Meet Candidate Renee Badall

RCIAReneeMy husband and I came to Louisville from Michigan 1.5 years ago, when he was relocated through Ford Motor Company. I came from a religious background of first Christian Scientist and then Lutheran. My husband is a cradle Catholic. We look forward to having our marriage blessed by the Catholic Church.

Ministry: RCIA

LENT 2014 SPIRITUAL PRACTICES – Week 5

Raising of LazarusLent 5: Raising of Lazarus...What in you needs new life? How can you bring new life to others?

Do I let the Lord who gives himself to me, guide me to going out ever more from my little enclosure, in order to give, to share, to love him and others?”  Pope Francis, May 30, 2013

Prayer:

  • In the previous weeks of Lent, what have you shied away from or resisted? Ask God if these are situations that need new life.
  • Consider a person struggling or a difficult situation of which you are aware. Hold them in prayer, and be attentive to any way God is inviting you respond.
  • Opportunities for communal prayer this week: Rosary, Monday 5:00 PM; daily mass Tuesday - Friday 8:30 AM; Tuesday Evening Prayer (before Soup Supper) 6:00 PM; Taizé Prayer, Friday 6:50 AM; Centering Prayer, Friday 9:00 AM.

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Communal Lenten Spiritual Practice: Bringing items for those in need

Fasting BasketWe invite each member of the Community to bring one food item to add to our “Fasting Basket” before Mass each weekend.

These items represent the fruit of our “fasting” during Lent to help those who fast every day from lack of food.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: March 30, 2014

Blind healingThis is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. The story of the Man Born Blind who was enlightened is our story. We are members of a society that has become increasingly blinded by the false promises of violence, and that habitually ignores or belittles the needs of the poor, outcasts, and any “outsiders” to our way of thinking...to the point where we, too, can claim that we have been blind from birth. Our blind violence and indifference seems as hopeless and impossible to heal as that of the man who called out to Jesus on the road. But like him, we, too, can call out in our darkness. The light of Christ, the healing presence of God, can open our eyes, minds and hearts to see things as they really are, with their full meaning. The Spirit can continue to remove the filters that insulate us from seeing clearly. Who do we not care to see, what do we not want to know—from what blindness do we need to be healed? How are we being called to serve, with open minds and hearts, to bring the light of Christ to the world?

LENT 2014 SPIRITUAL PRACTICES – Week 4

Blind CureLent 4: Curing of the man born blind...The light of Christ, the healing presence of God, can open our eyes, minds and hearts to see things as they really are, with their full meaning. The Spirit can continue to remove the filters that insulate us from seeing clearly. Who do we not care to see, what do we not want to know—from what blindness do we need to be healed? How are we being called to serve, with open minds and hearts, to bring the light of Christ to the world?

God’s world is a world where everyone feels responsible for the other, for the good of the other…In reflection, fasting and prayer, each of us deep down should ask ourselves: Is this really the world that I desire? Is this really the world that we all carry in our hearts? Is the world that we want really a world of harmony and peace, in ourselves, in our relations with others, in families, in cities, in and between nations?” Pope Francis, 9/7/13

Prayer:

Unity in Diversity March 2014

Unity in Diversity

Maureen Kelly spoke the following at all the liturgies on the weekend of March 22-23, 2014 with an invitation from an ad hoc committee of the PPC on Unity in Diversity. 

As a result of goals set by the 2013 staff/ PPC, an ad hoc committee on Unity in Diversity was established. Its goal is to find methods and practices that can help us, as a community of the people of God, to overcome the tendency toward polarization that seems to plague our lives and our society today-- the “my way only” thinking.

Jesus engaged in conversation with the woman at the well- and something new happened. Can we take deliberate steps to do the same?

Thus we are inviting you to the following action:

  • View a 2 minute video on Youtube on selective attention - to help us recognize how even in good intention we have a narrow way of ‘seeing/hearing’.

Michael and Carol Cuyjet Receive Archdiocesan Award

Michael and CarolCongratulations to Carol and Michael Cuyjet on receiving the African American Catholic Leadership Award at the 2014 Awards Banquet sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Ministry, Archdiocese of Louisville.

The 27th Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Banquet was held at the Seelbach on Hotel March 1, 2014. These awards honor leadership efforts in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  [Click here] for more information.

Notes from Honduras

GlassesOur Mission Team is in Honduras again. Below are recent notes from team member, Kathy Thisleton.

We were privileged to witness 177 Humble Hondurans who live in absolute poverty, and, as such , we are reminded of what the Passionist Father once said, "It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness." We also witnessed the miracle of people being able to see after being given the proper eyeglasses.

Honduras patientWe saw 95 "patients" yesterday and 116 today at Divine Mercy parish. We will be setting up a new eye clinic tomorrow at San Pedro Apostal. Hasta Mañana!

Obituary for Joan Carrico

JoanJoan Habenstein "Neena"Carrico,  81, of Louisville went home to her heavenly father on Monday, March 17, 2014.

Born in Louisville, she was a graduate of Ursuline Academy. She retired from Coleman Gas Service Company in 1989. She is a Catholic by faith and a member of Church of the Epiphany. Neena loved to have the whole family together for birthdays, holidays and especially Florida vacations. She loved to play bingo and go out with her classmate who continues to meet for lunch each month.

Ministry: Formation

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