Women of Epiphany (WE!) resumes meetings in February

flowerWE!, Women of Epiphany, took the month of January off.

But, WE! are ready to get back together again. We will be gathering for a winter soup supper at the home of Pam Porta on Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 PM.

Please bring a list of your favorite books and movies for 2013 to recommend and discuss. We will have our "Share and Prayer" to end the evening. All Women of Epiphany and their guests are welcome.

Archdiocese's Annual Justice Workshop

Gandhi on PovertyWhat: Archdiocese's Annual Justice Workshop

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Cathedral of the Assumption Undercroft

Cost: $25 (includes lunch) (check payable to ALMI)

Saturday, February 1, 2014 is the Archdiocese's Annual Justice Workshop. Held at the Cathedral the day begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM. This hands on workshop is open to anyone who would like to learn more about poverty/homelessness in Louisville and the church’s response to the poor.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: February 2, 2014

Simeon and JesusThis is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The Law of Moses (Torah) requires infant boys to be presented to the Lord 40 days after birth. During the presentation, Simeon recognized in the babe the fulfillment of the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures). God promised Simeon that he would not die until he sees the Christ of the Lord, the Savior of the World. Simeon, and the prophetess Anna, recognized Jesus, the promised Messiah and responded with faith.

Jesus’ invitation to accept him is now, as it was during his lifetime, a free one. We, like the people in Palestine, have a choice. We can accept him, believe he is the Son of God, accept his message, or not. We can respond by changing whatever prevents us from working to bring about the Kingdom Jesus opens to us, or not.

  • How do you respond to Jesus today?

Epiphany closed today: all events cancelled

SnowflakeDue to inclement weather ALL Epiphany events scheduled to occur today and tonight, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, have been cancelled. This includes the child Reconcilation program (it will be rescheduled for a later date).
 
We encourage those who will be bringing  food for the funeral reception tomorrow, to drop them off on Wednesday morning in the Community Center.  Please do not leave perishable food on the back porch.
 

Celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014

Unity Week of PrayerJoin in praying for Christian Unity, during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2014. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began in 1908 as the Octave of Christian Unity, and focused on prayer for church unity. The dates of the week were proposed by Father Paul Wattson, cofounder of the Graymoor Franciscan Friars. The Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. The theme for the week of prayer in 2014 is "Has Christ been divided?" (1 Cor 1:1-17).

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: January 26, 2014

Fishermen on GalileeThis is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are focused on a place called “Galilee,” and called to come together in unity.

Galilee by the sea – where Jew and Gentile live and share in commerce and trade, where fishing is an important business, and where having lived under the rule of one kingdom after another for centuries, now find themselves under the rule of Roman occupation. We hear that in Galilee there was once darkness but now there is new light and joy. So what is this new light?

Galilee is where Jesus began his preaching, proclaiming that a new rule has come, the “kingdom of heaven.” Jesus says this new kingdom is at hand, here and now. This is the new joy, the new light. It’s a very different kind of rule, God’s rule. Know it, he says to all, Jew or Gentile; be a part of it. Follow him. This was a call for unity in this “kingdom of heaven.”

Jews and Gentiles were bound to hear the message of Jesus with some differences and this carried on in Early Christian communities, years after Jesus preached, as Paul learned. The church in Corinth was a pain and struggle for Paul. There were divisions among groups. For Paul, this was not right and he presses hard to pull people together in unity in following Jesus.

Obituary for Ann Marchal

AnnAnn Morton Marchal, 63, of Louisville passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Born in Erie, PA to the late Burton and Esther Morton she was the youngest of four children. After surviving her battle with breast cancer, she actively served and volunteered her time with Komen for the Cure events and fund-raisers. During her time with Komen she was honored to serve on the Board of Directors, was the Louisville Race Chair, and was honored as their Volunteer of the Year.

Ann was also actively involved with Hand in Hand Ministries and Habitat for Humanity. She treasured her memories from Holy Rosary Academy and as a graduate of Bellarmine College.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Morton; and very special friend, Linda Stallings.

Changes to the Epiphany Parish Pastoral Council Constitution and By-Laws

NewsAfter two years of prayerful evaluation in the community and a significant amount of discussion and deliberation, your Epiphany PPC would like to announce several changes to key documents and processes that will be effective in the coming months. Please know that these changes were not endorsed lightly – we hope they will strengthen our community, our leadership body, and elicit a wider representation from the parish.

PPC Constitution

Calling on Couples who are celebrating Special Anniversaries this year

Wedding RingsCouples celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of marriage in this calendar year of 2014 are invited to join Archbishop Kurtz in a special Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 4:00 PM at St. Raphael Church, 2141 Lancashire Ave., Louisville, Ky. 40205-2957.

Cancellations during Bad Weather

Bad WeatherPlease be aware of the following cancellation polices:

Weekday Mass

  • Daily mass, scheduled Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 AM will be cancelled when the Jefferson County Schools are closed or delayed. This policy also applies to early morning Taizé prayer.

Epiphany Offices

  • Epiphany offices do not adhere to these same cancellations. Office closures occur when roads are not passable or other weather-related conditions create a dangerous situation. In such situations, you may call the office to determine if closure has occurred.

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