Battery Recycling Collection Best Ever

GraphMother Earth says, "thank you Epiphany!" We collected 512 lbs. of batteries in our collection this year, an all-time high! Here are figures for past years:

  • 2012: 332 lbs.
  • 2011: 461 lbs.
  • 2010: 343 lbs.
  • 2009: 321 lbs.

Reflection on Sunday’s Readings: May 26, 2013

TrinityThis is the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Today’s first reading speaks of the presence of “the wisdom of God.” When written (arguably around 900 BCE) this was not a treatise on attributes of the Trinity. However, today we read it and the passages from Romans and John, with our Church’s grown understanding of the Trinity. The Spirit is indeed Wisdom –both noun and verb. The Spirit, made available to us at the birth of our Church, the first Pentecost, always was. She was present at our beginning – as individuals, all humanity, and as well as the whole of God’s creation. “Poured out into our hearts” the Spirit is God’s love for us. Truth, the Spirit opens up for us the mysterious reality of God’s love and desire for us. Why? The answer is simply: God wants us to delight in God! The Spirit, one with God, given to us after the Ascension, enables us to experience, give and receive the amazing, awesome, mind-blowing reality of God.

How are you responding to the Spirit’s call to delight in God?

New Youth Minster begins work at Epiphany

TashaWe are pleased to announce that Nastacia Villalobos, Epiphany’s new Youth Minister began her work here this past Thursday, May 16. It has been a long wait, especially for our youth and their parents. Please be sure to extend your warmest welcome to “Tasha”.

Tricia Burke Named 2013 Alumna of the Year

Trish“Sacred Heart Academy opens a world of possibilities to every girl who has the opportunity to attend the school.” That’s what Alumna of the Year Tricia Burke told guests at the 23rd annual SHA Alumnae Awards Celebration on February 7, 2013. Holding a snow globe of the world. her favorite from her extensive collection, Tricia shared with the more than 300 guests how Sacred Heart Academy opened the world to her through learning, fun and friendship, fundraising, forgiveness, Living the 4th Day, leadership and a “can do” attitude.

“Thank you for my religion classes and retreats, especially my senior one. Treating others fairly, living a faith filled life, believing in the power of prayer and being true to oneself are all invaluable lessons,” Tricia said. “ ... there were many cheers during my four years, but perhaps the most valuable one was, We can make it happen, we can make it happen, yea l So, to all of you connected to Sacred Heart Academy, know that we can and we do make it happen!”

Golden Jubilee Of Sister Mary Gowern, csj

Sr. MaryWhat: Jubilee Celebration for Sr. Mary Gower, Pastoral Associate
When: May 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Where: Worship Center, followed by reception in Epiphany House

As a matter of information for those who were out of town on April. 28, on the inside front cover of our bulletin was an invitation to the entire parish to join Sister Mary in thanking God for 50 years of religious life. We will have a 3:00 PM Prayer Service next Sunday, May 19 (Feast of Pentecost), followed by a reception in Epiphany House. All are welcome. Please RSVP by May 15 to srmaryjubilee@gmail.com.

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Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: May 19, 2013

Spirit - FireThis is the Feast of Pentecost. The Spirit imbues us with God’s love and gifts that we might continue Jesus’ ministry and be the risen Christ for the world. Pentecost is an invitation to choose to love, choose to do, choose to be risen Presence. The indwelling Spirit transforms and empowers us to love with God’s steadfastness. Is there anything that blocks my receiving the Spirit’s indwelling love and guidance?

Readings for this Sunday:

  • Acts 2:1-11. The Spirit fills the disciples and sends them out to preach to the whole world. God's Spirit, like God's love, is missionary; it impels us beyond ourselves and our own concerns.
  • 1 Cor 12: 3b-7 & 12-13. We are each given gifts to share with all. Together we form the body of Christ.
  • John 14:15-16, 23b-26. Jesus promises to send the Spirit as advocate and teacher.

PPC Selection

PrayersPlease continue to pray for those who have discerned a willingness to submit themselves for selection to serve the community through participation on our PPC:

  • Chris Chase
  • Carol Cuyjet
  • Stan Domzalski
  • Stephen Hiland
  • Millie McElroy
  • Cathy New
  • Brian Owens
  • Rose Pasqualini,
  • Mike Ritchie
  • Linda Sostarich
  • Jay Stuart
  • Patricia Zajia

Festival of Faiths: Sacred Silence

Sacred Silence

The Festival of Faiths is sponsoring a series on compassion -- Sacred Silence: Pathway To Compassion, May 14-19, 2013 at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Galt House Hotel. The goal of this exploration is to provide an opportunity for spiritual growth for the largest possible assembly of people, with a special focus on the meeting of the Dalai Lama with Thomas Merton. The Festival features renowned experts on meditation and compassion, drawn from the faith traditions of the world and recent scientific research on compassion. Programs include daily guided public meditations, keynote addresses, films, and a dedication to Thomas Merton “in his own voice.” Featured guests include Richard Rohr, Arthur Green, Matthieu Ricard, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Martin Laird AND MANY MORE! Tickets required for all events, though some are free. Check out www.festivaloffaiths.org or call 583-3100.

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Post-Derby Party for Women of Epiphany

DerbyWomen of Epiphany (WE!) will have a post "Derby Party" on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

We’ll meet for dinner at 6:30 PM in the Ladies’ Tee Room at Hurstbourne Country Club. After dinner we’ll have a WE! Derby Race with a dice game.

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Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: May 12, 2013

AscensionThis is the Feast of the Ascension. We are the living presence of the risen Christ. The ascension of Jesus prepares the way for the powerful and enduring presence of the Holy Spirit in the disciples who continue his ministry and witness to his risen presence. The disciples are blessed and “clothed with power from on high” to be his presence and do his ministry. Now we are his disciples, we are the ones in whom the Holy Spirit dwells. We are the living presence of the risen Christ in our world today. How is Christ calling us to be his presence and love right now?

Readings for this Sunday:

  • Acts 1:1-11. They receive the Holy Spirit who empowers them to be faithful witnesses “to the ends of the earth.” Do we stand “looking up into the heavens,” or do we recognize that we have work to do until Christ returns?
  • Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19 -23. Using language similar to that describing heaven as the New Jerusalem, the author of Hebrews describes Jesus’ risen state as that of a new high priest who is also the perfect sacrifice. Standing in the true sanctuary, he is the once-for-all offering that also gives us admittance to that sanctuary.
  • Luke 24:46-53. (Conclusion of “Part 1” of Luke’s gospel.) Jesus appoints the disciples, and us, as witnesses.

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