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BB-DeadlinwithBox-w copyServices, devotions

The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality will offer Taizé Prayer — an evening of chants, songs, silence and Scripture — on May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road. Free-will offerings will be accepted. For information, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.org.


Vocations

The Dominican Sisters of Peace will host a retreat and service opportunity May 18-21 for single Catholic women, ages 18 to 45, who are discerning a call to religious life. The Mission Immersion Experience will be held in Columbus, Ohio.

Free room and board will be provided. For more information or to register, visit op
peace.org/pray-serve-reflect/ or contact Sister Pat Dual at 614-216-7688 or pdual@oppeace.org.


Support groups

Ups and Downs, a support group for those dealing with depression, grief or anxiety, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, April 27, in the couch room at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive. A $5 donation is requested. For information, call 553-7386.

The Survivors of Suicide Support Group, which is beginning this month, will meet at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane, today, April 27, in the church’s “Quiet Room” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The group will continue to meet on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, call Gage Donohue at 812-283-1111.


Organizations

The Serra Club will host a luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. on May 1 at the Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. The speaker will be Father Stuart Priddy, pastor of St. Bartholomew Church. He will speak on his vocation journey. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Jerry Gonsoski at 245-5392.

The Catholic Single Adults Club will gather at 3 p.m. on April 30 to play Putt-Putt and then will eat at McAlister’s Deli at 5 p.m. For more information and locations, call 969-2272.


The arts

The St. Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery in St. Meinrad, Ind., will host an art exhibit titled “One Plus One” through May 30. The exhibit showcases the art of Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer and Kazhia Kolb.

For library hours, call 812-357-6401 or 800-987-7311 or visit the library’s website at saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


Here and there

The Little Sisters of the Poor 25th annual Turtle Derby and Chicken Dinner will take place April 30 from noon to 6 p.m. at the St. Joseph Home for the Aged, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive.

The family-friendly event — known as the “slowest two minutes in sports” — will feature a day of turtle racing.

Announcers for this year’s contests will be radio’s Tom Ulmer, who will call the races from noon to 2 p.m.; Commonwealth attorney Tom Wine, who will announce from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and auctioneer Steve Hale, who will call races from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Other events will include, live music, wheel of chance, pull tabs and a children’s area.

Dinners are $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

The Women’s Club at St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington, Ky., will hold its annual Spring Bunco event on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. The event, for those 18 and older, will include prizes and food.

A Pre-Derby Dance is planned at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1545 Louis Coleman Jr. Drive, on April 28 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music will be provided by D.J. Slugga. Guests may bring their own drinks; food will be provided. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, call 774-5772.

Holy Angels Academy, 12201 Old Henry Road, will hold its 14th annual Sister Elise Benefit on May 13. Father Shannon Collins, who serves in the Diocese of Covington, Ky., will present “A Message of Urgency and Hope: Fatima’s 100th Anniversary.” A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m. and the presentation begins at 8 p.m.

For reservations, which must be made by May 8, visit holyangelslouisville.com or call 254-9440.

The American Red Cross will collect blood at the following parishes:

– St. Lawrence, 1925 Lewiston Drive, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– St. Patrick, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– St. Francis of Assisi, 1960 Bardstown Road, April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Assumption Council #4473, 4801 Progress Blvd.,  holds a Tea Dance every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with The New Tones Band, a 12-piece group that plays music from the 1920s through the 1970s. Admission is $4 per person.

The St. Ignatius Men’s Club will hold a Night at the Races at the parish, 1816 Rangeland Road, for those 21 and older on April 29 at 7 p.m. It will include a silent auction, raffles and food and beverage sales. Proceeds will benefit local charities.


Alumni events

The Flaget Alumni Association will hold its next monthly general membership meeting May 10 at the Elks Lodge #8, 2826 Klondike Lane, across from St. Martha Church.

It will begin at 12 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by lunch. The speaker will be Karl Schmitt, president and CEO of Louisville Sports Commission. The cost is $8. For more information, contact Tom Becker at 491-8943 or Mike Lally at 742-3624.

The Presentation Academy class of 1964 will hold their quarterly luncheon at 11 a.m. on May 9 at Rafferty’s, 988 Breckenridge Lane. No reservations are required. Contact Anne at 244-8194 with any questions.

St. Raphael School’s class of 1957 is planning a 60-year reunion May 19-21. For more information, classmates may contact Ed Holsclaw at 296-7788 or eeh@twc.com; Joyce Andriott Watson at 231-348-5497 or watson2165@gmail.com; or Dave Nopper at 599-8385 or dalano3283@gmail. com.


Education and enrichment

St. Bernadette and St. Alber the Great churches will present a program called “When did Papal History Begin?” on May 1.

Sessions will be from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 am. 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.