Parish Life

Chairperson: Nancy Collett

The Parish Life Coordinating Committee addresses the social needs of our parish and provides ministry to families, the sick, the elderly, those with special needs.

Family Ministry

Chairperson: TBD

Provides parish-wide social opportunities for families of our parish. Current events include monthly Donut Fellowships.  Needed are willing volunteers to help plan and implement programs designed to enhance family life.

JOY (Just Older Youth)

Chairperson: Tina Stewart

This Senior Citizens/Retirees social club for those aged 50 and older gathers the first Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall for a meeting and a potluck luncheon from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The group also goes on social outings, day trips, and overnight excursions.

Summer Picnic

Chairperson: James Underwood

Occurs annually the 2nd weekend in June and is packed with family fun activities and food. Volunteers of all ages are needed in a wide variety of ways for this huge parish community celebration and fundraising event.

Rosary Makers

Chairperson: Edna Simms

Meet on the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month to make and repair rosaries, teach others how to make rosaries, and send rosaries to missions. The group has an annual sale of rosaries and religious items in May; orders for rosaries can be made at any time.  Needed are parishioners of all ages who desire to make or learn to make rosaries. Training is provided. Also needed are donations of beads, old jewelry, and old umbrellas.


Women’s Club

Chairperson: Ann Shelton

The St. Francis Xavier Women’s Club motto “Serving Christ Through Good Works-and having fun doing it” – says what we are about. The Club is a great place to make a difference, meet women in our parish and forge lasting friendships. Our members are loving, kind people who are willing to share their time and talent with all of St. Francis Xavier parishioners. Our three fundraisers per year – two Bunco parties a year and our hugely successful Christmas bazaar – are used to help fund a number of activities benefiting primarily children and family ministries. Every woman in the parish is invited to join the Women’s Club.

Community Ministries

Chairpersons: Roy & Cathy Taylor

An interfaith organization of local churches founded with the purpose to provide temporary assistance (such as food or utility assistance) to local families and individuals. Located in the former Mt. Washington Water Company building, 275 Snapp Street, Mt. Washington. Days of operation: Tuesday 11AM-1PM (bread, pastries, fresh fruit and vegetables; may come every Tuesday); Thursday 9Am-12PM (meat, fruit, fresh vegetables, dairy, groceries and toiletries; only one visit per month).

Nursing Home Ministry

Chairperson: Cathy Taylor

Volunteers visit Parishioners and other residents at Green Meadows Nursing Home and Elmcroft Assisted Living each week sharing the Eucharist, faith, hope, and love.

SFX Outreach Ministry

Chairperson: Connie French
Provides spiritual, financial and emotional support to those needing help. Clients include parishioners, Mt. Washington residents and other Bullitt County residents (primarily Shepherdsville). Assistance provided may include utilities, food, or other material needs. Clients may call 502-538-0674 leaving a message available 24/7. Outreach members work on a rotating weekly basis by telephone, which allow members to work around their schedules. We provide donations to other SFX ministries such as Garden Ministries, HSYG, and Stewards of Appalachia. We also support Resource Counselors for funds needed for elementary schools. We provide meals for Room at the Inn several times a month, helping support individuals who are rebuilding their lives from homelessness. Also, we have a food pantry located on Stringer Lane, beside the old church on the SFX campus, receiving donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, etc. The premise is “Take what you need. Give what you can.” If you are interested in joining this ministry, call Connie French.

Prayer Blanket Ministry

Chairpersons: Mary Lee

“Covering those in need of Prayer”

The Saint Francis Xavier Prayer Blanket Ministry is made up of volunteers who make prayer blankets they sew, crochet, knit, and quilt etc. The prayer blanket is a symbol of a faith sharing community covering of prayer for the individual who receives it. The volunteers pray over the blankets as they are being made. The blankets which include a prayer booklet and a rosary are then brought to the parish office to be blessed by Father. They are stored either in the back of the church (black bin) and also in the basement of the parish office and can be distributed as needed. They are free, but any donations received will be used to purchase material and supplies. A journal is available with the blankets to enter the name of the recipient. The recipients are remembered in Prayers by the Ministry and in the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass every quarter.

The Ministry is open to anyone interested in making prayer blankets and praying for the recipients. If you are interested in being involved in the making of blankets for this Ministry, please send an e-mail to or Join up on the Parish APP if you already have an established account.

Prayer Tree

Chairperson: Edna Simms

Members offer a private prayer for those who have special prayer requests. This ministry is ideal for those who are unable to be actively involved in other Time and Talent projects.  Needed are Contact Captains who are willing to make phone calls to individual prayer tree partners updating them on prayer requests. Subs for contact captains are needed occasionally. Also needed are individuals willing to pray for others as a prayer tree partner.