Appalachia Mission Trip

Appalachia Mission Trip

In June, 28 members of Epiphany and Youth Group spent a week in Auxier, KY working with Hand In Hand helping in housing and community projects.  Tasks ranged from installing to metal roof, putting in new windows, plumbing, insulation, carpeting, drywalling, painting, framing, gardening, to water testing.  While the group spent the day either on a hot roof, un-air conditioned room, or under a trailer, they spent the evenings swimming, singing karaoke, and playing in the park across from the center.

Ministry: Youth Formation

St. Mary of Magdala Celebration

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: August 5, 2012

ChristThis is the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we have two stories about bread given and shared. In the first, God responds to the complaining Israelite community with bread and meat. The instructions God gives them will test their willingness to trust. Will they believe that God will feed them each morning and evening so they do not need to collect more than is daily needed?

Steeped in their history, the Jews in the crowd following Jesus quote from their sacred writings. They remember that food was sent from heaven to their traveling ancestors. But the bread Jesus wants to give is greater than the fish and bread we heard about last week. It’s greater than the manna sent from heaven.

The Community Spirit Ministry Needs YOU!

Volunteer!The Community Spirit team needs YOU!

Church of Epiphany members are invited to join our Community Spirit Committee.  The committee welcomes young adults to help plan and organize activities and celebrations for the Community.  

We create fun!


Bobbe MoutrayLast April 1st, the parish secretary, Bobbe Moutray, reached a milestone in her secretarial career: parish secretary at Epiphany for 25 years. Bobbe wanted a celebration at a time in which her out of state family could join her. Therefore, on Sunday, July 8th between liturgies Bobbe’s family and parishioner friends attended a reception in her honor.

Obituary for Charlie Mays

CharlieCharlie Mays, 73, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away at home July 22, 2012.

Charlie was born in Williamstown, KY, in 1939, to Jess and Susan Mays. He graduated from Butler High School in Pendleton County where he was a switch-handed pitcher for the baseball team. The first one in his family to go to college, Charlie worked to put himself through the University of Kentucky where he graduated cum laude.

Charlie was an accomplished businessman, beginning his career as a CPA at Yeager Ford & Warren. The highlight of his career at YF&W was meeting co-worker, Harriet Peake, who would become his wife in the fall of 1962. From YF&W, Charlie joined one of his clients, HJ Scheirich Co., as CFO, where he would eventually serve as president. Charlie spent several years working with his friends at the accounting firm of Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff, serving as Managing Partner. He finished his professional career as CFO at Commonwealth Bank & Trust.

Ministry: Bereavement

Memorial Liturgy for Rose Frances Yocco on July 24, 2012

RoseAll are invited to celebrate the life of one of  Epiphany’s oldest members.

Rose Frances Di Leonardo Yocco, In her 100th year, passed from three generations loving her into the hands of our Blessed Lord God and all those waiting to hold her again, on July 4th, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville KY.

Born on February 11, 1913, to parents Rose and Frank Di Leonardo, immigrants to Niagara Falls, NY from Sicily and one of seven children, Rose was the last to carry on their family legacy. All her brothers and sisters and their spouses: Charles (Lena), Samuel (Josephine), Nancy Lucy (Russell), Mary, Joseph(Sarah), and Ann (Samuel) are reunited with her gentle spirit.

Rose was married for 27 years to Andrew Stephen Yocco until 1964 when he went to prepare their eternal home.

Her only treasured daughter Carmeleen and recently deceased son-in-law Robert Dabney made her home here for many years. Having the honor of her presence, Rose loved and taught by example her many life experiences to her only granddaughter Melani and adored her grandson-in-law and soon to be ordained deacon, Christopher. Noah Andrew, her only great-grandchild, is the love that she lived for everyday. As he does for her. Also, left to honor her memory are a sister-in-law, cousin, nieces, nephews, and many friends or “chosen family” from the many cities that her family called home.

Ministry: Bereavement

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: July 29, 2012

Loaves and FishesThis is the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: This is the first of five Sundays with the “Bread of Life” Theme. Today we hear about God’s extravagant care for us individually and as a community. Sometimes we feel God’s providence in hard times but God meets our needs all of the time! God created us in God’s likeness and formed us into a people. We belong to God and to each other and we belong in community. God calls us to live a noble life, one that is characterized by generosity and service.

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Obituary for Mary Kathleen Moses

Mary MosesMary Kathleen O'Toole Moses, 69, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Norton Hosparus Pavilion with her family by her side.

She was a dedicated educator at St. Xavier High School and Mother of Good Counsel School. Kathy was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Jackson, MS, class of 1960, a graduate of Ursuline College in Louisville, class of 1964 and earned a Masters of Arts from Spalding College in Louisville. She was a member of The Church of the Epiphany in Louisville.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary O'Toole; and brother, James Michael O'Toole.

Ministry: Bereavement

Mission to the Backside: June 2012

The following letter for the leadership of the Men of Epiphany summarizes the wonderful experience at this year’s annual Trackside Ministry event in June 2012.

Men of Epiphany and Friends,

Thank you so much for your support, volunteer activity, and standing in solidarity with our extended family on the Backside of Churchill Downs this past Monday, June 11. Thirty-two volunteers from Men of Epiphany and Epiphany’s Backside Ministry and friends, including Fr. Randy and Deacon Lucio, were present to witness the joy of being community. Approximately 200 workers and guests shared a generous meal of roast beef and turkey sandwiches, American potato salad, 5-bean salad, chips, cupcakes, bananas, oranges, apples, and soft drinks. All this and terrific musicians from the Backside made for a fun-filled and spirit-filled evening.

Ministry: Men of Epiphany