Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: September 29, 2013

LazarusThis is the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We tend not to listen to those who challenge us to hear the truth about ourselves and how we should live. But we have also learned that when we take to heart the challenge to listen, we grow towards fullness of life. Today’s readings challenge us, and raise some hard questions. Shall we be like the complacent rich in the gospel, blind to those in need around us? What are the needs--for food, shelter, friendship, advocacy, justice—that we tend to ignore? May we hear and put into practice the truth of the gospel shown to us in Christ and continually revealed by the Spirit.

Flynn Peacemaking Award Nominations Sought

Peace DoveThe Social Responsibility Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the James E. Flynn Peace Award for 2013.

The James E. Flynn Peacemaking Award, established in 1992 by the Church of the Epiphany Social Responsibility Committee, is named after the parish co-founder who brought the Gospel message and Catholic Social Teaching to fruition in the life of the parish. This award honors a current or former parishioner who, on a local, national, or international basis, has responded to the call of the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching to make a significant contribution in the area of social justice.

The recipient has made the world a better place to live and, in doing so, has enriched the Community of Epiphany. This award is given annually and comes with a monetary gift to the charity of choice named by the recipient(s).

Help with Coffee after Sunday Masses Needed

coffeeAdditional help is needed with coffee and refreshments during construction. (Staying connected during construction is important for all of us.)

Community Spirit is looking for two people to help “deliver” coffee and refreshments from the Community Center kitchen to the hillside by the labyrinth Sunday Mornings. We need two people at 9:50 AM and 2 people at 12:10 PM.

Since it takes time to transport these refreshments the four volunteers need to be people who have already attended or will attend Mass at another time. It is useless to bring the coffee and refreshments over after Communion because the congregation will have gone!

Senior High Lock-in September 21-22, 2013

Lock-inWhat: Senior High Lock-in
When: 8:30 PM September 21, 2013 to 8:30 AM to September 21, 2013
Where: Lighthouse
Permission: [Click here] for Permission Form

Senior High youth! Are you ready to stay up all night with your EYM friends? Join us for our Senior High Lock-In on this Saturday, September 21st, 8:30 PM-Sunday 8:30 AM at the Lighthouse. We will have games, tournaments, music, crafts, talks, tons of food, and end the event with Mass. The cost for the event is $5. 

Ministry: Youth Formation

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: September 22, 2013

TreasureThis is the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures remind us that we often squander opportunities to gain “true wealth,” and opportunities to live boldly the life of love to which we are called. Jesus tells us we should handle the things of this world and our daily actions in relation to what is eternal, and with shrewd decisiveness—but whom do we really serve? How shall we, like the dishonest steward of the Gospel parable, use even the "dishonest wealth" of this world for the good of others?

Readings for this Sunday:

Epiphany Community Connection Campaign--September 24 meeting--Join us!

Ignite the Spirit logoWhat: Update on our Community Connection Campaign
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:00 PM (beginning with refreshments at 6:30 PM)
Where: Epiphany Lighthouse
Presenters: Fr. Randy and parishioners Mark Derridinger and Tricia Burke

“Every minute of every hour of every day—we are making the world of Epiphany—just as we are making ourselves…and we will do it with generosity and kindness and style.”

We need your help as we continue to Ignite the Spirit at Epiphany.

Ministry: Administration

Program for Parents on Managing Difficult Childhood Behaviors

Difficult BehaviorsWhat: Managing Difficult Childhood Behaviors At Home And At School
Presenter: Kim Dwyer-Moore
When: September 26, 2013 (6:00 to 7:00 PM) or October 15, 2013 (6:30-7:30 PM)
Where: Blue Lick Elementary School, 9801 Blue Lick Rd, 40229 on Sept 26
--or--  Crestwood Elementary School, 6500 West Highway 146, 40014 on Oct 15

Voicing Concern for the People of Syria: A Call to Action

Syria WarFour principle ways that we are called as Catholics and people of faith and conscience to respond to this urgent and pressing issue of our nation’s leaders consideration of an act of war in Syria:

  • PRAYER - Join Pope Francis and the multitude of people praying for the people of Syria and for sustained efforts to end violence and not choose war.
  • CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS – Write or call your Senators, Members of Congress and President to urge them not to use military force against Syria.

Obituary for Donna Slauenwhite

DonnaDonna Jeanne Slauenwhite, 69, left the bonds of this earth to return to her Heavenly Father after a long illness on Sunday, September 8, 2013 with her loving family by her side.

Donna had an active social life, she was chairman of the Wednesday Compass Bridge Club and played with several other bridge groups. She loved quilting and belonged to two quilting groups; one in Shelbyville and Lyndon. Donna belonged to an antique group and was a former vice president of Middletown Women’s Club. She enjoyed all pedigree dogs, especially German Shepherds. Donna was a member at St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Anchorage.

Ministry: Bereavement

Obituary for Caryl Frawley

CarylCaryl J Frawley, 72, of Louisville passed away on August 17, 2013, with loving family by her side.

Caryl was born to the late Elbert and Ethel Johnson in Louisville on October 20, 1940. She graduated from Eastern High School and earned her B.A. with honors in social services from Syracuse University. She attended Emory University, and then moved to New York to work for Eastern Airlines as a flight attendant. She met her husband of 47 years, Thomas Frawley, in Manhattan, eventually settling in Syracuse, where they lived for 34 years and raised two children.

She worked as a county legislator for three terms, serving Onondaga county's second district. After retiring from politics she worked in public affairs for Niagara Mohawk. Following a fulfilling career, she enjoyed creating a website from her home in Louisville, www.neatwomeninc.com, which was inspired by and was dedicated to the women Caryl has known throughout her life.

Ministry: Bereavement

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