Reflections on This Week’s Readings: April 17 – April 20, 2014

TriduumThe Paschal Triduum: “Three Sacred Days" moving through mission, suffering and death to new life…How will you be celebrating these fundamental mysteries of our faith?

Please join us for our communal prayer and other opportunities:

Holy Thursday

Foot WashingIt was Passover. A time for remembrance of what God had done in the past. A time to look more carefully at what God was doing that Passover. And it was a time to envision what God would be bringing about in the future. It was on this night, in the Spring of the year, when the Passover lamb, whose blood brought about liberation, was sacrificed and eaten. It was on this night that Jesus and his disciples found themselves in Jerusalem for the great feast. Jesus was filed with thoughts of remembrance:

  • How would his friends remember him after his Passover from this world?
  • How would they stay together and be united?
  • How would God lead this little flock into the future?

On this night we too need to ask ourselves:

  • How do we remember Jesus?
  • How do we make Him present in our lives, in our community, and in our world?
  • What do we do in his remembrance? How do we make his Passover our own?

Free Seminar: Keeping Your (Digital) Life Safe

WHAT: Free digital security seminar

WHEN: Monday, April 21, 2014, 7-9pm

WHERE: Epiphany Community Center

With recent media coverage of computer security incidents like the Target credit card theft and the Heartbleed internet server bug, the Epiphany Tech Committee has decided that it would be a good idea to host a free seminar about digital safety in today's world.

We'll explain in plain language designed for non-geeks

  • What some of the recent computer bugaboos have been about (e.g., the Heartbleed Bug)
  • What they mean to you, and
  • How you can protect yourself

Easter Spiritual Practices – Week 1

New LifeBy journeying with Christ through suffering and death, we find that love is the ultimate victor, bringing resurrection life. This how God defines glory--as unstinting, unprotected, undefended love. What new seed is coming to life in each of us, and how are we nurturing it? How do we recognize the movement of the Spirit among us? What new life needs to be celebrated?

  • PRAY: Pick up a white book and commit to spending at least 5 minutes (more) a day intentionally and consciously in the presence of the living God. Choose a time that you will commit to for this Easter Season, and be faithful to it.
  • CELEBRATE: Celebrate the bursting of Spring after this long winter by spending some time outdoors with someone you love, intentionally noticing the beauty of spring and the power of life in our midst.
Ministry: Worship

Come Help with the Easter Garden (7 weeks of beauty!)

gardenEaster is almost here!

We will be in need on Saturday morning (April 19,  2014) of volunteers to help put together our Easter Garden.

This Easter Garden will run from Easter (April 20, 2014) through the Feast of Pentecost (June 8, 2014).

We will need volunteers to water and care for the garden each week. Sign-ups for help will be by the exit door of the Worship Center.

Ministry: Worship

Meet Candidate John Young

RCIAJohnJohn Young is married to Gretchen Hunt, with whom he has two children: Wilson (age 8) and Jane (age 5). John is an attorney at the Legal Aid Society where he has practiced for thirteen years. John grew up attending the Church of Christ. He is happy to continue his journey of faith in the Catholic Church as he is a strong believer in social justice.

Ministry: RCIA

Blessing Of Easter Food Baskets

Easter FoodWhat: Blessing Of Easter Food Baskets

When:  April 19, 2014 – 12:00 noon

Where: Epiphany House Dining Room

Join us at Noon on Holy Saturday in the Parish House Dining Room for a beautiful blessing of foods you’ll prepare and consume on Easter Sunday.

While it’s a European tradition, all are welcome to participate.

Honduras Mission - March 2013 - Photos

Our Mission Team have returned safely from there recent visit to Divine Mercy Parish in Honduras. Enjoy the pictures from their visit.

Meet Candidate Nancy Payton

RCIANancyNancy Payton grew up in Henderson, KY and was raised in the faith tradition of The Church of the Nazarene, "a very fundamentalist church". She moved to Louisville in 1993 and worked as a hair dresser and in retail. She felt drawn to the Catholic Church all her life. She found by attending Mass at different times and different churches that she felt more spiritually fed. She has a son-in-law and daughter, Jerry and Tammy Metzger, who attend Epiphany and her grandson, Grant, was baptized at Epiphany in 1999. Grant plays guitar in the summer at Epiphany. She knows "the Catholic Church is for me."

Ministry: RCIA

Annual Spring Grounds Cleanup

Grounds Clean upWhat: Holy Saturday Grounds Cleanup (Outdoor Spring Cleaning)

When: April 19, 2014 (starting at 8:30 AM)

Where: Meet by the Worship Center

You are invited to the Annual Holy Saturday Grounds Cleanup Day (April 19, 2014), beginning at 8:30 AM with coffee and donuts.

Please come, armed with rakes, gloves, leaf blowers, mowers, mulchers, or feel free to use those provided by Epiphany. Many volunteers are needed to pick up branches, rake leaves, etc. to spruce up our grounds.

Holy Week 2014 Schedule

Please celebrate the mysteries of Christ’s  Passion and Resurrection  at these many events during Holy Week  (April 12 – April 20, 2014).

Holy Week

Palm/Passion Sunday, April 12-13, 2014: 

  • Participate in the blessing of palm and procession at all masses this weekend.

Rosary Prayer, April 14, 2014:

  • 5:00 PM, in the Chapel

Paschal Triduum

Ministry: Worship