Golf Cart Ministry Gets us to Church

Golf CartMany thanks to all who are helping to make the best of our transitioning through our construction project -- especially to those volunteering extra time and energy to the new golf cart ministry. Volunteers have helped on weekends and at funerals during the week.

You’ve saved a lot of people many, many steps, and enabled those with difficulty walking to attend community functions - you’re the best!!

Ministry: Administration

Obituary for Joyce Ruffra

JoyceJoyce Ruffra, was born on February 18, 1928, and died on February 2, 2014, after a long and happy life.

She was preceded in death by Joe Ruffra, her loving husband of 46 years.

She is survived by her three children, Mike, Robin (married to Marc Leftwich) and Peggy (married to the late Jeff Lehman); and her grandchildren, Erin, Blayre, and Justin Leftwich, and Winston Lehman.

She was intellectually curious her whole life, and was an incredibly dynamic and energetic woman well into her eighties. Her passions included history, animals of all kinds but especially beagles and cats, art, reading, and the great outdoors. She could literally find philosophy in a rock.

Ministry: Bereavement

Three Scouts receive Church awards

ScoutsCongratulations to Zak Osborne, Mark Johannemann and Harrison Cabral, three Epiphany youth in BSA Troop 71.

Ministry: Youth Formation

Welcome Coffee, Sunday, February 9, for Newcomers!

  • CoffeeWhat: Welcome Coffee
  • When: February 9, 2014 – 10:30 AM
  • Where: Epiphany House Kitchen

If you recently registered in the parish or are thinking of registering, come to this informal session at 10:30 AM in the Kitchen of Epiphany House. Come meet other new members and learn what is available in the Community of Epiphany for you.

Bloodmobile Cancelled for Feb 3, 2014

Blood MobileDue to the inclement weather we are cancelling our Blood Mobile scheduled for today (February 3, 2014).

Stay Warm.

Julie A. Stuart R.N.

Parish Nurse

Ministry: Community Care

Reflections on Sunday’s Reading: February 9, 2014

Jesus teachingThis is the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” (St. Francis of Assisi). The readings for this 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time challenge us to:

  • Be the Light (and salt) for our darkened world
  • Live the gospel through deeds not words
  • Turn our lives over to God knowing that it is God’s spirit that strengthens us, and deepens our faith.
  • Show the Glory of God in the good deeds we accomplish for the poorest and neediest of society.

Readings for this Sunday:

Women of Epiphany (WE!) resumes meetings in February

flowerWE!, Women of Epiphany, took the month of January off.

But, WE! are ready to get back together again. We will be gathering for a winter soup supper at the home of Pam Porta on Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 PM.

Please bring a list of your favorite books and movies for 2013 to recommend and discuss. We will have our "Share and Prayer" to end the evening. All Women of Epiphany and their guests are welcome.

Archdiocese's Annual Justice Workshop

Gandhi on PovertyWhat: Archdiocese's Annual Justice Workshop

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Cathedral of the Assumption Undercroft

Cost: $25 (includes lunch) (check payable to ALMI)

Saturday, February 1, 2014 is the Archdiocese's Annual Justice Workshop. Held at the Cathedral the day begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM. This hands on workshop is open to anyone who would like to learn more about poverty/homelessness in Louisville and the church’s response to the poor.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: February 2, 2014

Simeon and JesusThis is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The Law of Moses (Torah) requires infant boys to be presented to the Lord 40 days after birth. During the presentation, Simeon recognized in the babe the fulfillment of the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures). God promised Simeon that he would not die until he sees the Christ of the Lord, the Savior of the World. Simeon, and the prophetess Anna, recognized Jesus, the promised Messiah and responded with faith.

Jesus’ invitation to accept him is now, as it was during his lifetime, a free one. We, like the people in Palestine, have a choice. We can accept him, believe he is the Son of God, accept his message, or not. We can respond by changing whatever prevents us from working to bring about the Kingdom Jesus opens to us, or not.

  • How do you respond to Jesus today?

Epiphany closed today: all events cancelled

SnowflakeDue to inclement weather ALL Epiphany events scheduled to occur today and tonight, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, have been cancelled. This includes the child Reconcilation program (it will be rescheduled for a later date).
We encourage those who will be bringing  food for the funeral reception tomorrow, to drop them off on Wednesday morning in the Community Center.  Please do not leave perishable food on the back porch.

Ministry: Administration