Holy Week Schedule 2013

We’re entering Holy Week… The Sacred Paschal Triduum

Foot Washing

NoteNo 5:30 PM Mass on Holy Saturday

Open Labyrinth Walk, March 27-31: Stop by our outdoor labyrinth anytime during the Triduum. Suggestions for your walking prayer focus during this sacred three days will be available for your use.

Holy Thursday, March 28:

Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 PM Celebrate Eucharist and Foot-Washing -- come have your feet washed and wash others’, and bring bread or other food for the hungry. At the conclusion there will be time for prayer in the Chapel of Reservation.

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Obituary for Doris Toth, Charter Epiphany Member

DorisDoris Toth, 94, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Jefferson Manor.

She was a graduate of the Southern Connecticut State University, a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of Epiphany choir, Bell choir and Epiphany Sages, volunteered for Maryhurst and recorded books for the blind. Doris retired from GE, a computer analyst for over 35 year.

She is survived by niece, Joyce Edgars of Meriden, CT; nephews, Jeffrey Crooks of Green Valley, AZ, and Jarrett Crooks of Trumbull, CT; and many great-nieces and nephews, including Lori Starr recently of Louisville.

Her funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Monday March 18, 2013 at Church of the Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., with private burial in Kentucky Veterans Central Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements through Ratterman's 12900 Shelbyville Rd. East Louisville.

Why does the date of Easter change every year?

EquinoxA factoid from the Archdiocese of Louisville Family Ministries Office

The Spring Equinox is March 20. Do you know what this has to do with Easter? The date of Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox. That’s why it changes every year. Explain this to your child and you’ll probably sound pretty smart.

Report from Honduras

ArrivalThis is a report from our mission team visiting the Divine Mercy parish in Honduras.

Day 1

Landing in Tegucigalpa was memorable as always. We are here and it has been a long day. Got here on time and that landing was a Lou Lou. We didn't have one of those the last time, but have heard about them. It was wild. After a great lunch, visited Divine Mercy where we dropped our things, and then went shopping for supplies. Now putting together our "cells," and preparing for a fantastic Mission.

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Greg Tichenor Honored

Greg TichenorThe 26th annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards Banquet paid homage to both its past and its future during the March 2, 2013 event at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel. The banquet, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry (OMM), presented its highest honor — the 2013 Acacia Award — to St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart Bishop John H. Ricard and to Church of the Epiphany parishioner Greg Tichenor.

The Acacia Award presented to Greg Tichenor speaks to the OMM’s continuing efforts to bridge racial, economic and social gaps between residents of the local community. Tichenor has been active in tutoring children at the Catholic Enrichment Center on West Broadway and has been a part of programs such as “Moving Toward Oneness,” “Crossing the Social Divide,” and “Undoing Racism.”

Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: March 17, 2013

Lenten JourneyThis is the Fifth Sunday of Lent. As we continue our Lenten journey, we are reminded again and again of God’s great mercy, and the ways Jesus frees people from the “death” of their own sinful actions and offers to those who would remain with him new life. Our Lenten readings remind us that we all sin, we all “miss the mark” – and we’re all called to repentance and conversion of hearts and lives. Though the Scribes and Pharisees wished to make an example of the adulterous woman as a grave sinner deserving of death, Jesus exposes the truth that we are all sinners –and that everything can change. Though we sin, Jesus only wants new life for us. Who do we feel justified in condemning? What truth do we need to recognize about another, about ourselves? Do I take opportunities to encounter Christ, to allow myself to see the truth and take the steps needed to change?

Readings for this Sunday:

  • Is 43: 16-21. See, I am doing a brand new thing. You must search to see it and understand it.
  • Phil 3: 8-14. All else is rubbish compared to the wealth in Christ.
  • Jn 8: 1-11. Nor do I condemn you. Go and avoid sin.

You Asked: Questions/Answers

Q & A(A response to parishioners’ queries by Staff and Parish Pastoral Council)

Why does our seating arrangement in the Worship Center often change?

  • We are on a faith journey and “the road” often turns and twists.

One question concerned the number of lights on during liturgies.

  • More lights are used to provide even lighting and are used at 50-60% to extend light bulb life.

Blessing of Easter Baskets on Holy Saturday

Easter BasketWhat: Blessing of Easter Baskets
When: March 30, 2013, 12:00 noon
Where: Epiphany House Dining Room

We will once again have a blessing of Easter baskets on Holy Saturday at noon in the Epiphany House Dining Room. Look for the bulletin insert which will describe this beautiful tradition.

Lent Oasis Prayer Day

Oasis Banner

What: Lent Oasis Prayer Day
When: Saturday March 9, 2013 (Starting at 9:00 AM)
Where: Worship Center and Epiphany Grounds

In the spirit of Vatican II “resourcement,” you are invited to go back to the roots of our tradition of prayer and reflection, to rediscover sustenance for your spiritual journey. Come for the whole day, or any part of it...

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Giant Hugs To Epiphany’s Parishioners! Our Shelves Runneth Over...

HugsThe Confirmation class was able to share the gift of reading in a big and bold way. Thanks to all of you who donated, we collected over 3,100 children's books, to share with the elementary school children of Mill Creek Leadership Academy off Dixie Highway in Shively and other local charities.

On March 15, the Confirmation class each took a Community Leader to this magnet school to read to the children, and then helped each child to choose a gift of books for their own personal library. There were great prizes and so much love to go around. 

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