Advocating for Justice

Faithful Citizenship logoAdvocating for Justice: Every personal phone call and letter makes an impact.

The Federal Budget is an Justice Issue! The House has passed a budget that would directly impact services to some of the most needy and vulnerable in our community.

The Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities encourage us to advocate for a budget that does not fail the moral criteria of Catholic teaching: to protect the poor and advance the common good.

Remembering our loved ones on Memorial Day

Memorial DayOn Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 10:00 AM , we will remember those who died serving our country. In the Gathering Area you will find a poster listing the names of deceased veterans given to us by loved ones at Epiphany. Please fill out the form on the other poster if you would like to have a name added to the list.

We invite you to bring an item of remembrance of your loved one to display during the liturgy. (These can be photos, documents, items of clothing, etc. that represent the loved one remembered.)

Following the liturgy there will be a reception in the Community Center.

Reflections on Sunday’s Mass: May 29, 2011

Spirit FireEaster Season 2011: Rekindling the Fire…Spreading the Spirit!

This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. We live the resurrection by being attentive to the Spirit in our midst, and nurturing the resurrection life that is emerging in and among us. If we love Jesus, we will live as he lived, with a love expanded to include the whole of our living. We show our love of Jesus in the same way as the early disciples did – by practical doing in our everyday lives. We proclaim the living Christ by the way we heal hurts in others, strengthen those who are weak or paralyzed by fear, doubt or selfishness, encourage those weighed down with too much stress, work or indecision… We are able to live this way because he sends the Spirit to dwell within us.

Sunday’s Readings:

Catholic Charities Open Prayer Day

St. GiannaCatholic Charities Open Prayer Day

This month’s prayer day focuses on St. Gianna Beretta Molla (a wife, mother and doctor), and is integrated with the call to advocate for federal programs that support vulnerable mothers.

Ministry: Respect Life

DESTINATION COLOMBIA

This is a story about Columbia from two parishioners who are native to that country and sisters: Clara De Bedout and her sister Claudia Jarvis. It is part of our Epigram series of articles.

Columbia MapDESTINATION COLOMBIA

by Clara Debout and Claudia Jarvis

Geographically, Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America and is unique having both a Pacific and Atlantic coast. Santa Fe de Bogota is the capital. The first image many foreigners have of South America comes from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, thanks to the works of author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, our novel prize in literature in 1982. Colombian musicians such as Shakira and Carlos Vives are now well-known names internationally promoting the country's rhythms around the world. Artist Fernando Botero has taken Colombian painting and sculpture to the best-known museums and galleries of the world, while Colombian literature is well represented with writers like Alvaro Mutis. These are just a few examples of Colombia's rich heritage and culture.

Ministry: Epigram

Spiritual Practices: Week of May 22, 2011

Spirit FireEaster, 2011: Rekindling the Fire…Spreading the Spirit!

Fifth Week of Easter, May 22-28, 2011

We live the resurrection by being attentive to the Spirit in our midst, and nurturing the resurrection life that is emerging in and among us. Because the Holy Spirit dwells within us, we become the beloved community, the presence of the risen Lord in the world. We must encounter and come to know Jesus in our daily living, and do his works – and so become “the way, the truth and the life” for others. What qualities help us to recognize the movement of the Spirit in and among us, and to be faithful to the “way” and “works” of Christ? How can we help ourselves to be open to the Spirit’s illuminating fire?

Spiritual Practice:

Order your new Epiphany t-shirt!

T-Shirt logoYou probably know that we have an Epiphany custom of wearing red for the feasts of Pentecost and Epiphany.  You have probably also noticed that throughout this Easter season as we anticipate Pentecost and our birthday, we have been focusing on the flame of the Spirit among us.  Very soon, we will be celebrating both our 40th Anniversary as a parish (June 5/6), and Pentecost 2011 (June 11/12).  

As a way to "get in the Spirit" of these wonderful occasions, we have created a special "flaming" t-shirt (designed by our own Sr. Larraine!) for all to wear at these liturgies and parties.  The shirts will be white, on 100% cotton, with the red & gold  flame design that you see here, on the front. By wearing the t-shirt, you will become part of our artful environment for these celebrations!  

We need to get an order in for the shirts ASAP.
T-Shirt Order Form

Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Holtman

Mary Elizabeth Holtman, 92, of Louisville, passed away April 10, 2011.

Daughter of William J. and Mary Hasenour Bates, she is preceded in death by her husband, H. Bernard Holtman; son, James S. “Jim” Holtman, M.D.; grandson, David S. Holtman and brother, William A. Bates.

A loving mother, grandmother and wife of 67 years, she is survived by her children, John B. Holtman, D.M.D. (Cathy), Judith Prewitt (George), Jill Becker (Kim) and devoted daughter-in-law, Judy Holtman, M.D.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Ministry: Bereavement

Reflections on Sunday’s Mass: May 22, 2011

Spirit FlameEaster Season 2011: Rekindling the Fire…Spreading the Spirit!

This is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. We live the resurrection by being attentive to the Spirit in our midst, and nurturing the resurrection life that is emerging in and among us. Because the Holy Spirit dwells within us, we become the beloved community, the presence of the risen Lord in the world. We must encounter and come to know Jesus in our daily living, and do his works – and so become “the way, the truth and the life” for others. What qualities help us to recognize the movement of the Spirit in and among us, and to be faithful to the “way” and “works” of Christ? How can we help ourselves to be open to the Spirit’s illuminating fire?

Readings for Sunday:

  • Acts 6: 1-7. They elected seven who were filled with the Spirit and wisdom, expanding the ministry.
  • 1 Peter 2: 4-9. We are the light of Christ because the Holy Spirit dwells within us, enabling us to be the presence of the risen Lord. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a priestly people.
  • Jn 14: 1-12. Jesus is the way to God, the truth about God, and the life of God; with Jesus we will do greater works. We must encounter and come to know Jesus in our daily living, come to be as he is and do Christ’s work, and so becoming “the way and the truth and the life” for others.

Neophyte witness: Angela Hale

AngelaMy name is Angela Hale, and I am from the Louisville area. Growing up my parents raised me and my many siblings in the Baptist faith. We attended church several days a week all throughout my life. I had some very negative experiences with the preaching at many of the churches we attended, and found a striking discord with the church teaching and my conscience. Despite my regular church attendance, by the time I was an adult I felt as though I had never truly experienced God. In college, I joined the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the University of Georgia in the hope of finding a solid group of faithful friends. As I became more involved in the group, I was disappointed to find that many of the members had a Southern Baptist agenda, and the focus of the teachings once again did not sit well with my personal beliefs.

At that point, I had become comfortable with the idea that I would be a faithful person without a religious practice. It was not a decision I had come to lightly, but I truly thought I would never find a religion that would coincide with what my heart told me was right.

Ministry: RCIA

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