Obituary for Kathleen Pawley

KathleenKathleen Rose (Pfeiffer) Pawley, 81, wife of the late Lewis "Buddy" Pawley, Jr., died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Nazareth Home in Louisville.

She was born in Cincinnati, OH, in November 1932 to Jennie Rose and Eugene Pfeiffer, but spent most of her life in Louisville, where she attended Christ the King grade school and Loretto High School. Kathleen married Buddy on December 20, 1952. She was a member of the Louisville Water Color Society and won many awards including several Purchase Awards at the Kentucky State Fair. She was an active member of Church of the Epiphany.

Ministry: Bereavement

Reflections on the Feast of Christmas 2013

ChristmasThe Word is made flesh and dwells among us! “…And this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Christ our light is come, and we are called to shine with his radiance! We carry on the heritage of Christ’s people, passing on hope to a world in need.

How are you longing to know or feel the presence of Christ? How are you being called to share this life with the world?

Wishing Christmas blessings of peace and joy to you and all your loved ones!

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Ministry: Worship

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: December 29, 2013

Holy FamilyThis is the Feast of the Holy Family. From the time we are born we live in relationship, whether the relationship is by blood, friendship, acquaintance, or affection. We are the family of God in which all members are welcomed, valued, supported, and protected. This is what makes the relationship sacred or holy. Relationships are at the heart of our faith and in today’s 2nd reading we learn the qualities that mark God’s beloved: compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.

We see these virtues in St. Joseph who modeled for all parents that protective yet challenging embrace of one’s spouse and child/ren. Joseph listened to the God who spoke to him in dreams. We, like Joseph, are called to hear God’s word and respond in love for one another. How is God calling you to nurture your relationships? To manifest love, forgiveness, kindness, patience?

A Christmas Letter from the Staff

Christmas

Dear Parishioners,

During this Holy Season of Christmas, Father Randy, Sister Mary and the entire staff at Epiphany extend our wishes to you and your families that you may be abundantly blessed.

This season is rich in ways to experience the coming of Christ into our lives today. May the gifts of joy, and peace be yours. May the love of family and friends and especially our children lighten your way.

We are grateful for the many ways you enrich our lives. May the new year be a time of re-commitment for all to follow Christ more deeply.

Ministry: Administration

Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious

Fund for ReligiousThe following is the text of the appeal made by Sr. Mary at the close of liturgies on December 7-8, 2013

Every Advent since 1988 in parishes across these United States the Church has had a special collection for the retirement needs of women and men religious. This collection has been well received by parishioners. On behalf of religious everywhere I need to publically thank you for the many, many ways you support us. Your generosity is outstanding.

Let me state the problem: religious institutions do not have the savings or sources of income necessary to support the growing costs of retirement and elder care. In 2012 alone, the annual cost of care for senior religious exceeded $1.1 billion. Clearly, this collection cannot eradicate the need but it can certainly help to alleviate it.

Our Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Decoration

Please note our Christmas Mass Schedule for this year:

  • Christmas Vigil Mass: December 24, 2013, 4:00 PM
  • Christmas Mass for Families with Children: December 24, 2013, 6:00 PM
  • Christmas Night Mass: December 24, 2013, 11:00 PM (Musical Prelude begins at 10:30 PM)
  • Christmas Day Mass: December 25, 2013, 10:00 AM

PLEASE NOTE THIS VERY IMPORTANT PARKING ISSUE:

Ministry: Worship

Please note: our Christmas Mass Schedule has changed!

No Room in the InnDue to limited space in the Worship Center this Christmas, we will have four Masses this year so everyone will have room to celebrate Christmas.

Please pick the Mass time that serves you and your family best:

Ministry: Worship

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: December 22, 2013

Advent four candlesThis is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. We are called to trust in the harmony of God’s plan. Like Joseph and Mary in today’s gospel, we, too, are called to cooperate in the divine plan of salvation. But this calls for a deep trust that the Spirit of God is at work even when things don’t seem to make sense, and the situations in which we find ourselves are very challenging. It can take a lot of intention and attention to trust that God will bring good and something altogether new out of difficulty and even tragedy.

Is there a situation in your life that requires you to relinquish control and open yourself to the new and unexpected that God can bring out of it?

Let us with hopeful joy celebrate Emmanuel, our God who is with us in everything and whose promise of salvation can be trusted!

Wonderful Response to our Thanksgiving Collection

Thank YouThe Hunger and Poverty Subcommittee was overjoyed by the success of our Thanksgiving Collection. Thank you! While we had a slow start, many people came forward to help us serve those in our neighborhood in need.

Enough food was donated to fill the needed 170 bags with some to spare (the extra food will help fill the shelves at EACM); we had plenty of money to buy the Gift Cards for hen turkeys, and many came forward to help sort the food and to deliver.

Mass Time Changes for Christmas

AngelA reminder: the Children’s Christmas Eve Mass is at 6:00 PM this year!

In an effort to avoid overcrowding, there will also be a 4:00 PM Mass this day (December 24), in addition to the usual 11:00 PM Mass.

Ministry: Worship

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