Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: January 21, 2018

Fishers of  PeopleThis is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures remind us that the reign of God is near, and that Christ calls each of us to follow and join in his mission. God called and worked, unexpectedly, through simple people like fishermen – and now wants to work through us. Jesus calls us, and when we respond, he fashions us into believers who can live the gospel. Are we open to hear the call? How are we tending our relationship with Jesus, repenting from what blocks or harms it? Are we responding and living according to our call and relationship with God? May each of us be open to hear the call of Christ. May this call move our hearts and kindle our spirits so that we may leave other paths and gods to walk in the ways of Christ, and be his hands and heart in the world.

"Let us invoke the Holy Spirit each day: He guides us along the path of discipleship in Christ” (Pope Francis)

The Sunday Readings:

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

Follow Me

What: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John (An Eight-Part Bible Study Featuring Dr. Edward Sri)

When: January 29  – March 19, 2018 [March 26, 2018 makeup date - weather cancellation]

Two Sessions: 9:00  – 10:30 AM or 6:30  – 8:00 PM

Where: The Lighthouse

Cost: $18. 00

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer— he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is a guide to a personal encounter with Christ. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ.

I was blown away by the insights that were uncovered in John’s Gospel … Dr. Sri is just brilliant.” — Allen

2017 Jim Flynn Social Responsibility Award Recipient: Gary Marvin

Gary MarvinWhat: Jim Flynn Social Responsibility Award Wine and Cheese Party

When: Saturday January 20, 2018, 7-9pm

Where: Community Center

Cost: $5 donation suggested to cover costs

Reservations: Due to weather, people didn't get to register, so we're opening the event to anyone to just show up.

Please join us in congratulating Gary Marvin, the 2017 Flynn Peacemaker award recipient!

Gary was ordained in 1970, having received his Masters of Divinity at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana. He went on to become Associate Pastor at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Pittsburg, PA. Ministering to the sick, he co-founded Apostles of Joy and enlisted volunteers to join him in visiting shut-ins, bringing communion, and comforting them in their need. People seemed to embrace him as they welcomed him into their community and into their hearts.

No 8:30 AM Mass on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Inclement WeatherJefferson County Schools have announced that JCPS schools are ON A DELAYED SCHEDULE tomorrow,

Thursday, January 18, 2018, so there will be NO 8:30 AM Mass on Thursday.

  • At this time we see no need to cancel Epiphany events or meetings on Thursday. 
  • Individual coordinators or leaders will be in contact if this changes.

Weather Alert: No 8:30 AM Mass on January 17, 2018

Snow ClosingPer our Winter Weather Closing policy, there will be no 8:30 AM Mass on Wednesday, January 17, 2018  since Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday (January 17, 2018).

Please be safe out there.

Weather Alert: Programs Cancelled for January 16, 2018

Winter ClosingDue to the inclement weather today (Tuesday, January 16,  2018) the parish offices are open but all regularly scheduled programs and activities are cancelled.

Weather Alert: No 8:30 AM Mass on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter ClosingPlease note that there will be no 8:30 AM Mass on Tuesday January 16, 2018.

This follows our policy of mass cancellation when JCPS issues a school closing.

Weather Alert: No 8:30 AM Mass on Friday, January 12, 2018

Weather Policy AlertJefferson County Schools have announced that JCPS schools are CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, January 12, 2018, so there will be NO 8:30 AM Mass on Friday.

Please be reminded of our inclement weather policy:

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: January 14, 2018

Come and seeThis is the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. As our country celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend, our Scriptures consider other ancestors in faith who have answered God’s call. Their responses to God changed their lives as well as the world around them. How often we miss God’s call, or need others to point it out to us. The encounter with Jesus was so powerful that it totally changed the lives of Andrew and Peter, who immediately became disciples. What helps you to “come and see” - to seek and learn from Christ? May we have an open heart to hear God’s voice, curiosity to explore this calling, and strength to respond authentically and faithfully.

Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey.” (Pope Francis)

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: January 7, 2018

Wise men and the StarThis is the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, our patronal feast day. The Prophet Isaiah calls out to us to stand up and look around us. God’s revelation is shining over us, calling us to open our eyes to this miracle, this “epiphany”, this insight into “God with us.” Animated by the Holy Spirit and rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, we are the Community of Epiphany on a pilgrimage of faith. In response to our baptismal call we are committed to becoming “Epiphany”, a manifestation of God in our times, in our world, and in our lives. Happy feast day, Epiphany!

The presence of God among men did not take place in a perfect, idyllic world but rather in this real world, which is marked by so many things both good and bad, by division, wickedness, poverty, arrogance and war. He chose to live in our history as it is, with all the weight of its limitations and of its tragedies. In doing so, he has demonstrated in an unequalled manner his merciful and truly loving disposition toward the human creature. He is God-with-us. Jesus is God-with-us. Do you believe this? Together let us profess: Jesus is God with us! Jesus is God with us always and forever with us in history's suffering and sorrow.” (Pope Francis, 12/18/13)

The Sunday readings: