Men of Epiphany presents “Sacred Spaces: Louisville's Inspiring Catholic Architecture”

Cathedral of the AssumptionWhat: Sacred Spaces: Louisville's Inspiring Catholic Architecture

When: October 8, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: Community Center

Who: Steve Wiser, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

Men of Epiphany will present Steve Wiser, FAIA, on Sunday, October 8, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM! Steve is a Louisville architect and one of Louisville's most preeminent historians and prolific authors! His talk is entitled, "Sacred Spaces: Louisville's Inspiring Catholic Architecture." Louisville has many beautiful places of worship of many faiths, Baptist, Jewish, Methodist, Episcopal, etc., and all of them have inspirational designs for their religious services. This talk will feature the architecture of local Catholic churches from the mid-1800s up to today's modern sanctuaries. This PowerPoint presentation will provide an enjoyable visual journey around our community to view these spiritual designs.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: October 1, 2017

All for LoveThis is the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures show that God’s mercy is way beyond our measure of fairness and vision of salvation. God goes to every length to reach us - even becoming human in Jesus Christ, who gave all - “emptied himself” - in love. Sinners indeed are the ones making it into the reign of God--and God constantly forgives and gives us chances to have fullness of life. Ultimately, though, it’s not what we say, but what we do, that counts. How have I experienced God’s forgiveness and gifts of “second chances”? Am I able to respond and share God’s great love and compassion?

Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; 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, Easter Urbi et Orbi message on March 31, 2013

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: September 24, 2017:

God's GenerosityThis is the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s readings highlight the abundance of God’s love and generosity. It’s a love that accepts us as we are and gifts us with a lavishness of grace that can draw us ever closer to God. They also challenge our sense of fairness, and remind us that God’s thoughts and ways are not always like ours. How are my ideas of fairness and justice “smaller” than God’s mercy? How is God inviting me to a spirit of generosity?

Desmond Tutu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sunday Readings:

Obituary for Matt Ballard

Matt BallardMatthew Beam Ballard Jr., 85, passed away peacefully from a long illness on Tuesday September 12, 2017. Matthew was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 11, 1932 to the late Matthew Beam Ballard and Mary Isabel McCollum Ballard.

Matt grew up in Louisville and was affectionately called “Red” by childhood friends. He graduated from Flaget High School in 1950 and attended Bellarmine College. He began a career with the United States Government and served 35 years for the Defense Department as a Cartographic Supervisor where he helped map the moon for the Federal Defense mapping agency. He married Mary Margaret Houpt Ballard in 1959. Matt and Mary Margaret were founding members of Epiphany Church and were one of the first residents of Douglass Hills. After marrying he became a father to his only daughter Kathleen. He later became a grandfather to 3 wonderful children whom he cherished.

You're invited to a presentation on the State of our Parish Finances!

WHAT: State of our Parish Finances

WHERE: Epiphany Community Center

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 7pm

Have you ever wanted to know how Epiphany handles your financial stewardship contribution?  Come to the Community Center THIS  Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm to find out!  Our Finance Advisory Council will be presenting several items such as our parish’s income and expenditures, stewardship contribution trends, status of our debt status plus various facilities project needs.  

Please join us to learn more about Epiphany’s use of your financial contribution!

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)

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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: www.whiskeyprof.com.

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