Racetrack Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACETRACK MINISTRY

CHRIST CHAPEL (on the backside of Churchill Downs)

SOUTH  4th STREET, GATE #5

(502) 636-4476

http://kychaplaincy.org/churchill-downs-chaplaincy-ministry/

 

OUR MISSION

To share the love of Christ with the horsemen and horsewomen who work at Churchill Downs by providing for their physical and spiritual needs.

 

PROJECT CONTACT

Joseph Del Rosario, Chaplain 

 

WHAT WE DO

    • CONDUCT WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES for those who live and work on the backside of the racetrack.  Because working with horses is a 24/7 -type of job, the workers would not have an opportunity to worship in a regular church setting. Since there is no racing on Mondays, it is the perfect time to schedule these meetings.     The worship service begins with a time of prayer and singing.  Chaplain Joseph Del Roserio leads the bilingual service.   

      Meals are served at 6:15 pm and the worship begins at 7:00 pm, with a children’s ministry alongside. 

    • PROVIDE FOOD, CLOTHING, LINENS, AND PERSONAL CARE ITEMS - Since the workers move from track to track, they do not have many possessions.  The ministry tries to provide the basic necessities.
    • HOST FREE HEALTH CLINICS 

    ACTION: WAYS YOU CAN HELP

    • PARTICIPATE IN THE SERVICE - Groups are encouraged to participate in this service by bringing special music.
    • PROVIDE A MEAL for the workers who attend the worship service.  CALL to schedule your group to provide supper. 
    • COLLECT the following much-needed items:

             — Hygiene: shaving, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, etc.

             — Linens: blankets, pillows, sheets, towels, washcloths

             — Clothing:  T-shirts, socks, gloves, hats, jeans, jackets, shoes, socks

             — Non-perishable food:  peanut butter, crackers, canned foods, powdered food