Parish Life & Welfare
Our Parish Life & Welfare ministries help to promote social, recreational, and pastoral assistance opportunities so as to build and strengthen our parish community life.
(St. Albert Athletic Ministry)
The St. Albert Athletic Ministry (SAAM or Athletic Ministry) brings together all the youth of the Parish to play in a variety of team sports throughout the year. SAAM promotes the spiritual and physical welfare of all St. Albert the Great parish youth. We are a Catholic community, and as such, all SAAM activities reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and His church. Additionally, the St. Albert the Great Athletic Ministry promotes Christian competition. Christian competition is embodied in the word respect. Those who participate in the Athletic Ministry are expected to show respect for themselves and those they encounter at all times and in all situations.
St. Al’s ACES
"WE DON'T STOP PLAYING BECAUSE WE GROW OLD, WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP PLAYING."
ACEs events are currently suspended due to COVID-19. The St. Al’s Aces is a Senior Club organized to meet the needs of our senior parishioners. The Aces meet in a variety of ways, from meetings, fun activities and trips, to their annual Christmas party. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Aces are not currently meeting in person. Aces dues are $10.00 a year (2021 has no fee).
For more information about the Aces and upcoming events contact Robert Englert at 502-426-3542.
St. Albert CONNECT
New meeting opportunities coming soon! Due to COVID-19 this ministry has been suspended since Spring 2020 but we are resuming this ministry in fall 2021! We will be hosting our CONNECT meetings more frequently through the end of the year so as to offer this amazing ministry to all of the new parish members who joined since spring 2020.
St. Albert Connect is a meeting that extends a welcome to all new parish members (and any members who want to learn a bit more about our parish and how they can connect). The meeting begins with an introduction to the history of St. Albert and the many ways you can connect more deeply in the parish, followed by some time of fellowship, and concludes with brief parishioner testimonies in which you hear personal stories and can form connections with the many ministries and programs of the parish. The goal of this meeting is to share information about how new members can connect more with the St. Albert the Great community and meet and connect with other parishioners. Volunteers are always needed to assist.
Contact Emily Bowling at 425-3940, Ext. 108.
The GAP (Graduated Albert Parents) Group was formed to bring together those families whose children have graduated from St. Albert the Great School. It is a social group with many fun activities throughout the year. All are invited to participate in whatever events are planned. Notification of events will be made through the bulletin and Parish Post.
Contact John Weaver at 502-741-7571.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal benefit society dedicated to helping those individuals and families who are most in need, in addition to promoting the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Members value the Catholic faith, the sanctity of human life, the promotion of strong family life, acceptance of and respect for others, and exhibiting compassion. The Bishop Flaget Council currently serves the following parish communities in the eastern area of Jefferson County in Louisville, KY—Ascension, St. Albert the Great, St. Bernadette, St. Margaret Mary, and St. Patrick. The meetings are normally the first Tuesday of the month at St. Patrick. There are yearly membership dues.
Contact Mike Hord 423-1481.
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Parish Picnic has been cancelled. To try and offset some of the funds lost due to the cancellation of our recent Picnic our 2021 Feast Day Raffle tickets are currently on sale. Visit the St. Albert Store to purchase yours today and enter for a chance to win up to $35,000!
Each summer the members of our parish host our largest fundraiser: The St. Albert the Great Summer Picnic! This festival is not just for the benefit of our parish and its future, but also acts as a THANK YOU to our community and an opportunity for fun and fellowship! Hundreds of volunteers lend a hand in this three-day event (our Family Night is held on Thursday, with the primary picnic nights being Friday and Saturday from 5:00-11:00PM). Our Picnic features games, raffles, hole-in-one contest, food, and beverages.
Every year during Lent St. Albert the Great hosts our Parish Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent. The St. Albert the Great Athletic Ministry hosts the St. Albert the Great Fish Fry as their primary annual fundraiser. We are always in need of filling several positions required to successfully operate and launch our fish fry.
Contact Janie Burmester or Larry Brunner at 502-425-3940 ext. 102.
Pastoral Care Ministry
The goal of the Pastoral Care Ministry is to reach out to those parishioners who are confined to homes, hospitals, and nursing homes with love, compassion, and support in an effort to keep them connected to the parish community. This is accomplished by bringing them Holy Communion, praying with them, social visits, and notes encouragement at various times. There are numerous ministries provided via the Pastoral Care Ministry. The Pastoral Care Committee oversees the following ministries, as well as overseeing Wedding and Funeral arrangements. In addition, the ministry offers grief counseling and support groups.
Contact Laura Graven at 425-3940, Ext. 169.