BB-DeadlinwithBox-w copy

Services, devotions

A Mass for those who have lost a loved one through an opiate overdose will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., on May 28 at 5:30 p.m.

An announcement about the Mass invites people to join in worship “as we lift up those we mourn into the tender care of our loving Father.” Prayers at the liturgy will also ask for “God’s comfort and healing” and the ability “to be comforters and healers to one another.”

The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its monthly prayer vigil for life May 20 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will preside at a 7 a.m. Mass, which will be followed by your choice of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or a rosary procession to a downtown Louisville abortion clinic. It will conclude with Benediction. For information, visit www.helperslouisville.org.

St. Paul Church, 6901 Dixie Highway, will offer the  Blessing of the Child in the Womb along with prayers for mothers, fathers, couples hoping for a child and those who have lost a child on May 21 at the 11:30 a.m. Mass.

Those who wish to receive the blessing may call  Celesta Arnold at 439-6276.

The arts

The Loretto Motherhouse  in Nerinx, Ky., will host a piano concert by Janet Bass Smith of Western Kentucky University May 21 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Support group

Ups and Downs, a support group for those dealing with depression, grief or anxiety, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, May 25 this month, in the couch room at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive.

A $5 donation is requested.

For more information, call Father Richard Sullivan at 266-5611, ext. 2.

Volunteer opportunity

An open house for potential volunteers is planned at Sitio Clothing Ministry, 4831 Southside Drive, on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and directions, call 969-0018.

Here and there

The St. Joseph Church Men’s Club will have its annual golf tournament at Maywood Golf Course in Bardstown, Ky., on June 4 at 8:30 a.m. This is a new time of year for the tournament, usually held in late summer.

Breakfast, lunch, beverages and prizes are included in the registration fee of $300 per foursome. The cost is $75 per person if registered by May 26 or $85 after that date. Hole sponsorships are $75 each or $60 each for two or more.

Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph School, Bethlehem High School and the parish of St. Joseph in Bardstown.

For more information, contact Jeff Mills at 502-203-4781 or cj2a49@gmail.com or Scott Mattingly at 502-507-3368 or tsmmpm@gmail.com.

Alumni events

St. Xavier High School’s annual 50-year Club gathering will be June 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane. All St. X graduates from the classes of 1933 to 1966 are invited to attend. Alumni will be seated by class year.

The event will include social time, a cash bar, lunch and a brief program. The cost is $25 and reservations are required. For reservations or more information, visit www.saintx.com/50year or call 637-8485.


St. Xavier High School presented Stephen F. Gray, a 1980 graduate, with the Paulie Walsh Volunteer Service Award during the school’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception held May 12 at Audubon Country Club.

The award recognizes an individual or group that has selflessly served St. Xavier, according to a press release.

Education and enrichment

St. Bernadette and St. Albert the Great churches will present a program called “Popes in the Age of Charlemagne” on May 22.

Sessions will be from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Drive and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Bernadette Church, 6500 Bernadette Avenue. The presentation is part of the parishes’ adult enrichment program. Presenters will be Deacon Pat Harris, Sandy Holloway, Larry Fielding and Lynnette LeGette.

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute (ALMI) will present “Morality, Ethics and Social Justice” on May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at St. John Paul II Church’s Annex, 3042 Hikes Lane. Sal Della Bella will be the presenter. The cost is $10.

To register, contact Lynn McDaniel at 448-8581 or lmc
daniel@archlou.org. Checks may be made payable to ALMI.

“Fitness with Dre” aerobics classes will be offered at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway, on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

The class is designed for all ages. The first class is free and thereafter, the cost is $5 per person per month. For more information, call 776-0262.