Joining “Hands Across Louisville”

Hands Across LouisvilleWhat: Hands Across Louisville prayer event

When: May 13, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Where: Along Broadway,  beginning at Saint Martin dePorres Catholic Church

Are you interested in expressing your concern about rising gun violence in Louisville? If so, join Hands Across Louisville for its second annual “Hands Across Louisville” prayer event on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

Hands Across Louisville is a faith-based group formed to help stamp out gun violence by collaboratively and collectively work to reclaim and rebuild our community, especially in West Louisville, through education and empowerment.

Obituary for Rita Kirwan

Rita KirwanRita Jo Hollis Kirwan was born in Louisville, KY on September 13, 1936 to Hartley A Hollis of Louisville, KY and Mary Edna Harper Hollis of Corydon, IN, and she passed April 11, 2017 after a long fight with cancer. Rita was a member of St. Columba’s Class of 1950. In 1954, Rita graduated from Presentation Academy and became a buyer (the youngest in the mercantile chain) for local department store, Bacons, until she resigned to marry Harry O. Kirwan, Sr. of Louisville, KY on July 18, 1958.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: April 16, 2017

Easter EncounterHappy Easter, with gratitude for all the blessings of new life! Our world knows the tragedy of division and hatred between peoples and nations. Our world knows the scandal of poverty and economic injustice. More than ever the world needs to experience resurrection. Today’s letter to the Corinthians reminds us that something new is possible: in the midst of immense human problems, great social sins, all kinds of violence, extreme economic inequalities, destruction to our planet, and serious injustices of all kinds, we affirm life. We believe - we know - that resurrection is possible.

An understanding of resurrection that does not address issues of justice is incomplete, and not consistent with the spirit of Jesus who lived, died, and rose to bring an end to all oppression and injustice. Peter in Acts reminds us that Jesus “… went about doing good and healing all those oppressed.” We are called to do the same. To use the words of Pope Francis, Christ calls us “…to build bridges connecting all people, in such a way that everyone can see in the other not an enemy, not a rival, but a brother or sister to be welcomed and embraced!

Obituary for Carlos Vázquez-Salmerón

CarlosCarlos Fidel Vázquez-Salmerón, de 17 años, de Louisville, Kentucky, falleció el 7 de abril de 2017. Siempre fue un niño feliz y fue la luz de los ojos de sus padres.

Carlos nació el 11 de noviembre de 1999 en Acapulco, Guerrero, México. Padres Fidel Vázquez-Palma y Guadalupe Salmerón-Hernández.

Junto con sus padres, a Carlos le sobreviven su hermano Juan Vázquez-Salmerón, su hermana Sarely Vázquez-Salmerón, su tía Guadalupe Vázquez, su primo Pedro Valente, Jr., Erin Furlong y Christa Abrajan. A Carlos también le sobreviven muchos familiares y amigos.

Celebrate the first Mass of Easter at our Solemn Vigil

Easter Vigil at Epiphany

What: The Solemn Easter Vigil

When: April 16, 2017 – 5:30 AM

Where: Worship Center

How will you celebrate Easter this year? 

You are invited to join us for the  Easter Vigil. 

If you’ve never been, we especially invite you

to consider this way of celebrating the full meaning of Easter. 

Yes, it’s early (5:30 AM), but this is the time when the earliest Christian communities celebrated the Resurrection, by watching and praying through the darkness of Holy Saturday to the bright light of Easter dawn. We will bless the new fire and light our Easter Candles to welcome the Risen Christ.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Crosses on Calvary

What: Stations of the Cross

When: April 14, 2017 – 2:30 PM

Where: Worship Center

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS, sponsored by our Anchorage Covenant Churches: Anchorage Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Episcopal, and Epiphany Catholic. 

Join us at Epiphany on April 14 at 2:30 PM, beginning in the Worship Center, praying Pope Francis’ Stations of Mercy.  We will walk the stations on the grounds, but you are also welcome to pray them inside. 

Celebrate Holy Week

Holy WeekYou’re invited…!  This weekend’s Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (April 8-9) begins an extraordinary week that concentrates in a few days the meaning of our whole Christian life.

Give yourself the gift of slowing down and making choices so that you can enter into the rich meaning of this week.

We celebrate in the liturgies what we live every day--all the dying to self that characterizes truly faithful disciples of Jesus, all the serving in love that proclaims our choice to live in the reign of God.  This is our way of continuing Jesus’ saving mission, our way of making visible our ultimate desire: to live united with Jesus who suffered, died, was raised, and lives in communion with the One God.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: April 9, 2017

Holy Week

Today is Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. You are invited to enter into the deepest mysteries of our faith and re-commit to the way of Christ. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion begins an extraordinary week that concentrates in a few days the meaning of our whole Christian life. Give yourself the gift of slowing down and entering into the meaning of this week. We celebrate in the liturgies what we live every day--all the dying to self that characterizes truly faithful disciples of Jesus, all the serving in love that proclaims our choice to live in the reign of God. This is our way of continuing Jesus’ saving mission, our way of making visible our ultimate desire: to live united with Jesus who suffered, died, was raised, and lives in communion with the One God.

This Lent 2017 we have been focusing on our common call to encounter and accompany… “Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves…. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life…” (9/24/15, Pope Francis to U.S. Congress) We can encounter and accompany some of those most in need through supporting Catholic Charities Migration & Refugee Services. Where is Christ inviting us to encounter and accompany those facing misunderstanding, betrayal, condemnation, and death?

Holy Week 2017 Prayer Schedule

Join us for the many times for prayer during this special time. Click here for a printable copy of this schedule.

Holy Week

  • PalmPalm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 8-9, 2017: Participate in the procession and blessing of palm.
  • Stations of the Cross: Pray them outside along the drive from the main entrance, or in the Connector. Booklets are available in the Welcome Desk.
  • Open Labyrinth walk: Stop by our outdoor labyrinth anytime the weather suits you. Focus your walking prayer on Jesus’ journey, and let yourself encounter and be accompanied by the Lord of Life.
  • Rosary Prayer: Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:00 PM, Chapel.
  • Centering Prayer: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:15 AM, Community Center.
  • Chrism Mass: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00p PM Cathedral of the Assumption

Obituary for Bonnie Nicolas

Bonnie NicolasBonnie Nicolas, long-time Epiphany parishioner and aunt of former pastor Fr. Jeff Nicolas, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The funeral will be held at Epiphany tomorrow, Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

There will be an opportunity for visitation with her family during her "Celebration of Life" at Pearson Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. The obituary with more details will be posted on the website once it is published.

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