Social Outreach Committee

The Social Outreach Committee is a collection of the chairpersons from each major social outreach ministry. This group meets collectively on a quarterly basis to communicate important updates being done at the individual ministry level and to improve connectivity and mutual support. 

Each of the subgroups share in one common goal: to provide charity and advocacy to our community and beyond.  These groups include:


fodtoy1c5qcj0s6p61mw6mnhl2l.jpg  RESPECT LIFE

Members of this committee work with and under the direction of the pastor and Archdiocesan Pro-Life Ministries to inform parishioners of the value and dignity of ALL human life, from conception to natural death, through prayer, education and outreach initiatives.


 SERVICE LEARNING

Holy Trinity Parish School Service Learning is an idea that what we are teaching our children in school, GIFT and church can be implemented through activities and services that support our teachings by involving them in real world ways. We, at Holy Trinity, have chosen seven missions in which to be involved.  Parents sign up to be mission parents. The teachers plan activities and develop classroom lessons to support the designated mission. The mission parents help coordinate the teachers’ ideas and the kids do the work! The children learn how rewarding it can be to make a difference in the life of someone in need.


 REGIONAL SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP

 
This group is committed to highlighting those conditions, issues and the structural barriers that prevent the realization of a constant ethic of life in the public arena. The team sponsors events and activities designed to create awareness of conditions that impact the common good. It cooperates with the Church affiliated organizations such as the Catholic Conference of Kentucky in highlighting issues and offers programming that educates the parish community concerning Catholic Social Teaching.
 
Mission Statement
A consistent ethic of life---upholding the sacredness of life, the dignity of the person, and the common good---guides the Church’s engagement in public policy matters. The Social Awareness Discussion Group is committed to highlighting those conditions, issues, and structural barriers preventing the realization of a consistent ethic of life in the public arena.   To accomplish its mission, the Social Awareness Discussion will: 1)  sponsor events and activities designed to create awareness about conditions, issues and structural barriers that impact the common good; 2)  cooperate with Church-affiliated organizations such as the Kentucky Catholic Conference in highlighting issues; and 3)  engage in programming that educates the parish community concerning Catholic social teaching.

hiak037tnyt63dkb2vixi8a7vpl.png  THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL HOLY TRINITY CONFERENCE

The Society of St Vincent de Paul Holy Trinity Conference uses funds donated by parishioners (online or using the monthly envelopes) to provide Emergency Assistance to needy families in our area. These needy clients come to our attention by calling the Holy Trinity Parish Office at 897-5207 or through contact with another Conference in Louisville. We work with the other St Vincent de Paul Conferences and local ministries to address the needs of our clients.

In addition to the Emergency Assistance Program, the conference sponsors many other ongoing programs at Holy Trinity, including the following:

Food Pantries -we collect food and provide funding and volunteers for food pantries at the St Vincent de Paul Campus and at our sister parish Holy Name

Monthly Friendship Visits to parishioners who are home bound or in assisted living facilities

Thanksgiving Food Baskets-in partnership with St. Augustine Parish in Louisville’s West End

Christmas Links of Friendship Program, through which parishioners purchase Christmas presents for the needy in Southern Kentucky and at Boys & Girls Haven in Louisville

THE MISSION OF THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

The Holy Trinity Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM and welcomes visitors and prospective new members at all meetings.

QUESTIONS?---Contact Dan Kelley via email


 THE HOUSING COMMITTEE

 
Holy Trinity Parish is committed to assisting those within the community with housing needs. Activities include working as a parish team to construct a Habitat House and provide community volunteers for Project Warm.

Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

"Our faith calls us to work for justice; to serve those in need, to pursue peace, and to defend the life, dignity, and rights of all our sisters and brothers. This is the call of Jesus, the challenge of prophets, and the living tradition of our Church." - A Pastoral Message of the Catholic (A Century of Social Teaching p. 1)