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FATHER BEITING APPALACHIAN MISSION CENTER “HAVE YOU ASKED GOD WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE? Fr. Ralph Beiting
Our founder Father Ralph Beiting January 1, 1924 – August 9, 2012
FBAMC is an outreach ministry of the Diocese of Lexington, KY Mission Statement: The Second Bishop of Lexington, Ronald Gainer, established the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in the eastern portion of Kentucky to strengthen and increase the resources of the diocese. By doing so, we will be able to continue to reach people of our diocese – Catholic and non-Catholic alike – who are in material or spiritual need or who are experiencing family crisis.
All are welcome! We invite you to schedule a visit to FBAMC for a tour and to meet our staff of 8 full time and 2 part time workers dedicated to our mission.
God Centered Daily Mass Weekly Adoration Prayer in Service Seeking God’s will “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary, use words” St. Francis of Assisi FBAMC seeks to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the poor and impoverished in Appalachia by offering a variety of services, including the collection and distribution of material goods, supportive housing for at-risk families, and home repairs for families living in substandard housing.
Our Mother Mary prayer garden Father Beiting always had a special devotion to Mother Mary. We keep her close to our hearts and present at all our properties.
All FBAMC properties are smoke free
FBAMC Warehouse distributes donations throughout the diocese of Lexington as well as parts of Ohio and West Virginia. Our 25,000 square foot warehouse requires equipment and maintenance at an average cost of $10,500 per month.
FBAMC fleet of trucks & cars require resources to maintain their safety and reliability. The average monthly vehicle expenses are $4,100. Our fleet consists of 1 sleeper cab, 5 trailer units, 3 box trucks, & 12 trucks, vans, cars.
FBAMC Attic Thrift Store has something for everyone thanks to donations received from throughout the country.
The beauty of Appalachia Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8
FBAMC Outreach Program addresses needs of Appalachia The average cost per home repair is $600.* (*Volunteer groups often fund all or part of their work projects keeping FBAMC cost down.) Home repairs: The needs are many! Doors, windows, walls,
Ramps, steps, floors,
Tubs, sinks, faucets and so much more.
FBAMC Outreach – Youth Programs Crusaders and Ladies of the Lord, for youth ages 8-17, meets monthly. The average monthly cost is $275.
FBAMC Overnight Camp – Volunteers recruit & lead bible study, crafts, music, games, swimming, hiking, speakers, skits, and other camp activities! The average cost per camper is $300.
FBAMC Vacation Bible School Answering Gods call volunteers recruit, drive, & run VBS. The average cost per VBS student is $150.
FBAMC Outreach – Transitional Housing Program in collaboration with the local Ministerial Association. The average program cost per resident is $300 per month 0219
Creative Arts Program Breathing new life into donations Donated items Finished products for sale in the Attic Thrift Store
FBAMC Volunteer Programs Seasonal (I week), Internship Program (10 weeks), Long Term (1 year) WE GET THINGS
We sing God’s praises and dance for joy! Daily mass Adoration Reflection Social
We visit and learn about the culture. Seasonal Volunteers: all youth must be entering 9 th grade or older. Interns and Long Term Volunteers: minimum age is 21. All volunteers 18 and up: need Virtus training (child protection) and a criminal clearance.
Our volunteer quarters are furnished with donations and offer a retreat like environment. The average monthly cost to maintain volunteer quarters is $1,500. Long Term Volunteer Quarters St. Vincent de Paul Prayer room
Seasonal Volunteer Quarters Padres Place Houses 30 seasonal volunteers
Volunteer Quarters Volunteers need to bring sheets or sleeping bag, towels, personal toiletries, food, and paper products. All volunteer quarters have a washer & dryer, kitchens are fully equipped, twin beds, pillows, & blankets are supplied.
Is God calling you to help? Ways to help: Pray: for us and those we serve Send money: to maintain our various programs Send new or gently used donations: of household items, appliances, furniture, toiletries, winter coats, building supplies and tools, clothing and toys. Volunteer: be God’s helping hands for a year, 10 weeks, or a week. We can not do any of this without our benefactors, donors, and volunteers. God bless you and Thank you.
Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center 332 Riverbend Road Louisa, KY Phone: Fax: Check out our Face Book page