Social Organizations & Activities

 

Fit Over Fifty
An exercise program for seniors 50 yrs. and over. Meets four times a week in the Center/Arena. (Check the bulletin for times.) A social gathering or speaker on health topics follows the exercise routine once a month on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Contact: Mollie Francis, (812) 858-0250

Fish Fry
Held on Fridays during the season of Lent. An important fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus and Men's Club. These evenings provide good food and opportunities for socializing. Contact Knights of Columbus or Men's Club.

Golden Group (Mature Adults)
The Golden Group's Mature Adults mission is to provide a venue and environment in which the senior members of the parish can gather in a social setting to interact on subjects of interest to people that age. Meets Monday, 10:00 A.M. in the Joseph Room.
Contact: Maggie Hennel, (812) 853-3589

Men's Club
The Men's Club fosters new and renews old friendships among the men of the parish community. Some of its activities include the annual Fish Fry's and Reverse Draw. The club makes continuing financial gifts to the Parish and to Parish organizations. Meeting time is the 3rd Tuesday of the month, beginning with a Mass or prayer service in the chapel, 6:30 P.M. Click here to visit the FB page: MENSCLUB

Also, for the 2017 Men's Club Scholarship Application, please click here: SCHOLARAPP

Contact: Steve Hanley, (812) 853-9072

Mother to Mother
A wonderful ministry that provides an intimate and safe atmosphere where mothers gather to find encouragement, instruction, prayer time and caring friends. It is an opportunity for moms to know Jesus in a personal way and to share feelings about motherhood — its frustrations as well as its great joys. Babysitting is provided for a small fee. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Playgroup meets twice monthly (time varies) and a Mother's Night Out is planned monthly.
Contact: Summer Wright, (205) 533-1397 

PTSA ROAR
A fun, casual evening of dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the children of St. John the Baptist School. For further information on PTSA, click here: PTSA

Quilters
This group is comprised of beginning and experienced quilters who gather each Tuesday morning, 9:00 A.M. They quilt for individuals and for the parish. Some quilts are used as prizes for the Summer Social. Proceeds from quilting for individuals is gifted to the parish.
Contact: Betty Lou Miller, (812) 853-8827

Summerfest
The Summerfest is held in June. The next Summerfest is June 3-4, 2017. Summerfest is the primary fundraiser for the Parish, and has helped fund the remodeling of the Elizabeth Room, the covered handicapped entrace to the parish, and many other improvements. Parishioners of all ages are encouraged to get involved, to attend, and to volunteer their time and talent.

Men's Club Reverse Draw
Annual fundraiser of the Men's Club. Typically held indoors in the summer in the air conditioned Arena of the School. A limited number of tickets are sold to this event, with the last raffle ticket drawn being the big winner. Tickets are $100 and include food and beverages for two, and one entry into the Reverse Draw.   

Vacation Bible School
VBS is for children age four by August 1 through those entering grade six. Usually a week-long event in early June from 8:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. daily. The Gospel message literally comes alive through active learning and fun activities. Puppets, drama, music, play and snacks come together in a concentrated one-week program.
Contact: (812) 490-1000

Youth & Young Adult Ministry - refer to link on home page.