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Services, devotions

St. Joseph Church, 1406 E. Washington St., will host a series of discussions on the pastoral letter, “Your Parish: The Body of Christ Alive in Our Midst” written by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz. The discussions will be held every Wednesday of October and November at 7 p.m. in the parish’s Religious Education Building, room #7. Participants are asked to read the letter, available at www.archlou.org, beforehand.

The annual White Mass will be celebrated on Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St.

Health care professionals of all faiths are invited to attend. Catholic health care professionals labor under the patronage of St. Luke. Health care providers are encouraged to wear their white coats.

The Heart of Jesus Prayer Group will host a Charismatic Healing Mass on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 3938 Poplar Level Road. Father Patrick Dolan will preside. For more information, call 608-3529.

The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants will have their monthly prayer vigil for life at 7 a.m. on Oct. 14 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St. For information, visit www.helperslouisville.org.

Mission, retreats

The Archdiocese of Louisville Cursillo Ultreya (gathering) will be held on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 1816 Rangeland Road. All are welcome to attend the evening of faith sharing and fellowship. For more information, call Ken Jackey at 554-1763.

“Unlocking the Treasures of Faith,” a men’s retreat, will be presented Oct. 20-22 by Conventual Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter at Mount St. Francis Retreat Center. For more information, call 812-923-8817 or visit mountsaintfrancis.org.

The Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph will hold a Marian Retreat Day from 9 a.m. to 2 :30 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Mount St. Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Maple Mount, Ky.

The fee is $25, which includes lunch. For more information or to register, contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0269 or kathy.mccarty@

Compassion’s Circle, a gathering hosted by the Angela Merici Center for Spirituality on the third Monday of the month, will be held on Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The program centers on a theme related to compassion and includes guided meditation, art and movement. The cost is $10.

For information, call 896-3945 or email amc@

Sabbath Moments, held on the second Saturday of the month, will offer prayer and silence at the Angela Merici Center for Spirituality Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10. For information, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.org.

St. Martha Church, 2825 Klondike Lane, will host “Theology through popular music” talk Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The talk will be presented by Father Michael Hennigen of the Diocese of Covington.

Young adult, singles

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s annual Young Adult Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz on Oct. 15 at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Drive, at 6:03 p.m. (Time is correct.)

Mass will be preceded by eucharistic adoration and Benediction at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served after Mass. For more information, email Dawn Della Bella at ddellabella@stalbert.org.

Open houses

Holy Angels Academy, 12201 Old Henry Road, will hold an open house on Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer guided tours Oct. 23 to 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Mass at 8:55 a.m. For more information, call 254-9440 or visit www.holyangelslouisville.com.

The arts

Voices of Praise, a free choral concert, will be presented at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, on Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. It will feature more than 100 singers and a handful of instrumentalists from St. Margaret Mary, Ballardsville Baptist Church, Beargrass Christian Church and Lyndon Baptist Church.

“Comics: Jay Leisten and Friends” will be exhibited at Spalding University’s Huff Gallery, 853 Library Lane, through Oct. 29. A reception will be held on Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Louisville Chorus will host a concert at St. Brigid Church, 1502 Hepburn Ave., Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. The cost is $22 for general admission, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. Visit louis
villechorus.org for more information.

Volunteer opportunity

Nazareth Home-Clifton, formerly Sacred Heart Home at 2120 Payne St., is seeking extraordinary ministers of holy Communion (Communion ministers) to help distribute Communion in the home’s chapel and to residents who can’t attend the daily 10 a.m. rosary and Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Schnieders at 357-5531 or lschnieders@nazhome.org.


The Serra Club will host a luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. The speaker will be Father Patrick Dolan, pastor of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church. He will speak on the topic “What really constitutes Priesthood?”

The cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.  For more information, call Jerry Gonsoski at 245-5392.

The Widows or Widowers (WOW) organization monthly meeting will be held at St. John Paul II Church, Gallagher Hall, 3042 Hikes Lane, on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Orientation for prospective members will be at 7:10 p.m. The group will celebrate Halloween; costumes are optional. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Music for dancing will be provided by Jeff Rehmet. For more information, call Rita at 458-6125 or Betty at 298-7469.

Here and there

St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, 903 Fairdale Road, will host a two-hour mini-retreat for women Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. The retreat will begin with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and will be followed by two short talks and time for reflection or private prayer. The day will end with Benediction at 4 p.m. followed by high tea in the former convent. Those who wish to bring a baked treat may do so.

Immaculata Classical Academy will hold its Angel Safari 5k and kids’ fun run at the Louisville Zoo Oct. 14. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run begins at 8 a.m. Register online at www.immaculataclassical

Alumni events

St. Joseph Prep Alumni and Friends will hold their Fall Cook-In on Oct. 19 at the Bardstown Event Center in Bardstown, Ky.  It will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. and a potluck dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Meat and drinks will be provided.

The Ursuline Academy class of 1958 will hold a luncheon on Oct. 14 at Bonefish  Grill, 657 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, at noon. For reservations, call Wanda Haas Bell at 296-1880.

The Ursuline Academy class of 1952 will hold its quarterly luncheon at 1 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Rafferty’s, 988 Breckenridge Lane. For reservations, call Betty Mueller Mudd at 366-2335.

Education and enrichment

The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality is forming a “contemplative awareness group” that will meet on four Tuesdays Oct. 17 through Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The cost is $40. For information, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.org.

St. Bernadette and St. Albert the Great churches will present a program called, “Papacy: ‘Investiture Controversy’ ” on Oct. 16.

Sessions are held from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at St. Albert the Great, 1395 Girard Dr., and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Bernadette Parish Center, 6500 St. Bernadette Ave. The presentation is part of the parishes’ adult enrichment program. The program’s presenters are Deacon Pat Harris, Sandy Holloway, Larry Fielding and Lynnette Legette.

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute (ALMI) will present the following programs:

 “Mary Mother of God and First Disciple: What Else do we Believe About Mary?” will be presented by Maureen Larison on Oct. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ascension School, 4600 Lynnbrook Drive. The cost is $10.

 “Theology of Church” will be presented by Father Joseph Graffis on Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon, Ky. The cost is $10.

To register, contact Lynn McDaniel at 636-0296 or lmcdaniel@archlou.org. Checks may be made payable to ALMI.