Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: January 22, 2017

Fish for peopleThis is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. In today’s gospel we are reminded that the ministry of Jesus is not thwarted by darkness and death. It is in the midst of the darkness of our broken world, Jesus calls us to love and to serve, and we are baptized to become Christ’s light. “This...guides Jesus’ mission and the mission of the Church: go in search, “fish” for men and women, not to proselytize, but to restore full dignity and freedom to all... This is the essential point of Christianity: to spread the free and regenerative love of God, with a welcoming and merciful attitude toward everyone, so that each person can encounter God’s tenderness and have the fullness of life.” (Pope Francis, 2/7/16)

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25) has a history of over 100 years, in which Christians around the world have taken part in prayer for visible Christian unity. As 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we pray that all Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one." (cf. John 17:21). May God’s Spirit enlighten our minds and hearts, and draw us into harmony!

Obituary for Leo Brown

Leo BrownLeo J. Brown, Jr. passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born to Kathryn and Leo J. Brown, Sr. he was raised in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, class of '50. He served in the US Army during the Korean conflict and was a career-long employee of General Electric/Trane Air Conditioning. He was a devoted husband to Barbara Haragan Brown for 63 years. Daddy loved to travel and had a bag packed before you could finish the sentence "Want to go to...?" He had a fantastic green thumb and found immense joy in his garden. He might have been a pastry chef in another lifetime and was famous for his bread pudding and apple crisps. But more than anything else, he loved his family. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than having a houseful of kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids running around in general organized chaos.

Solidarity with the Poor Workshop

Justice WorkshopWhat: Justice Workshop: Solidarity with the Poor Workshop

When: January 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Cathedral of the Assumption Undercroft

Cost: $25  (includes lunch)

This is an experiential workshop focusing on the Gospel call to serve the least in our community and to experience God in the poor.

Go Be the Difference: 2017 Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Men's Conference

Fr. Dave DwyerWhat: The 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference “Go Be The Difference”

When: March 18, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: St. Michael Catholic Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive, Louisville, KY 40299

Cost: $30 Adults; $15 Students

The 2017 Catholic Men's Conference will be held on March 18, 2017. The conference will once again be held at Saint Michael Catholic Church. This year's theme is "GO BE THE DIFFERENCE!"

This event is intended to serve as a catalyst to provide men a functional, motivational experience on how to be the difference God calls us to become in the world, based upon the specific and personal gifts with which He has blessed each of us. If we seek Him, and ask Him, He will present us with specific opportunities to use our gifts through all of the vocations in our lives. If we don't look to Him, the world can easily take our focus in the wrong direction, leading us to wander, not using our gifts for His purpose, or worse, using them in sinful ways. Please join us in starting on the path to determine how God is calling you to use your gifts to "Go Be the Difference" that each of us is personally called to become.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: January 15, 2017

Be light for the worldThis is the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. We, too, can recognize Jesus when, like John the Baptist, we actively watch for his coming and remain faithful to the mission God has given us. We are called to be more than servants, called to be the body of Christ shining with God’s love to the ends of the earth.

Life is like a voyage on the sea of history, often dark and stormy, a voyage in which we watch for the stars that indicate the route. The true stars of our life are the people who have lived good lives. They are lights of hope. Certainly, Jesus Christ is the true light, the sun that has risen above all the shadows of history. But to reach him we also need lights close by – people who shine with his light and so guide us along our way.” Pope Benedict XVI, “Spe Salvi,” 49

Update: All Epiphany Programs Canceled Today

SnowflakeUpdate to our weather notice from earlier today: All Epiphany programs are canceled today (January 5, 2017) due to weather.

Have a great snow day!

As a reminder, Epiphany's weather policy is that when Jefferson County Public Schools are closed (like today):

Let it snow!

SnowflakeIt's snowing across Louisville today (January 5, 2017), including the Epiphany campus.

As a reminder, Epiphany's weather policy is that when Jefferson County Public Schools are closed (like today):

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: January 8, 2017

magi abd starThis is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, and our community’s feast day. We celebrate the reality that God chooses to be manifested in our time, in our world, and in our lives.

The prophet Joel tells us that a time will come when God will pour out the Spirit upon all flesh. Our sons and daughters will prophesy, the old will dream dreams, and the young will see visions. Today we are called to join the long line of seekers for God, a search that began with the dreams of the magi, a dream that reveals to us the majesty of God living in our world. Let us follow the light of that star. Let us believe in the dream God has for us. Happy Feast Day, Epiphany. Let us walk in the light of our God.

The Sunday Readings:

Obituary for Art Korson

Art KorsonArthur Willard Korson, 87, of Shelbyville, Kentucky passed away on December 23, 2016.

Art retired from AnaMag after 30 plus years of service. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Art will be always be remembered as a loving husband, dedicated “Pops”, and mentor to his children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.

He was born on November 8, 1929 in Sutton Bay, Michigan to the late Willard and Ludmilla Korson. He was also preceded in death by his sister Marty (Korson) Moran.

Obituary for Doris "Cookie" Spooner

Cookie SpoonerDoris Frances Doerr "Cookie" Ising Spooner, died on December 22, 2016, at The Forum at Brookside in Louisville, KY. She was a retired federal employee with 33 total years of service, the last 23 years at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky, Louisville, as Administrative Officer. She also worked at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville Medical Depot, Bowman Field Air Corps Supply and the Bowman Field Air Corps Convalescent Hospital, and the old St. Anthony's Hospital.

She was born on May 21, 1928 in Louisville and graduated from Okolona High School (now Southern High School) and attended the University of Louisville. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Walter R. Spooner, her parents, William C. and Laura B. Doerr; brothers William E. and Franklin D. Doerr, and her first husband Edward S. Ising, Jr. (RIP 1965), the father of her four children.