Obituary for Jack Haury

Jack HauryJohn Richard "Jack" Haury, 82, of Louisville died peacefully at home with his family at his side on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Born on June 17, 1934 in Louisville to the late Leroy Joseph and Carrie Oneida Haury, he was the eldest of seven children. He was a 1952 graduate of Flaget High School and a 1956 graduate of Bellarmine University completing graduate work at Indiana University. In June of 1956 he signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds and played with their organization until enlisting in the Army later that year. Jack served his country for two years, returned to Louisville, and began his teaching and coaching career at DeSales High School. That summer, he resumed professional baseball and played with the Chicago White Sox organization for another season. Upon returning to Louisville he continued to play amateur and semi-pro baseball. Jack taught and was the head basketball coach at DeSales High School until 1964. He was named City "Coach of the Year" in 1963. He taught and coached basketball at Clarksville High School until 1968. The following year, he was hired at Jeffersontown High School to teach and serve as head basketball and baseball coach for many years. He was named Baseball Coach of the Year in 1969. After retiring in 1995 he coached Barret Traditional Middle School basketball and was an assistant baseball coach at Bellarmine University for ten years. He volunteered at Lyndon Recreation, St. Matthews, and Middletown Recreation. Jack was inducted into the Bellarmine Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2015. Throughout his career Jack enjoyed coaching and was described by a colleague as "a source of talent, wisdom, and character to young men of all ages." To them he will always be "Coach."

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: October 16, 2016

PrayerThis is the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We need to pray, but prayer is more than a matter of words. Like the Gospel, it should be on our lips, in our minds, and in our hearts. As Moses, we may need to pray with our whole selves, and get support from the community. Paul encourages Christ’s followers to be rooted in the Scriptures and proclaim the gospel. Jesus in today’s gospel tells his disciples about the necessity to pray always and persistently. This is a good time to consider our prayer lives... What helps you maintain a constant connection with God? What kinds of prayer help you to listen to the Spirit?

Prayer is the primary work of the moral and religious life. The root of this life is a free and conscious relationship with God, which then directs everything. (Theophane the Recluse)

The Readings:

Buddy Dumeyer, Career Law Enforcement Officer, to speak at MOE Meeting

Buddy DumeyerWhat: Answering the Call to Serve and Protect for 37 Years!

When: October 16, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM

Where: Community Center

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:00-8:30 PM, Men of Epiphany will present Buddy Dumeyer, who will have a presentation and talk, entitled “Answering the Call to Serve and Protect for 37 Years!

Deputy Buddy Dumeyer, a native of Louisville, will discuss his work as the former Commander of the Public Integrity Unit at LMPD. He investigated "Officer Involved Shootings" and investigated government employees suspected of criminal activity. He also had 11 years of service on the SWAT Team. Among many other duties, he is the coordinator of the Indigent Burial Program for the City.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: October 9, 2016

GratitudeThis is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures tell of God’s faithfulness, and God’s desire for us to be whole – to have fullness of life. God has given us so many gifts, but do we remember to give thanks? Take a few minutes to consider:

  • What is my greatest need for healing right now?
  • For what gifts in my life am I most grateful?

The Readings:

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – Thursday, September 29, 2016

Coffee CupThree representatives from Epiphany just completed a trip to San Lorenzo Martir parish in Amatan, Chiapas. (In short- great trip, great people, beautiful country, etc.) Anyway, some of the people there have a great cooperative coffee business going - Fair trade, Organic, Non-GMO, delicious!

Lynn Wilbar found that Starbucks has announced that they will donate one coffee tree for every cup of Chiapas coffee sold on National Coffee Day, which is THURSDAY (September 29, 2016). We thought you might like to know.

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – Thursday, September 29, 2016

Epiphany Donates Laptops To Mission Churches

laptopsEpiphany’s Technology Committee recently refurbished 5 six-year-old laptops by converting them to Chromebooks so that they can be donated to mission churches in need of this equipment.  The Chromium operating system will enhance the performance and life of these surplus machines, and, more importantly, make them more maintenance free for the users of these machines.

3 Computers to a parish in Mexico

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: October 2, 2016

Mustard SeedThis is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The scriptures for this weekend speak of the wonderful, positive power of faith amid all kinds of problems and challenges. The violence of which Habakkuk speaks in the first reading has been made real in our generation in wars and acts of terrorism, genocide, domestic violence, and in all sorts of disputes. War, bombings, ethnic clashes, and foreign interference continue in in Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, the Congo, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Chechnya, Ukraine... Wealthy nations and corporations continue to exploit and control. Extreme poverty continues economic inequality is increasing dramatically. Ideological disputes continue in U.S. politics, making Congress ineffective. Personal attacks are part of public discourse. We can easily feel discouraged and disgusted with everything in our public life.

Today we are reminded that God has a different vision. There is alternative to violence and discord. Our faith can make a miraculous difference. Active nonviolence and peace are possible. Habakkuk writes “… the vision still presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint.” God calls us all to live in peace and justice. We need that increase in faith that can only come from God. We are not in charge of everything, and we don’t have to be in charge of everything. We don’t have to use force. We don’t have to be more than we are. [“When you have done all you have been commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'"] With this sort of “servant” realism and humility, we will have the wisdom to talk to one another, to avoid violence, and bless the world with Christ’s gift of peace and justice.

Skating Party for Anchorage Covenant Churches

Anchorage Presbyterian Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Epiphany Catholic Church

…are proud to sponsor a community skating party for members of our Covenant Churches

ChampsWhat: Skating Party for Anchorage Covenant Churches

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Champ’s Rollerdome (9851 LaGrange Road)

Cost of Admission: a donation one of  these charities listed below

  • (Boxes will be marked and provided on site for collection of items. We cannot accept cash. Checks to charities must be mailed directly to each charity.)
  • Cost of Skate  Rental: Each church will cover the cost of skate rental for their families.  (Skate trainers are available to families for an additional fee on an hourly basis.)
  • Come join the fun and skate for door prizes!
  • Snack Bar Available

Descriptions of Charities Designated by Churches

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: September 25, 2016

Lazarus, the poor manThis is the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We tend to ignore those who challenge us to hear the truth about ourselves and how we should live. But we have also learned that when we take to heart the message of Jesus, we grow towards fullness of life. Today’s readings raise some hard questions. Shall we be like the complacent rich in the gospel, blind to those in need around us? What are the needs--for food, shelter, friendship, advocacy, justice—that we tend to ignore? May we hear and put into practice the truth of the gospel given us through Jesus, who rose from the dead.

“‘The Church, guided by the Gospel of mercy and by love...hears the cry for justice and intends to respond to it with all her might’...working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor, as well as small daily acts of solidarity in meeting the real needs which we encounter.” Evangelii Gaudium, 188

The Sunday readings:

Epiphany’s Justice Ministry Network offering HOUSE MEETINGS

House MeetingCome and join us for conversation and a bit of community. We want the gathered groups to learn what each other values highly and what you are most concerned about.

Our house meetings are hosted by one of our network leaders.

The host of each house meeting will invite you to share stories about the worries, fears, and problems affecting our lives. They will invite you to become more deeply involved in our Justice Ministry through Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, also known as CLOUT. There is no expectation. The first and main point is to listen to you.