Newcomers’ Welcome Coffee for September

CoffeeWhat: Newcomers’ Welcome Coffee

When: Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 10:15 -11:15 AM

Where: Epiphany House

We welcome you! If you have recently registered as a parishioner at Epiphany or are thinking of joining our parish you are invited to a Welcome Coffee on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Meet new and current members of the community.

Refoccus Marriage Enrichment Program coming in September

RefoccusWhat: REFOCCUS Marriage Enrichment

When: September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 6, 2014

Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM

Where: Community Center

Marriage is an ever evolving process. It changes when parents need care, the kids come and the last one leaves, jobs evolve, moves are made, and much more. Married couples are invited to explore where you are on your journey.

Ministry: Adult Formation

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: August 31, 2014

Carry crossThis is the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. Today’s gospel makes it clear: We who wish to be disciples of Christ will suffer. Jesus suffered. The disciples suffered. Early Christians suffered. Christians today suffer.

Rather than escaping the unpleasant parts of our lives, we are called to “deny [ourselves], take up [our] cross[es] and follow.” Follow whom? Jesus Christ, our savior who promises that lives lived this way will be repaid with everlasting life. What a gift for temporary suffering!

Your Generosity...

We have been able to assist 19 youth to attend the Hand in Hand Appalachia Mission trip and 3 faith enriching retreats this year through our scholarship fund.

What a great way to act on and learn more about our Catholic faith!

Ministry: Stewardship

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: August 24, 2014

Jesus TeachesThis is the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time: How do we understand authority? What does it mean to lead God’s people? How are leaders chosen? What qualities must a leader have? What role does faith have in choosing a leader? What role does faith have in “being” chosen to lead the people of God? Is authority a “service”? Our readings today will help us reflect on some of these questions.

Readings for this Sunday:

Calling for Event Pictures for Epiphany’s Pictorial Directory

PhotographerNow that the first round of family photos has been taken we are beginning to focus on the full layout of our new Epiphany Pictorial Directory. We will include a number of introductory pages of pictures of events and activities in our community.  If you have pictures (digital only) of activities taken over this past year relating to Epiphany’s ministries, e.g. Community Care, Community Spirit, Formation, etc., please email them to Brayton Bowen

Pictures must be of high resolution for publishing purposes. Deadline for submission of pictures is September 12, 2014. Please note, space is limited, so there is no promise that your pictures will be included but every picture will be carefully considered. Thank you.

Day of Service a Great Success

ServiceOn Saturday, August 9, 2014 Epiphany celebrated a special Day of Service at places on and off campus.

  • [Click here] to see the various locations and activities that were offered.

A little damp weather didn't dampen the spirits of the many volunteers at Epiphany's Day of Service! Parishioners of all ages came together and accomplished so much in just one day: supported by prayer and food supplied by their fellow parishioners, they removed invasive plants and pruned vegetation on the Epiphany campus, they made burritos for the homeless, they helped with painting and organizing a community-based women's center, they helped homebound parishioners with tasks at home, and they washed donated eyeglasses destined for people around the world who have never had glasses before.

Christmas in July returns to Epiphany – Thank You

Christmas in JulyOn July 19 and 20, 2014 the Epiphany Backside Ministry (EBM) and Men of Epiphany (MOE) co-hosted an annual appeal to the Community for financial support on behalf of the workers and their families, living and working on the Backside of Churchill Downs.

Donations enable Epiphany’s volunteers to minister to the workers throughout the fiscal year, from July of 2014 until June 30 of 2015. Specific needs include boots and winter coats for the workers, toys for the children at Christmas, meals (served by Epiphany volunteers at least 4 times a year), food for the kitchen pantry, and classroom supplies.

[Click here] to see more photos of the celebration.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: August 17, 2014

Cannanite WomanThis is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Diversity. What a loaded word. We see bumper stickers that say “celebrate diversity.” In our diverse community here at Epiphany we often speak of the value “unity in our diversity.” If we look deeply into this reality, however, the challenges come forth. For diversity is often related to those other words, “division” or “different.”

We sing our psalm today, “let all the nations praise you.” This is a call to celebrate a unity too. And what is that unity that we pray for? The psalmist tells us what it means: All the nations rule their people with equity! All on the earth are guided by God. A pretty bold and laudatory call. For what do we see today but division. Nations at war, persecution of the other, be it from religion, race, fights over resources, debasement of people for their difference, be it tribe, class, status, gender, sexual orientation, or just those differences over who has land, water, money, power or just security.

Help Us Make Healing Blankets

Healing BlanketWhat: Creating Healing Blankets

When: August 14, 2014, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Where: Community Center

Looking for a new way to use your time and talent? The healing blanket ministry needs some more people who like to sew. There are other opportunities to help out as well as sewing: i.e., fabric laundering, fabric cutting, blanket folding, ironing, booklet assembly, etc.

Come join us Thursday, August 14th from 10 AM to 2:30 PM in the Community Center to see what wonderful things we do! Don’t forget to bring your lunch.

Ministry: Healing Blanket