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Services and Devotions

Holy Family Church, 3938 Poplar Level Road, hosts a rosary on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to pray for peace and healing in our community.

The Ursuline Sisters of Louisville will hold virtual Taizé prayer services, guided meditations and reflections on their website. To sign up and to receive updates, email amc@ursulineslou.org.

A day-long prayer vigil for the “Legal Protection of Unborn Children” will be held Jan. 22 at St. Albert the Great Church,1395 Girard Drive. The vigil will begin with Mass at 8:30 a.m. Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the Mass and continue throughout the day until 9 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to sign up for an hour. For more information, contact Laura Sullivan at lsullivan@stalbert.org or 425-3940 ext. 148.

A Mass and Walk for Life will take place at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth Street, Jan. 22. The walk will begin at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral and return by 6:30 p.m. for Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz. Those who wish to participate should email eharpring@archlou.org or kdolson@archlou.org.

The Louisville Young Catholics will host a “Christ in the City” Holy Hour at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 760 Eastern Parkway, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. The service will include Eucharistic adoration and an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation. A social hour will follow. For more information, visit https://louisvilleyoungcatholics.org/.


Support Group

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, PAL, has changed its meeting time and place. PAL now meets weekly on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. John Paul II Church, 3525 Goldsmith Lane.


Missions and Retreats

The Passionist Earth and Spirit Center will offer a 10-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation course starting Jan. 25. Classes will meet via the Zoom video conferencing platform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Passionist Father Joe Mitchell will teach the course designed for individuals seeking spiritual growth as well as those battling anxiety, stress, depression or having a hard time focusing, according to the center.
Classes are limited to 24 participants. To register, visit https://www.earthandspirit center.org/class/meditation-1-beginning-meditation/.

Ursuline Sister of Mount St. Joseph Larraine Lauter, director of Water With Blessings, will lead the presentation on “Belonging to Love: Conversations on Living Prayer in the Spirit of St. Angela” online Jan. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. central time. There is no fee but donations will be accepted. To register, call 270-229-0206 or email retreatcenter@maplemount.org or register online at https://ursulinesmsj.org/registration-form-for-sponsored-programs/

The Mount St. Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Maple Mount, Ky., will offer “Living a Life of Boundless Compassion,” an online retreat Jan. 29-30. Inspired by the book “Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life,” the retreat will include presentations, quiet reflection, breakout sessions and communal prayer, according to a press release from the organizers. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and end at 5 p.m. Saturday. The presenter will be Sister of Notre Dame Mary Dean Pfahler. The cost is $60. To register, call 270-229-0206, email retreat
center@maplemount.org or visit https://ursulinesmsj.org/registration-form-for-sponsored-programs/.


Volunteer opportunity

Sitio Clothing Ministry at Saint John Vianney Parish, 4839 Southside Drive, is looking for volunteers to sort donated items. Retired or disabled individuals or those needing service hours are welcomed. There is plenty of room in the ministry’s space for social distancing. For more information, contact Linda Gottbrath at 969-0018.


Education and Enrichment

The Cathedral of the Assumption will host an adult formation book study online to discuss Robin Diangelo’s book “White Fragility: Why Is It So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.” The six-week study will be presented on Zoom Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1 and 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Father John Judie, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, and Susan Sherman, a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Church, will facilitate the study. Participants can join by phone or via the Zoom app. For questions or to register, contact Joan Huber by email at jehuber@gmail.com or phone at 502-409-2495.

The Passionist Earth and Spirit Center will offer a four-week “Meditation for Young Activists” course starting Feb. 9. Classes will meet via the Zoom video conferencing platform from noon  to 1 p.m. The course is designed to help young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 use the practice of mindfulness to “deal on an emotional level with the burden” they may feel after taking part in a protest. For more information and to register, visit https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/ and search for “Meditation for Young Activists.”

Father Tony Cecil, associate pastor of Epiphany Church, will present Vatican II: Constitution on The Church In The Modern World Part 1 Jan. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the parish’s Worship Center. The presentation will also be live-streamed to Epiphany’s YouTube channel. Participants are asked to follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines, including wearing a face covering and social distancing. For more information or to register, contact the parish at 245-9733.


Here and There

The Passionist Earth and Spirit Center will offer a COVID Winter Hike Feb. 6 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tim Darst will lead a socially-distanced hike through the woods and wetlands on the center’s campus. The event will also include a fireside discussion about the organisms encountered on the walk.

Participants should expect to walk for 30 to 45 minutes and are asked to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. For more information and to register, visit https://www.earthandspiritcenter.org/class/covid-winter-hike/.