Confirmation Shoe Drive collects over 2,500 pairs of Shoes

Collecting ShoesThe Confirmation Class recently completed its EDGE Outreach Shoe Drive capping it off with a trip to EDGE to see their operation and do some shoe sorting.

During the two weeks Epiphany collected, we received 2,000-3,000 pairs of shoes!

These shoes were sorted, paired, and sent to EDGE. These shoes will be sent to a company in Florida who sends them to developing nations where they are given to micro-businesses to sell. The shoes that cannot be sold are recycled into things like playground mulch. The shoes are merely a method of raising money for EDGE’s true mission, water purification.

Ministry: Youth Formation

Catholic Men’s Conference coming in March 2011

Mens Conference LogoWhat: Catholic Men’s Conference
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012 (8:30 AM to 1:00 PM)

Ministry: Men of Epiphany

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: February 12, 2012

UncleanThis is the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time: God calls us to be an inclusive community. Suffering which is the human condition can alienate us from each other rather than leading us to be the compassion of God for one another. When we are made aware of the pain of another, it is through prayer, experience and openness of heart, that the suffering individual(s) becomes our neighbor. We all belong to God, those of us who at this moment are well and those of us who are suffering.

Readings for this Sunday:

  • Lev. 13:1-2,45-46. Those suffering from leprosy knew that they must be examined by a priest and declared unclean; they must live alone outside the city limits; and proclaim out loud they are “unclean”.
  • 1 Cor. 10:31-11:1 As Paul did all for the “glory of God” as one who imitated Christ, so too must we live lives that mirror Christ and give God the glory.
  • Mark 1: 40-45. Like the leper in today’s gospel, do we “trust God”? Do we approach God putting our lives in God’s hands? When we are healed or have experienced the daily graces God bestows on us, do we exclaim through our lives the work God has done for us?

Blessings on those Married at Epiphany Last Year

Wedding RingsThe following is another item in our Epigram series of articles.

At this time of year we remember and celebrate Married Couples at Epiphany. We ask you to pray for these couples who were married here at Epiphany in 2011. Through the graces of the Sacrament of Matrimony may each spouse be for the other a blessing.

Ministry: Epigram

Married Couples Retreat

Couples RingsWhat: Married Couples Retreat
When: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Worship Center (Childcare in nursery)

Attention Married Couples – A new year and a great resolution opportunity: A couples’ retreat! Titled The Freedom of Commitment in an Uncommitted World, led by John & Kathy Colligan of the Diocese of Syracuse, NY, promises to be a powerful experience.

Saturday, February 18th is the date, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM the time. Married 53 years, John and Kathy have five children; three by birth and two by adoption. They have also been foster parents.

Ministry: Adult Formation

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: February 5, 2012

Jeasus healsThis Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s gospel gives each of us direction for our lives.

After healing many, Jesus “went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.” When Simon and the others found him and told him people were looking for him, Jesus answered, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.”

Work. Prayer. Work. Perhaps a better trio would be: Serve. Pray. Serve. Jesus’ life is the perfect example for our lives. Each of us is God’s gift to the world. Each of us has been called to use ourselves in service to others. For Jesus it was to preach. His apostles and disciples assisted, each in his/her own way. So too for us. Our purpose, our calling as followers of Jesus, is to use our unique lives to spread the Gospel. It is through our lives that others will come to believe in the greatest life of all.

Men of Epiphany need COATS! COATS! COATS!

Healing Place Logo

Please answer the call.

On Tuesday, January 3, over 900 inmates were released about six months early as part of a new program aimed at easing their transition back into the community. Most of the inmates released to supervision are Class D felons, which is the lowest-level felony conviction in Kentucky.

Men of Epiphany are donating clothing -- winter coats are a special, desparate need -- to these people to help their transition.

Read below for more details, or contact Brayton Bowen for more information (502-555-2154).

Ministry: Men of Epiphany

Obituary for Barbara Mattingly

BarbaraBarbara Joan Mattingly, 71, of Louisville, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Meadowview Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born January 2, 1941 to Joseph Melvin and Anna Geraldine (Able) Mattingly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Edward Mattingly Sr.; and sister, Janice E. Mattingly.

Ministry: Bereavement

Catholics at the Capitol: Exercising Faithful Citizenship

logoComing Soon: A JustCommunity season focused on our Catholic social teaching and legislative advocacy.

We’re sometimes asked, “Isn’t it wrong for the Church to be politically involved?”

The truth has two answers: we may not and do not engage in advocacy on behalf of a candidate for political office.  But we may and do engage in advocacy for the poor and vulnerable, for peace and justice, through legislative action... Are you interested?

The Jewish Roots of Social Justice

Jewish ScrollWhat: Annual Interfaith Coffee
When: Monday, February 6, 2012, 10:00 AM
Where: Heideman Auditorium, The Temple (5101 US Hwy 42 )

Have you ever wondered when and how those of the Jewish faith determined the importance of social justice?

The Women of Reform Judaism / Sisterhood of The Temple cordially invite men and women of Epiphany to their Annual Interfaith Coffee on Monday, February 6, 2012. This year’s program is titled “The Jewish Roots of Social Justice.” Participating in the program will be their Rabbis: Joe Rooks Rapport, Gaylia R. Rooks, and David Ariel-Joel.

Ministry: Adult Formation