The Tech and Web Committees Need You!

WebWith lots of technical and web-based work to do, the Tech and Web Committees are in need of volunteers with the following types of skills:

  • Web copywriter/editor
  • Photoshop/web artist
  • Drupal web site management
  • Management of various cloud services
  • Audio/video technology
  • Network (LAN + wifi) support
  • Desktop and laptop support (Windows 7, Office 2013, etc.)

Adult Formation Series on Science and Religion

God CreatingWhat: Science and Religion
Who: Deacon Lucio Caruso
When:  September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2013 (Wednesdays)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Community Center

Science and Religion begins Wednesday, September 4, 2013! Call (245-9733), sign-up on the poster in the Gathering Area, or you can email Therese to let us know you are coming so Deacon Lucio will have enough handouts. This timely and exciting 4-week series will be offered each Wednesday in September in the Community Center. 7-9:00 PM. 

Doug Barry Coming To Speak To Youth

Doug BarryWhat: Doug Barry, Life on the Rock
When: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Where: St. Patrick Catholic Church

Doug Barry is coming to Louisville for one night only to speak to youth and their parents! We are so excited to be able to invite middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, young adults, and their parents to this amazing opportunity!

Reflection on Sunday’s Readings: August 25, 2013

Narrow GateThis is the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. In 800 BCE Isaiah tells God’s chosen ones that inhabitants from nations all over the world will learn of God. Missionaries, themselves fugitives, were to go all the lands known at the time, our modern day Spain, France, Africa and Asia Minor, Eastern Europe and Russia, Greece. Those hearing of the glory of God will respond with praise and bring still more people to God. Not only that but some of these will even be priest and Levites. - a shocking awareness since custom dictated only those from the tribes of priests and Levites served in these roles.

Jesus reminds us that living our faith requires discernment. We are to choose the “narrow gate” instead of the taking easy paths. Paul exhorts us to “endure,” and to “not lose heart.” No matter what befalls us and how much pain it brings, God is with us. We are challenged to use the situation as discipline (from the Latin word discere meaning learn), learning to discover God despite “drooping hands” and “weak knees” made so by the difficulties of life.

Proclaiming God’s glory among the nations is our task as well as that of Isaiah’s audience. We do this by persistently, even relentlessly choosing the narrow path – no matter what. Then the fruit, produced by our lives, will draw others “from the east and the west and from the north and south” into relationship with God.

Communal Anointing of the Sick Planned for weekend of August 17-18, 2013

Anointing of SickAre any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: August 18,2013

Spirit FireThis is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The theme of discipleship and its cost continues. We who have been baptized into Christ must live by a different value system than what our culture offers. That fact alone may cause us to feel alone. We can relate to those in our readings for this Sunday: Jeremiah, Paul, even Jesus. Fear not, we are not alone? Many in our local communities hold to our same commitment, to fidelity to Christ and his mission. Many who have gone before us were examples to us. Who do you see living today that models his/her life on Christian principles, on the love of Christ? What values, virtues do they possess that inspire you?

Feast of the Assumption of Mary Celebrated here on August 14 and 15

Dormition of MaryThis coming week we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,  with a vigil mass at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, and at 8:30 AM on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay--a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin's passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation.

The Feast of the Assumption is a very old feast of the Church, celebrated universally by the sixth century. The feast was originally celebrated in the East, where it is known as the Feast of the Dormition, a word which means “the falling asleep.” The earliest printed reference to the belief that Mary's body was assumed into Heaven dates from the fourth century, in a document entitled "The Falling Asleep of the Holy Mother of God." We remember that when Jesus talked about the dead daughter of Jairus and his dead friend, Lazarus of Bethany, he referred to death as “falling asleep” because he understood that those who “sleep in death” awake to a life with God through the power of the Resurrection.

Epiphany Recipes: Blackberry Peach Cobbler

CobblerThis is the next in an ongoing series of tasty recipes from the parish of Epiphany. 
Karen says “with all the fresh peaches/berries coming in now, it might be enjoyed by all.”

Blackberry Peach Cobbler

From Epicurious  recipes
Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

1 ¼ lbs. blackberries (5 cups) washed
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 ½ cups plus 1 teaspoon sugar
2 lbs. peaches (6 medium) washed, peeled, pitted and cut into ½ inch thick wedges
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch cubes
1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons whole milk

Christopher 2X to speak at Epiphany

Peace ribbonWhat: The Real Impact of Local Violence: Encouraging Ambassadors for Peace!
Who: Christopher 2X
When: August. 18, 7:00-8:45 PM
Where: Community Center

On Sunday, August. 18, 7:00-8:45 PM Men of Epiphany will present Christopher 2X who will have an outstanding DVD presentation & talk, entitled The Real Impact of Local Violence: Encouraging Ambassadors for Peace!

Register for 2014 Confirmation Class

Holy SpiritRegistration form for incoming 9th graders preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation are in the Gathering Area. Please pick up a form and return it completed to Tasha Villalobos.

Forms may be mailed, emailed, or placed in the envelopes addressed to Tasha in the collection basket during masses.

  • We are in need of a Confirmation Catechist for the 2013-2014 year. If interested, please contact Tasha, 245-9733, x-19 or email Tasha.

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