NET (Network for Employment Transition)

People networkingIf you are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking other employment, or if you know anyone who is, then look to Epiphany’s NET for assistance – send an email to brayton@howlandgroup.com or call +1 502-558-2154, and you will be connected to a personal facilitator who can help with your job search.

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SEL - Singles over 40 Explore Life – Planning Supper

Majid'sJoin us at our annual planning supper at Majid's July 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

RSVP to Rebecca +1 502-454-0268. Find out what SEL is all about and all of our yearly activities!

SEL (Singles Explore Life) is an enthusiastic group of persons who are single, over 40 years of age, and unlimited in creative thinking, who meet for enrichment and social activities. It is an opportunity to meet others with similar interests.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: July 26, 2015

Bread and jugToday is the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This is the first of five weekends of John’s gospel focusing on the “Bread of Life,” beginning with the feeding of the multitude. God certainly seems to value nourishing meals. They are among the actions performed by the prophets and they are Jesus’ favorite events for teaching and transformation; they are signs of the presence of the reign of God. Are we receiving the abundance of life God desires for us? Are we sharing Christ’s nourishing love with those around us, especially with those most in need?

This Sunday’s Readings:

Parish Council Releases Long Range Plan 2015-2019

Long Range PlanUnder the leadership of the Parish Pastoral Council and the Long Range Planning Committee, Epiphany has dedicated hundreds of hours of time over the last 18 months: through the parish-wide survey answered by over 300 parishioners, external church surveys, numerous PPC/Staff daylong retreats, and ad hoc committee meetings of additional parishioners (developing action plans) to develop a five year plan for Epiphany. We have sought input from the archdiocese, parishioners, staff, numerous publications, and other parishes to identify trends and best practices we would like to implement.

This dynamic plan will help Epiphany focus on becoming the best version of ourselves for the future, with an emphasis on hospitality, and “quality, not quantity” when it comes to ministries and programs. The plan provides specific actions to improve on our strengths, and build new ones, reaching and engaging the most parishioners and interested Catholics possible, helping each of them grow closer to God.

[Click here] to read a summary of Epiphany’s 5 year Long Rang Plan

Registration for our 2015-2016 Confirmation Preparation program has begun!

ConfirmationWhat: Registration for our 2015-2016 Confirmation Preparation program

Who: If you’re a 9th grade or High School youth and desire the Sacrament of Confirmation, you may pick up a registration form in the back of the Worship Center. Please pick up a form there or on Epiphany’s website and return by mail or email.

A Confirmation Orientation meeting is scheduled for...

Ministry: Youth Formation

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: July 19, 2015

GooD ShepherdThis is the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time. As you read this, decide if, at this moment, you are one of God’s sheep or a shepherd. Most of us have been both. Whichever description we choose to name for ourselves may depend upon the happenings of the week, the life stage in which we find ourselves, or the people we encounter. Today’s readings speak to both sheep and shepherds.

Our psalm response reminds sheep that no matter what is going on in our lives, the Lord is with us. We therefore have nothing to fear. A sheep’s challenge is to recognize the Lord’s presence and the never-ending goodness and kindness that are the Lords.

Jeremiah’s passage begins with a woe to the shepherds of the Lord’s sheep since they were scattered, driven away by the shepherds. Jeremiah continues with the Lord’s promise to gather his flock and send new shepherds. In Mark’s gospel Jesus tells his apostles, the shepherds he sent, to rest in a deserted place. The shepherd’s challenges? Follow the teaching and example of Jesus and remember to take time for prayer.

Special Invitation to the Mary of Magdala Celebration

Kneading DoughWhat: Celebration of St. Mary of Magdala

When: July 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Where: Worship Center

This is a special invitation to the 16th annual celebration of the feast day of St. Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles. This year’s theme is Compassion and the homilist will be Karina Barillas, Director of the La Casita Center here in Louisville. Since Karina is fluent in both Spanish and English, we have decided to make this a bi-lingual service. Therefore, we especially invite our Spanish-speaking sisters and brothers to the service. It will be on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 7:00 PM in the Worship Center.

Teens & Twenties Encounter Christ (TEC) Retreat Coming Soon

Lou TEC logoAttention all Seniors in High School and College Students! The biannual retreat, Teens & Twenties Encounter Christ (TEC) is right around the corner, August 1-3, 2015 at the Flaget Center in Louisville. Take advantage of this powerful weekend retreat this summer filled with song, play, and prayer with other youth and young adults. Spots fill up quickly, contact Tasha Villalobos for more information on registration!

TEC, an acronym for Teens and Twenties Encounter Christ, is a national movement that helps to bring young people closer to Christ and builds an intergenerational community of faith.

Ministry: Youth Formation

A Letter from our Youth Minister, Tasha Villalobos

TashaTo the Community of Epiphany:

My, how times flies when you’re having fun! It was just over two years ago that I answered God’s call to serve as Youth Minister here at Epiphany. I’ve gained so many new skills from this role, along with unforgettable memories with you!

It is difficult to say that my time here will not go on forever, but it is time for me to move on to serve others in the world. For quite some time, I’ve had the passion to work with immigrants and refugees. Since graduating from U of L with my Masters in Social Work a few years ago, I always had the feeling that I would be called back to work with the refugee population in some capacity. I have been offered an opportunity to utilize my degree and skillset with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, to work with newly arrived refugees towards self-sufficiency. It is a challenging job, but it’s a rewarding one I am honored to be an instrument for others as they begin a new journey in the United States.

Ministry: Youth Formation

Obituary for Richard Belt

Richard BeltRichard Smith Belt, 79 of Hanover, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at his home.

He was born on August 27, 1935 in Elizabethtown, KY to James Roy Belt and Alice (Wilson) Belt. Richard worked for Mobil Chemical Company as a plant manager in High Point, NC; Louisville and Kankakee, IL, retiring in 1986. He was joined in marriage to Anna (Ann) Lois Vowels on January 25, 1958. Richard spent the majority of his life in Louisville, KY, was a graduate of the University of Louisville, and was a long-time member of the Catholic Community of the Church of the Epiphany. In 2014 Ann and Richard moved to the Hanover area where he was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. In his retirement, he spent time as a docent for the Louisville Cathedral of the Assumption, reading to elementary school children, and working in his woodworking shop. Richard especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, camping, and fishing with his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother James Roy Belt, II.

Ministry: Bereavement

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