Parish Life & Stewardship Ministries

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A MEAL AND A PRAYER 
Contact: Karen Borgemenke, (513) 253-1532, mealandaprayer@saint-max.org
 
In thanksgiving for our priests and their service to St. Max, the main objective of our ministry is to provide a complete meal every Tuesday for the priests living in the rectory.  Pre-cooked meals are delivered in disposable containers to the office on Tuesdays before 4:30PM.  Meals can simply be extra servings of whatever volunteers are making for their own families that day!  Volunteers are also asked to say a decade of the rosary or another prayer of their choice for priests and religious vocations as meals are being prepared. Volunteers cook/deliver a meal about three times a year on weeks of their choosing.   

ADOPT A “SCAPE” 
Contact: Mike Gardner, 513-805-3995, adoptascape@saint-max.org

This ministry consists of individuals, families and groups who maintain sections of landscaping on our property. Responsibilities include weeding, mulching and nourishing assigned areas. This ministry is guided by the facility manager. 

AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS 
Contact: Deb Brensike, 513-777-5662,  americanheritagegirls@saint-max.org

St. Max charters American Heritage Girls Troop 2513. American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building young women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. We meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. For more information on American Heritage Girls visit www.ahgonline.org  

BOOSTERS 
Contact: Robin Burbrink, 513-777-4322x124, boosters@saint-max.org 

The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Boosters sponsor boys basketball (grades 3-12), girls basketball (grades 3-6) and girls volleyball (grades 3-8).  Adult programs are offered for men’s basketball and softball. 

BOY SCOUTS 
Contact: Mike Swindeman, 513-382-5590, boyscouts@saint-max.org

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish sponsors Boy Scout Troop 944. The Boy Scout program teaches skills to boys and young men (aged 11-18); these are skills they can use throughout their lives. The program provides opportunities to develop self-confidence and leadership skills while interacting with others in a positive manner. Troop 944 activities include service projects, monthly campouts, summer camp and a high adventure program. The troop meets every Thursday evening at 7:00PM September through May.  Summer camp is one week long and is held in June or July. Any boy 11 years or older and all interested adults are encouraged to participate.

FACILITIES COMMITTEE 
Contact: Dave Stitt, 513-755-0349, facilities@saint-max.org

The facility committee was created to utilize the talents of our parishioners while providing support and recommendations to the pastor, finance council and facilities manager regarding the maintenance of parish properties, budgeting, planning, and evaluating the necessity and/or advisability of certain building projects. The committee is made up of members that have expertise in areas concerning construction, commercial properties, and other facility related professions. 

FASHION SHOW COMMITTEE 
Contact: Kristen Marshall, 513-324-8300, fashionshow@saint-max.org

A night dedicated to fashion, fellowship and fun for ladies only! The evening includes dinner, fashions, raffles and prizes. Proceeds support local reach out efforts.

FESTIVAL 
Contact: Bill Harkins, 513-777-8508, festival@saint-max.org

Our summer festival has become more than our parish’s largest fundraising event. It has become a community gathering for St. Max to showcase its involvement and care for our community. It’s about fellowship and building relationships with our God and one another. The festival requires hundreds of volunteers. The festival cannot happen without you! From committee members to booth captains and shift workers, sponsors and donors, your time, talent and treasures are needed and appreciated!

FISH FRIARS PLANNING COMMITTEE
Contact: Brett Rose, 513-737-9670, fishfriars@saint-max.org

This committee continues to be committed to fabulous food, good fun, fellowship and prayer in our community. The Fish Friars provide a fish feast every Friday throughout Lent (except Good Friday). Serving over 600 meals each week, consider becoming involved with this team of energetic, creative and fun loving individuals dedicated to providing the best Lenten Fish Fry in Cincinnati by serving quality food at minimal cost! We are always looking for new committee members to assist in the planning and execution of this favorite St. Max Lenten event! 
 
To volunteer, visit our website www.saint-max.org/FishFry to sign up.

HOXWORTH BLOOD DRIVE 
Contact: Paul Landers, 513-755-2440, blooddrive@saint-max.org

Parishioners save lives by donating blood at the St. Max Blood Drives held several times throughout the year. Volunteers answer phones and help with signups after Masses leading up to the drive. Check the bulletin or website for dates and times of the next drive. Sign up and bring a friend! 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
Contact: Steve Thomas, (513) 314-6123, kofc@saint-max.org 

The Knights of Columbus (K of C) is the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world. The St. Max Council is one of over 14,500 worldwide. Members and their families are provided opportunities for service to the Church, parish and local community. Men, age 18 and older, are eligible for membership. Our monthly business meeting is the third Monday of each month. Our socials are the first Tuesday of each month and open to all who are interested. The Knights also have the largest, fraternal life insurance company in the world, which sells competitively priced life insurance, annuities, and long term disability products to its members and their families. 

LADIES FELLOWSHIP NETWORK (LFN) 
Contact: Margie Ubriaco, 513-360-7655, ladiesfellowship@saint-max.org

The main focus of the group is to provide support and fellowship opportunities for women of the parish through social, charitable, and fundraising activities. Membership includes women of all ages (21 and up) and stages of life and provides an atmosphere of faith, fun, and friendship. The group meets at church in the evening on the first Tuesday of the month beginning in September. Monthly activities are published in the parish bulletin.

MEN’S NIGHT OUT 
Contact: Ron Strube, 513-317-6160, mensnightout@saint-max.org

A men’s social consisting of a night full of fun and fellowship among men of the parish. The night includes good food, music and games that appeal to just about anyone. The social includes men from many ministries such as R.C.I.A., Knights of Columbus, West Liberty Outreach, and St. Vincent de Paul. All proceeds benefit the St. Max chapter of St. Vincent de Paul which serves as an outreach program to those of the parish and surrounding community in need. The event is held in late January/early February. 

PARISH OFFICE VOLUNTEERS
Contact: Cindy Groh, 513-777-4322 Ext. 101, cgroh@saint-max.org

Volunteers are needed at various times, normally during office hours, to assist the parish with mailings (collate, apply labels, seal envelopes, etc.) and other tasks related to parish administration.

WELCOME MINISTRY 
Contact: Cindy Groh, 513-777-4322, ex 101, welcomeministry@saint-max.org

The goal of this ministry is to provide a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors and parishioners, and to promote fellowship throughout the parish by integrating newly registered parishioners into the life of the parish. Meetings are normally the first Thursday of the month at 7:00PM.

WELLNESS MINISTRY
Contact: Lisa Gallagher, 570-640-9713, wellness@saint-max.org

The goal of the wellness ministry is to promote the Christian perspective of health- body, mind and spirit - as a gift to nurture so that we can better serve each other and the community as servants of God.      We meet monthly to discuss the current needs of the parish and plan wellness events. Our emphasis is on education, screening services, support groups and the visitation of the sick and homebound. 


YOUNG AT HEART 
Contact: Tom Corkhill, 513-795-7579, youngatheart@saint-max.org

This club was established for single, married, widowed, retired and still working men and women of St. Max ages 50 and over to establish friendships and enjoy fellowship through meetings and outings together. 
 

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