6th Grade visit to the Sister Visitor Center


We walked into an older building and went upstairs and all of the 6th graders sat at two long tables. We were introduced to Sister Shelly and she told us all about the history of the Sister Visitor Center. She said that the first time the Sister Visitor took place was in a janitor’s closet in a school. After she talked us through the trip we went downstairs.

We went downstairs and we saw the room with all the food and outfits. Sister Shelly told us that people used to come once a month to get outfits but then the people started to waste the outfits. They did this because they knew that they would get new ones.

You are Invited to a Day at Horseshoe Casino

HorseshoeWhat: Sages Day at Horseshoe Casino

When: Monday, March 10, 2014

Departure: 9:45 AM

Return: 5:00 PM

Cost: Free (Buffet is $8.00)

Bus leaves Epiphany parking lot at 9:45 AM, and returns at 5:00 PM. Cost: free! Trip includes: $5/person game token and $15/person meal voucher to use towards the buffet or in the Café. You may need to pay about $8/person towards the buffet. Call Suzanne Mosley, 245-0193, to reserve a seat.

Ministry: Epiphany Sages

Men of Epiphany to host Fr. John Judie

Fr. JohnWhat: “We Believe in Life Everlasting! The Problems of this Life & The Promises of the Next Life!

Presenter: Fr. John Judie, Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Christ the King

When: February 16, 2014, 7:00-8:45 PM

Where: Community Center

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 7:00-8:45 PM, Men Of Epiphany will host Fr. John Judie, who will present an outstanding talk, entitled, “We Believe in Life Everlasting! The Problems of this Life & The Promises of the Next Life!”  You'll not want to miss it!

Fr. John Judie is an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Saint Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland with a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree and a Master of Divinity degree. Fr. Judie was ordained to the priesthood on August 1, 1987. He is currently serving as Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Christ the King Catholic Church in the City of Louisville, Kentucky.

Ministry: Men of Epiphany

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: February 19, 2014

Jesus TeachingThis is the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. How do we choose good and evil? Is it following commandments, laws, rules? In our gospel, Jesus seems to be saying yes and no. Yes, but it is more than that. Yes but it is other than that. It is the same and it is a change. And Jesus is at the heart of both the same and the change.

Matthew’s gospel today is part of Jesus’ great “sermon on the mount.” He says to us, sure, the law is there for the people to follow. However, when heaven and earth pass away, when all things have taken place, the new reality is the kingdom of heaven. The “things that take place,” in Matthew, is the death and resurrection of Jesus, who is ushering in the new reign of God.

Jesus calls people to a deeper understanding of what all that law was really about. It is less about the specific rule and more about what is in the heart and mind of the person.

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: