Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: September 17, 2017

70 x 7 timesThis is the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The scriptures today remind us of God’s extravagant acts of mercy, and our charge to forgive others in the same way. Life in the church demands that we forgive one another not only because it is the compassionate thing to do, but because this is how God acts and expects us to act. Forgiveness is the only thing that can break the cycle of hate, fear and disunity. On this Catechetical Sunday as we renew our commitment to living as missionary disciples, may we be ready and willing to share the forgiveness and love we have so gratuitously received.

Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil.” (Pope St. John Paul II)

The Sunday Readings:

Obituary for Ina Lamothe

Ina LamotheIna Lamothe, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at her side on September 4, 2017.

Ina is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Omer, and her five children, Tony Lamothe (Sheri), Gerry Lamothe, Suzie Wilson (James), Rick Lamothe (Susan) and Paul Lamothe. She is also survived by her sister Eleanor Glass, grandchildren Angela Didyk (Adam), Nick Binns, Matt Hawthorn, Jennifer Edlin (Kevin), Sarah Lamothe, Joseph Lamothe, Zach Lamothe, Caroline Lamothe. She had six great-grandchildren, Clayton, Wesley, Georgia, Anna, Ryder and Emma.

"Inquirers Gathering" Invitation

RCIA FlyerWhat: Inquirers Gathering

When: September 20, 2017 – 6:30 PM

Where: Lighthouse

Who: Anyone curious about Catholic Christianity including Catholics who want to “dig deeper”

Do you know someone curious about Catholic Christianity? Or are you a life-long Catholic interested in “digging deeper” into your faith? Please bring your questions (and a friend!) to an Inquirers Gathering on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Lighthouse.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: September 10, 2017

Many HandsThis is the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s gospel reminds us that wherever two or three are gathered in Jesus’ name, Christ is present. Jesus teaches that those who go astray are not sinners to be punished nor enemies to be shunned, but cherished brothers and sisters whom we must seek out and reconcile with…a sin of one member affects the life of the whole community of the church. We are accountable to and for one another, and our manner of relating, reconciling and praying together reveals the living presence of Christ among us. May our prayer strengthen and guide us in loving our neighbor as ourselves, that we may bear witness to that love which is the fulfillment of the law.

The task which the Lord gives us… is the vocation to charity in which each of Christ’s disciples puts his or her entire life at his service, so to grow each day in love.” (Pope Francis, 9/4/2016)

The Sunday Readings:

Men of Epiphany Hosts Bernie Lubbers

Bernie LubbersWhat: Bourbon Thru Bluegrass

Who: Bernie Lubbers, Bourbon Ambassador

When: September 17. 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Where: Community Center

Join the Men of Epiphany on Sunday, September 17, 2017 for an evening of fun and entertainment by Bernie Lubbers, former Epiphany Musician, entertainer, comedian, author and Bourbon Ambassador.

Known as The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY; the largest American owned bourbon company, and holders of 25% of the world’s aging bourbon. He originated and hosts the popular website:

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: September 3, 2017

Follow ChristThis is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures remind us that inner transformation and the renewal of our minds must guide our discipleship -- not power, popularity or other human standards of success. With our God, life comes through death. It is not always easy to be faithful to God. Fidelity may require embarrassment, suffering, and even death—but death does not have the final word. May our community’s prayer strengthen us to take up our crosses and walk our path toward resurrection, as Jesus did.

The Sunday Readings:

Construction Notice – Epiphany Campus

Construction NoticePlease note the following changes to parking and building entrance on the campus for Monday and Tuesday (August 28 and 29, 2017).

Due to ongoing construction on the Epiphany Campus this week, the following temporary conditions will be in effect on Monday and Tuesday, August 28 and 29, 2017.

  • On Tuesday (August 29, 2017) the main church entrance as well as the handicapped AND the staff parking lots will be CLOSED from early morning on as the construction team will be laying asphalt. Staff will be available with golf carts to assist parishioners attending the 8:30 AM Mass - helping them from the main parking lot to church, before and after mass. Parishioners must drive through the “exit” (carefully) and park in main parking lot only.
  • In preparation for the new paving, the construction crew will preparing the surfaces for paving on Monday, August 28, 2017. They will have surfaces filled in before the Blood Drive in the Community Center, starting at 1:00 PM for Blood Drive set-up. (Blood Drive begins at 2:00 PM as scheduled.)

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: August 27, 2017

Who do you say I am?This is the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s gospel question, “Who do you say I am?” and Jesus’ statement telling Peter who he really is - are vitally important for us, also. Who we say God is shapes our lives and values. But coming to know who we really are in God's eyes also shapes us... God sees more in us, as Jesus did in Peter, more than our weaknesses, mistakes, and sins. God wants us to know that we are beloved children of God. But there are many who have had neither the chance to know who God is, nor to know who they really are - who don't know that they have dignity, that they matter.

You and I, the Body of Christ who have had the privilege of coming to know who Jesus is and who we really are, have a mission to let every woman, man, and child - especially the most forgotten and vulnerable in our community and world - know the answer to these most important life questions.

Obituary for Rita Wesley

Rita WesleyRita Wesley, 75, passed away Wednesday, August, 16, 2017.

Rita was born on January 15, 1942 in Daviess County to the late Mark and Jennyvee Mattingly. She was a cosmetologist before she retired an active member of Live Strong and a member of Epiphany Catholic Church.

Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Jerry Mattingly.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: August 20, 2017

Canannite womanThis is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures remind us that God’s mercy is intended for all people, not just the “chosen few”, and challenge us to have conversations with God that are real and honest, as our conversations should be with each other. The mystery of God's plan is that God's reach is always wider than we might imagine. We are called to be courageously persistent and honest in our prayer, and open to embrace all people as equally beloved of God.

This is the mystery of our Church, that all men and women are brothers and sisters, all one in Christ, all bear the image of the Eternal God.” (U.S. Catholic Bishops, Brother and Sisters to Us, 1979)

Let us be renewed by God’s mercy…and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.” (Pope Francis)