Upon request of a parent of special needs adult, I am writing this post to help point people in the Archdiocese of Louisville, Central Kentucky to opportunities for faith formation (catechesis) and sacramental preparation for their friends, neighbors, and family members with developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities.
Here are some articles about it:
- The Record – Faith clubs provide formation for disabled adults
- Faith Clubs – Diocese of Louisville Formed in Faith Blog (image text transcribed below for searchability/readability)
What are Faith Clubs?
The Archdiocesan Faith Clubs exist to meet the catechetical needs of adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The Office of Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Louisville sponsors these clubs. Consultants from the office work with the club facilitators to nurture faith formation and provide a social environment at meetings.
Who are the members?
Faith Club members are 18 years of age or older. All interested adults are welcomed.
When and where to clubs meet?
The clubs meet monthly at Ascension, Holy Family, St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Lawrence. Meetings are held in the evenings, usually from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, September through June.
Is there a cost?
The parishes to which the Faith Club members belong contribute a set fee to help support the clubs. Members are asked to pay a nominal sum each year ot defray the cost of refreshments and materials. They also pay a small fee to attend some of the special events.
What happens at the meetings?
Faith club memebers learn more about their Catholic faith, make new friends, socialize, and engage in service activities. There are three large group events during the year at which the individual clubs come together:
- Christmas Dinner Dance
- Lenten Retreat Day
- End-of-Year Celebration
For more information about the Faith Clubs:
Contact Maureen Larison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 636-0296 Ext. 1269.