Obituary for Mimi Johns

Mimi JohnsMildred "Mimi" Lee Kirchdorfer Johns, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend to many passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 in Louisville, KY.

Mimi was born March 2, 1929 in Louisville and grew up at Cedar Strohme, the Kirchdorfer family home. She is an alum of St. Francis of Assisi, Sacred Heart Academy and the University of Kentucky and received her Master’s in Education from Spalding University. She shared her love for children as an elementary school teacher at the parishes of St. Leonard, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth.

Committed to social justice, Mimi was an advocate for positive change in her local community. Her adventurous spirit and love of the natural world inspired her passion for gardening, hiking, boating and world travel.

Reminder: no 5:30pm mass on Derby Day

Just a quick reminder that for Kentucky Derby weekend, there will be no Saturday 5:30pm liturgy (May 6, 2017).

There will be normal 9am and 11:30am liturgies on Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

Happy Derby!

Team Building with Coach Scotty Davenport

Scotty DavenportWhat: Team Building

When: May 21, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM

Where: Community Center

May 21, 2017, 7:00-8:30 PM, Men Of Epiphany will present Head Coach Scotty Davenport of Bellarmine University's Men's Basketball program! His talk is entitled, TEAM BUILDING, with a focus on young people because according to him, "they are the answer!" Bellarmine's team ended its season 32-4, which is the second most wins in a season in school history!

All men and fathers/sons, in particular, are welcome, so please join us in the Community Center. Refreshments will be served. Contact Mike McLaughlin, 262-6032, for more information.

Obituary for Georgina Hubbard (Fr. Randy’s Mother)

Georgina HubbardMrs. Georgina Pike Hubbard, 79, of Guston, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in her home.

Georgina was born in Grahampton, Kentucky to Sarah Ann (Powers) and George Pike on December 20, 1937. She graduated from Nazareth Academy (Bardstown KY) in 1955. She retired from civil service at Fort Knox in 1993 and lovingly devoted her life to her family.

An active member of Saint John the Apostle Catholic Church, she lived a life fully devoted to Christ. She had a remarkable ability to make everyone in her presence feel welcome and God’s love. Georgina was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, and watching sports (especially the Kentucky Wildcats).

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: May 7, 2017

Good ShepherdThis is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. A world that makes real the loving care of the Good Shepherd must work to put an end to all kinds of abuse that may be endured by God’s people. We must not forget those who have been victims of violence, those who are abused by unjust economic systems, children who are denied a safe environment, good education or proper nutrition, those who work hard for something less than a living wage, women who are denied basic human or economic rights, and all who are abused in any way by the structures of injustice.

As shepherds following in the footsteps of the Good Shepherd, we are asked to seek out, to accompany, to lift up, to bind up the wounds of our time.” (Pope Francis)

We continue our focus on encounter and accompaniment by considering specific ways we can live out our faith through meeting those in need, living in solidarity with them, and taking appropriate action for the common good. This weekend we consider the violence in our own city, how we can accompany our neighbors affected by this tragedy, and work to put an end to violence in our community. “Hands Across Louisville” offers us an opportunity to encounter our neighbors from around the city, especially in the West End, and to accompany those devastated by gun violence. Join people of faith on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in showing our solidarity with our neighbors, and sign up to hold hands 2:00 – 3:00 PM on Epiphany’s block on Broadway!

Register Now for Bibletimes Marketplace 2017

Bibletimes tentWhat: Bibletimes Marketplace (ecumenical summer school program)

When: July 17-21, 2017 (9:00 AM to noon)

Where: Anchorage Presbyterian Church

Who: Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade

Bibletimes Marketplace 2017 is in Cycle E this year – or – the “Jesus Cycle.” Children will learn about the birth and life of Jesus; what life was like under the Roman occupation, Jesus’ preaching, his death and resurrection. Bibletimes takes place this year at Anchorage Presbyterian Church – 11403 Park Road, 9am till noon, July 17-21, 2017.

Obituary for Patricia Howard

Patricia HowardPatricia Anne (Wooldridge) Howard, age 66, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Louisville, Kentucky on April 18, 2017 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Patricia was born on October 10, 1950 in Leitchfield, Kentucky. She will be remembered as Patricia, Pat, Trish, or Tricia to her many family members and friends. We treasure many stories of her as a loving, gentle, compassionate, caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor, and friend.

Her parents, James Anthony and Mary Angela (Milliner) Wooldridge; her paternal grandparents, Allen Thomas and Mary Grace (McChesney) Wooldridge; and her maternal grandparents, William Asa and Pearl Ellen (Condor) Milliner, preceded her in death.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: April 30, 2017

Encounter Christ in Real LifeThis is the Third Sunday of Easter. We continue our focus on encounter and accompaniment by considering specific ways we can live out our faith through meeting those in need, living in solidarity with them, and taking appropriate action for the common good.

This weekend we hear about CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - volunteers who are trained to advocate for abused and neglected children. The Church's social teaching constantly points out the need to respect the dignity of children. …”Special attention must be devoted to the children by developing a profound esteem for their personal dignity, and a great respect and generous concern for their rights. This … becomes all the more urgent the smaller the child is and the more it is in need...” [244, Compendium Of The Social Doctrine Of The Church]

Panel Discussion with Local Refugees

LogoWhat: Panel Discussion with Local Refugees

When: April 23, 2017 – 6:30 PM

Where: Community Center

Sponsored by: Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

Mark your calendars! April 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services will join us again and speak to our parish discussing opportunities for involvement with refugees. A panel of refugees will share their experiences of coming to the United States and how Catholic Charities, with parish support, helped them settle. The Volunteer/Parish Engagement Coordinator will be here to discuss ways we can get involved. We hope you will join us!

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: April 23, 2017

Easter EncounterThis is the Second Sunday of Easter. During this Easter season we continue our focus on encounter and accompaniment by considering specific ways we can live out our faith through through meeting those in need, living in solidarity with them, and taking appropriate action for the common good. This weekend we hear from and about refugees from Congo, Cuba, and Yemen working with Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services. “[The] capacity for empathy leads to a genuine encounter – we have to progress toward this culture of encounter – in which heart speaks to heart. We are enriched by the wisdom of the other and become open to travelling together the path to greater understanding, friendship and solidarity. (8/17/14, Pope Francis to Bishops)

The first reading from Acts reminds us of the commitment by the early Christian community to share whatever they had and respond to the needs of all, especially the poor. In John’s gospel, Thomas seems to be troubled because he has not had the experience of the rest of the disciples. He experiences doubt and uncertainty, and wants to know for himself. On the level of nations and international institutions, not only do individuals struggle with questions of inclusion and certainty, but whole nations, cultures, and classes of people do as well. The faith of all of us might come into doubt as we find ourselves isolated and divided by injustice. We might find it difficult to believe in a God of resurrection and new life when we are experiencing oppression, violence, abuse, homelessness, hunger, hatred, uncertainty, fear, or death...

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