Memorial Day 2017

Memorial DayOn Memorial Day (May 29, 2017) about a hundred people gathered at Epiphany for Mass and a reception. Veterans and their families, and other Epiphany parishioners and friends came together to honor those who have died and all who have served our country, to pray for peace, and to share memories.

K.C. Scull, retired Army Colonel (and involved particularly in Epiphany’s music and prison ministries), gave an opening reflection: “This holiday is rooted in the years after the Civil War when the survivors of battle and the families of the fallen, made a point annually to visit the grave sites and battlefields where their soldiers had died, decorating the grave markers with flowers, wreaths, and flags. This practice became ingrained in the societies of both the Union and Confederacy. The federal government established Decoration Day 1888 and created the official designation of Memorial Day in 1967.”

Obituary for Sandra Bruce

Sandra BruceSandra Webb Bruce, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on May 28, 2017. She was born November 16, 1941 in Indianapolis, IN but spent most of her life in Louisville, KY.

Sandy was very proud of her professional accomplishments. She began her accounting career as a bookkeeper and worked tirelessly until she became the CFO of Hall Contracting where she retired in 2006.

Sandy is now reunited in Heaven with her loving parents, Bessie Bray Marcum and Floyd James Marcum. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the hearts of her children, daughter, Wendy Corrigan (Danny) and son Troy Bruce. She also leaves behind three grandsons: Kyle, Jake and Nick and one great-grandson Weylyn. Sandy was blessed to be surrounded by many great friends that cared and loved her deeply.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: June 4, 2017

PentecostThis is the Feast of Pentecost. After fifty days of Easter feasting, today we celebrate the gift of the Spirit to the followers of Jesus, and the power of this Spirit in the church. The scriptures remind us that the Spirit leads us to solidarity with each other, the whole world, and all its people. The Spirit does more than make individuals feel good or different. The Spirit breaks down barriers between peoples. The Spirit changes behavior and moves us into community. The Spirit calls us into action.

The coming of the Spirit transforms the Christian community. Locked doors are opened. Fear is replaced by courage. Peace is proclaimed. The power to forgive sins is present. Those who were afraid now speak up boldly. Thousands hear the message in their own language.

Support EACM at Springhurst Meijer Through June 28, 2017

EACM - MeijerWhat: Meijer Simply Give Card Program to benefit EACM

When: : May 14, 2017 - June 28, 2017

Where: Springhurst Meijer

EACM’s partnership with Meijer is crucial to keeping the food pantry stocked for each and every family that seeks support. It provides close to $10,000 per year in inventory to the food pantry. In combination with the on-going efforts of your church food drives, EACM can continue to respond to our neighbors’ needs.

Obituary for Patricia Scott

Patricia ScottPatricia Ann McConnell Scott, 78, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017. She was Born December 27, 1938 in Pawtucket, RI. Patricia was the daughter of Robert J. and Gladys A. McConnell of Providence, RI. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Roberta Beauchamp and Sharon McConnell and a brother, John T. McConnell. She is survived by her husband, Arlon M. Scott of Louisville and daughter Lauren (Keith) Rice of Topsfield, MA and sons Daniel and David Scott both of Louisville and four grandchildren, Molly and Nolan Rice and Kyra and Chase Owens-Scott, Louisville.

She met the love of her life, Arlon Scott, while he was attending Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. They were married in July 1963 at Holy Name Church in Providence with a full Navy Military wedding with Arlon's ship's officers holding crossed swords. They were married 54 years. They lived in Austin, Texas and Chantilly, Virginia before moving to Louisville in 1974 due to Arlon's work.

Memorial Day Mass

Please join us in the Connector for a Memorial Day reception after the 10am Mass on Monday, May 29th.

Please bring a photo or memorial object of a loved one to display and help us celebrate our dedicated Veterans! 

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: May 28, 2017

AscensionToday is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. The feast of the Ascension reminds us to “find God in all things” and not just stare up to heaven to find God in some other place. God is here! The spirituality of Christ is not a spirituality that looks to get out of the world and its challenges. The spirituality of Christ is a spirituality connected to the world around us – the world of people and nature – a world with rich and poor, men and women, young and old, nature and grace, conflict and reconciliation, war and peace, sin and virtue...

The disciples are sent out not with a rigid ideology or a fully spelled out set of rules, but rather with a spirit – a spirit of openness – a spirit that proclaims “repentance and forgiveness of sins to all nations.” Even though our world today may be somewhat different than the world of 2000 years ago, Christ is still alive and present. The Ascension is the key that allows all this to happen. Jesus says: “It is better for you that I go, for if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you” (John 16:7). Catholic Social Teaching affirms and supports our involvement with all the richness, diversity, and mystery of human life. We can “find God in all things.” We can make a difference in all the big issues of our day. This has been our continued focus this season as we consider encounter and accompaniment. Where in your day-to-day living have you been finding God? How is God calling you to continue the work of Jesus?

Obituary for Bob Moore

Bob MooreRobert Keith Moore: As Bob would say: “Just tell them I died!” So there it is! Bob slipped into new life on May 13, 2017.

Chicago, IL was where Bob was born on December 16, 1934, the son of Guy S. and Ursula E. (Fischenich) Moore.

He and Bobbie (Nowaczyk) met and sang together at Musichorale in Chicago. They married in Hawaii on October 13, 1976. Forty years of married bliss. Yuk! Yuk!

Bob worked at ANCO (Cherry-Burrell) for 30 years. Driving, his cat Cheyenne, bird watching, mountains and wildflowers were life-long passions. He loved working on cars and fixing things around the house. You didn’t call a repairman when Bob was around! Most people remember Bob for his quick wit and breadth of knowledge. Volunteering with Prison Ministry on Monday nights at Luther Luckett Correctional Facility was his religious community.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC PLEDGE TO END THE DEATH PENALTY

End Death PenaltyThe Pledge:

“All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, whether legal or illegal, and in all its forms, but also in order to improve prison conditions, with respect for the human dignity of the people deprived of their freedom” - Pope Francis

In response to Pope Francis’s call, I pledge to educate, advocate, and pray for the end of the death penalty:

Educate

I will educate myself and my community about the injustices of the death penalty, including the ways it risks innocent life, fails victims’ families, and contradicts the Catholic Church’s pro-life teaching.

Hands Across Louisville 2017 Report

Hands across LouisvilleOn Saturday, May 13, 2017, approximately 500 people took part in the 2nd annual Hands Across Louisville. The mission of the event was to bring healing and hope to the residents of Louisville regarding the increase in gun violence in our city. It is dedicated to a communal unity from the east to west ends of our city with a show of support for stopping the violence.

27 blocks were sponsored by churches of all faiths and other organizations. Each block had 10-20 people (or more) holding hands to show our unity in this endeavor. For 4 hours before we spread out across Broadway -- from Shawnee Park in the west to 3rd Street in the east – there were speakers and entertainment next to St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church at 31st and Broadway.

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