All are welcome to attend vespers with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville on Sundays during Advent at 4:30 p.m. in the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road. The third Sunday of Advent is Dec. 17.

Mission, retreats

The Angela Merici Center for Spirituality will host its monthly Compassion’s Circle program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  The cost is $10. To register, call 896-3945 or email amc@ursulineslou.


“Journey of Hope,” a 15-week divorce-recovery ministry that addresses concerns of divorced or separated Catholics, will be offered in the new year atBasilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, Ky. It will begin Jan. 11 and will be held on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The cost is $50, which includes all materials. Scholarships are available.

For more information, send an email to family@archlou.org, call 502-349-2922 or visit the program’s website at divorcedcatholic.com.

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. on Dec. 28 in the Davis Resource Room at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive. A $5 donation is requested. For information, call Ann Holloway at 553-7386.

The arts

St. Martin de Porres Church, 3112 West Broadway, will present a Choir Christmas Musical  on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. Choirs from around the region will provide music.

Musician Peter Mayer will bring his “Stars and Promises” holiday tour to St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, today, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Mayer is a singer, songwriter and guitarist in Jimmy Buffet’s Coral Reefer Band.

Proceeds will benefit three non-profits, St. John Center for Homeless Men, Gilda’s Club and Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children age 15 and younger. For tickets, visit itickets.com/events/386643 or call 800-965-9324.

Here and there

The Serra Club, which promotes religious vocations, will host a luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 18 at The Golden Corral, 4032 Taylorsville Road. The speaker will be Father Joseph Voor, who will deliver a Christmas reflection. The cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information, call Jerry Gonsoski at 245-5392.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church’s Social Concern’s Committee will serve a  free Community Senior Breakfast for people 55 and older who live in the community surrounding the parish at 3308 Chauncey Avenue on Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The breakfast will include fellowship, games and prizes. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 5505 Newcut Road, will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Jan. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 438-4709.

St. Bernard Church, 7500 Tangelo Drive, will hold a New Year’s Eve dance, featuring music by Sparechange Millionaires, on Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets include two drink tickets, appetizers, coffee and doughnuts at midnight. Purchase tickets online at stbernardlou.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities.