Services, devotions

The Marian Center will host a Mass to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the beginning of the Medjugorje apparitions on June 24 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 3926 Poplar Level Road. Father Martin Linebach will preside.

Missions, retreats

The Ultreya for Cursillo of Louisville will be held June 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 1818 Rangeland Road. All are welcome for an evening of faith sharing and fellowship. For more information, contact Ken Jackey at 554-1763.

The Sisters of St. Benedict will hold a directed retreat June 21 to June 28 on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Ind.
The cost is $750 and includes a private room and bath, meals and spiritual direction. Register online at www.thedome.org/event/directed-retreat-4.
Scholarship funds are available. For an application, call 812-367-1411, ext. 7345.


Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will present “The Church’s Pastoral Response to the Scandal of Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth” at the Serra Club luncheon on June 17 at 11:45 a.m. in the Hospitality Room at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 7813 Shelbyville Road. Reservations are required no later than June 12. The cost is $15 if mailed by June 10, and $20 if received after June 12. For more information or to make reservations, call Chuck Lynch at 244-2752.

Support groups

On With Life, a support group for the widowed, will meet June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Marian Hall, 4005 Dixie Highway. Call the Family Ministries Office at 636-0296 for more information.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) 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 June 23.
For more information, go to www.palgroup.org, email Michelle Cable at mmeeks13@bellsouth.net or call Mary Lebangood at 609-0926.

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with depression, grief, anxiety or any life issue will meet at St. Michael Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive, on June 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Park in the back of church.
All are welcome. The cost is a $5 donation. For more information, contact Ann Holloway, LMFT, at 553-7386.

Volunteer opportunities

The Archdiocese of Louisville Office of Multicultural Ministry is accepting donations of school supplies to distribute to youth at the Back to School & College Fair late this summer.
Items needed include pencils, pens, paper, spiral notebooks, folders, markers, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks, backpacks and other supplies.
Donations may be dropped off at the Maloney Center, 1200 S. Shelby St., or at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Supplies will be collected through July 27.

Doors to Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a vibrant learning community for Louisville’s immigrant women and families, needs volunteers for its after-school tutoring program and English as a Second Language program.
For more information, visit www.doorstohope.com, call 384-4673 or email megan@doorstohope.com.

Here and there

St. Aloysius Church in Pewee Valley will hold a yard sale on June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon in the school gym.
Those interested in selling items may reserve a table for $8 in advance or $10 on the day of the sale. Proceeds will benefit the St. Aloysius high school mission trip. For seller guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/yardsale19.

Alumni events

The Loretto High School Class of 1959 will hold its 60th reunion at the Cardinal Hall of Fame Café, 2745 Crittenden Drive, on June 22 at 12 noon. Each attendee will pay for her own meal. Address questions to Pat Recktenwald O’Bryant at patobryant@bellsouth.net.

St. Joe Prep Alumni will hold an all-class reunion June 28-30. For more information, contact John Cecil at 264-2139 or email cecilj@bardstowncable.net.

The Ursuline Academy Class of 1956 will hold its quarterly luncheon on June 20 at 1 p.m. at Olive Garden, 1320 Hurstbourne Parkway. To register, call Jo Ann Jansing at 634-3547.

Education and enrichment

St. Bernadette Church and St. Albert the Great Church will offer a presentation entitled “First Century Society” on June 24 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.

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute will present “RCIA Team Day: Making the Most of Your Parish RCIA” on June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 508 Breckenridge Lane. The cost is $25, which includes lunch.
The institute also will present the following programs at the Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Drive. The cost for each class is $10, unless otherwise noted:

  • “Addressing Trauma Through Narrative and Poetry” June 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • “Marvel Catechetical Universe” June 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • “Genesis: The Birth of the Cosmos and a Nation” June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • “Understanding the Roots of Christology” June 19 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • “Self-Discovery and Advocacy: Utilizing the Wisdom of Thomas Merton in Catholic Education” June 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • “Storytelling Through Song: Using Music Videos to Teach About Scriptural Themes” June 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • “Framing Brain-Based Learning in High School Theology” June 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • “Catholic Education: An Education toward Theosis” June 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • “Walking with Maturing Adults in their Unique Years of Life” June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15.
  • “The Best is Yet to Be: A Spirituality for the Maturing Years” June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $20 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Pre-registration is required to ensure availability. Contact Lynn McDaniel at 636-0296, ext. 1267, or lmcdaniel@archlou.org. Make checks payable to ALMI.