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Undoing Racism

JustCommunity Fall 2011: The Beloved Community Embraces Diversity

Resources for Reflection and Study

Stretching Beyond the Racial Divide...

What is the call within?

Installation of Fr. Randy Hubbard, Pastor of Epiphany

Fr. RandyOn Saturday, September 10, 2011 Fr. Randy was officially installed as the new pastor of Epiphany by Archbishop Kurtz at the 5:30 p.m. evening liturgy. Fr. Randy’s parents and family were in attendance. The installation rite was after the Archbishop’s homily. The parish staff was formally presented, followed by the Parish Pastoral Council. After Fr. Randy greeted those who will assist him in the care of the people of the parish, five parishioners came forth with symbols of a pastor’s ministry:

  • Scriptures
  • Oil of the Sick
  • Basket with the Parish Directory
  • Baptismal Candle & White Garment
  • Sacramentary

The congregation then professed the Nicene Creed followed by Fr. Randy’s oath to the Archbishop. The ritual ended with the General Intercessions.

Ministry: Worship

Reflections on Sundays Readings: October 2, 2011

Stretch

This Sunday is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Am I willing to trust the Spirit’s presence in all situations, and that God’s perspective might be different than mine? Are we faithfully tending what God has planted in us, in our families and community?

Laptops for Learners!

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Imagine if your child's dream is computer technology, but she can’t get a computer! 

Obituary for Ryan D Hayes

RyanRyan D Hayes, 36, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Ryan was a loving father, brother, son and friend who never met a stranger. The center of his life was his son, Jackson.

He was the owner and operator of Old Colonial Mortgage, the president of Kentucky Mortgage Brokers Association and a member of St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church.

Preceding him in death was his brother, Michael Hayes.

Ministry: Bereavement

Obituary for William G Sacksteder

WilliamWilliam G Sacksteder, 83 passed away Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Episcopal Church Home in Louisville.

Bill was a graduate of Valley High School, manager of the Louisville Motors Ford Downtown Truck Shop, and product development manager at Whayne Supply in Louisville. He was an active member of the St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Shively and St. Mary Navilleton (IN) Catholic Church. Bill was a Kentucky Colonel, avid conversationalist and story teller. During retirement he was a member of the Mother of Good Counsel 55 Club, a Eucharistic Minister serving the Baptist Home East for 20 years, and a former employee of Funeral Auto.

Ministry: Bereavement

Announcement: A Change in the Weekday Mass / Eucharistic Liturgy Schedule

MassFr. Randy Hubbard, Pastor of Epiphany, will add Thursday mornings to the Epiphany’s weekly Mass schedule.

Weekday morning Eucharistic liturgies will be celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 8:30 AM.

As the song says: “All are welcome”!  Weekyday mass is a great way to greet the day and celebrate with the entire Body of Christ – those we see, those who have gone before us, and all who belong to us no matter where in the world they live.

In addition to meeting Christ through one another, the scriptures, communion, and the presider, an additional treat is available on Wednesday mornings.

Ministry: Worship

Volunteers Needed for Habitat’s ReStore

Habitat LogoHabitat for Humanity ReStore, Louisville's only non-profit building supply store, is in need of dedicated volunteers to help customers in the store, help process items in the warehouse, and help the DeConstruction team.

Every set of hands helps!

A Note from Carrie Gerard, EACM Director

eacm logoDear Epiphany,

We recently received this thank you note at the ministry: "Dear EACM, Many thanks for your help with emergency food. Peanut butter and bagels never tasted so good. All of the food will be used and appreciated. The tomatoes were a real treat with a can of tuna fish. Thank you. I'm truly blessed." I am reminded in this note, that it is the simple things of life that can really mean so much to people. Bread and fruit. Gifts that nourish that heart and the soul. I am so blessed that I have a family that I worship with each Sunday where I receive the gifts of bread and fruit with a community that I love and that loves me. We can share these gifts with so many and in so many ways with simplicity and graciousness if we just open our hearts to the love God has for us and for each other.

The ministry of EACM tries to share this love each day with those that are hurting due to economic distress. As I have said before, we are not always perfect in our efforts, but I hope that we are always sincere.

On that note – we sincerely need your help! EACM will hold its annual Golf Scramble at the Polo Fields on October 3rd. We are very excited to have WHAS11 Meteorologist Ben Pine as our Honorary Co-Chair for the event. Perhaps you have already seen our announcements on WHAS! We need your help in a number of ways:

Reflections on Sundays Readings: September 25, 2011

Stretch

This Sunday is the26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Do I resent people who suddenly “get religion” after a lifetime of wrong-doing? How have I experienced God’s forgiveness and gifts of “second chances”?

  • Ez 18: 25-28. When someone repents they will live; God’s mercy is beyond our narrow vision of salvation, beyond our measure of fairness.
  • Phil 2: 1-11. Jesus emptied himself for us. He is our model of one who stretched to embody God’s justice and mercy in his living and dying.
  • Mt 21: 28-32. Sinners are the ones making it into the reign of God—God constantly forgives and gives us chances to have fullness of life. No matter what we say, the real issue is what we do. Are we willing to “walk the talk”? How do we put our words, our beliefs, into action?

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