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Sunday Reflection

June 17, 2018: the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Today’s scriptures remind us of all God does to bring forth life – God’s reign is like seeds mysteriously growing to fullness.  And like a shoot from an old tree becoming a new creation, we, too, become new creations in Christ. The reign of God comes about through the intersection of our own work with God’s work.    It is our lifelong journey of living the gospel that makes the reign of God present in our time. Isn’t it wonderful that God invites us to cooperate in this great work! The scattered seed will yield a harvest, even though we might not see it now - so we can “walk by faith, and not by sight.”

“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.”  -- Pope Francis

This weekend we celebrate Epiphany’s 47th borthday!  We also continue our Prayer for Parish Discernment and send blessings to fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and all men who have mentored and cared for us!

The Readings:

  • Ez 17: 22-24. God’s kingdom is universal, a sprout of the Davidic tree. All nations may find shelter therein.

  • 2 Cor 5: 6-10. In whatever we are doing we are courageous and try to please the Risen Christ. We walk by faith, not by sight.

  • Mk 4: 26-34.  God’s reign is greatest in the smallest things. We understand the sowing of the seed to be the word of God, and its harvest depending upon its growth in us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Mike Allen Presentation! 

                                                                                                                                                    

Sunday Reflection

June 10, 2018: The 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  A central theme in Mark’s gospel is how Jesus’ hearers fail to comprehend the deeper meanings of his words and actions.  Today we hear how both his family and the religious leaders misunderstand who Jesus was and what he was doing. Jesus contrasts the “unclean spirits” (Satan) and the “holy spirit” (God’s spirit of justice and mercy). Attributing his ministry to Satan is refusing to accept the reign of God present in him, denying the power of God’s Spirit - and is “blasphemy.” Everyone, in whom God has breathed life, possesses the spirit of God.  To deny that spirit, to reject the natural state of goodness possessed by all, is “blasphemy.”

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Epiphany Staff Article

Is anyone else out there as tired as I am of the word “busy”? Lately it seems to be the top adjective we use to describe ourselves and our lives. The question is:  What are we busy about? Is our busyness purposeful, intentional, and meaningful? Or are we on auto-pilot, spending our days “eating the bread of anxious toil” and our leisure time in pursuits that do not deeply satisfy?

Summer typically means a different kind of busy. The picture of an endlessly lazy summertime-- kids lolling in the grass watching clouds go by, climbing trees and catching fireflies-- may be, alas, a quaint relic of bygone days. But summer can still be a chance for renewal and reconnection with the best of life, most essentially our relationships with God, family, friends, and the natural world.

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Deacon Tony Cecil

Hello! My name is Deacon Tony, and I am very excited to have been appointed to serve at Epiphany for this summer, and to return again during the next academic year through Saint Meinrad. Since I will be here for a while, I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself a little more fully.

I am 25 years old, and was born in Elizabethtown to two very loving parents, Anthony and Violet. My parents were each other’s second marriage, and between the both of them, I have seven older siblings—five older half-brothers and two older half-sisters. By the time I was born, I was already an uncle, and now have eight nieces and nephews, and eight great nieces and nephews. When I was about one year old, my parents divorced, and I was raised primarily by my father. Thankfully, though, my parents were, and to this day are, the very best of friends, and were both present throughout my life. [To read more Click Here]

 

 

                                                                                                                                                    

Sunday Reflection

Today we celebrate the solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity.  All Christians are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and the Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.  Yet this foundational truth is hard for us to understand, precisely because we are not-God. The profundity of the doctrine of the Trinity lies in the reality that the three Divine Persons are both distinct from each other, and understood only in relation to one another, in a perfect unity. This unity-in-diversity is a worthy subject for meditation.  

In personal prayer, individuals may find themselves drawn most compellingly to one of the Divine Persons: the loving Father, or the embodied Son, or the galvanizing Spirit. New parents, for instance, might identify strongly with God the Father.  

Yet any image of God, using human language, is inevitably incomplete.  As the Catechism illustrates, “God’s parental tenderness can also be expressed by the image of motherhood, which emphasizes God’s immanence, the intimacy between Creator and creature...We ought therefore to recall that God transcends the human distinction between the sexes. He is neither man nor woman: he is God. He also transcends human fatherhood and motherhood, although he is their origin and standard: no one is father as God is Father.” (CCC no. 239)

One of the most important questions we can ask in our journey of faith is, “Who are you, God?” How about taking a few moments this week to prayerfully contemplate the mystery of the Holy Trinity?

May our triune God help us to find unity in all of our resplendent diversity.

The Readings:

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40  Moses solemnly evokes the memory of who God has been for Israel: the one who chose them liberated them, lived with them and formed them into a people.

Romans 8:14-17  We are more than God’s chosen people. By the power of the Spirit working within us, we have been made children of God and joint heirs with Christ.

Matthew 28:16-20  We are baptized into the Trinity.  Jesus reminds us that he is with us always.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Study of Pope Francis’s new Apostolic Exhortation

 

Calling anyone interested in a summer (June and July) study of Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation, “Rejoice and Be Glad: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World.” Participants will be asked to prayerfully read short passages of the document for weekly discussion. Contact polly@epiphanycatholicchurch.org if interested, including whether you prefer evening or daytime, and if childcare would enable your participation. Questions?  Call Polly Duncan Collum (ext. 21).

A sampling of “Rejoice and Be Glad”:

“Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church.”

“We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.”

“Growth in holiness is a journey in community, side by side with others.”

“I do not believe in holiness without prayer, even though that prayer need not be lengthy or involve intense emotions.”

“Let the grace of your baptism bear fruit in a path of holiness.”

 

 

                                                                                                                                                    

Bibletimes Marketplace 2018

 

 

 

To register for Bibletimes or to learn more information click here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                   

Epiphany Golf Scramble

Location: Tanglewood Golf Course - 99 Tanglewood Ct. Taylorsville, KY 40071

Date: Monday, June 25, 2018 - Sign in @ 9:30am, Shot Gun Start @ 10:00am

Entry Fee: $35/per person (Includes green fee, cart, and lunch)

Deadline: June 20, 2018

Open to: All Epiphany Parishioners and Family Members over 16yr olds

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Register now for Bibletimes Marketplace

Bibletimes tentsREGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR BIBLETIMES MARKETPLACE 2018!

What: Bibletimes Marketplace

When: July 9-13, 2018

Where: Epiphany campus

Who: Children K-6th grade

[CLICK HERE] to register online.

 

Bibletimes

Each summer, Epiphany participates in Bibletimes Marketplace with our covenant partners Anchorage Presbyterian Church and St. Luke's Episcopal. This summer Epiphany will host Bibletimes July 9-13, 2018.

K-6th children learn what it was like in biblical times by dwelling in tents with tribe families, participating in craft-making in the marketplace, learning songs and dances, and having Scripture stories come to life through story-telling.

Please register here.

We need adult tent leaders and helpers and teen aides. To sign-up as a volunteer click here. And for more information on Bibletimes, you can contact Polly Duncan Collum at polly@epiphanycatholicchurch.org or 245-9733 ex. 21.

Checkout more pictures of last year’s Bibletimes.

 

 

 

 
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