Obituary for Robert "Bud" Ulrich

BudRobert J. "Bud" Ulrich, 93, of Louisville, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

He was a member of the Church of Epiphany, served his country in the US Navy in World War II, and was retired as a Ceramic Engineer from American Standard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; and son, Donald.

Bud is survived by his children, Mary Burton (Steve), Roberta Curtis (John Hernandez), Steve Ulrich (Elke); six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Ministry: Bereavement

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: March 11, 2012

Lent LogoDuring Lent, our JustCommunity focus is transformation through solidarity. To explore the concept of solidarity in Catholic Social Teaching, and to find suggestions for reading, click on the link.

This is the Third Week of Lent: Knowing the power they wielded, Jesus still challenges the authority of the religious leaders, rejecting the commerce of sacrifice in favor of a house of prayer for all. In solidarity with the human race, Jesus confronts the false powers of sin and death, and draws them to himself. His eventual sacrifice at the hands of these earthly powers shows the ultimate victory of love and life. Through Moses, God reminds us that we have been set free from slavery – and shouldn’t go back to it. God invites us to become a people committed to right relationship--building a society of justice. This wisdom of God is revealed in Christ--yet to those who cannot see as God sees, all appears foolish and weak. Am I willing to stand with the powerless to confront the powers that be? Am I committed to building a family, community and society of justice and peace? In solidarity with the human race, Jesus confronts the false powers of sin and death, and draws them to himself.

Homily Podcasting now available

Podcasting

Have you ever wanted to reflect more
on the previous weekend's liturgy?

Did you miss Sharon Bidwell's Ash Wednesday wittness?
Or Fr. Randy's last weekend liturgy homily?

We have started a homily podcast on the Epiphany website!

By Tuesday evening each week, the audio recording of the previous weekend's homily will be posted on the web site.  You can also subscribe in iTunes or your favorite RSS reader.  You can listen to homilies on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.  

A full listing of all homilies are available via the "Homilies" link in the "Publications" tab.

Ministry: Worship

Seven more Lenten ideas: week 2

The following is an article authored by Sister Janet Schaeffler and is used with her permission.
We will be posting her ideas for lent weekly throughout lent. To see the entire article use the link below:
http://www.janetschaeffler.com/40_Lenten_Ideas.pdf

Here are  seven more ideas to make your Lenten season special:

8. Buy an extra – to give away.The next time you get a cup of coffee on a crisp morning or a newspaper, buy an extrato give to someone. 

Meet our Elect and Candidates for Full Catholic Communion

RCIA LogoWe share a faith journey with many travelers. This year we are pleased to introduce three members of the RCIA who are asking for membership in the Catholic Church. On Easter Sunday (April 8, 2012) in the pre-dawn of Easter morning, they will join us in Vigil to celebrate the resurrection through the Easter Sacraments. We welcome each one into the faith we share that comes to us from the apostles.

Ministry: RCIA

Obituary for Gregory Scinta

GregF. Gregory Scinta, 53, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday February 28, 2012 at his home with his wife by his side.

Greg graduated from Trinity High School, attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Greg and his brother Scott were owners of Smashgraphix. His advertising career began with The Robb Report Magazine. During his career, Greg received many awards, the CASE Advancement Award, two PRSA-IABC Landmark of Excellent Awards, three Pias and a Bronze from the 3-Dimentional Illustration Show.

Ministry: Bereavement

Forty Lenten Ideas: week 1

 The following is an article authored by Sister Janet Schaeffler and is used with her permission.
We will be posting her ideas for lent weekly throughout lent. To see the entire article use the link below:
http://www.janetschaeffler.com/40_Lenten_Ideas.pdf

Each year prior to and  during Lent, our minds turn to, “what will we do; what will we give up?”

Instead of giving up, why not put something in … something that will take hold and stay with us for the rest of our lives – since Lent is about change/conversion. Remember that real penance is to live life well: to be the mercy and peace of God toward others.

In the next weeks forty ideas will be suggested.  Try one for a day, a week, or for the remainder of Lent.

Here are the first seven:

1. You read/heard the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent, reflect on the Spirit driving Jesus to the desert, what is the Spirit driving you, dragging you, to do this Lent? Lent is about God calling us, not us deciding … but what God wants of us. 

We’re visiting Honduras soon!

We’re visiting Honduras soon!

For three years now, through twice-annual visitations, we have explored and grown a relationship with a marginal community in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, a small Catholic sub-parish known as Divina Misericordia (Divine Mercy).

 Our next visitation will be March 9-18. During that time, we will work with the community there to expand the Water With Blessings program, conduct children’s activities, and build a house for a single mom and her children. 

Most importantly, we will take time for plenty of shared prayer and reflection.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: March 4, 2012

Lent LogoDuring Lent, our JustCommunity focus is transformation through solidarity. To explore the concept of solidarity in Catholic Social Teaching, and to find suggestions for reading, click on the link.

This is the Second Sunday of Lent. Ultimately God did not, like the false gods set up by the human powers of Abraham’s time, demand the sacrifice of a child to propitiate wrath or bestow blessing. Instead, in solidarity with the human race, God entered into our human existence as the Beloved Son, confronting the same powers of sin and death that face our human vulnerability--the powers that are at their most terrible, their most blatantly evil in their demands on the weak, the innocent, the most vulnerable.

Lenten prayer remembrance

Leten GlassOur Lenten prayer remembrance this year is a glass pebble. This small piece of colored glass can be a prayer reminder to us throughout lent.

  • This colored glass can be a metaphor for some of the ways we view our lives and encounters through preconceived lenses or filters. Like “rose-colored glasses” our assumptions sometimes convince us that reality always has a particular hue. What judgments, assumptions, and experiences do we need to let go of to perceive more accurately?
  • This small, beautiful piece of glass can remind us of our beauty as God’s creation, and yet our smallness. Though each of us is a unique individual, we also know we are a part of a larger whole, part of the whole mystery of creation, part of the body of Christ. When do I need to yield to something bigger than I would plan or see? When is my “smallness” of perspective limiting my fullness of life?

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