Reflections on the Sunday’s Reading and Spiritual Practices: February 22, 2015

LentThis is the First Sunday of Lent.The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel!” were the first words of Jesus when he came out of the desert. The waters of the flood of Noah’s time and the waters of our baptism are both about major change, about reshaping -- in other words, about repentance. How is the Spirit leading you, like Jesus, into 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving? How can you open to the transforming flow of God’s mercy?


  • Genesis 9:8-15: God established a covenant with Noah and his family, a covenant that included the earth and every living creature--a covenant that promises life.
  • 1 Peter 3:18-22: You are saved in the waters of baptism.
  • Mark 1:12-15: The Spirit drove Jesus into the desert after his baptism

Commit to daily prayer this lent. Communal opportunities:

Reflections on the Celebration of Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday HeartAsh Wednesday Morning Mass:

On Ash Wednesday, with the whole assembly, each of us is called to a fast, called to return to God with our whole hearts, to be reconciled with God and one another. 

  • Can we open ourselves to re-engage with community for a time of renewal? 
  • Can we welcome this time to re-examine how we are being invited into more whole-hearted relationship with God, our deepest selves and the world - to become true ambassadors for Christ? 
  • Are we open to the opportunities and insights that prayer, fasting and almsgiving will bring?
Ministry: Worship

Ash Wednesday Services – February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday

The following liturgies will be celebrated on Ash Wednesday (February 18, 2015):

  • 8:30 AM – Mass (Eucharistic Liturgy) with Distribution of Ashes
  • 7:00 PM – Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) with Distribution of Ashes.

Ministry: Worship

PPC 2015 Nominations

Parish pastoral councilNominations for selection to the Epiphany Parish Pastoral Council are being accepted beginning February 14, 2015.

Parishioners may complete a nomination form online [click here], or fill out a paper nomination form (available from PPC members after all weekend Masses beginning February 14).  Completed paper forms should be deposited in the Nomination Box located in the Connecter.

Nominations will be accepted through March 15.

Parishioners may nominate themselves or another parishioner who has been confirmed. 

Habitat Team Leaders are this year’s Flynn Award Recipients

Fr. FlynnWhat: Flynn Award Dinner

When: February 28, 2015 – 6:30 PM

Where: Community Center

Remember to save the date for Epiphany’s Jim Flynn Social Responsibility Dinner on February 28, 2015

Parishioners and guests will be able to sign up after Mass at the welcome kiosk in the Connector beginning the weekend of February 7-8, 2015. 

Or you can make reservations by calling the volunteer receptionist at the office, +1 502-245-9733, or email Joan Shanahan at

You must sign up by February 22nd, our deadline for ordering everything. 

Terry Taylor to Speak on Paths to Peace

logoWhat: Interfaith Paths to Peace

Who: Terry Taylor, Executive Director of Interfaith Paths to Peace

When: Sunday, February 22, 7:00-9:00 PM

Where: Community Center

Sunday, February 22, 7:00-9:00 PM, Men of Epiphany will host Terry Taylor! 

TerryTerry Taylor, Executive Director of Interfaith Paths to Peace, will share stories of his interactions with interfaith leaders here in Louisville and at locations around the globe, including Iran, Israel, the West Bank, Japan, Egypt, Syria, India and Turkey. Interfaith Paths To Peace is an organization based here in Louisville that fosters interfaith understanding, cooperation and interfaith peacemaking.

Ministry: Men of Epiphany

Do you have a newborn?

babyDid You Know that Epiphany’s Newborn Ministry assists parish families of newborns and adopted newborns as they begin their life’s journey.

We will prepare and deliver meals if there are complications requiring the mother to have bed rest or following the birth of a newborn. We will run errands to pick prescriptions or groceries, and we can provide transportation to and from and doctor’s appointments.

  • If you are expecting we would love to help.
Ministry: Community Care

Trivia Night Returns

TriviaWhat: Trivia Game Night

When: February 27, 2015 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Where: Community Center

Bring: appetizer or dessert plus 2 two-liter bottles of your favorite soft drink

Once again, Epiphany's Favorite Social Event! TRIVIA GAME NIGHT. Friday, February 27, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in the Community Center. Get your team together of up to 8 people per table for this fun inter-generational evening open to all Epiphany members and their families. Each table is asked to bring 3 appetizers and/or desserts AND 2 bottles of soft drinks (2 liter) to be shared by ALL on a buffet table. BYOB or wine; coffee provided.

Obituary for Terry McNatt

TerryTerry McNatt, 66, husband of Dariel Ann Mills McNatt, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

He was born in Louisville July 26, 1948 the son of the late Elliot & Elizabeth Kaufman McNatt. Terry was a retired plant operator for the Louisville Water Company, a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Moose Lodge #1715 and was a Vietnam War Veteran having served in the United States Navy.

Ministry: Bereavement

“Holy Grounds” ministry looking for Coffee Cup Cleaners

coffee cupsMuch has been written in our Catholic Social Teachings about the care of the earth and all creation. For years, we at Epiphany, have tried to reduce the amount of trash from our social events by using real dishes, silverware, mugs, etc.

It was determined several years ago that we would not need to use paper ware for gatherings of up to 200 parishioners.

As we try to begin the serving of coffee and await the certification of the kitchen, we are still looking for volunteers to clean coffee mugs after the Sunday liturgies, particularly after the 11:30 AM Mass.

We have only 3 volunteers and need at least 4 per Sunday.