Services, devotions

The Archdiocese of Louisville will hold a Red Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street, at 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 4.  The Red Mass invokes God’s blessing and guidance on those in the legal profession. Persons of all faiths who serve in the legal profession, including secretaries, clerks, paralegals and attorneys, are invited to attend.

Two Hearts devotion (Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary) will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 S. Shelby St., with confession until 6:45 p.m., rosary at 6:30 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. The schedule includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and a midnight Mass.

St. Martin of Tours Church, 639 S. Shelby Street, welcomes all to spend time in quiet prayer in their Eucharistic adoration chapel. Call the church office at 582-2827 to be directed to a coordinator or sign up on-line at http://www.rotundasoftware.com/no-dl/volunteer/stmartinlouisville?enroll=1.


The Dominican Sisters of Peace will host a “Come and See” weekend for single, Catholic women ages 18-45 at their motherhouse in St. Catharine, Ky. from 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 until 1 p.m. on Sept. 15. For more information, call or text Sister Mai-dung at 405-248-7027 or email mdnguyen@oppeace.org.

The arts

Emily Popham, violin, Pala Garcia, violin, and John Popham, cello, will give a free concert at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky., on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Support groups

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones meets on Sundays in the Raphael Room of St. Raphael Church, 2900 Bardstown Road, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The next meeting is Aug. 25.
For more information, go to www.palgroup.org, email Michelle Cable at mmeeks13@bellsouth.net or call Mary Lebangood at 609-0926.

Volunteer opportunities

The Holy Name Band is looking for percussion, woodwind and brass musicians to join the community band for its upcoming fall and Christmas seasons. All ages and playing abilities are appreciated.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the band room at St. Xavier High School, 1609 Poplar Level Road, beginning on Sept. 9. For more information, contact J.T. Taylor at 491-8213 or kyson@yahoo.com.

Doors to Hope, 4333 Hazelwood Avenue, is seeking volunteers to assist with after school tutoring and English as a Second Language programs. Those who can offer an hour or more of time on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. are asked to contact Megan Lenahan at 384-4673 or megan@doorstohope.com. Doors to Hope, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, works to open learning opportunities, encourage community involvement and engage in advocacy for immigrant women and families in the south-central area of Louisville.

Hildegard House, 114 Adams St., will hold its next volunteer training on Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hildegard House aims to provide care, just as a family member would, for individuals at the end of life who have no home or loved ones to care for them.
For more information, contact Jana McNally at jana@hildegardhouse.org or 581-8267 or visit the website at www.hildegardhouse.org.

Here and there

The Franciscan Kitchen Night of Trivia will be held at Holy Family Parish Center, 3926 Poplar Level Road, on Sept. 6. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; trivia will begin at 7 p.m. Teams will be made up of 6-8 people. The cost is $20 per person.
Players are encouraged to bring snacks. Drinks will be sold. No outside alcohol permitted.
To reserve a table, call the Franciscan Kitchen at 589-0140 or Alan Kissel at 553-2504. Reservations and payment can also be made online at www.franciscan

Hit it for Hildegard, the annual golf scramble to benefit Hildegard House, will be held on Oct. 4 at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky. Registration for a single golfer is $125 and $500 for a team of four. Sponsorships are also available.
For more information or to register, contact Karen Cassidy at kcassidy@hildegard
house.org or 797-7411 or visit www.hildegardhouse.org.

Hand in Hand Ministries will host one-hour interactive tours on Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at 518 N. 26th St. Sessions will cover the mission and programs of Hand in Hand Ministries, including the Urban Immersion Program. For more information or to register, email megan@myhandinhand.org.

The Jim King MUSCL Senior Wellness Center, located on the St. Elizabeth of Hungary campus, will hold its 12th anniversary celebration Aug. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Café, 1020 E. Burnett Ave. The cost of dinner is $7 for members and donations from non-members.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will host “Kilts for a Cause” – an evening of comedy benefitting the Community Catholic Center – on Oct. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St. The evening will include a comedy show by Mark Klein, a gourmet buffet by Mirabelle, cash bar, kilt contest and Barrel of Cheer Raffle. For tickets, kilt contest entry, and event information go to www.laohlouisville.com.

Alumni events

The Presentation Academy Class of 1959 will hold its 60-year reunion on Sept. 21 at Wildwood Country Club. For more information, contact Mari Sweeney Hammer at 459-4638 or marihammer@me.com or Jo Anne Gadlage Fess at 767-8455 or jgfess@bellsouth.net.

The Presentation Academy Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 21-22. A luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the University Club, University of Louisville. Mass and brunch will be held at Presentation Academy from 12 pm. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 22. RSVP by August 30 to Kathy McDermott Reid at 744-1168 or kathyreid@outlook.com.


The 90th birthday of Father James Flynn, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at La Casita Center, 223 E. Magnolia Avenue. The celebration will include a potluck lunch.
A book by Marian Call, “In Solidarity, Rev. Jim Flynn,” about his work as an advocate for Hispanic and Latino people will be available for purchase.
The event is free, but Father Flynn has asked for donations to La Casita Center, which serves the local Hispanic and Latino community.

Education and enrichment

St. Bernadette Church and St. Albert the Great Church will offer a presentation entitled “Paul: Letters to the Diaspora” on Aug. 26 given by Lynnette LeGette, Sandy Holloway and Larry Fielding. Sessions will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Parish Life Center at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Drive, and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Bernadette Parish Center, 6500 St. Bernadette Avenue. The presentation is part of the parishes’ adult enrichment program.

Deacon Pat Harris will present the following programs:

  • “Pope Pius IX and Papal Infallibility” Aug. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall of All Saints Church in Taylorsville, Ky. It is part of the parish’s Bible-Related program.
  • “Gospel of Mary Magdalene” Aug. 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Gardiner Hall at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Fairfield, Ky. It is part of the parish’s Bible background program.

The classes are free and open to people of all faiths, age 15 and older. The classes qualify for catechist and deacon education credits.