beliefs, become a community, and engage in service. The Sacraments of Initiation are celebrated at the Easter Vigil. We invite you to consider joining us in this ministry as we accompany those on their journey of faith.

RCIC 
Maureen Rogg (mrogg@stmichaellouisville.org)

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is a faith-based educational program offered for children and young adults ages 7 – 16 interested in joining the Catholic Church. The program includes Catholic teaching on the study of our faith history, the sacraments, scripture, worship and the liturgical calendar, with emphasis on integrating and sharing our faith through our personal lives.

RELIGIOUS ED (CCD) 
Brenda Rickert (brickert@stmichaellouisville.org)
Maureen Rogg (mrogg@stmichaellouisville.org)

A religious education program for grade school children (grades K-8) who do not attend a Catholic School. Classes meet every Sunday, 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., usually from September through March.

SISTERS ACT 
Deanna Haeberlin (3dmhinc@twc.com)

Sisters' Act is a group of parish women who are "Sisters" in Christ that "Act" together socially, spiritually, and generously to complete God's work. We try to be available to the parish when a need arises. Our social activities include Women's retreat, collecting items for local communities in their time of need and whatever we decide to do to have fun. We meet the second Wednesday of the month. If you are a female, like to have fun, socialize, grow spiritually and help others you will fit right in! Look for upcoming events in the bulletin.

STEWARDSHIP 
Kathy Goodin (keg@goodin-law.com)

The Stewardship Committee promotes Stewardship education and formation by introducing the Stewardship message in all facets of parish life. Members seek ways to publicize the ministries and activities that take place in the parish community in order to create interest and attract volunteers. This committee works with all standing committees to assist in the management of parish human and financial resources of time, talent and treasure.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 
Amber Recktenwald (amber.recktenwald@gmail.com)

Vacation Bible School is four nights of formational type activities for youth 3-12 years of age. We are always looking for vibrant personalities to volunteer in leading or helping with the various stations the kids visit during VBS. These stations include crafts, music, story time, games, movies and the snack area. If you like to decorate, you can come help transform the community center into an exciting new area for the kids during VBS week. Come enjoy meeting lots of new friends and watch the kids light up as they learn about God. VBS takes place only four days during the summer. If you are a person who likes to plan fun, exciting and formational activities for youth, or has a talent for decorating, please come join us!

YOUTH AND COLLEGE MINISTRY 
Aaron Frazita (afrazita@stmichaellouisville.org)- (Jr. High, Sr. High and College)

Associate Coordinators of Youth Ministry (Jr. High)
Michaela Guice (mguice@stmichaellouisville.org)
Steve Scherdin (sscherdin@stmichaellouisville.org)

Youth Ministry at St. Michael is a program for youth and adults to walk together and grow in their faith journeys. It is led by the Youth Advocacy Leadership Team (Y.A.L.T.) and provides a chance for participants to grow through prayer, service, justice work, education, mentoring, youth rallies, and retreats. The program consists of both a high school program of 9th through 12th-grade students and a junior high program consisting of 7th and 8th-grade students The high school and junior high programs work together at different events throughout the year and are both represented on the Youth Advocacy Leadership Team. Both programs consist of many special events throughout the year including retreat programming, service days, mission trips, fellowship days, and family events. Mentors are needed to help out with all of the programmings within youth ministry and are welcome to join us to provide positive examples of adults living out their call to live as Christians

COLLEGE MINISTRY 
 A ministry for all college-aged students which seeks to keep them connected to the parish. This ministry consists of college campus visits to encourage students to get engaged with their local college ministry, buddy packets at midterms and finals of each semester and gatherings for when students are home from school to keep them connected to our parish.   

JR. HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY 
 Junior high meets Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm throughout the school 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY 
High school meets on Sunday nights for our drop-in program from 7pm to 9pm during the school year. 



Religious Education (CCD)               

A religious education program for grade school children (grades K – 8) who do not attend a Catholic School. Classes meet every Sunday, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., usually from September thru March.

Stewardship                      

Everything we have comes from a most generous God, a God who has entrusted to us the varied gifts of – families, friends, earthly goods, inborn and developing talents, intellectual skills, our very lives! Good stewards recognize these gifts, develop them, use them and share them, in justice, with others. A significant way to share our gifts and put our faith into action is through a life lived in grateful usage of Time, Talent and Treasure.
Contact: Kathy Goodin

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