Obituary for Arch Gleason

Arch GleasonArthur L. “Arch” Gleason Jr., a husband, father, grandfather, friend and globally-recognized business professional – with a heart as big as the sky – passed away Friday (July 1, 2016). He was 69 years old.

For nearly 23 years, Arch served as president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. He oversaw the growth of the lottery to an operation with nearly $1 billion annually in sales. Arch handed numerous four-foot-long checks to Powerball winners, never missed recognizing an employee’s birthday, and most importantly oversaw the Kentucky Lottery’s transition to the funding source of college scholarship and grant programs. His fingerprints have been on every KEES scholarship ever awarded in the Commonwealth, and he took great pride in the more than $2.5 billion in scholarships and grants given during his tenure. 

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: July 10, 2016

Helping a strangerThis is the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Love of God and neighbor, including the “outcast,” is the guiding force of our Christian lives. Today’s scriptures remind us that the commandment of love is the summary and soul of the entire law, and that it is neither too hard nor too distant for us. May our eyes and hearts be opened to recognize the nearness of the word of God and our neighbor, so that, filled with compassion and generosity, we may become Good Samaritans to those in need.

Consider: Who is the “neighbor” that we have trouble even respecting, let alone caring for generously? How can we open ourselves more fully to the word and love of God?

Do you have your passport? Don't leave home without it!

Mercy LogoThis post is by Deacon Lucio Caruso, Director of Mission Integration, Catholic Charities

If we want to travel outside the United States, we won't get very far without an up-to-date passport. A passport identifies us, and most importantly, verifies our citizenship.

In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has called upon the universal Church to reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. For it is these works that identify us as disciples of Jesus and citizens of the Kingdom of God that He proclaimed and made present by His own acts of mercy.

As the refrain from that old song some of us remember from the 60s said, "They will know we are Christians by our love" - and I would add today, "by our works of mercy..."

Epiphany Musician professes perpetual vows as a Sister of Charity of Nazareth

Marie Flowers, scnSister Marie Flowers professed perpetual vows as a Sister of Charity of Nazareth June 11, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Nazareth, KY -- the motherhouse campus near Bardstown, KY.

Marie came to Louisville a number of years ago and joined Epiphany and became a member of our musicians as a flutist. At that time she told friends that her reason for coming to Kentucky was to discern if she had a vocation to become a member of the nearby religious community of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who she had meet in various ways before moving to Louisville.

Her journey did indeed lead her to seek membership as a Sister of Charity, after much soul-searching and work in a number of ministries with the sisters both here and in Pittsburgh, PA.

Participate in a Summer of Mercy

Summer of MercyWhen was the last time you had a really memorable summer? is offering a way to have a “truly unforgettable summer.” You are invited to take a life-changing journey through a free Summer of Mercy email program. Just like Best Advent Ever, it’s based on the bestselling book, Beautiful Mercy. Many of us received this book last Christmas and also again at the beginning of Lent.

From new content and videos to program length and shareable quotes, this program is different. Sign up today to receive simple yet powerful messages that will transform the way you experience God’s unconditional love and inspire you to share that love with others in this Year of Mercy and always!

Obituary for Stella Clark

Stella ClarkStella Volpert Clark, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016. She was born in Louisville, KY and attended St. Columba School, Ursuline Academy, and the University of Louisville. She was married to "Tex" Clark (Clarence) for over 50 years and together they had three daughters, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren.

In addition to the devotion to her family, Stella was a trailblazing businesswoman who owned and operated seven beauty salons throughout the Louisville area. Stella was instrumental in taking men's hair styling out of the barbershop and into the hair salon. She mentored other salon owners as an SBA SCORE advisor and was also licensed to test children's hearing in the Catholic school system. Stella loved music and dance, whether it was the jitterbug in her teen years or her tap dancing performances with the Rockerettes in later years. Stella loved her family, her work, and life in general; and people loved Stella. Her spirit will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Visit Hildegard House: Kentucky's First And Only Comfort Care Home

Hildegard logoWhat: Tour Hildegard House

When: July 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Where: 114 Adams Street, Louisville, KY 40206

Hildegard House Tours available for Epiphany Parishioners: Please join other Epiphany Parishioners to take a tour of The Hildegard House on Sunday July 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Hildegard House provides a loving home, quality end-of-life care and access to hospice services to people in need. We are family to those who have no loved ones in the final stages of their life.

“Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound” Training

Communion to the HomeboundWhat: Training for Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound

When: July 9, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Where: Community Center

Who: Those NEW to this ministry

Epiphany Eucharistic ministers to homebound visit parishioners in their homes and conduct communion services at senior living facilities in our region.

Musicians, Volunteers, and Workers Celebrate on the Backside

MusiciansIt was an evening of joy, friendship, and song, as volunteers and musicians gathered at the regular Monday night service, on June 20, to celebrate with workers, families, and children on the Backside of Churchill Downs.

MusiciansMembers of Epiphany would have recognized the music, beginning with the opening song for the children’s dismissal, “Let the Little Children” (“Vengan a Mi”), followed by “Amor De Dios” (“O Love of God”), then “Blest Are We” (“Bendicidos”) and ending with “Resucitó” (“He Is Risen”). And, what an ensemble of musicians: Linda Thieneman, Rita Marvin, Michael Shields, Greg Kuehl, Bev Edwards, Woody Edwards, Brisa Jimenez, Shari Baxter, and Brayton Bowen!

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: July 3, 2016

Consider your callThis is the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God's power shall be known to God’s servants (first reading) and in God’s servants (Gospel). God works through us to spread the good news. Today we are reminded that God comforts us as a mother comforts her child, and wants all to know healing and peace through the Spirit of compassion poured out on all disciples. May the gospel set us free to be faithful disciples, that wherever life takes us and with whomever we find ourselves, we may always share Christ’s gift of love.

  • Are you taking the time you need to receive Christ’s message with joy?
  • How is God calling you to serve?