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Services and Devotions

A Mass in observance of National Migration Week and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Holy Name Church, 2914 S. Third St.
National Migration Week will be observed Sept. 20-26. The week culminates with the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is celebrated on the last Sunday of September.
The primary theme for this year’s observance is “Toward an Ever Wider ‘WE.’ ”

St. James Church, Bardstown Road and Edenside Ave., will hold its annual “Blessing of the Animals” at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 on the front porch of the church. All animals are welcome to this half-hour service, which features prayer, song and blessing. For information, call Phil Hines at 451-1420, ext. 13.

The White Mass for healthcare professionals — white for the color of lab coats — will be celebrated on Oct. 3 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will preside and all who serve in the healthcare field are invited to attend.

The feast of St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, the first Filipino to be martyred for the Christian faith, will be celebrated at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption Sept. 26. Father Aldrin Tayag and Father Albert Añover will concelebrate. The celebration will include music by the Filipino Community Choir and a procession.
Grab-and-go Filipino dinner boxes will be available for $10 each after Mass. All proceeds raised will benefit the Cathedral Scholarship Fund that helps low-income students attend Catholic schools.​​


Young Adults

The Louisville Young Catholics will hold its next Christ in the City at Church of the Ascension, 4600 Lynnbrook Drive, on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Father Adam Carrico will preside at the Holy Hour, which will include adoration, Benediction and confession. A social hour will follow.


The Arts

​​St. James Church, Bardstown Road and Edenside Ave., will present a recital by Dr. Emily Meixner, director of music and organist at St. Martin of Tours Church at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. She will perform Louis Vierne’s Sixth Organ Symphony. The recital is sponsored by the Louisville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and St. James Church, and the event is free and open to all.

The Sacred Heart Academy Madrigal Choir will sing at the 7 p.m. Mass Oct. 24 at St. James Church, Bardstown Road and Edenside Ave. In addition to the parts of the Mass, the chorus will sing works of sacred music for the prelude prior to the liturgy, the offertory and post-communion. The chorus is directed by Jill Taylor Schurman. For information, call Phil Hines at 451-1420 ext. 13.


Volunteer Opportunity

An after-school tutoring program at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 W. Broadway, needs volunteers to assist students in kindergarten through grade 12.
The sessions cover mathematics, reading, writing, social studies, language arts and science. For more information, contact John Reed at 776-0262. The program is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry.


Support Groups

Griefshare, a support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on consecutive Wednesdays through Nov. 10 in St. Margaret Mary Church’s Spirituality Center, 7813 Shelbyville Road.
Participants may join at any time. For more information contact Denise Ruiz at 426-1588, ext. 126, or druiz@stmm.org.

Ups & Downs, a support group for those dealing with grief, depression and anxiety, is offered on Zoom each Wednesday at 6 p.m. for an hour. The group normally meets at St. Michael Church.
The cost is $10 per session. Participants may email ach.29@hotmail.com for more information, payment information and to receive the Zoom link and password from the facilitator, Ann C. Holloway, M.Ed., LMFT.

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL), meets weekly on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. John Paul II Church, 3525 Goldsmith Lane.


Here and There

The Knights of Columbus Council #10682 will host an Oktober Best event from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at St. Louis Bertrand Church, 1104 S. Sixth St. Dr. Ray Guarendi will give a presentation entitled “Standing Strong as Parents and Grandparents.” Guarendi is a father of 10 adopted children, a clinical psychologist and a Catholic author and speaker.

The Family Community Clinic Inc., located on the campus of St. Joseph Church at 1420 E. Washington St., offers free medical care to individuals who do not have insurance. In-person and telehealth appointments are available.
Those wishing to have an in-person appointment must be vaccinated against COVID-19. To schedule an appointment, call 384-8444.

DeSales High School will host a “Day on the Grounds: Bourbon, Brews and Food” tasting event Sept. 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the school’s campus, 425 W. Kenwood Drive. The event will include food and drink from restaurants, distilleries, breweries and wineries from across the state.
The event is open to the public 21 years old and over. Tickets are in limited supply and can be purchased by visiting https://one.bidpal.net/dayonthegrounds21/welcome.

The Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral’s St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries will hold a “blessing of the Bread for Life Community Mobile Food Pantry” on Sept. 26. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Father Terry Bradshaw will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m., and the blessing will take place afterward.
The parish’s picnic will begin after the blessing


Education and Enrichment

Father Gary Davis, pastor of St. Athanasius Church, 5915 Outer Loop, will lead a series of programs on “The History of the Church” at the parish center. The presentations will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.

The Archdiocese of Louisville Ministry Institute will offer a variety of classes this fall. They include:

  • “Daughters of God: Old Testament Women and Their Stories of Holiness,” Oct. 2, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway. The cost is $10.
  • “Images of God,” Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Catholic Enrichment Center, 3146 West Broadway. The cost is $10.
  • “Exploring Our World: Part 3 Islam,” 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9, online via Zoom. The cost is $10.
  • “Major Themes of Scripture,” 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 12, Maloney Center, 1200 S. Shelby St. The cost is $10.

To register, or for more information, contact Lynn McDaniel at lmcdaniel@archlou.org or 636-0296, ext. 1267. Class sizes will be limited and participants must pre-register (no walk-ins). CDC, local and archdiocesan guidelines for COVID-19 safety will be followed.