Obituary for Cheryl Barnes

CherylCheryl Lynn Christopher Barnes, 64, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

For the past 19 years, Cheryl was vice president and owner of Chris, Inc. Prior to her position with Chris, Inc., she spent 20 years in quality control for General Electric. She earned her master's degree at Spalding University, served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and was a member of the Church of the Epiphany.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ray Christopher.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: Oct. 13, 2013

Jesus HealsThis is the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. For some people “Thanks” and “Thank You” carry a heart full of gratitude. It has a soulful meaning. For others, the words just have the same significance as the work-weary cashier saying “have a good day.” They are said out of habit or obligation. Of course, even this second usage is better than none at all.

Try to recall a time someone thanked you. Chances are, the thanks that come soonest to mind had something special attached. Perhaps someone was grateful for the focused time you gave him/her whether listening, sharing a skill or the effort put into a home-made gift.

I remember, near the end of a habit-building day, a guy on the roof hollered down “THANK YOU” to the electricians and plumbers leaving. He started something. A group of us lined up and clapped as the professional workers left. A few days later, the owner of the electricians company surprised us at lunch with a card signed by all of his workers. The note inside said that in the three days since leaving with our gratitude, all (!) in the company had smiles on their faces and were thanking each other for small tasks done throughout the days.

Keep Up with Our Connection Campaign and our new construction

Front Entrance

It is so very evident that we are now in full swing with construction of the new Epiphany Gathering Area and renovation of parts of our Community Center. This effort is being financed by the generosity of all who are participating in our Epiphany Connection Campaign. Please keep up-to-date with the construction and the campaign by [clicking here]. Our information will be updated on a regular basis.

Gennesaret Retreat For The Seriously Ill

RetreatAre you long suffering with a painful disease? Do you wonder where God is in the midst of your medical treatments, unending doctor visits, and tiresome days?

The Gennesaret retreat for the seriously ill is scheduled for October 25-27, 2013. 

Parish Grant Helps Latino Children and their Parents

Latino ChildrenThanks to Epiphany’s Parish Grant that partially funded a summer program for Latino children, 17 children, ages 6 and older, were able to participate in crafts, a play, soccer, and language arts in Spanish. The program was created by Paty Robles, Latino Outreach Services Director at Eastern Area Community Ministries, to encourage immigrant children, who so often lose their native tongue, to be proud of their mother language.

The 20 two hour-classes ran from June 10 to August 14.

Make Campaign Contributions By Credit Card

Did you know that you can contribute to the Epiphany Connection campaign via your credit card?

Several donors have already chosen to make their contributions to the Epiphany Community Connection Campaign through monthly charges to their credit cards.Credit Card

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: Oct. 6, 2013

SpiritThis is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Faith is a gift that is distributed through the community of believers. Our faith life and the strength of our faith is dependent on God’s generosity and our response. The command of Jesus to love God and to love our neighbor captures our response to a gratuitous God. How does our life reflect our love of God and others on a daily basis?

Readings for this Sunday:

Envisioning a Just Church for the 21st Century

Sister SimoneWhat: Envisioning a Just Church for the 21st Century
When: Sunday October 6, 2013, 2:00 PM
Where: Frazier Hall, Bellarmine University
Presenter: Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council: A vision of the church from the perspective of Catholics seeking justice. Envisioning a Just Church for the 21st Century is the first of a series of conferences organized by Catholics in the Louisville area to promote widespread discussion of justice issues affecting the church, the city, the nation and the world.

Senior High Regional Day of Service

clean-upWhat: Senior High Regional Day of Service
When: Saturday, September 28th, 2013, 12:00pm-5:00pm                                                          
Where: River Valley & Meadow View Cemeteries

Are you looking for service hours for school or Confirmation? Do you want to help serve others? All high school youth (9th-12th) are invited to participate in a day of service with other youth groups to help clean-up the grounds of the River Valley and Meadow View indigent cemeteries this Saturday, Sept 28th.

Collecting Old Shoes, Paper Documents, Batteries, Electronics, Drugs

recycle logoWhat: Recycling and Safe Disposal
When: October 5,2013, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Where: Target parking lot on Shelbyville Rd., Middletown

There will be a "Shoe, Shred, Batteries, E-Cycle And Drug Toss Event" on Saturday, October. 5,2013, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon  at the Target parking lot on Shelbyville Rd., Middletown.