Get Involved

Everyone has their own unique gifts to offer which enhance the life of the parish. Take a look at the following list of ministries to see what interests you. Don’t see anything? We welcome your ideas (and your energy) for new ways to enrich our parish and the surrounding community.

If you participate in one of these groups and would like to request a change to the information displayed below, please send an email to motherofgod@mother-of-god.org or use this website’s contact form.

Bereavement Ministry

This ministry needs folks to be greeters to distribute programs and servers as well as diocesan-trained lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Occasionally, reception hosts are needed for gatherings in the church hall after the service.

Meeting frequency: The time commitment for the actual support varies, depending on the type of service the volunteer is offering.

For more information: Contact the parish office at 859-291-2288.

Christian Services Committee

Coordinates outreach activities of the parish and encourages parishioner volunteerism. Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Hall.

For more information: Contact Cindy Hassan, 859-291-9453, chassan@fuse.net.

Coffee and Donuts Hospitality

The Coffee and Donuts team provides an opportunity for socializing after the 9:30 and 11:30 am Sunday Masses. Volunteers serve donuts and coffee, then clean up afterward. It’s a chance to welcome newcomers to the parish and lend a listening ear, when needed.

Meeting frequency: Volunteers sign up for one Sunday a month. Total time commitment each Sunday is about one hour.

Requirements: Members of this team should have a welcoming attitude and enjoy giving service with a smile.

For more information: Contact Maxine Trouten at 859-331-4920.

Communications Committee

This group works to build community among parishioners and beyond via sound communication practices that promote knowledge and understanding of:

  • issues the parish is facing and how they are being addressed
  • opportunities to get involved in the parish and whom to contact
  • parish and diocesan events and initiatives

The committee also serves as a consultative resource for the pastor to communicate important messages, both internally and externally, including those of a sensitive nature.

Requirements: We are always looking for good communicators who write well for print and web, who have a knowledge of print, video and/or social media and/or some experience with public relations.

For more information: Contact Cindy Duesing at cduesing@twc.com.

Contemporary Ensemble

The Contemporary Ensemble is a dynamic group of musicians who have provided music at the 11:30 Mass for more than 40 years. Featuring a mix of guitar, piano, synthesizer, percussion, trumpets, bass and harmonies, these ministers lead the congregation in songs that range from contemporary, gospel, rock and traditional in style. Several members are published composers who contribute original tunes to the repertoire. Guest artists join in on occasion.

Meeting frequency: The group rehearses on Wednesday nights at 8 pm.

Requirements: We look for people who have a passion for music – whether self-taught or professionally trained – who work well with others and want to explore the power of music and prayer.

For more information: See the Contemporary Ensemble’s page. Contact Cindy Duesing, director, at cduesing@twc.com.

Deaf Community

Worships at 11:30 am Sunday Mass together and continues with a social or business meeting as needed afterwards in the Hall.

For more information: Contact Steve Keller, Mark Rosing, or Jenny Shircliff.

Education Committee

Plans and presents 2-3 adult faith formation events for parishioners each year.
Meeting frequency: First Wednesday of the month or as announced.

For more information: Contact Tanya Stager, 859-331-4151.

Grief Support Group

Meeting frequency: Saturdays, beginning in September.

For more information: Contact Bill Rice at 859-525-6807.

Health and Wellness Ministry

If you enjoy helping others live a healthier life, then the Health and Wellness ministry may be a good fit for you. Volunteers assist by performing monthly blood pressure screenings, annual influenza vaccinations, as well as disseminating health information and sponsoring the Walk to Bethlehem spiritual exercise program throughout the season of Advent.

This ministry also supports recently hospitalized, chronically ill and homebound parishioners through visits and weekly phone contact. In addition, the group maintains the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and first-aid supplies in church.

Meeting frequency: Annually, with an occasional additional meeting to plan offerings.

Requirements: Ministry members are primarily healthcare professionals, e.g., nurse, physician, emergency personnel, but compassionate parishioners willing to make contact with those who are homebound or recently hospitalized are welcome to join.

Members are asked to join St. Elizabeth Volunteer Organization through an online application and to record their own volunteer hours. This information helps to track lives touched and volunteer hours as St. Elizabeth helps to promote and support this ministry.

For more information: Contact Carol Fausz, 859-341-1823 or jcfausz@fuse.net.

Ladies Altar Society

The Ladies Altar Society has faithfully served the parish for many years by providing funds for the needs of the sanctuary, e.g., linens, vestments, etc.

Requirements: Members of this ministry have a concern for the needs of the altar. They launder and iron the items used at Mass. Our annual dues are $5.

For more information: Contact the officers – Louise Dickman, 859-578-0093, or Tanya Stager, 859-331-4151.

Liturgical Ministries

Volunteers are encouraged to assist with enhancing the spiritual life of the parish through service as greeters, ushers, altar servers, lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  Training is provided on the parish level for all positions. For lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, the Diocese of Covington requires attendance at an initial training sponsored by the Diocese and scheduled at various times throughout the calendar year.

For more information: Contact Fr. John J. Michniuk, pastor, at the church office 859-291-2288.

Parish Pastoral Council

  • Discuss and advise the pastor on all important matters

Parish Unity/Family Life

If you have a flair for planning fun events, this ministry will offer a creative outlet for your talents. Members plan and set up for parish parties (Christmas party, Holy Thursday dinner and the parish picnic).

Meeting frequency: There is no regular meeting schedule. Most communications are accomplished through email with parish council.

Requirements: No special skills needed – just a willingness to help plan, organize and set up.

For more information: Contact Linda Holland or Tiesha Smalls.

Pro-Life Committee

  • Raise awareness of life issues and Church teaching
  • Encourage action in defense of life

No regular meetings.

For more information: Contact Carole Lonneman at 291-8935.

Social Concerns Committee

Meeting frequency: Usually meets at 7 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

For more information: Contact the parish office at 291-2288.

St. Vincent de Paul Society — Mother of God chapter

  • Volunteers address requests made for assistance by the needy within our parish boundaries by locating resources and applying remedies
  • Take up a quarterly collection from the parish
  • For assistance, contact the SVDP Office at 341-3219

Meeting frequency: Meets at 7 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

For more information: See our SVDP videos page. Contact Frances Wolfe Bertling at frances.wolfe.bertling@gmail.com.