WHEN YOU VISIT
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
What do I need to do to become Catholic?
If you feel moved by the Holy Spirit to become Catholic, please contact Carmen Rendon in the Parish Office, All Saints Roman Catholic Church, at 502-477-6676 or by email at [email protected].
Is childcare available during Mass?
There is no childcare available during Mass. There is, however, a Cry Room located at the back of church, where you can sit with infants and small children and still hear the Mass. Children's Church is held each Sunday during noon Mass.
I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
Whether a non-Catholic, or just inactive and not been to church for a while, you will find when you sit in the pew there are Missalettes, liturgy books that take you through the order of Mass. Within the Missalette is where the Liturgy information is located by date: all the readings, responsorial psalms, music and prayers. The index at the front of the Missalette identifies the page for the Mass of the day. At each section within the Mass of the day, in the margins, you will see small text indicating when to stand, kneel, etc. If you’re at a loss, watch the crowd!
I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
The doctrine in the Catholic church does not allow for non-Catholics to participate in Communion. You can, however, walk in the procession at communion and receive a blessing. All you have to do is approach with your arms crossed over your chest, palms on your shoulders.
Liturgy is the work of the people...What is my part?
The work of the people in Liturgy is to participate. That means to sing during the entrance and exit processions; to actively respond when responses are indicated; and to pray aloud when prayer is recited. In addition to the Missalettes, there are also prayer cards located at each pew to help you recite the prayers you may not be familiar with or have memorized, such as the Nicene Creed, the Gloria, the Apostle’s Creed, the Invitation to Prayers, the Holy, Holy, Holy, the Invitation to Communion, the Sign of Peace, and the Memorial Acclamation.